Jess Beston is founder and director of unique, boutique Australian music business, “Tiny Monster”. Tiny Monster specialises in Independent A&R/Artist Development Consulting, and Artist Management Holy Holy, and previously The Trouble With Templeton.
Jess has had a long love affair with music. She started with classical training studying classical music at school & University, attaining a BA majoring in Music at Sydney University, and was training with the Australian Opera when she discovered Radiohead, At The Drive In, Smashing Pumpkins and guitars, moved to London in 1998, got a job at HMV and her entire life changed. She was then in bands in London and Sydney for 8 years, self-managing, recording and self-releasing 4 EPs. She also during that time started working at EMI in 2001, working for 3 years in Licensing, and 3 years in PR/ where she worked on campaigns for Silverchair, Missy Higgins, The Finn Brothers, Coldplay, Radiohead etc.
In 2007 Jess was head hunted by George Ash, President of Universal Music Australia, and became A&R Manager, where she stayed for just over for 4 years, signing some of Australia’s most loved bands of recent years Children Collide, Gyroscope, Dukes of Windsor, co-signing Violent Soho with Liberation, as well as NZ’s The Naked & Famous (for Aus), and also working on releases from The Vasco Era, Grinspoon, The McClymonts & Calling All Cars among others.
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