A veteran of the digital music business Stephen O’Reilly is a director at London based artist management company ie:music. O’Reilly is also the Managing Director at ie:ventures. During his career Stephen has worked with pioneering technology companies including Mobile Roadie & Topspin Media. ie:ventures ie:ventures was established in 2019 to embolden and transform ie:music’s core philosophies into breakthrough ideas, products and new businesses. ie:music ie:music was established in 1992 by two industry veterans, David Enthoven and Tim Clark. The company manage artists including Robbie Williams, Passenger and Neck Deep amongst others. “The Artist and the Fan: the two most important parts of the music industry; everybody else and their egos are just the gloop in the middle”. That is the mantra that has guided ie:music since it was established. In their words, “We are part of the gloop but every single day we have to justify what we do for our artists and we answer to them”. ie:music is a pioneering management, entertainment and media company with ventures in music, film, television, technology, education and philanthropy. As the digital revolution flourishes, ie:music is propelling itself to the forefront of emerging technology, exploring and capitalising on opportunities for its artists. The company embraces digital technology as an extraordinary facilitator of artist – fan communications, as a means of encouraging transparency and of making everything from ticketing to downloading and streaming more effective, efficient and honest. ie:music is engaged with the Music Managers Forum and the Featured Artist Coalition in making a fairer, more transparent environment for all artists.