4 May 2018

Meet the Team: Dylan Myerscough-Harris


I was born and raised in Oxfordshire. I took a 3 year ‘gap year’ after Sixth Form to travel around America, Europe and Asia. In between, I worked a range of jobs at places like Oxford University, BD Biosciences and at WBBC. My roles included researching 18th Century American history, working on TV and Radio documentaries, and compering at gigs and festivals.

What does your role entail?

I work on artist management projects, and on the development and introduction of our A&R scouting platform to new clients.

What’s the best part of your job?

I get to meet and work with fascinating people from across the music industry, working in all sectors and at all levels. It keeps me at the heart of the UK music scene, which is one of my great passions. I also enjoy attending countless live music events, it’s a major bonus of the job.

What did you want to be when you were little?

When I was little I wanted to be a National Geographic journalist (although you could probably take out the ‘when I was little’ part...)

In your spare time, what do you get up to?

In my spare time I play football for a few 5 a side teams around London, read, head to different gigs in town and meet up with friends (usually the places running the best happy hours). Also any cheap theatre tickets I can pick up are always a plus.

What was the first song you remember hearing?

Not the very first song I remember hearing, but the first song I remember learning the words to was ‘Tiny Dancer’ by Elton John (not sure why, but a classic is a classic).

How did you get into the music industry?

I’ve grown up around music as both of my parents work in the industry, and having a passion for music from the time I was old enough to appreciate a good song, moving into the industry was always a goal of mine. I worked on live music sessions, gigs and festivals before moving to London to join Instrumental.

Where is your favourite place on earth?

My favourite place I’ve ever travelled to is Hampi in India. Think endless green rice paddies, rock cliffs you can climb to catch the sunset with the monks at the top, and elephants that come down to the river each morning to wash. It was a dream place. That or the garden of my parent’s house.

If you have any queries about Instrumental’s A&R scouting platform or want to find out how it can power your music scouting efforts, please get in touch via hello@weareinstrumental.com