Dave Fowler started his career at Warner Bros, Walt Disney and Universal in London before joining Sky Television (BSkyB) in an international business development capacity. Dave was then hired by Ministry of Sound as MD of its internet, radio and publishing divisions, a period in which the company’s website became one of the leading music sites in the world and the MoS itself was acquired by venture capitalists 3i.
In 2006, Dave launched his own company, Capital Artists, working to present major artists globally. Highlights include two sold-out nights of George Michael at Olympiski (Moscow), the first major R&B gig in Russian history (Beyonce Knowles at Olympiski, Moscow) and the largest ticketed concert in the Ukraine’s history (George Michael, Olympic Stadium, Kiev). Key to Capital Artists success was collaboration with key brands such as Gazprom, Philip Morris, UEFA, BMW, Camel, Flagman and Orange.
Other notable concerts in this period include Dame Kiri Te Kanawa (Moscow), Carlos Santana (Dubai), Sir Elton John (Dubai), Jose Carreras (Lucerne), Razorlight (Warsaw), Glasvegas (Warsaw), Simply Red (Malta), Lisa Stansfield (Moscow), Pamela Anderson (Beirut), Gatecrasher (Moscow), Max Raabe (Moscow) and Doudou (Beijing).
Capital Artists was also the sole official artist consultant to the Chinese Olympic Delegation at London 2012, in addition to working on key concerts in London (Hackney Empire) and Beijing (CCTV). Capital Artists continues to present artists and also consults on artist management and international media business development.
Dave Fowler was educated at the University of Sheffield (UK), Université Laval (Quebec) and the UPTC, Boyacá (Colombia).
Dave has written extensively on music, media and entertainment for The Times, The Guardian, The Observer, Melody Maker and Muzik.