Natasha Pattenden



“My name is Natasha, and I am Chief Operating Officer for an independent music publishing company called 235. I began my career at what was back then the MCPS-PRS Alliance after graduating with a Music Business Management Degree. With a keen interest in learning more about music publishing, I then went on to further my career at Universal Music. I learned so much there and met so many people who strengthened my passion for wanting to do right by songwriters. When Kobalt approached me during their early start-up days to head up their Client Service division, I jumped at the opportunity and spent the next 14+ years developing what was later re-branded Writer & Publisher Relations. Having been on the most incredibly rewarding journey with Kobalt, I left there in 2022 and have been at 235 Music Publishing for just over a year, overseeing all operational functions and helping to build a really exciting new go-to company for songwriters.

I am incredibly driven, loyal and passionate about what I do not only in my career but also in my personal life. I have two young children at primary school and they are a huge part of why I feel so equipped to be championing this Family Employee Network. Many employers have made significant progress over the past decade regarding flexible working for employees with dependents, however, sadly there are many employees still struggling. Whilst more is being done now than it was 10 years ago to support employees with family commitments, there is still a lot of work to do. Juggling and maintaining a good work/life balance comes with a huge amount of challenges and I am passionate about creating a safe place to discuss and, where I hope, we can impart some positive change.
Almost all of my spare time is dedicated to my children, however, in any free time that I do have, I enjoy reading, baking and binge-watching a good TV series with a good red wine!

If what I’ve said resonates with you at all, either as an employer or an employee, then please come along to our sessions, I’d love to meet you!”