Peter Emms

Creative Platforms – General Management & Organisation Development

Having co-developed a creative community group towards charity status operating in three deprived areas of Manchester, while studying an MA researching cultural innovation and the business models for digital creative platforms, I am currently looking for new opportunities in digital innovation.

My educational foundation is Music Technology; both the creative practices and experiences of musical storytelling, but also the electronic tools of facilitation and processes of their development. I initially worked in commercial data management for a utilities design and engineering Plc before moving back to my creative roots and the continuing disruption from digital technologies. My main interests are in planning and development and I continue to improve my skills through current studies online in business management and data analytics.

Looking for new opportunities starting Jan/Feb 2017 onwards

Fascinated by – How to plan, manage and strategise for networks and communities; Technological opportunities for organisation development; How to engage people through content; Creative activities and people

Experienced in – Managing creative projects, workshops & events; Co-development of an organisation and culture; Generating knowledge from information and research; Using digital content and information to tell stories

Suited to – Future orientated environments, such as developing organisations or R&D/intrapreneurship

Operating best when – Understanding problems and investigating solutions; Imagining and planning for the future; Observing and analysing ongoing activities; Identifying trends and making connections

Supporting skills – Creative project and event management; Data gathering, analysis and reporting; Web content management

Current focuses – New music technologies and co-creative web platforms; Digital information opportunities for relationship marketing and data supported decision making; New Classical & Techno

Please join me for a coffee and we can look for collaborative opportunities:


Or read on for more on my skills & experiences

Experience (more detail on LinkedIn):

  • Team Positions – Co-ordinator, Team Leader, Project Manager, Freelancer, 1-of-1000 (Large Plc)
  • Small Creative Organisations – General Management with some experience in all areas: Governance, Operations, Finance, Marketing, Development, Customer Service
  • Large Plc – Data management and analysis, report and contract drafting/editing, digital content production (Currently updating my data skills on this Coursera course)
  • Project Manager –  Music & mixed-creative events, musician training programs, community engagement campaigns, creative workshops
  • Writing – Research/report, creative, copy
  • Web Design & Administration (basic HTML, CSS & currently learning Java-Script and SQL)
  • Digital graphic and communication design (junior/intermediate level)
  • Music Composition – Score, modern electronic, piano


  • MA – Arts Management (2015/16)
    • Practical: Designing and planning a digital content engagement platform; Project managing and delivering a cultural event
    • Research: Management, policy and strategic decision making; Developing new audiences for classical music; The effects of the internet on revenue streams for musicians
    • Dissertation – A study on the digital business models and value exchange networks for creative music technology platforms
  • BA – Music Technology (2000-2003)
    • Max MSP and other cutting edge music technologies
    • Computer composition for octophonic sound systems
    • Mixed-media sound design and composition 
    • Introductory C++ programming
    • Internet programming
    • Electronic and computer systems
    • Digital signals and processing techniques
    • Acoustics
  • BTEC – Music Technology (1998-2000)
    • Live & studio technology and its applications
    • New creative technologies (early digital transition)
    • Music business

Supplementary Education:

  • HNC Construction & Property
    • Organisation Management, Building Management, Project Management, Law & Contract, Health & Safety, Environmental Responsibility, Architectural Design
  • Diploma, Music for the Media
    • Scoring Films, Animation, TV, Games, Web; Freelance management practices
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills
    • Advanced People Skills, Listening, Empathy, Self-Awareness

Join me for a coffee and we can talk about the support I can bring: