Stephen Budd is a British music industry executive based in London. He is a director of artist and producer management company Stephen Budd Music Ltd, the OneFest Festival, the Africa Express project and is the co-founder of the NH7 Weekender festivals in India. He is a recognised TV commentator on music industry issues, regularly appearing on a variety of British TV news shows. In June 2017 he completed his 3-year term as co-chairman of the MMF (Music Managers Forum). He is a co-executive producer of Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds‘ ‘Give A Home’ global concert series. Stephen also is an A&R consultant to UK independent label, Cooking Vinyl Records and DJ’s on WordWide.FM radio.
Stephen Budd Music Ltd is based in London and manages record producers songwriters and artists and consults to music festivals and music related projects around the world.
SBM’s current management roster includes the artists Dry The River and House of the Gipsies, along with the record producers Rick Nowels, Tore Johansson, Valgeir Sigurdsson, Nick Zinner and Mike Hedges.