Public Pressure

Public Pressure announce London based music division and appoint Stephen King as Managing Director

Global role for former Believe MD unveiled.

London, 19th April 2023 Public Pressure, the international Web3 media company, has announced a new London based division, Public Pressure Music, which will be headed up by Stephen King who has been appointed Managing Director of the new initiative.

Public Pressure Music will oversee all activities related to music (including its collaborations with the fashion and gaming industries), IP management and content acquisitions related to the Public Pressure marketplace, which is the company’s platform for the sale and purchase of NFTs.

Stephen King will take up this global role with immediate effect and will work directly with Sergio Mottola, Co-Founder and President of Public Pressure on the company’s strategic growth plans and with the company’s CEO Giulia Maresca on music acquisition & development.  He will also work closely with Francesca Versace, Chief Creative Officer, on developing innovative music and fashion content for the platform.

King joins Public Pressure from his previous role as UK Managing Director of Believe, a position he held since 2010. In addition, he held the role of Chief International Officer (CIO) of Believe between 2013 to 2017.

Before joining Believe, he ran his own artist management company, Ricochet, and was co-founder, alongside Alan McGee, of Creation Management, where he was Managing Director from 2002 to 2008. During this period, he was also Managing Director of McGee’s Poptones label.

In addition, he also founded Ricochet Rights Eleven Associates (RR11A), a music business intelligence and management consultancy.

Stephen King said,” The ambition and vision of Public Pressure is incredible. They are leading the way in their field and creating new opportunities for music and other creative industries to work together in the exciting new environment of the metaverse. I’m very much looking forward to leading Public Pressure Music and bringing my experience to their global team while helping them build on their excellent work to date.”

Launched in 2022, Public Pressure is committed to expanding the experiential value chain between music, fashion, gaming, culture, and technology. It is the only music marketplace in the Polkadot ecosystem, which also has the lowest total electricity consumption and carbon emissions per year of the six proof-of-stake (POS) blockchains and is focused on delivering carbon-neutral music NFT activations.

Sergio Mottola Co-Founder & President of Public Pressure said, “In Stephen King we have appointed a proven executive who will help us navigate not only the global music landscape but other creative industries as well. He brings unrivalled insight and experience and has an amazing track record of success while being a born innovator and leader.”

Public Pressure

Public Pressure is a Web3 media company headquartered in London with offices around the world with an NFT marketplace that focuses on the interactions between music, culture and technology.