Duncan Ballantyne is the founder of Ballantyne Communications, a PR and marketing agency who have been running media campaigns for artist albums, singles, tours and festivals since 2012, with offices in London and Madrid. Their music orientation is diverse (from roots to jazz to electronic and everything in between) but ultimately celebrating the globally minded, locally rooted, artist from established and internationally renowned acts like Seu Jorge, Youssou N’Dour and Mulatu Astatke to relatively new bands and artists taking early steps in their careers Like AYOM, Derya Yildirim, Sessa and Star Feminine Band.
Duncan and his team tell stories and build narratives with the human experience at the forefront, celebrating difference, diversity and equality. This is something built-in to what they do, not a clever add on. Getting up close and personal is a philosophy at the heart of their work.
Duncan’s experiences are wide, having managed various UK based record labels, set up and managed Tiger’s Milk Records for 7 years, in collaboration with a London based Peruvian food and drinks brand called Ceviche. He ran his own artist management company for many years and also works with other strands of culture in collaboration with arts organisations, festivals and brands.