Dance music bible Muzik has, for the second year running, announced
its list of the 50 most powerful people in dance music. Topped by
Ministry of Sound founder James Palumbo, the list includes DJs,
producers and radio programmers. It also includes two luminaries from
the world of PR: Damian Mould and Heather Finlay.
Mould, managing director of so-hip-it-hurts agency Slice PR, comes in at
number 19 in the list, which is based on a combination of money, talent,
sharp business sense and professional ability and aims, it says, to
’separate the men from the boys and the dog’s bollocks from the
He also has the distinction of being third fastest mover in the chart
(he was positioned at 46 last year).
Coming in with a bullet at number 25 is Heather Finlay, managing
director of Sainted PR. She is the second highest-ranked woman in the
list and her clients are something of a who’s who of dance music
themselves: the Chemical Brothers, Massive Attack and the Basement Jaxx
to name but a few.
So, has this chart-busting status changed the quality of their
’Not at all, to be honest,’ is Finlay’s response, ’except for my friends
taking the piss.’