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Our Team

Liz Stokes

News Editor


David Balfour

Contributing Editor

Having cut his teeth in the world of major label marketing when multi-million-selling album releases were still quite common, David made the unusual career move of deciding to become a journalist instead. He wrote for various music trade (and a few consumer) titles before becoming the original editor of RotD. He now works primarily in digital label management but still gets to air his opinions on the wider business as RotD’s contributing editor. 

Joe Taylor

Music Consultant

Joe Taylor thought up the name "Record of the Day" and was its founding music editor, providing early support to the likes of Damien Rice, Keane and Crazy Frog. Nowadays he is focused on artist management, while continuing to seek out great music for Record of the Day as music consultant.

Lee Thompson

Music Editor

Former Head of Music at The Box and also BT Vision, Lee is a music consultant, pop pundit, chart fan and Top 40 expert. He has more than 20 years industry experience in TV & radio across the UK.

Paul Scaife

Managing Director and Publisher

Despite starting working life as a graphic designer, a stint as general manager of the now-defunct Tip Sheet (a UK based music industry publication) led Paul to realise that publishing and music is where his heart is.

A couple of years spent at Clickmusic running the contract publishing division and launching the Clickmusicbiz daily news email sparked the arrival of Record of the Day. Over ten years down the line and he is now the owner of the best-loved music industry news and music service.

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