Joyce Smyth – Chief Executive officer
Joyce is a proud Pompeyite, born across the creek from Portsmouth Royal Dockyard. She had an early musical apprenticeship singing in Navy pubs before studying law at Cambridge where she ran the University Folk Club.
It was in the early 1980s, at City law firm Theodore Goddard, that Joyce’s career-long relationship with the Rolling Stones began and it was with the encouragement of then Stones manager Rupert Lowenstein that she established her own boutique practice, Smyth Barkham, in 1997.
Joyce has represented many marquee acts, whether as legal or business advisor, but it is principally for her work with the Stones that she is more widely recognised in the industry. The band has performed live every year since 2012, with a triumphant debut at Glastonbury in 2013 and a unique free concert in Havana in 2016, whilst releasing the Grammy Award-winning Blue and Lonesome album and launching Exhibitionism, a major retrospective of the bands career to date.
Rachel Smyth – Business Development Manager
Rachel graduated in French from the University of Liverpool. After spending a year in Paris working at Universal Music France, she taught in Yorkshire for two years (as part of the Teach First Leadership development programme), graded as outstanding. After a stint in tech PR, she joined Glastry in 2018 to develop new talent and content platforms.
Rachel graduated from the University of Liverpool with a BA in French. She spent a year in Paris working at Universal Music France, in the merchandise department Bravado, as well as its brand partnership department Uthink!, which focuses on artists’ collaborations with brands. Following this, she completed the Teach First Leadership development programme, graded as outstanding in all 8 teaching standards. After this, she gained experience in the media and marketing PR industry before using these transferable skills to head up the business development department at Glastry where she hopes to help new and emerging artists to launch their careers.