Tallinn Music Week
5—6 April 2024

Mark LippmannGB

Founder & CEO of Scruff of the Neck

Still proudly independent, Mark Lippmann has built Manchester based Scruff of the Neck from its humble DIY beginnings, into the wide-reaching organisation it is today. With emphasis on the development of new artists, Mark has enabled Scruff of the Neck to go from strength to strength, evolving from local concert promoters into an award winning independent label (‘Best Small Label’ AIM Awards 2019), publishing, creative, management and live company with a dynamic in-house set-up to self serve their artists whilst remaining collaborative with third parties. Scruff of the Neck is now partnered with Believe for distribution, Twitch for ‘Scruff of the Neck TV’, Sony Music Publishing and Double Six (Domino) for Neighbouring Rights.

The business has a keen focus on the import of international artists and has achieved recent success with Giant Rooks (Germany), NOËP (Estonia) and Lime Cordiale (Australia).