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Biography of David Phillips


David Phillips, the founder of A & R Marketing Ltd, is a professional marketeer with twenty Five years of multi-industry experience ( Thirteen of which have been in the music industry working for Pearl drums and his own company A & R Marketing Ltd ).

After Graduating with a degree in Business Studies and Marketing, David worked in marketing for Nintendo, EMAP (Now Bauer Publishing) where he handled marketing on a wide range of magazines and finally GE where he was UK Brand manager.

In 1999 David joined Pearl Drums as UK & European Marketing Manager with responsibility for Artist Relations. David managed a large artist roster and provided touring support for visiting international acts. New artists signed include Joey Jordison ( Slipknot ), Mike Chiplin ( Lostprophets ) and Michael “Moose” Thomas ( Bullet for my Valentine ) to name but a few.

David started his company A & R Marketing in 2005 and has built up a roster of world class clients including the top drum company Drum Workshop, Loud Technologies whose brands include the market leading bass brand Ampeg, and leading UK guitar amp manufacturer Orange. A & R Marketing work with a number of festival organisers including the International Guitar Foundation, the Scottish Drum Day, Drummer Live, London International Music Show, Learn to Play Day, Buddy Rich Memorial Concert.


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