Jez has nearly 25 years of experience in the music industry, working for many years at PRS for Music, where he held a number of roles across the organisation. These included leading PRS’ Online, Mobile and Broadcast commercial strategy and licensing activity, and heading negotiations with key partners including the BBC, ITV, Sky, Apple, YouTube and iTunes.
More recently Jez was Chief Executive of rara Media Group Limited, which operated rara, an on-demand music streaming service with a catalogue of over 30 million songs in 31 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific. In 2013 rara partnered with BMW to launch Europe’s first fully on-demand direct to car music streaming service in six major European markets. Immediately prior to rara Jez was Chief Content Officer at Omnifone, leading the licensing and content editorial teams at this independent business-to-business provider of cloud-based music services for consumer electronics vendors, ISPs, automotive and mobile companies.