Global air charter specialists Chapman Freeborn has made two key appointments to lead its music and entertainment vertical team following a major investment in its global network strategy.

Paul Kindred, Senior Business Development Manager – Music & Entertainment, brings more than three decades of experience in developing the music and entertainment businesses including Premier Aviation UK Ltd and Air Partner, as well as 25 years working at major record companies, including 10 years working at Sony Music Entertainment.

Paul Kindred, Senior Business Development Manager – Music & Entertainment

He is to lead the team alongside Chloe Phelps, who has been newly appointed Team Leader – Music and Entertainment – with both individuals based out of the company’s London Gatwick Airport headquarters.

“Chapman Freeborn has been chartering aircraft for the music industry since 1973, impressively coordinating major music tours, festivals, and one-off concerts for household names, right from the start,” said Kindred.

“Chapman’s music and entertainment division is supported by experienced teams strategically located in all corners of the globe, that have deep inside knowledge of local and regional markets and are therefore able to offer better, more tailored solutions to clients, no matter their need or location.”

Meanwhile, Phelps originally joined Chapman Freeborn in 2018 as part of the Tour Support Team. Her reassignment means she will be managing chartering services for music tours as well as nurturing and strengthening client relationships.

Chloe Phelps

“Chapman Freeborn has an extensive global network which allows us to offer a bespoke, on-demand service for clients no matter the requirements and despite it being such a high-pressured, high-profile, fast-paced industry,” said Phelps.

“Central to my role will be looking out for promising up-and-coming artists, thereby ensuring our client roster stays ahead of the curve as our music and entertainment vertical plays an even bigger role to our ongoing global growth strategy.”

Chapman Freeborn has made several appointments throughout the European Union to strengthen its presence on the ground to meet the increasing number of live events since the music and entertainment industry recovers post-COVID.