WE ARE A LEADING INTERNATIONAL MUSIC BUSINESS CONSULTANCY OPERATING GLOBALLY.
We offer a range of services to our clients in order to help them develop internationally. From ad-hoc consulting, to project management, to business development, to partnerships, to vocational training, to events - both physical and virtual. Our clients include award-winning festivals and conferences, cultural institutions and organisations, record labels, music publishers, artist managers and emerging artists from across Europe.
Our latest - and most ambitious project to date - is Lighthouse, our very own digital B2B platform where music industry professionals around the world can connect with and learn from the local experts who know what it takes to succeed in their markets.
We're thrilled to say that our innovative platform for international development is now open in private beta!
Our clients come from all walks of life, or rather from all sides of the music industry. Whether you are a record label, a publisher, a booking agency, a festival, or a cultural organisation, click below for an overview of services we can provide. Get in touch with us to discuss your specific needs.
ARTS CANTEEN - CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA MUSIQUE - EMEE - INSTITUT FRANCAIS - KWAIDAN RECORDS - LE MILA - LES FORMATIONS ISSOUDUN - LE BUREAU EXPORT - MaMA FESTIVAL & CONVENTION - MUSIC:LX - MUSIC AUSTRIA - MUSIC EXPORT POLAND - POP RLP - ROCKHAL - SONIC VISIONS - STRUT RECORDS - SUP DE PUB - RENCONTRES TRANS MUSICALES DE RENNES - UN PLAN SIMPLE - UNIVERSAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
Founder and Director
Steering the ship, Paris native Géraldine Zanaska has 10 years’ experience in the music industry. Between earning her master’s degree in Music Business Management from London’s University of Westminster and launching Compass Music, Géraldine worked for an independent record label, a music venue, a live music promoter, a cultural institution, and the French music export office.
When not working with clients or cruising the canals on her narrowboat, you can often find her giving guest lectures, hosting workshops, and mentoring young professionals starting out in the music business.
Géraldine currently lives in London, UK.
Previously talked at: Babel Med (FR), by:Larm (NO), The Great Escape (UK), Reeperbahn festival (DE), Sonic Visions (LU), Trans Musicales (FR).
Favourite venues : The Lexington (London); Elysée Montmartre (Paris)
Languages : French (native), English (fluent), Spanish (beginner), Swedish (notions)
Content & Social Media Manager
Born and raised in Kansas, Alesa earned her bachelor’s degrees in Forensic & Investigative Sciences, Chemistry, and French from West Virginia University. After a few years working in labs in Texas, she followed her francophile heart back to school for a master’s in French. Diploma in hand, she made the move to France and hasn’t looked back since!
A music lover from an early age and passionate about the role music can play in language-learning and intercultural communication, Alesa jumped at the chance to study Culture & Communications in the Music Industry in Paris and to join the French music export office as Content Manager. Now, from her new home in Chartres, she creates websites and crafts copy for clients including music festivals, artists, and tourism sites.
Favourite venues: Mr. Smalls (Pittsburgh, US), The House of Blues (Dallas, US), L’Elysée Montmartre (Paris, FR)
Favourite festivals: Virgin Festival 2006 (Baltimore, US) thanks to an awesome lineup including Wolfmother, The Raconteurs, The Killers, The Who, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, all in 1 day!
- INTRODUCING LIGHTHOUSE -
Our new platform for music industry professionals with global ambitions
We're taking our 10+ years of experience working in music export to the next level with Lighthouse, an all-in-one digital platform that gives music industry professionals around the world easy access to the knowledge and resources they need to develop internationally.
Whether you’re a manager trying to find new live partners abroad, a record label looking for advice on local digital marketing strategies, or a self-releasing artist aiming for an international collaboration, Lighthouse gives you instant access to the tools, expertise, and connections you need to reach your global goals.