1.30pm – 2pm
Key Note presentation by Jo Dipple (UK Music Chief Executive) providing an insight into the key issues and challenges facing the UK music industry as we head towards 2016.
UK Music Chief Executive Jo Dipple will give an insight into the key issues and challenges facing the UK music industry as we head towards 2016. These include the threat to BBC Music under Charter renewal, the closure of many of the UK’s small grassroots venues and the Digital single market. Fresh from party-conference season, it will also examine how UK Music is challenging the Government and Parliament as a whole to support our vibrant music ecosystem, and what music is actually worth to the UK economy. How the UK Music Skills Academy, Music Academic Partnership and Apprenticeship scheme is opening up new opportunities for people to access careers throughout the UK music industry and how you can get involved in helping to shape a bright future for music moving forward.
CAREERS PANEL: Apps, Widgets & Online Content: A Career in Digital & New Media
Q&A with industry panellists who will be discussing career prospects, career progression and the types of roles available. Hear perspectives on the importance of having a digital presence in music and the difference in responsibilities between varied companies.
Moderated by Adam Cardew – Digital Director, Absolute Label Services
Carly Wilford – Presenter, DJ & Creator: IAmMusic.TV & IAmMusicArtists
Kameil Sattar – Head of Digital, Proper Music Distribution
Eric Brünjes – Producer, consultant and composer, Attack Magazine/Dynamic Music
Music Industry 2.0: Reaching The Modern Consumer and Achieving Success In The Digital Age
Technology has made producing music cheaper and more accessible than ever. Through in depth discussion, our expert panel will highlight how entrepreneurs of all kinds are the new ‘gatekeepers’ of music experience. Panellists will discuss the processes and potential pitfalls of experimentation and development of emerging music discovery platforms, whilst providing useful insight and expertise to help you achieve success in a technologically democratic market.
Moderated by Liz Stokes – Editor, Record of the Day
Mark Meharry – CEO, Music Glue
Gideon Mountford – Head of Video/International Video Business Development Manager, Believe Digital
Hacking The International Music Market
Interviewer Alison Wenham (Chairman and CEO of AIM) will be talking with Daniel Miller of Mute Records, addressing everything you need to know about exporting your music and marketing your projects in territories outside of the UK. You may be well on your way to breaking the UK but are now eyeing territories abroad to develop your business and expand your reach. This session discusses how to make the most out of the opportunities available and how they can benefit you and your business.
Alison Wenham – Chairman and CEO, AIM
Daniel Miller – Founder and Chairman, Mute Records
MEET THE FUTURE: Live Performance and Q&A – PRS For Music Foundation introduces singer-songwriter Emma McGrath
Meet the Musician with a performance and Q&A session from the inaugural winner of the PRS for Music Foundation and PRS for Music Members Benevolent Fund Lynsey de Paul Prize, 15 year old songwriter and performer, Emma McGrath alongside Ruth Kilpatrick from PRS for Music Foundation.
An Audience with…
Rob Hallett (CEO, Robomagic and former AEG Live UK boss) interviewed by James Hanley (Senior Staff Writer, Music Week/ Editor Music Week Live). Gain insight into his new venture and his 35 year career in the music industry.
CAREERS PANEL: Eat. Promo. Sleep. Repeat? A Career in Artist Relations & Events
Q&A with experts in music events and artists relations, discussing career paths and achievements. Hear advice and discussion on typical duties, how to get ahead and the difference in responsibilities between large and small companies.
Moderated by Ray Pope – Talent Acquisition Manager, Universal Music UK
Angie Jenkison – Music Manager, Teenage Cancer Trust
Caryn Tomlinson – Senior Vice President, Communications, Universal Music Group International
Kevin Reynolds – CEO, KRMB Management
Music Management & Artist Entrepreneurship: Does The New Artist Model Work?
Panel based Q&A for aspiring music managers and artist entrepreneurs. An artist’s right-hand-man, the music manager is the hidden member of any act. Behind the scenes they are responsible for making business decisions whilst enabling the artist to have the time and space to concentrate on creating and performing their music. Hear expert perspectives on how the rise of the ‘new artist model – anybody can make and distribute a recording’, which places an emphasis upon commercial autonomy by artists and entrepreneurs, has also created the need for the development of a new music business skill set.
Moderated by Roxanne de Bastion – Songwriter/Indie Director, Featured Artists Coalition
Josh Brandon – Senior Talent Manager, Insanity Group
Neil Simpson – Partner, ATC Management
A Million Love Songs Later: What Are The Elements Of A Great Love Song?
Tim Fraser, multi-platinum songwriter/ BASCA Board member, will be moderating this songwriting masterclass with songwriter, Ben Montague, providing advice and tips; 2 songwriters, Joe Jury and Charlene will perform one song each and get critiqued by this expert panel. Hear perspectives and engaging discussions on the ingredients of a great love song and tried and tested techniques.
MEET THE FUTURE: Live Performance and Q&A – Peermusic introduces CoCo and the Butterfields
Introduced by Nigel Elderton – Managing Director – Peermusic
Presented by Andy Ellis – PRS For Music
‘Meet the musician’ style performance and Q&A session – Nigel Elderton, European President of peermusic with CoCo and the Butterfields
An Audience with…
This Keynote interview with Henry Semmence, Founder and Managing Director of Absolute Label Services, conducted by Chris Cooke, Business Editor & MD of CMU, will provide insight into Mr Semmence’s extensive career and explain more about how he became the success he is today.
CAREERS PANEL: The Writing’s On The Wall: Careers In Music Publishing
Q&A with industry panellists discussing day to day responsibilities and jobs when working in the publishing side of the music industry. Gain insight into career prospects, career progression and other opportunities within this competitive field.
Moderated by William Booth – Deputy Managing Director, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Sarah Liversedge – Director of A&R, Bucks Music Group
Janice Brock – Co-Head of A&R / Head of UK Management Division, Sony/ATV Music Publishing
David Loader – Managing Director, Nottinghill Music
It All Starts With The Song: Entrepreneurship in Music Publishing & Copyright in association with The Musicians’ Union
Debate about how money being generated by subscription and ad-funded streaming services is shared between the ‘sound recording’ and ‘song copyright’ owners (the former getting a larger slice of the pie) are becoming increasingly vocal. Expert panellists will share perspectives on the call to stop websites distributing unlicensed content. Gain insight into the key aspects, opportunities and pitfalls to consider in this complex but profitable part of the music business.
Moderated by Ben Jones – The Musicians’ Union
Crispin Evans – Cote Basque Music Publishing
Maria Forte – Maria Forte Music Services
Jane Dyball – CEO, MCPS
Creative Film & TV Songs: Writing To A Brief
2 songwriters, Peter C Swash and James Henry perform one song each and get critiqued by an expert panel of 3. Hear insights and participate in discussions on the business of songs, synchronisation and writing to specific briefs for TV and Film. Experts will talk through the steps and actions to take when receiving and acting on these briefs.
Moderated by David Lowe – Composer/BASCA Media Executive Committee Board Member
Abi Leland – Founder and Managing Director – Leland Music
Paul Farrer – Composer for film and television
MEET THE FUTURE: Live Performance and Q&A – Sony ATV introduces Louis Mattrs
Sony ATV introduces one of their leading up and coming acts, Louis Mattrs
Introduced by Daniel Lloyd Jones – Vice President of A&R/New Music –Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Presented by Andy Ellis – PRS For Music