Stephen Budd is a British music industry executive and artist 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 helped create the DMZ Peace Train Festival in Korea. Stephen is a recognised TV commentator on music industry issues, regularly appearing on a variety of British TV news shows.
He has created a variety of Charity projects including’ co-producing Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds’ ‘Give A Home’ global concert series for refugees and creating WarChild’s “Passport Back To The Bars” highly successful concert series for children affected by war. And in 2022 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.