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Margaret Fiedler McGinnis is a Chicago-born London-based musician 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, cello, keys, percussion and backing vocals to PJ Harvey's world tour in support of her Mercury Prize winning album Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea. Margaret also spent 2 years with seminal post-punk art band Wire holding down lead/rhythm guitar after the departure of guitarist Bruce Gilbert. Alongside her music Mags gained a post-graduate law degree at the College of Law, Bloomsbury, London and has worked in Music Copyright at the BBC and as Global Licensing Manager for Antenna International. She is now the Owner and Director of Mineral Point Music Ltd providing a full rights clearance/music supervision service to clients such as Viacom, MTV, Remedy Productions and the National Gallery, London. A new band PEA is in the works and a very exciting secret project provisionally called October First will see the light of day very soon. 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!

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