Doug D’Arcy began in the music business in 1968 as a booking agent at the Ellis-Wright Agency which became Chrysalis. He worked at Chrysalis as Managing Director of the record label until 1986 when he became President of Chrysalis Records International. He was also a director of the Chrysalis Group Ltd.
Following the sale of Chrysalis Records to EMI in 1989 he started Dedicated Records a joint-venture with the Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG).
From 1998-2001 he was Consultant to Arista Records Us.
Subsequently he has been a founder and director of the Association of Independent Music (AIM), a director of Faith & Hope Records
and a Trustee of the charity Missing People.
Hull Grammar School followed by Manchester University 1964-1968 BA (Hons) degree in Drama
2001 -present Songline Ltd music consultancy.