Jamie runs International Operations/A&R at US indie powerhouse, Sumerian Records. With an extensive project credit list as owner of Siege Music, independent A&R consultancy and as an Artist Manager for Modern Empire, he lives and breathes Heavy Music with over 100+ accreditations ranging from A&R through to songwriting and artist development. Jamie has a considerable amount of experience onstage as well as off, through his time as former vocalist for both Heart Of A Coward and Sylosis.
“The HMAs are exactly what the doctor ordered. Heavy Music needs its own vessel and platform. To a huge percentage of listeners new to the metal/rock world, Metallica and Slipknot are where the knowledgebase often starts and ends, usually at the Grammys for example. Great for big bands, not so great for the little ones and still means a ton of great music is overlooked. Hopefully a whole new realm of seminal acts will be given further exposure through the HMAs taking up the torch as the new lead tastemaker. Being asked to join the panel is an honour!”