Ray Paul’s career has seen him work for the BBC for over 20 years before founding his company, THE PLAYMAKER GROUP.

While at the BBC, he worked for a number of radio stations, most notably running BBC London from 1997-2001. In 2001 he was asked to be part of the initial set up team that started a new digital radio station, 1Xtra. He held the position of Executive Producer of Specialist Music & Live Events for 7 years before moving to BBC Radio 1 and being Head of Weekends in 2009. Winning numerous awards and pioneering many special projects and events, Ray Paul’s name has taken on legendary status within broadcasting and black music circles.

In 2010 he founded THE PLAYMAKER GROUP – a uniquely creative company that oversees a host of key areas in music and entertainment under one umbrella. These areas include Media and Content Production, Event Production & Management, Tour Management and Creative Consultancy.

He was awarded a fellowship of the UK’s Radio Academy for his contribution to British Radio in 2023

All sessions

How to get shows at venues or festivals

  • 1 June, 2024
  • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
  • De Doelen (Studio 8) Kareldoormanstraat 223, Rotterdam

Parents in Music Panel

  • 1 June, 2024
  • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
  • De Doelen (Gemeente R’Dam Hall) Kareldoormanstraat 223, Rotterdam

How to nail your live performance!

  • 1 June, 2024
  • 11:45am - 12:45pm
  • De Doelen (EE2 Hall) Kareldoormanstraat 223, Rotterdam