Monnow Valley Studio Team
Jo has worked in the music industry for over 25 years. Her career began at APT Distribution (now PIAS) in York, stock controlling releases for numerous indie labels including PIAS, KLF Communications and Too Pure. She took the role of Production Manager at Mushroom/ Infectious Records before moving back into label management at BMG Distribution. A call asking her to join the PR team at the newly formed V2 Records in 1996 saw Jo relocate to Wales where she was instrumental in developing new signings, Stereophonics. In 2000, the arts organisation, Community Music Wales, received funding from Europe to assist young Welsh musicians into employment and Jo took the position of project manager, mentoring artists including Bullet For My Valentine, Funeral For A Friend and Lostprophets. It was there she discovered two bands, who she would later go on to manage full time – Jarcrew and People In Planes. Jarcrew signed with Gut Records in 2004 whilst People In Planes signed to US indie Wind Up Records in early 2005. She took on running Monnow Valley Studio in the summer of 2006.
with the team since before finally joining us permanently last year. Since graduating, Megan travelled around Australia for a year before deciding to return to the UK to develop her career within the music industry.