Livemusic was founded in 2007 by Mick Newton (CEO) and his son Ben Newton (COO). Prior to the foundation of Livemusic, Mick worked alongside Tom Watkins, co-managing 80s pop band Bros. Mick then went on to manage Grammy Award winner Steve Winwood, until 2008, his final project being to arrange for Winwood to perform with Eric Clapton at three sold out shows at Madison Square Garden.
The companys head office is based within the Silicon Roundabout area of Shoreditch, East London.
In 2011, Livemusic announced the appointment to its board of Nick Gatfield (Chairman & CEO of Sony Music UK & Ireland), Giles Thorley (former CEO of Punch Taverns plc), and Peter Bond (Chairman, Bond Aviation Group, founder investor in Soho House Group).
In October 2011, Livemusic launched Live&Loud, an online self-promotion tool and gig-booking service for unsigned bands that functions by matching them to available performance slots at small to medium-sized live music venues across the UK, promoting and selling tickets to the gigs, and rewarding bands with the fastest-growing social media profiles and most active fanbases, by offering them the chance to support a major signed band at a future sold-out Livemusic Student Union event. As of October 2011, 2000 UK bands have signed up to the service.
The Beat Maras released The Huaraz EP on 14 April 2008, through Jezus Factory Records. Room Thirteen said the EP "Sounds like Morrissey and Elvis Costello jamming at Elliott Smith's wake". Both these releases were produced by Ian Button.
Templeton-Ward's work with Paul Hawkins saw him contribute towards six singles and two albums. Templeton-Ward's poetry has been performed in support of members from bands such as Ian Dury and the Noisettes. Templeton-Ward has appeared on radio numerous times including a BBC Radio 1 live session with Huw Stephens and multiple appearances on BBC Radio 6.
Templeton-Ward began a new band, Black Coral Groove, in 2013. The songs are co-written with Ruari Meehan, the pair met on a European tour supporting Kasabian. All their music has been produced by Ian Button and the band, they are expected to begin a live tour in 2015.
Templeton-Ward's films have featured artists such as Miles Kane, Saul Williams, The Big Pink, Spector, Dark Dark Dark, Man Like Me, Hurts, Akron/Family, Babeshadow, Emmy The Great, Listener, Jeffrey Lewis, Rival Sons, British Sea Power, Metronomy, Death in Vegas, The Ruby Suns, Dry The River, PURE LOVE and Themselves.
Templeton-Ward has interviewed many musical artists including Sunn O))), Beirut, E.M.A., Nosaj Thing, James P Honey, CREEP, Yoni Wolf, Band of Skulls and CSS.