James Brown studied the viola at the Royal College of Music. During a six-year performing career he was a member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
He founded Hazard Chase Limited in 1990. In 2017 he was appointed Chairman of Artium Media Relations Limited. In 2020 he founded James Brown Management.
James has been a speaker at numerous international conferences including Midem Classique, the Association of British Orchestras, the China Shanghai International Arts Festival Forum, the American Symphony Orchestra League and IAMA.
James was Chairman of the International Artist Managers’ Association from 2003-2005. In May 2007 he became an Honorary Member of the Royal College of Music and in April 2012 he was made an Honorary Life Member of the International Artist Managers’ Association. In January 2013 he received the Association of British Orchestras/Rhinegold Publishing award for 2012 for Artist Manager of the Year.