Stephen Budd is a British music industry executive and music manager based in London.
He is a director of artist and producer management company Stephen Budd Music Ltd, the OneFest Festival, of Damon Albarn’s Africa Express project and is the co-founder of the NH7 Weekender festivals in India and the DMZ Peace Train Festival in Korea.
He is a recognised TV commentator on music industry issues, regularly appearing on a variety of British TV news shows.
He is a co-executive producer of Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds’ ‘Give A Home’ global concert series and created WarChild’s “Passport Back To The Bars” concert series and in 2021 The Music Venues Trust “Passport Back To Our Roots” concert series to raise money for Covid-19 endangered live music venues.
In June 2017 he completed his 3-year term as co-chairman of the MMF (Music Managers Forum), the trade body for artist managers.
He is a fanatical vinyl collector and for fun, he DJ’s African music of the 1970’s on WordWide.FM radio as well as at festivals and clubs across the world.