Finding The Future

Finding The Future

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David Lowe

David Lowe picDavid has composed the themes for some the most popular programmes on TV at the moment; BBC News, Grand Designs, The One Show, and Countryfile amongst others and BBC World Service Radio.

David has created musical Identities for television channels worldwide, BBC Entertainment in Asia, Bloomberg TV in the USA, Al Arayba in the Middle East, TV2 Norway, CCTV China, and also corporate themes for Santander and Barclays Bank.

He’s also arranged and produced music by other composers, namely Panorama and Chariots of Fire for the London 2012 Olympics.

Commercially He had a hit single “Would You..?” which got to number three in the charts, and has released three albums. One of his tracks was used to launch iTunes.

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke

Chris Cooke is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. He co-founded CMU, a service provider to the music industry best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Digest and CMU Trends Report – which also provides training and consultancy to music companies, hosts the UK’s biggest music business conference at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, and runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new
talent. He writes for CMU’s media, curates and presents CMU@TGE, and leads the company’s training and consultancy projects.

CMU is part of Chris’s media and education business 3CM UnLimited, through which he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, and helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation, which is enabling more ethnic diversity in the communications industry.

With degrees in English and Law, Chris regularly writes about, discusses and comments on media and media law, music and comedy, and the music and communication industries. He co-hosts the CMU and TW Podcasts and recently debuted his first spoken word show ‘Chris Cooke’s Free Speech’.

Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball

Jane Dyball graduated in Law (LLB Hons) from Bristol University in 1984 and spent some time travelling before becoming determined to get a job in the music business. After sending out endless CVs she joined independent publisher, Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd, in 1986 as International Co-ordinator, eventually becoming Administration Manager (International). She had responsibility for international copyrights, overseas synch licensing, organising conferences and producing printed music.

Following a stint at printed music company, International Music Publications, Jane joined Warner/Chappell Music Ltd as Legal & Business Affairs Manager in 1992, subsequently becoming Head of the Legal Department for the UK before taking on international responsibilities and moving to SVP International Legal & Business Affairs in 2005. She had responsibility for all Warner/Chappell Music’s business affairs throughout the world ex US & Canada, and was responsible for business strategic issues focussing on areas such as collective rights management and digital rights. Jane initiated and executed WCM’s Pan European Digital Licensing initiative and instigated the groundbreaking “one stop shop” which licensed publishing and master rights together for Radiohead’s phenomenal “In Rainbows” album.

While at WCM she sat on the Boards of the PRS, MCPS, IMPA, ICMP and MPA amongst other industry organisations. In June 2013 she left WCM and in January 2014 was appointed CEO of MCPS, IMPEL and PMLL. She is regularly invited to participate in industry think-tanks, sits on advisory panels and boards and regularly appears as a panellist at a variety of industry events throughout the world.  In 2014 she was named on the Music Week roll of honour for Women in Music.

She lives in Suffolk, England with her partner and 2 children.

William Booth

William Booth

William Booth

William Booth took up his present position in December 2012 rejoining in effect two of his previous 3 employers.  His role is broad covering virtually all areas of SonyATV EMI’s business.
Having graduated in 1979 from Kings College London with a law degree, in 1986 he became a partner in the West End practice Harbottle and Lewis specialising in music business work before becoming Director of Legal and Business Affairs at London Records in 1989.
In 1992 he joined the then Sony Music Publishing as MD of their UK company and started his career as a music publisher, subsequently becoming responsible for Sony ATV European business and for all regional budgeting, deal approvals and relations with collecting societies.
Joining EMI Music Publishing as Director of Business Development in 2003, he subsequently became Deputy MD there before joining PRS for Music in 2010. He has been a previous Board Member of PRS, MCPS the MPA and IMPA and has over 25 years experience in senor leadership roles and a comprehensive understanding of the business.

Henry Semmence

Henry Semmence

Henry Semmence

Henry’s career in the industry began in 1973, working in retail at Bonaparte Records. He moved Phonogram Records (Universal) and the worked in New York importing records in the heyday of the British Invasion. His next move was to manage and run a sales/promotions company Bullet Promotions, the first independent retail promotions team.   In 1989 he set up one of the first boutique “bolt on distribution” companies, The Total Records Company, this business broke the mould of distribution in the UK.  In 1998 he set up Absolute Marketing and Distribution (now known as Absolute Label Services), the first label services business in the World.

