Starting out in 1993 when he spent four years co- developing Cup Of Tea Records, a Bristol-based Trip Hop label that commissioned the first ever Portishead remix.
Philpot next moved on to Skint Records as Licensing Manager in 1997, shortly before Fatboy Slim entered the UK Top 40 for the first time. In this role Philpot was responsible for helping Fatboy Slim enter the Guinness Book Of Records for the greatest number of adverts running at one time with a single artists music as a sound-bed. This experience led him to take the role of Label Manager with a focus on licensing and music synchronisation.
Following his success in synchronisation at Skint, Philpot launched his own synchronisation service ‘Sync Inc’ in 2008 with long-time friend Matt Kaleda. The company undertook music consultancy, supervision and acting as sync agents, covering all the vital operations for synchronisation. They represented independent labels as well as established artists. During this time Philpot worked with high profile clients including Channel 4, BBC, Nike Bacardi, Barclays, Sony Playstation, Rover and Hugo Boss. He also worked closely on with the music supervisor for the popular television series Luther starring Idris Elba, and UK film Blitz starring Jason Statham, David Morrisey and Paddy Considine.
In 2012 Philpot moved to Believe Digital where he is working their extensive catalogue for synchronisation and build a comprehensive global synchronisation service for their client.