youbloom is a coalition of artists, musicians, and talent scouts dedicated to the discovery and development of great original music.
youbloom plc was established in Ireland in September 2009. It stands for creativity, excellence, compassion, fun and a fair deal for artists and fans. The Company’s core focus is online artist discovery and development through the youbloom Music Awards. Our offline activities, such as youbloom Music Awards LIVE, are conducted through partners.
At the head of the executive team is founder Phil Harrington, an experienced entrepreneur and musician. Phil has carefully built his team with an unequaled group of respected music industry professionals who have the experience, knowledge and imagination to guide youbloom’s success. The core team includes: Nigel Grainge (Sinead O’Connor, The Boomtown Rats, Thin Lizzy), Rupert Hine (Producer & songwriter incl. Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks, Wilson Phillips), Mike Bone (ex President of Mercury, Chrysalis and Island Records in the US), Jeff Stewart (CEO, New World Music), Ted Cummings (led major label publicity department for over 20 years) and Jochen Wilms, (former VP of marketing with BMG). These industry professionals contribute to the design of the youbloom platform and to the company’s marketing strategy. The company has a technology team in Ireland and the US with marketing team members in the UK, US, Europe and South America, ready to maximize the full potential of youbloom’s unique position in the music industry.