Adam Goodyer & James Perkins: Concert Live
Focus: Live music recordings
Adam Goodyer, 30 & James Perkins, 30
Company: Concert Live
The initial idea sounded niche enough to put off the Dragons, but recording live music events and selling CDs and downloads to gig-goers obviously has more legs than the TV entrepreneurs envisaged. Concert Live founders James Perkins and Adam Goodyer expect turnover to hit £2.1m this year, as music fans respond to the increasingly impressive list of artists Concert Live works with, including The Feeling, Kiss and Crowded House. Changing chart legislation in 2006 helped silence the doubters.
Getting their CDs and downloads in the charts has extended the brand’s reach and helped bring record labels and big-name artists on board. The firm will be developing new products as well as expanding into European markets by the end of the year.