Founded by highly regarded analyst and proven entrepreneur Chris Carey, Media Insight Consulting provides a range of strategic consultancy services across the music, gaming, and media industries. ​Based on more than a decade of experience in media research, data analysis, and consumer insight (surveys and focus groups), we aim to make our clients’ businesses both more profitable, and more efficient.

​By taking a holistic view of the entertainment industry, we are able to identify specific opportunities and outline bespoke strategies in order to realise full potential. ​Working in close collaboration with our clients, we help them to better understand their audience, foresee trends, resolve problems, and identify commercial opportunities. In short, we help our clients make more profit.


Chris Carey

Media Insight Consulting

Chris is an entrepreneur, strategist, and data expert. He founded FastForward in 2015 and is founder and CEO of boutique research company, Media Insight Consulting, specialising in Consumer Surveys and Big Data Analytics, with a focus on the music industry. Clients include Spotify, Sony Music, The O2, and BMG Music.

He previously worked as Global Insight Director at Universal Music Group and EMI, and Senior Economist at PRS for Music. He has been quoted in The Financial Times, The Economist, Forbes, The New York Times, The Independent as well as BBC Breakfast, Sky News, BBC 4’s Today Programme, BBC 5 Live, BBC World Service, and music industry press.