How to Steal My Job: A Beginner’s Guide to the Music Industry | Industry Takeover All Dayer 2019

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Powered by CMU:DIY and Polydor Records/Universal Music UK What better way to kick off Industry Takeover 2019 than this information-packed session. This is music industry 101, an absolute must for anyone who dreams of a career in music, whether it’s performing, producing or managing. You’ll learn from the pros about the structure of the industry, how it all fits together and how that structure relates to artists.

CMU:DIY Founder and Director Chris Cooke will get us started with a bite-size beginner’s guide. Then Nadia Jae will lead a panel discussion to dive deeper into the different companies and people within the industry and how they fit in an artist’s career path. If you’re looking to get into one of these roles, now’s your chance to get tips on landing that first position from the people who have made it.


Chris Cooke, Founder/Director CMU:DIY is an Industry Takeover veteran, Chris Cooke is not only the founder and director of CMU:DIY, but he writes, podcasts, comments and presents on the subject of the music industry, and recently wrote the report ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ for the Music Managers Forum in the UK. He also runs the company’s education programme and consultancy business. 

Nadia Jae, Presenter & DJ is a multi-genre DJ with residencies on BBC 1Xtra, Topshop Oxford Street and Boxpark Croydon. She also runs her own platform CRnB online which hosts live nights and RnB Karaoke. Not only has she stormed sets at Fabric, Birmingham Pride and V Fest, but she’s also played for some big names overseas including Adidas, Noisey X Vice, GRM Daily and Beats by Dre. When she’s not behind the decks, you’ll catch her interviewing artists including Idris Elba, Stormzy and Giggs for SBTV.

Amika Ezer, Urban & Community Radio dedicated her time to getting new music out to radio stations, DJs and online services and pushes for plays. 

Jade Bradshaw, Product Manager oversees the marketing for some of Polydor’s biggest urban acts including Stefflon Don, J. Cole, Wretch 32, Ramz, Juice WRLD, Ella Mai and Sheck Wes. 

Marco Grey, Content Commissioner & Creator is a creative and music industry expert who photographs the London grime scene with unrivalled authenticity for his blog Wot Do You Call It. He recently moved into co-directing music videos for Halfbrother with Jeremy Cole. 

Rich Castillo, Senior A&R Manager, Polydor is a well-respected industry player. Rich Castillo began his career in management. In 2016, he signed Stefflon Don and oversees the A&R for  TV show, The Voice UK.

Make sure you’ve got the knowledge you need to boost your music career. Sign up for your Industry Takeover tickets.