1.4 Jury Profile – Jane Third

JANE THIRD

Senior vice-president

Because Music, UK

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Heading up Because Music UK, I oversee the day to day operations, marketing, sales and profitability of the company, with a focus on A&R and creative strategy. My signings include: Metronomy, Django Django, Klaxons (fr), Little Dragon, Klyne, Denai Moore, Late of the Pier (fr), Mmoths, Mind Enterprises, Nicholas Godin, Sebastien Tellier, and through a license deal with Erol Alkan’s Phantasy records – Daniel Avery, Connan Moccasin and Ghost Culture.

Having recently brought international acts including Christine and the Queens, Major Lazer to massive UK acclaim, the label continues to go from strength to strength. Image is a major focus for me at Because, and having received two consecutive nominations for ‘Commissioner of the year’ at the UKMVAs, and 11 nominations total in 2016, I am proving Because to be a leading light for art direction and image.

I was born in…
Inverness

I now live in…
London

I’m listening to….
Gyles Bartle

Watching…
Documentaries

Reading…
Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon

Dreaming of…
Floating in a boat on a lake

I wish I’d known when I was 18 that…
To the question “Should I text…?” The answer is always NO

Sometimes I wish I were …
Studying

My most valuable social media app is…
YouTube

What’s not to love about…
Marshmallows

What epitomises right now?
Research, and lack there of

Where’s the next creative centre…
The UK still has the edge

Best advice you’ve ever been given…
Don’t listen to advice

In the end what really matters…
is art.