Management Matters

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Powered by the Music Managers Forum The panel will be discussing the role of the manager in the music industry, and how that role will be affected by recent changes in the industry. Does an artist of today still need a manager? When and how should they get one? What are the steps you need to take to become a manager?

Where better to learn about all aspects of management in the music industry than with the Music Managers Forum? Chaired by Kwame Kwaten, MMF Vice Chair and Ferocious Talent management company owner, the panel will also feature Mercury nominated South Londoner Novelist and his manager Dion Peters, Wale Kalejaiye from music industry law firm Sheridans, and Ayo Youngz, manager of Kojo Funds. Whether you’re a budding artist or manager-in-the-making, you’ll have all your questions answered here. 


Kwame Kwaten, Music Managers Forum Vice Chair and Ferocious Talent is a music consultant, manager and record producer. He runs artist management and consultancy company Ferocious Talent, is the Vice Chair of the MMF and co-founded the non-profit, Cr8ing Vision which educates young people in the music and sports industries.  

Novelist, MC and Producer from Lewisham is a founding member of The Square crew and won a MOBO award aged 17. His debut solo album, which he released on his own label Mmmyeh Records was shortlisted for the 2018 Mercury Prize.  

Dion Peters, Artist Manager is one of the few female managers in the scene. In her past life, she was a Key Worker, helping homeless women in London. But she now manages Novelist and it is safe to say that as his career blossoms, so is hers.  

Wale Kalejaiye, Associate in Music & Theatre Groups at Sheridans has built a formidable music practice and impressive reputation and has represented music stars the world over including artists, songwriters and producers. He has worked tirelessly to protect the interests of his clients, particularly emerging talent.

Ayo Youngz, Artist Manager Kojo Funds, A&R F&Y Management manages MOBO nominated rapper Kojo Funds.

Don’t miss his essential guide to management in the music industry, secure your place now.