He was a member of the AIM board for five years, worked with Nordoff Robbins on the “2000” committee and currently sits on the CALM charity Music Board.

Adam Cardew

Adam Cardew

Adam Cardew

Adam comes from a background of working in digital & marketing for Bristol-based labels and management companies. Moving to Absolute in 2011 to become their Digital Manager, Adam has steered the expansion of the digital area to now heading-up the Digital Department as Digital Director. During that time he’s been proud to spearhead digital strategy for artists such as McFly, Backstreet Boys, Blue, Dexys, Noisettes, Crystal Fighters, Lemar, Alesha Dixon, Newton Faulkner, Jack Savoretti and more. He has also been responsible for developing Absolute’s relationships with digital platforms including iTunes, VEVO, YouTube, Spotify, Deezer; whilst being a part of the creation of Absolute’s direct distribution and analytics platform, Absolute Project. During his time with Absolute he has helped transform their reputation from a key independent in physical distribution to being at the forefront in digital distribution & marketing in the music industry.

Kameil Sattar

Karmeil Sattar

Karmeil Sattar

Kameil Sattar has been heavily involved within the industry’s radically changing digital landscape for 15 years, taking her first digital role in 2001, the same year as the launch of iTunes. She joins Proper from subscription-based online download store, eMusic.com, where she was Head of Label Relations. Prior to this, Sattar worked at Pinnacle Records for six years, account managing digital and physical products online, and working with retailers such as Amazon, Play.com and iTunes.
Throughout her various roles, Sattar has formed longstanding, strong relationships with the major digital music services, as well as major and independent labels by way of digital marketing strategy and online retail profile. Working with all formats, Proper’s digital department provides a broad range of multi-territorial digital delivery and marketing services to its label partners. As Head of Digital, Sattar will manage
two other team members, focusing on strategy and the growth of the department. This includes developing the current digital delivery proposition and looking at ways to drive revenue growth through promotional innovation and catalogue development.

Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds

Kevin Reynolds

Classically trained session musician Kevin Reynolds, has worked with artists from Phil Collins, Mary J Blige, Usher to Take That. He set up KRMB Management in 2001 and specialises in music management and consultancy.

Jo Dipple

Jo Dipple

Jo Dipple

Jo Dipple is Chief Executive of UK Music and one of the most senior women working in the music industry today. UK Music is the umbrella organisation which represents the collective interests of the UK’s commercial music industry – from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, studio producers, music licensing organisations and the live music industry. The members of UK Music are: AIM, BASCA, BPI, FAC, MMF, MPA, MPG, MU, PPL, PRS for Music and the Live Music Group. UK Music’s representations ensure the British music industry presents a unified voice to politicians and business leaders and highlights the economic value of music to the UK’s economy and the immense soft-power it brings to government through the publishing of annual economic reports into GVA contribution and tourism. Before joining UK Music in 2008, Jo worked at Downing Street for former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, the Treasury and Trinity Mirror PLC.

Maria Forte

Maria Forte

Maria Forte

Maria Forte has worked in the music industry for three decades. She began at Virgin Music (Publishers) in the late seventies where she remained until the sale of the Virgin Group to the EMI Group, when she joined EMI Music Publishing. She returned to Virgin and was a co-founder of V2Music Publishing – followed by a spell as COO at MusicState, a digital online source for pre-cleared commercial music for synch. She joined Sanctuary Music Publishing in 2002 and in July 2006 she created her own company, Maria Forte Music Services Ltd., offering consultancy and management skills to artists, writers, music firms and music related business. She specializes in rights management, working with her clients either in an advisory capacity or on specific projects within this area, on a short or long term basis. Some of her clients past and present include Fintage House, Amnesty International, Warner Chappell Music, Omnifone; Modest! Management, Radiohead, Iron Maiden, Damian Lazarus, Soul II Soul, David Lewis Gedge for both The Wedding Present and Cinerama and his label Scopitones.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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