Music

As our company name suggests, Harmonic Finance was founded upon a deep-rooted love of music. Because we are fans (and in several cases failed performers!), we understand the entertainment and music industry very well. Our passion for the industry has equipped us with knowledge to be excellent headhunters and recruiters. Our customers in the UK and USA value this emotional connection and depth of understanding. This has led to Harmonic being the go-to recruitment partner for the world’s leading publishers, labels, funds, venues, tech and live events companies.

Jobs we fill within the Music sector

We really get to know our clients and candidates in the music industry. If you are looking for talented finance professionals to compliment your company, then you know where to come.

Meet our team of highly qualified experts

Our team is brimming with experience and enthusiasm. No matter where your search will take you, our dedicated consultants will be supporting you at every step.

Browse our team, learn more about them and find the right person to help you with your search.

Our Team
Ed Naish

Ed Naish

Community Manager

Ed has established a community of clients and candidates within the Music, Media and Entertainment industries. He has recruited an array of roles from Finance Assistants to CFOs, and prides himself on understanding not only the technical needs required by Hiring Managers, but also the personal attributes necessary to ensure a cultural fit for his clients.

As our resident music aficionado, music plays an important part in Ed’s life. He boasts a large vinyl collection and loves going to gigs and festivals. Ed also loves exploring some of London’s best pubs and restaurants with his friends.

Monika Hewavitarne

Monika Hewavitarne

Lead Community Analyst

Monika is a trusted advisor for the Music, TV and Film industries.. She focuses on recruiting Operations and Marketing professionals and is skilled in understanding the niche skills required within creative businesses.

In Feb 2021, Monika represented Harmonic by speaking on Measure of Music’s ‘Future of Work’ panel. She has also helped establish Harmonic’s brand through her work in our marketing and communications.

Outside of work you will find Monika at music festivals, doing yoga and enjoying art.

Charlie Walker

Charlie Walker

Founder & Managing Director

Charlie is the Founder and Managing Director at Harmonic. He has sixteen years in Search and Recruitment (with the prematurely grey hairs to show it) and leads on our Executive Search offering for clients seeking CEO, CFO or COO-level hires. Charlie is a judge for the British Business Awards, is the youngest recipient of the ‘Recruitment International Entrepreneur of the Year’ and holds the staffing and recruitment industry record for the ‘Sunday Times International Track 200’ (#5).

A failed musician and DJ (Charlie was in a band previously with Riz Ahmed of Rogue One / Sound of Metal Fame), he retains a massive passion for the arts and the UK and USA start-up scene. He is trustee for Bookmark Reading Charity and Board Advisor to Impact start-up accelerator: Unrest. He is a proud father to his daughter, Iris.

Ewan Fenley

Ewan Fenley

Community Analyst

Ewan joined a new department within Harmonic Finance dedicated specifically to contract employment. He works across all sectors from Food & Beverage to Music. He especially enjoys working with rapidly growing FinTech & SaaS Start-ups.

Outside of the office, Ewan spends most of his time playing rugby, in the gym, or searching for the best coffee shops around London.

Matt Horsfall

Matt Horsfall

Community Analyst

Matt focuses on placing finance professionals into a variety of roles across the Media and Entertainment industry, with a particular emphasis on the Music sector.

Outside of work Matt enjoys going to live music events, travelling, watching the football and going out for a drink with friends.

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Music insights

Locked Down and...Learning?

Locked Down and...Learning?

What matters to us most in life? What do we actually want to do with our free time? What kind of balance do we want in our everyday lives? Whilst lockdowns have clearly robbed us of a great deal this year, there’s evidence to suggest there’s been a positive rethinking of our values.

Music & Tech: AI vs A&R

Music & Tech: AI vs A&R

What do you imagine when you hear A&R: is it someone in a leather jacket hanging around the back of a darkened room 5 nights a week? Well, that’s what it has been for the last 40+ years, really. The cut of the jacket has changed but not much else. That's all set to change with the advent of AI for A&R...

Nova Batida Festival: The Review

Nova Batida Festival: The Review

We took a staff trip to Lisbon to enjoy the amazing Nova Batida festival. This write up brings you the sights, sounds and flavours of the festival as it happened.

Operations Managers: The Unsung Heroes of Music

Operations Managers: The Unsung Heroes of Music

This article celebrates a group of unsung heroes. The people working hard behind the scenes to make things happen, keep things on track and generally just get stuff done: Operations Managers.

Meet: Johnny Evans, CFO of AEI Group

Meet: Johnny Evans, CFO of AEI Group

Being a CFO is pretty cool anyway, but CFO of a group that encompasses record labels and music festivals? We had to find out more. Check out our interview with Johnny Evans - CFO of AEI group.

The Christmas Movies Rich List

The Christmas Movies Rich List

In the spirit of this year’s movie theme I’m back with a sequel. Which ‘Joe Pesci in Home Alone’-style crowbars a combo of Financial and Royalties information into some X-mas eve content. Ho Ho Ho.

They Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- The Xmas Royalties Rich List

They Wish it Could be Christmas Every Day- The Xmas Royalties Rich List

Have you ever wondered how much Christmas crooners rake in from their annual return to the airwaves? Wonder no longer... We compiled the Xmas royalties rich-list, complete with UK boybands, American divas and some one-hit-wonders. Enjoy!

Harmonic Music: Technology vs Touts

Harmonic Music: Technology vs Touts

Touts take money from the pockets of fans and artists, whilst often denying the true supporters their chance to catch their favourite artist live. Well, technology has said - no more! Here are some solutions to the tout problem along with Ed's thoughts on which will prevail...

We are mass gatherings: how the music industry is surviving COVID-19

We are mass gatherings: how the music industry is surviving COVID-19

How does an industry propped up by live events survive, and even thrive, during coronavirus? Monika Hewavitarne explores the innovative ways labels, events and artists have been bringing people together digitally; keeping the unique feeling of live music in a mass gathering but without the dangers of the virus.

Music & Mental Health

Music & Mental Health

The music industry is notoriously tough and can take its toll on the mental health of those working in the field. Ed Naish took the time to explore the various options available for those struggling in the industry, including charities and organisations we've had the pleasure of supporting in the past.

Music and Blockchain – Is It Finally Time?

Music and Blockchain – Is It Finally Time?

Blockchain has been touted as the answer to business-ills for many years, but never really came of age. In this article, Monika examines the possible uses for blockchain within the music industry as we ask the question - music & blockchain, is it finally time?

CreaTech Hotlist - 4 Businesses to Watch in 2022!

CreaTech Hotlist - 4 Businesses to Watch in 2022!

Creative Technology - which combines creative industries such as TV, Film, Music and Design with modern technology - is a fast growing and incredibly diverse sector with plenty of innovation and collaboration within it.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Music Industry

How Artificial Intelligence Is Changing The Music Industry

Artificial intelligence has quickly transitioned from a futuristic, abstract concept to a tool that’s impacting our everyday lives.

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Harmonic really went the extra mile to source candidates for us that weren’t necessarily already looking, instead of just sending us candidates you already had and trying to convince me they fit the mould, which happens quite often! So it was refreshing. All in all, very happy with the service from Harmonic. Samantha Garcia, Commercial FD, Hipgnosis Songs Fund Find out more about our values
I appreciated Harmonic’s efforts in screening the candidates beforehand and facilitating the interview process in what was a challenging environment (COVID-19). Ian Simpson, Group CFO, Wise Music Find out more about our values
Historically they have understood our requirements and company culture well and secured us some very good candidates. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Harmonic. Hayley Forrest-Harris, Recruitment Partner, PPL Find out more about our values

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