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Charles Kirby-Welch

Kartel Music Group
Founder and CEO

Charles Kirby-Welch is Founder and CEO of Kartel Music Group, a leading music services agency that provides integrated business solutions for marketing, campaign management, distribution, and artist development. The company focuses on re-imaging the recorded music industry for creative entrepreneurs in the digital age.

Prior to working at Kartel, Kirby-Welch was a DJ, sound engineer, and held sales and promotions roles in the club promotions department of EMI Virgin Records. After founding Kartel Music Group, he managed and released the music of New Zealand supergroup Fat Freddy’s Drop. He has since worked with a wide range of both emerging and established artists, managers, and record labels. Kirby-Welch strives to educate and enable artists and managers by breaking down barriers and allowing professional creators to create profitable and sustainable creative businesses.