Beth Parnell

Music Journalism Tutor

After graduating from Sheffield University with a BA Hons Degree in Journalism in 2002, Beth began her career as Press & Marketing Manager at Manchester based concert promoters SJM Concerts.

Relocating to Manchester in 2016, Beth took on the role of Regional Press Officer at Sony Music before becoming a Press Officer with RCA Records and continued working at Sony Music for almost 5 years.

In 2009 Beth was offered the position of Senior Press Officer at independent PR agency Purple PR, a role which she undertook for over 4 years. During her time there, she won the award for Best Independent PR Person at the Record of the Day Awards for Music Journalism and PR.

Beth has worked on press campaigns for artists such as Grizzly Bear, Calvin Harris, MGMT, Hurts, Courteeners, Beth Ditto and Marina and the Diamonds.

Beth set-up her own music PR company, Bandwagon Press, in 2013 and relocated back to Manchester last year.

  • Manchester, Music Journalism