The Blokur Team

Phil Barry

Founder & CEO

Phil (MBA, Oxford) spent a decade on the creative side of the music business as a recording artist and record label founder, before switching gears to focus on technology-driven solutions to the challenges faced by creators in the digital world. He consulted on the world-first release of Radiohead singer Thom Yorke’s album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent before leading Ujo, the first blockchain music platform, a collaboration with the two-time Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Imogen Heap. Phil subsequently founded Blokur in the middle of 2016.

Andrés Martin-Lopez


Before joining Blokur as CTO Andres headed an innovation team at Universal Music Group, developing several industry-leading platforms for data science, machine learning and repertoire-metadata. During his time at Universal Music Group he was also responsible for Universal’s synch licensing platform and Universal’s meta data API, which powers several streaming services. Before UMG, he worked as a software engineer at companies including Vodafone and Thales. Andrés holds a Masters in Advanced Computer Science from Manchester University.

Emma McIntyre

Director of Partnerships

Emma joined Blokur from 7Digital where she was Head of Music Partnerships overseeing all Publisher and Major Label Relationships and licensing. She has extensive experience in music licensing and provided licensing consultancy for high-profile clients such as Previously, Emma spent several years at Blinkbox Music, Tesco’s music streaming offering, as Head of Business Affairs. Emma holds a LLB (law) from Liverpool John Moores University and is working towards an MBA from Henley Business School.

PJ Dulay

Director of Business Development

Selina Lau

Strategy Manager

Derek Gridley

Customer Success (Nashville)

Emilie Petersen

Marketing Manager

Gabriella Heybourne

Partnership Manager

Stephanie Ezuma

Content Creator

Luca Zambarda

Tech lead - Copyright

Mike Christensen

Tech Lead - Usage and ReportIng

Alexandre Skiada

Tech Lead - Matching

Akmal Khadir

Software Engineer

Arsham Shirvani

Senior Software Engineer

Abby Shum

Software Engineer


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Sumaiyah Uddin

Marketing & Content

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