Luke Crampton

Managing director, Original Media

Luke Crampton is Managing Director of Original Media a broad entertainment-based concept company which primarily creates and produces television programming, including CNN International’s ‘World Beat’ - the first global, weekly music television series - and its successor, ‘The Music Room’.

Original Media subsidiaries include Songfinder (, a long-established music supervision and licensing service, and the Music Information Database: the world’s most comprehensive source for popular music history data which includes the complete US/UK music charts website,

Luke is also an acclaimed best-selling author of some thirty books including ‘Rock and Roll: Year By Year’ (Dorling Kindersley) published in association with the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the 'Music Icons' biography series for Taschen. A voting member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Radio Hall of Fame and the Grammy Awards.

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