Stuart Knight established Toolroom Records in 1993. Alongside his DJ/Producer brother Mark Knight, he has shaped Toolroom into one of the leading independent dance companies in the world - launching the careers of some of today's key electronic music artists in the process.
More recently Stuart has steered Toolroom's expansion into multiple business areas, including an international live brand in Toolroom Knights, which regularly hosts festival stages and arenas; content creation through Toolroom TV, which has been broadcast on Sky TV; and a successful publishing venture with Toolroom Publishing.
Stuart oversees a staff of twenty at Toolroom HQ in Maidstone, Kent.
Recent Conference Appearances
Brighton Music Conference 2014
: Panel Moderator 'Revenue Streams: The Ongoing Debate'
Amalfi Music Conference 2013
: 'The Evolution of Dance Music from the 1980s to now'
London Electronic Music Event 2012
: Speaker 'How to Build a Brand'
Areas of Expertise
All aspects related to record label business affairs:
- Digital Sales
- Managing Staff
Marketing and fanbase communication
Video content - creation and monetization
The current state of the electronic music industry
M-Magazine: 'All About Publishing'
Attack Magazine: 'How to Build a Brand'
Beatport: 'Breaking into the Dance Music Industry'
Hoxton.FM: 'Brand Building' (radio Interview)
Kickshuffle: 'Celebrating 10 Yrars of EDM'