Richard, a lawyer working within the music industry, runs Hoare Associates, which he established five years ago after a decade working at Clintons. Based in Somerset, they maintain an extremely high quality and diverse roster that currently includes AJ Tracey, Kelis and Glastonbury Festival. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School’s ‘Negotiation Mastery’ programme.
Richard has decades of negotiation and music business experience and a reputation for getting the right deal done, without a fuss, and without leaving both parties feeling bruised. He also runs an online ‘Music Business Negotiation’ course alongside co-author of 'DO Deal' Andrew Gummer.