John Craig OBE

BRIT Trust Chairman
John Craig OBE

John Craig OBE – BRIT Trust Chairman

John first joined the industry as a music publisher in the 60’s and he became the first ASCAP representative in Europe.

John is a Qualified Accountant.

In 2010 he will have been in the Music Business for 50 years.

For the last 32 years he has been the co-owner of a successful independent record company.

He has recorded 150 West End shows for release on CD.

He won a Grammy for the Complete Symphonic Les Misérables.

Produced a West End show and has substantial music publishing holdings.

He is the longest serving BPI Council member.

He was part of the team that raised the money that started The BRIT School.

Chief Responsible Officer and Governor of The BRIT School since its inception and Chairman of The BRIT Trust, the school’s sponsor.

The BRIT Trust has donated £8 million to The BRIT School, £3 million to Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy, £250,000 to Drugscope and £1 million to other worthy charities.

He helped Radio 2 with Children in Need and manufactured all “Janet and John” (which raised £2.5 for the charity) and “Bandaged” CDs on their behalf.

He was awarded an OBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours for Music and Charity.