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Chris Butler - Festival Director
Chris Butler is a career music publisher who holds multiple directorships including Wise Music Group and the Performing Right Society. He is a past chairman of the UK Music Publishers’ Association, MCPS and ICMP.
He acquired The Early Music Shop, LIFEM’s principal supporter, in 2018 and created LIFEM as a CIO in 2020.
Ann Barkway - Executive Producer
Having come from a music publishing background, for the past ten years Ann has run her own company as a freelance Music Education project manager and producer. She has led on Aldeburgh Music’s Friday Afternoons project as part of the Britten Centenary, produced Snappy Operas for Mahogany Opera, and is a consultant for BBC Learning’s Ten Pieces.
She is now Executive Producer for LIFEM, as well as Development Director for The Early Music Shop.