Speaking & Media

As a speaker, James has given a TEDx talk, given interviews on BBC Radio, DW News (German Television) and numerous podcasts, pitched his business at Buckingham Palace, won the Europe Category at SLUSH Music 2017 Pitching Competition, and given dozens of smaller talks, pitches and interviews over the last few years.

James is available to speak about marketplaces, entrepreneurship, startups and music.


As the CEO of Encore, James has appeared in over 100 articles about his company and team, the state of the music industry, and his perspective as a forward-looking business leader.

Publications James has appeared in include:

  • Forbes
  • BusinessInsider
  • TechCrunch
  • The Guardian
  • The Observer
  • The Telegraph
  • NME
  • Guitar.com
  • Mixmag
  • Hypebot
  • ClassicFM