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Gerard Talbot
Head of Licensing




Caroline Hoste



Head of Licensing

Gerard Talbot’s resume speaks for itself. He transferred to the USA from Virgin retail in the UK to head up the artistic boutique music labels of EG, Real World, Venture and Earthworks out of NYC, so yes he got to work with Robert Fripp, Brian Eno and David Sylvian.

In 1993 he transferred to Los Angeles to run the catalogue department of Virgin Records. He then took a brief misstep as Iron Maiden’s label A&R (but to his credit he did get to work personally with the Gang Of Four!) before going on in 1995 to the newly founded Astralwerks to head up their licensing division.

Gerard then had the pleasure of working with Fatboy Slim, Basement Jaxx, Air and Chemical Brothers, to name a few of the reasonably successful artists under Astralwerks’s wing for licensing in film/TV. After a brief stint licensing for Ministry of Sound he went solo in 2003 and became fully independent in music licensing, clearance, consultation as well as his own publishing company Purley Sounds (ASCAP).

For more information, contact Gerard Talbot.



Caroline Hoste is the founder of MUSIC2. Equipped with more than a decade of entertainment and music industry experience, as an agent, label manager, artist manager and music executive; Caroline is well known for her contagious level of enthusiasm and passion.

Caroline worked alongside Steve Macklam as the Project Manager for Irish band “The Chieftains” at SL Feldman and Associates. Determined to follow her own vision and launch independent artists that inspired her, she went on to establish MUSIC2 in 1999.

For more information,  contact Caroline Hoste.


James Hoste, London Office

Having cut his teeth in the world of music blogging whilst still at University, James Hoste made no hesitation in moving to London upon graduating where he quickly picked up internships at ATC, working with acts such as Kate Nash, The Duke Spirit, Yoav, Ali Love and others.

Following this he assisted at PR agency “Trailer Media” including working on campaigns for Fat Boy Slim, Hybrid, Grand National and Pathaan, he also helped the company’s advance into the online world of PR and social media.

Whilst keeping the blog running during this time he also dabbled in club promotion, working with various promoters before engaging himself in management full time in 2009. The face of MUSIC2 in London, James is currently representing a varied selection of artists and building an ever growing network of labels and agencies worldwide.

For more information, contact James Hoste.