Meet The Team: Jamie Ross
Here at 7digital, we value our team and feel it is important to get to know eachother. We're a vibrant group, united by a passion for music and technology, which fuels our ambition both inside and outside of the workplace
With many exciting skills and interests spread across each department, we are proud of everyone involved in the 7digital team. Read on to meet our latest addition, Jamie Rossfrom the Legal Team.
Nice to meet you Jamie, what do you do here at 7digital?
I’m a Legal & Business Affairs Executive. The legal team help negotiate and draft the contracts with our affiliates, license content from labels and publishers, as well as dealing with the various legal issues that spring up on a daily basis. It’s nice because we get involved with all aspects of the business.
And seeing as you work in the legal team, what is your favourite courtroom drama?
Well, I’m too jealous of the guy with the photographic memory in Suits so it has to be Better Call Saul.
We hear you just turned 30. Does it feel very different to 29?
Changing age category in surveys has been very traumatic... I refuse to take them now.
What did you do before you started working at 7digital?
Before 7digital I trained up as a lawyer at Davenport Lyons (now Gordon Dadds). During that time I did a 6-month secondment at the publisher Music Sales which really set me on to working as a lawyer in-house post-qualification.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a footballer, but my family wanted me to be a doctor so we agreed I would do both; play football and then if someone got injured I could treat them on the pitch. Sadly this pioneering career path never came to pass.
What are your music interests outside of work?
I’ve played in various bands over the years. A few years ago we were pretty into the acoustic ‘scene’ and played with lots of nice people including a young Ed Sheeran. I’d love to say I taught him everything he knows but...
What device do you most use for listening to music?
It’s a 50/50 split between desktop and mobile – offline playlists are great.
How do you think we’ll all be consuming music in the year 2030?
We’ll probably have imbedded tech that monitors our physiological reactions to songs which will curate our listening accordingly. Oh, and vinyl will be more popular than ever obviously.