Since 2010 Chris has been working in Arts Council England to get better support for the independent music sector. Chris has helped get hundreds of thousands of pounds invested into festivals, labels, venues, managers and artists. Outside of ACE, he acts as tastemaking tipster for both Amazing Radio and Tipping Point; judges the Unsigned Music and Kevin Spacey Music Award; is part of the Fresh on the Net moderation team; and is generally found trying to spend as much time offering support to grassroots musicians as possible. He is winner of the Indie50 award 2016 and has been shortlisted for the AIM Indie Champion award.

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