helping you navigate the global music industry since 2019.
WE ARE AN INTERNATIONAL LEADING 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.
In July 2021, Compass Music is embarking on an exciting new adventure! We hope you’ll join us! These past few months, we’ve been quietly developing an ambitious project to take our work as a global music consultancy to the next level: Lighthouse, a members-only digital 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, all without needing to travel.
Well, it’s time we let the cat out of the bag...
We’re happy to say Lighthouse will be launching in beta soon!
Keep watching this space - it will become a beacon for all the latest from Lighthouse in the coming weeks! In the meantime, subscribe to our Lighthouse newsletter for regular updates
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!