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.
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.