Keynote Interview Martin Goldschmidt
A Lifetime of Doing Things Differently
Interview by : Nick Triani
Martin Goldschmidt is managing director and founder of the Cooking Vinyl Group – a true music business legend. Cooking Vinyl Records, home to The Prodigy, Marilyn Manson, Billy Bragg, Richard Ashcroft and Passenger, is one of Europe’s prime artist-focused independent labels and the originator of innovative services-only deals that claim no stake in artists’ copyrights. Martin founded the UK's first online distribution company (sold to IODA/Orchard/Sony), a management company and a booking agency (sold to Rob Challice/CODA), Essential Music, sold to Sony Red, and has promoted more anti nuclear benefit gigs then anyone else on the planet.