Professorial Staff / Academic Studies, Lecturer in Entrepreneurship
Andy Doe is a pioneer of classical music’s digital revolution, working on the creative and commercial sides of some of the most successful companies in the industry. As head of classical at iTunes and later as COO at Naxos, he has sold more than half a billion pounds worth of classical recordings during the most challenging period in the history of commercially recorded music.
As head of classical for iTunes, Andy oversaw the company’s global classical business as it grew from less than 1% of the market to become the world’s largest retailer of recorded music.
As COO at Naxos, Andy was responsible for the company's digital offerings including Naxos Music Library, which expanded to include major-label repertoire for the first time under his leadership.
Andy founded Proper Discord Ltd in 2012 to provide strategy consulting, marketing and label management services to artists and institutions around the world. The company’s first client was King’s College, Cambridge. Andy launched the college’s record label in October 2012, handing control of the business back to the college in 2016 as a sustainable enterprise and the best-selling new classical label in more than a decade. Other clients have included the LA Phil, the Berlin Phil, the Philharmonia, the Cleveland Orchestra, RADA, Kronos Quartet, Gustavo Dudamel, Marin Alsop, Sarah Willis and Colin Currie.
Andy was among the first Trinity students to enjoy the facilities at King Charles Court, studying horn with Stephen Stirling and Roger Montgomery on the PGAD course after gaining his BMus at the London College of Music.