Take a step in the right direction, the music industry revolution is here.
The Beginners Guide
Your first stop is Beginner's Guide which will focus on the variety of roles in the music industry – analysing the access to those roles in our classic ‘How To Steal My Job’ theme that runs throughout the day by CMU:DIY. Chris Cooke breaks down the crucial elements of the industry. Covering all the basics from how to monetise music, the team and key platforms you’ll need to implement your strategy. With speakers like A&R Rich Castillo from Polydor Records to Pusha T and Wu-Tang’s Tour Manager Simon Green – this seminar joins together industry insider knowledge and advice with avenues to get your music heard.
Nang Presents: Major Vs Indie | Curated By Ralph Hardy
Labels can be complex, but they can work. However Skepta and Stormzy have done wonders being independent, yet WSTRN may not be where they are today without the backing of a traditional label. Expert include Parris OH (Urban Promotions, Sony Music) and Jackie Eyewe (Marketing Manager, Atlantic Records) look into the pros and cons of both, and wrestle with the ways they can shape the way music is created and distributed.
Girls I Rate presents: ‘Who Runs The World?’ curated by Carla-Marie Williams
Major Vs Indie, powered by NANG, collides two opposing sides of the industry with a certified line up. Carla-Marie Williams, the powerhouse behind hits for Beyonce, curates and talks on Girls I Rate - a panel of inspirational women from across the UK's music industry. In this frank and open session, Eskimo Dance’s Promoter and Publicist Lilz, CEO of BASCA Vick Bain and artist Paigey Cakey; discuss the challenges, celebrate the triumphs and highlight the many opportunities available to women looking to develop careers in music and media.
Decoded is a live debate covering the topics surrounding glass-ceilings in the industry. Whether it be sexism, racism or classism rarely does the music business analyse the politics, the personal experience of an artist and explore the solutions to create a further diverse and equally represented field. Alongside a well-respected line up of voices, including Writer, Black Lives Matter UK activist and Stylist Ayishat Akanbi, The Guardian Journalist Kieran Yates and Urban Development Chair Lord Victor Adebowale - we open up the conversation to you for your input.