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The staff and students of ACM are shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic death of Keith Lowde on 2 January.

Keith was the head of the Business School from 2002 until his retirement in 2009, after which he has continued to lecture in subjects including Entrepreneurial Practice and Music Industry Overview. He was a friend as well as a lecturer to his students, and his knowledge and enthusiasm were inspirational to everyone he encountered. Keith was also a hugely talented businessman, and made an immeasurable contribution to both ACM and the wider music industry over his long career.

While at ACM, Keith played a significant part in building the Business School from its inception to what it is today with over 500 students graduating during his time, many of whom now work within the music and media industry around the world. He was held in very high esteem and loved by students, staff and fellow tutors alike and will be greatly missed by all.

As well as his work at ACM, Keith was deputy chairman of the MCPS, and regarded as a world authority on international copyright management. He also worked with Performing Right Society, BPIBACS and Equity as well as being involved with other esteemed publishers, record labels, artists and TV companies.

The thoughts of everyone at ACM are with Keith’s wife Jenny, his children Andrea and Martin, and all his family and friends at this difficult time.

Phil and all at ACM
(Phil Brookes is the Founding Director of ACM)