Margaret Fiedler McGinnis is a Chicago-born London-based musician, craftsperson and copyright and licensing professional. Under her maiden name of Fiedler, Margaret (Mags to her friends) has released numerous critically acclaimed albums with her bands Laika and Moonshake - Laika being an important influence upon Radiohead, amongst others. From playing as a teenager in a band with Moby, she's also contributed lead guitar to PJ Harvey's world tour in support of her Mercury Prize winning album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Needing a change, Mags went to study law at the College of Law Bloomsbury London, gained a post-graduate law qualification and went to work at the BBC in their Music Copyright department. Dividing her time between music (a children's album and book are being planned), crafts from candles to concrete and editing a book of poetry (and considering writing a cookbook), Mags spent 2008/09 back on guitar for touring duties with Wire in support of the band's album Object 47 and contributed guitar and backing vocals to Wire's 2011 EP Strays. Leaving the BBC in 2011 after 5 years Mags went to work at Antenna International in 2012 as their Global Licensing Manager clearing audio and multimedia content for handheld guides to the Tate Modern and the Empire State Building amongst many other great clients. Freelance as of August 2015 a new band PEA is being planned however Mags is always up for anything new - if you've got anything artistically confounding, legally weird and wonderful or even crafty and clever contact her here!