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Peter Jenner (1943 - ) is a Britishmarker music manager and a record producer. Jenner, Andrew King and Pink Floyd were partners in Blackhill Enterprises.

Early career

After gaining a first-class honours degree in Economics from Cambridge Universitymarker Jenner, at the age of 21, worked as lecturer at the London School of Economicsmarker. After four years at the LSE he left to manage the then up-and-coming band Pink Floyd. Jenner put on a number of free concerts in London's Hyde Park which included the 1969 concert by The Rolling Stones.

Management career

Jenner has managed Pink Floyd, T Rex, Ian Dury, Roy Harper, The Clash, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Robyn Hitchcock, Baaba Maal and Eddi Reader (Fairground Attraction. Jenner has also managed Billy Bragg for more than 15 years.

Pink Floyd

Pink Floyd, then an unknown band, began to receive paid bookings including at the Marquee Clubmarker in March 1966 where they were watched by Jenner. The band played mostly rhythm and blues songs, but Jenner was impressed with the strange acoustic effects that Barrett and Wright created during their performance. Jenner traced Waters and Mason to their flat, and with his business partner and friend Andrew King was subsequently invited to become their manager. Although the pair had little experience of the music industry, they shared an appreciation of music, as well as a childhood history. Using inherited money they set up Blackhill Enterprises and purchased new instruments for the band, as well as equipment which included a Selmer PA system. Under their guidance, Pink Floyd began performing on London's underground music scene, notably at a venue booked by the London Free School in Notting Hillmarker. Jenner and King's diverse array of social connections were meritorious, gaining the band important coverage in The Financial Times and The Sunday Times. Jenner's voice can be heard at the start of Pink Floyd's 1967 "Astronomy Domine", the opening track on the album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Jenner and King formed a partnership with Pink Floyd called Blackhill Enterprises. After Syd Barrett's departure from Pink Floyd in 1968 Jenner and King broke up with Pink Floyd and continued as managers for other British rock bands.

Sincere Management

After Blackhill Enterprises disintegrated in the early 1980s, Jenner and his wife Sumi set up Sincere Management which managed a range of artists including Billy Bragg, Eddi Reader, Robyn Hitchcock and Outside Royalty.

Current work

Jenner continues to work at Sincere Management and is the Secretary General of the International Music Managers' Forum, a director of the UK Music Managers' Forum and is involved in the Featured Artists Coalition.

On copyright

Jenner has been interviewed on copyright by NetzpolitikTV and for the documentary Good Copy Bad Copy.

References

  1. Musictank speakers biographies
  2. Musictank speakers biographies
  3. Pink Floyd who is who
  4. Pink Floyd who is who
  5. Sumi Jenner
  6. Musictank speakers biographies
  7. The Great Escape Peter jenner biography
  8. NetzpolitikTV: Interview with Peter Jenner about Copyright in the digital age
  9. Good Copy Bad Copy credits


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