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Chris has held the position of Senior Agent at COOL Music Ltd for more than a decade. He has represented COOL Music composers on projects ranging across the finest Academy, Ivor Novello, BAFTA, ASCAP, IMFTA, IMFCA, RTS, D&AD, HMMA, and WSA Award winning UK, European and US feature film, serial TV drama, and commercials. 

Christ studied music at college. Upon graduation and after working as a session musician, in the early nineties he hooked up with a UK rap/rock act that signed to Steve Lamacq's Deceptive Records. They went on to have a series of top ten hits, the most successful of which enjoyed a secondary level of usage when it was licensed to both a major Coca Cola and European Championship Football commercial campaign.

At the same time he took up the position of managing a Neve forty-eight track-recording studio, rehearsal room, midi suite, tour bus and equipment storage music production complex in Clerkenwell, London. A place which became the spiritual and creative home for many bands including, Coldplay, Primal Scream, Elastica, Bluetones, Boo Radleys, Kenickie, Placebo, Ash, Fridge/FourTet, Future Sound of London, Dodgy and The Beta Band.

Having at the same time built up his connections within the world of applied music, in 1998 Chris decided to concentrate his future ambitions on media composer management, media music production and score production. As part of the team at Water Music Ltd, he worked with all of the major advertising agencies in the UK, Europe and the US on original music production for many award winning commercials including Levi's, Bacardi, British Airways, Virgin, Lynx, Mercedes, Orange, The Premiership, Whirlpool, C.O.I, BBC, Volvo, and Bank Of America.

In 2012 Chris was honoured to receive an Ivor Novello Award on behalf of COOL Music Ltd and sub publisher Du Vinage Publishing Ltd. Awarded for the BBC series 'The Shadow Line'. He has since received two further Ivor Novello awards on behalf of clients Dominik Scherrer and Martin Phipps; for the former’s music for Tiger Aspect’s/ BBC’s highly successful 'Ripper Street' and for the latter’s work on the equally well received BBC drama 'The Honourable Woman', starring Maggie Gyllenhaal.

 

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