New Found Sound / Off Axis
Derick began his career as a musician and formed his own company New Found Sound in 2006; an artist-friendly live music promoter and marketing company. He learned his trade working for Snow Patrol’s original manager, Keren McKean, running experiential music marketing campaigns and programming festivals for brands including Miller Genuine Draft, Guinness and Kopparberg and also co-founded the music industry conference Wide Days in Edinburgh in 2010.
These days he co-runs a UK-wide touring network called Off Axis, a non-profit touring and gig swapping network that programme festival stages at Kendal Calling (England), XpoNorth (Scotland) and concerts in 75 towns and cities throughout the UK. He also works as a music journalist for The Scotsman Newspaper, manages Edinburgh band Indigo Velvet and creates press/marketing campaigns for various clients through New Found Sound.