Frank Wilkes (Kycker)


Frank Wilkes has over 30 years’ experience working in the music and Tech industries and has run a number of Tech and music development initiatives in this time.

Frank is the founder of Kryptic Media (trading as Kycker) an innovative FinTech company that exploits IP from the music sector, allowing artists to become independent businesses whilst also providing data driven A&R.

The platform also offers opportunities such as showcases at South by South West and New York Sound City, Zandari Festival (Seoul, South Korea) as well as UK based festivals such as Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape (Brighton), Long Division (Wakefield) and Tramlines (Sheffield).
Frank also works with a number of partner organisations such as DIT, DCMS, Creative and Cultural Skills the Arts Council, PRS for Music and UK Music, to bring new income and opportunities to music businesses.

Frank also founded Artist Development Service DMF Digital and brought together the Yorkshire Music Forum which is now the PRSF Talent Development Partner for Yorkshire

Before founding Kycker and DMF Digital, Frank was Artist Development Coordinator for Higher Rhythm Ltd overseeing Circuit Records and the music business network Plugged in Yorkshire (now Music Industry Yorkshire)

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