Monmouth ex-Coldplay boss helps Welsh creative business

South Wales Argus: NEW ROLE: Sion Clwyd Roberts, centre, is joined by, left to right, Guto Brychan, Eric Martin, Estelle Wilkinson and Steve Balsamo as a new member of WMF NEW ROLE: Sion Clwyd Roberts, centre, is joined by, left to right, Guto Brychan, Eric Martin, Estelle Wilkinson and Steve Balsamo as a new member of WMF

A MONMOUTH woman has joined a new line-up of industry experts showing their support to developing Wales’ creative industries.

Former Coldplay manager Estelle Wilkinson, who lives in Monmouth, Elvis Costello’s right-hand woman, Gill Taylor, and Capital Law’s Sion Clwyd Roberts have all joined the board of directors at the Welsh Music Foundation.

Core-funded by the Welsh Government as part of its strategy for the Creative Industries in Wales, WMF represents the entire music industry sector in Wales and serves more than 2,000 enterprises in 65 categories.

More than 4,000 people registered as working in the Welsh music industry bring an estimated £178,416,000 GVA to the economy each year.

Now led by a 12-strong board of stellar proportions, its assistance in the development of Wales’ music industry by way of specialist business support and industry-led representation is set to rocket.

Sion Clwyd Roberts said: “It’s a very exciting time to play a part in WMF activities, especially with WOMEX coming to Cardiff in 2013, and I hope to gain an increased insight into the world of Welsh music.”

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