BEN Munro

  • Tokyo Japan
  • 0803482@gmail.com
BEN Munro

Summary

I have lived and worked in Japan for over 15 years, am fluent in both English and Japanese and have been fortunate to work and lead campaigns by Adele, Radiohead, Arctic Monkeys, Sonic Youth and many more incredible artists. My background in music is broad, handling all aspects from licencing/third party rights to marketing campaigns to planning and execution of live events and festivals.

Work History

Work History
Oct 2014 - Present

General Manager

Hostess Entertainment

Managing team of 16 in Japan and 1 in Singapore. Responsible for company P&L, coaching and development of staff, growing the company, maximising client relationships, developing new business and improving business processes

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014

Business Development Manager

Hostess Entertainment

Creating and executing sponsorship opportunities for company live shows/events in Japan and Pan-Asia. Developing new opportunities in digital retail (music streaming, video streaming etc) to monetise content build brand awareness.


Feb 2007 - Jun 2014

Head of Marketing & Digital

Hostess Entertainment

Responsibility of Marketing, Reporting and communicating key campaigns in Japan and Asia to clients. Digital role involved both sales and promotion, setting up all key processes to facilitate selling digital content (music and video, via DSP's including iTunes, Amazon, Recochoku etc) in addition to bespoke marketing campaigns (outsourcing App development, socials) for artists such as Radiohead, Adele and many more.

Education

Education

1994 - 1997

Bachelor of International Business

Griffith University, Australia

Majored in Japanese language, also studied Korean language

Skills

Skills