John Kilpatrick

Product Manager at Songkick

Highly motivated, results-driven Product Manager with 4+ years of experience, specialised in music/music industry technology.

Work Experience


Product Manager

Apr, 2019 - Current

Songkick has been a trusted home for live music since 2007. Right now, more than 15 million music fans across the globe use Songkick to track their favorite artists, discover concerts, and buy tickets with confidence.

At Songkick I manage a crossfunctional team of 7, responsible for taking new products to market (B2B+B2C) Typical focus areas include early-stage discovery, validation, prototyping, and building for scale from MVP to V1 and beyond. Products conceived and shipped include:

  • Songkick Presales
  • Songkick Campaigns
  • Songkick Livestream Concerts


Special Projects

Sep, 2018 - Feb, 2019

Instrumental uses machine learning to generate performance metrics for independent artists. Instrumental's mission is to use that data to match talent to industry partners to drive their mutual commercial growth.

At Instrumental I was a product manager delivering prototype solutions to enterprise clients.

  • Key partners: Republic Records, Island Records, Live Nation UK, Paradigm UK
  • Management of an in-house data science team
  • Reported directly to CEO


Product Manager

Feb, 2016 - Sep, 2018

Product owner of the Instrumental scouting platform: Talent AI

  • Worked within a distributed team on web/mobile.
  • Scaled from 1 to 30 clients in a year
  • Early prototype of the platform led to the signing of Calum Scott - hit single ‘Dancing On My Own’, biggest breakout male UK artist 2016.

Kantar Worldpanel

Category Analyst

Jul, 2015 - Feb, 2016

Kantar is the world's leading evidence-based insights and consulting company.

As a Category Analyst, I provided data and insight reporting to a leading UK FMCG brand.

Iowa State University Study Abroad Center

Peer Advisor

Aug, 2013 - May, 2014

Advised Iowa State students on study abroad programmes and internships.


University of Exeter

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Management with Marketing w/ International Study 2:1

2011 - 2015

Iowa State University

International Study Exchange, Business Specials

2013 - 2014

Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School

A Levels: A*AA

2005 - 2011


Ultra Music Publishing Europe

Writer / Producer

Dec, 2017 - Current

Producer / Writer signed with Ultra Music publishing Europe.

Writing creds: XY&O, Marna, JKP, Alex TBH, Benji Lewis, Stealth, Ellie Rose, Shem Thomas, Ross Quinn

Sync creds: Shiseido Cosmetics, Nuco