As our company name suggests, Harmonic 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.

Our partners

We’re proud to partner with some of the most exciting brands in the UK.

Jobs we fill within the Music sector

Here are some of the roles we tend to fill. We have a lot of experience in finding talented individuals which help tech companies grow and flourish, rapidly.

  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Director
  • Head of Finance
  • Financial Controller
  • Finance Manager
  • FP&A Manager
  • Finance Analyst
  • Business Intelligence / Data
  • Management Accountant
  • Group Accountant
  • Financial Accountant
  • Newly Qualified
  • Finance Assistant
  • Accounts Receivable / Accounts Payable
  • Royalties Accountant

Music Insights

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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.

Find out more

Ed Naish

Senior 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.

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.

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

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.

What our clients say

We pride ourselves on providing an exceptional service to our clients. Here’s what they say about us.

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
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
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
All communication was swift and to the point. Another great hire from Harmonic! Johnny Evans CFO, AEI Group
Harmonic showed a lot of initiative in reaching out to me and helping us to find the right candidates for the assistant position. Their communication has been excellent throughout the process and ultimately because of Harmonic's work we managed to find the strongest candidate for the position Rubin Patel MD & Co-founder, Tenwest
I have found Harmonic a very easy company to work with - the genuine passion for music of the people I have dealt with at Harmonic means they have a level of knowledge and specialist candidates that are not always found more widely Steve Powell CFO

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