“I managed Bill at UMG for several years. He is among the very best executives I’ve ever worked with in my more than 30 years in the music business. But wait… there’s more. Bill brings kindness, respect and creativity to every task, matched with a “work the problem” and “can do” attitude with his clients, including UMG back when we worked together. There is no better choice than Bill. Period.”

David Ring Chief Music Counsel for Pandora

“Very few people have the level of insight, experience and connections that Bill and his team have around the massively complex world of music rights. From our experience, there is not a better team than Barefoot in navigating this labyrinth with top level strategy, communication, attention, and results.”

Zach Katz CEO of Raised In Space


“Bill Campbell is one of those executives who absolutely gets it, and delivers at the highest level. With a deep knowledge of the music, media, mobile and emerging tech industries, Bill has a network at the highest level(s), and accountable transactions and successes to match. Bill is a strategist, entrepreneur, negotiator, business leader and evangelist. I know many folks in the industry, and Bill is the elite, as executive and as a friend.”

Andy Blacker

Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Songclip


“Bill embodies the “perfect package professional”.

(1) Innately smart and a quick-study on new concepts and ideas; (2) Consistently respectful of all opinions — business partners, senior co-workers, direct reports and adjunct divisions; and (3) Diligent and hard working.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bill in number of different capacities in the entertainment and technology space for more than a dozen years. Simply put, he’s an all-round, first-class guy you’d want to associate with — professionally and socially.”

Mark Eisenberg

SVP & Head of Global Partnerships at SoundCloud


“Bill Campbell and Barefoot Media will help you navigate the complicated world of music… from managers, agents, publishers and label heads… Bill and his team can get you to the right person with a story that gets the industry excited to work with you.  Then they get the deal done.”

Bryan Stone

Senior Vice President, Business Development, Global Digital Strategy, Universal Music Group


“Bill’s clients achieve strong results due to his formidable understanding of every side of a deal. He uses that understanding to craft client-centric solutions that fit the circumstances. His steady demeanor instills trust in his rational perspective from all involved. From there, he constructs outcomes that further his client’s interests on a foundation that partners can build on well into the future. “

Ron Wilcox

Executive Counsel, Business Affairs, Strategic and Digital Initiatives, at Warner Music Group


“Bill and I have worked together on a plethora of projects including building up a team, processes, and methodology for one of the biggest start-ups in the world. He possesses deep industry knowledge, creative business development thinking, and goes above and beyond for his clients. His network of industry executives runs deep. I have learned so much from Bill and it has been an honor and privilege to work with him.”

Todd Schefflin

Senior Manager of Music Partnerships | Global Business Development at ByteDance


“Bill is the consummate professional. He has a deep knowledge of the music industry. And, he is also a terrific guy. I highly recommend him.”

Bobby Rosenbloum

Chairman, Global Entertainment & Media Practice at Greenberg Traurig, LLP


I’ve had the pleasure of working with Bill Campbell at Barefoot for a couple of years now. In that time Bill has provided invaluable strategic guidance to our company. I can say without reservation, that there may not be a more knowledgeable and more qualified individual when it comes to music licensing at the very top levels of the global music industry. Bill is well-respected, well-known and perhaps most importantly, well-liked by every industry player we’ve ever shared a meeting room with.  I highly recommend Barefoot.

Jaime Scott

Co-Founder/CEO, KORD