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Manchester born Chris Brophy is an award-winning entrepreneur who has achieved significant success in the music and media industries worldwide. He is a qualified teacher who has trained thousands of local people in broadcasting, some of which have gone on to secure work on Key 103, BBC Radio Manchester, CBBC, Five Live, Capital FM, XFM, MediaCityUK Studios and Coronation Street.
From an early age, Chris developed a fascination with performing, and in the early 1980s took his first step in to the world of music by taking piano lessons and going on to perform at the Royal Northern College of Music. After winning Young Musician of the Year in 1985, Chris left high school and went on to study at Manchester’s famous School of Sound Recording / Spirit Studios along with members of 808 State, Simply Red, Stone Roses and Happy Mondays.
Whilst at the SSR, Chris further developed his songwriting and sound recording skills by setting up a studio where he recorded and released his own E.P in 1993. This led to Chris being signed by BMG as a remixer for London based dance act Red Rhythm, and working on several other successful projects afterwards.
In 1994, he took a step in to the world of radio, by working as a voice over artist on commercials at Manchester’s dance station Kiss 102, a role that soon led to him co-presenting and producing the ‘Up All Night’ show. Like many who work in the radio industry, Chris has also worked on hospital radio for an international charity, where he held the position of Press & Press Officer.
He has also achieved significant success as a remixer and record producer right across America, having been discovered by a New York based record label around ten years ago. During this time, he released of over 65 records for 30 record labels. Over half a million records were sold worldwide which put his music on over 114 charts in the USA; 11 of which were number one hit singles.
At his studio near San Francisco, Chris worked on a number of records, one of which appeared on the Grammy Awards Nomination Ballot. A number one hit record on America’s Billboard Chart pushed Chris above top artists such as Sting, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake and even Elvis. His experiences as a remixer and producer in America have enabled him to work at some of the best studios around the world including Manchester, London, New York, Philadelphia, Miami and Los Angeles.
Chris has also worked with Pop Idol artists and has worked on tracks with members of The Three Degrees, even covering tracks by George Michael and Kate Bush.
To date, Chris has hosted shows on 78 radio stations globally. At its peak, the Infect’ive Mix show aired to 2.2 million listeners a month and was broadcast on AM, FM, DAB, Internet and satellite stations across every single continent. The show was a huge success across America, Australia, New Zealand and even parts of Africa, Europe and China. It was broadcast for a number of years, received praise from fans all over the world and rewarded Chris with a Web Radio Award for Best Syndicated Radio Show, amongst many others.
Chris is co-founder and former station manager of 94.4FM Salford City Radio; where he was responsible for managing the day-to-day running of the station and turning it in to a quadruple award-winning community radio service. The role also involved maintaining 4 studios, broadcasting 168 hours of audio a week, managing 150 volunteers and all financial and promotional activities. Whilst at the station, Chris also had his own weekly column in local paper The Salford Advertiser.
During his time as an award-winning radio manager, producer and broadcaster, Chris has interviewed some of the biggest names in music and showbiz from Stephen Mulhern, stars of Coronation Street, Big Brother and Neighbours, comedians Jenny Eclair, Dave Spikey, Ruby Wax and Jason Manford, and top recording artists Go West, JLS and Spandau Ballet.
In 2008, Chris founded Music Industry Learning Ltd, the world’s first virtual music industry academy and his work took him all over the country from MediaCityUK in the North to the BBC Academy in London, teaching a variety of music and media subjects.
In 2013, he founded Play Media Training Ltd where he ran public speaking courses and radio / TV presenter training courses from his own studios in Central Manchester and around MediaCityUK. The courses were popular with people of all ages and backgrounds, and participants have even included Olympic gold medalists and stars of Britain’s Got Talent. In less than a year, he had attracted almost 2,000 presenting talent to the business, some of which have gone on to find permanent work in the media.