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About James

James Joslin is a classical music professional with more than a decade's worth of experience in composer management, publishing, promotion, PR, copyright and recording projects. Having worked at publishers Edition Peters and Schott Music, he has managed world-leading composers that include Rebecca Saunders, James Dillon, George E. Lewis, Sally Beamish, Clara Iannotta, Dobrinka Tabakova, Julian Anderson and others, in the creation and commissioning of new works and the promotion of their catalogues. James also has experience in the recording industry, notably with the award-winning British label NMC Recordings, in managing all aspects of developing, producing and releasing albums, such as Shiva Feshareki's Turning World and live recordings from the 10th anniversary New Music Biennial (including Yazz Ahmed and Afrodeutsche). 

After completing a bachelor's degree in Music, Technology & Innovation at De Montford University, James joined London Sinfonietta in 2012 to manage their in-house record label and was responsible for kickstarting the Sinfonietta Shorts series with releases featuring Harrison Birtwistle, Samantha Fernando, Tom Coult and others. Following a grant from Nesta, a foundation supporting innovation, James acted as project assistant on the Steve Reich Clapping Music app, which involved developing the gamification of the composition as well as being responsible for the interview segments with the composer and filming sessions. 

James has been managing the careers of composers since 2015 when he joined the renowned music publishing house Edition Peters and then Schott Music. As well as promoting an array of world class composers, he was further responsible for the promotion for important catalogues such as that of Mauricio Kagel and John Cage and in 2018 was commissioned to assemble the score of Cage's Europeras 1 & 2 for use in the LA Philharmonic's production.

James has led career development sessions as part of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's Composers Day, given talks for PRS for Music's Rights and Royalties seminars and worked with the Royal Philharmonic Society and National Youth Choir of Great Britain's composer cohorts to share expertise with early career composers in developing new commission projects and how to maximise income from their copyrights.

James now works freelance with a select group of composers.


Representation, including promotion, contracting, negotiating, and support in developing and managing projects.

Seminars, workshops and roundtables on publishing, promotion and copyright in classical music.

Coaching and guidance to develop composers' careers and sharing of expertise in promotion and copyright.

Project support and management for recordings and album projects for composers and musicians.

Publishing, rights management and music hire on behalf of composers to maximise income.

Website design and ongoing management and for composers, performers and organisations.

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