Kemal Mermutlu

Kemal Mermutlu

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Kemal Mermutlu

Supporting hundreds of dj’s, thousands of artists and bringing new music to millions at BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra for over a decade. Co-founder of SendMusic. A&R for the Invisible Men.
Media Professional currently working in radio at the BBC's most prominent youth brands (Radio 1 and 1Xtra). A Sony Award winner, I am also a co-founder of a music startup (

I've previously produced shows with household names at Radio 1 including Annie Nightingale, Pete Tong, Dave Pearce, Steve Lamacq, Bobby Friction and Nihal and Kutski.

At 1Xtra I've helped develop up & coming talent including Tim Westwood, Trevor Nelson, Mistajam, DJ Cameo, DJ Target (Roll Deep), Bailey, Crissy Criss, Seani B and Ronnie Herel.

I've been part of a team that has won Silver and Bronze awards at the annual Sony Radio Awards (the Gold medal eludes me for another year!) whilst producing shows from numerous events across the UK and abroad (Majorca Rocks, Notting Hill Carnival, India and more). I've also spoken at Westminster University and Music4Point5 seminars about music audiences and engagement on platforms.

Having produced audio and video of the highest quality for the world's most renowned and respected broadcaster, I'm always looking to hear from anyone associated with music or the music business. I'm particularly interested in new business models engaging the real stars of the music industry - the fans.
radio, a&r, music industry, music professional, music, music curation
hip-hop, edm, future garage, r&b, garage, dance, house, deep house, uk garage

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