Our regular series of Industry Takeover seminars, hosted at Red Bull Studios, includes guest speakers from Google, Universal, CODA, Outlook Festival, Vice, Complex and more.
Our forward-thinking content delves into topics from social media to songwriting, and sync to branding. Sessions include a panel discussion, Q&A and dedicated networking opportunities to swap cards with industry movers, spark new contacts with peers and start a revolution. Our host Chris Cooke is MD of CMU, whose daily bulletin is industry gold-dust.
Industry Takeover 2017
This year's first round of seminars ran from January-June series and included inspiring speakers from major record labels, emerging independent companies, and frontline tastemakers.
Making Money from Music - Speakers included Alec Boateng (A&R Director, Atlantic Records), Anna-Sophie Mertens (Promoter, Live Nation) and Siavash Khatiri (Founder, Play Hard Management / Label).
Getting Started and Building a Team - The panel featured Jamila Scott (A&R Manager, Method Records), Shaurav D'Silva (MD, 2-Tone Entertainment 2TE) and Will Spencer (Account Manager, Music Glue).
Building A Fanbase: Social & Music Media - On the panel were Afryea Henry-Fontaine (Marketing Manager, Virgin EMI), Saquib B (Video A&R, GRM Daily) and Jennifer Quigley-Jones (Partner Manager, Youtube).
Making & Monetising Video Content - We welcomed Morgan Keyz (Video Director & Artist Manager), Safiya Lambie-Knight (Senior Manager of Music & Talent, VEVO) and Larry Gale (Head of Broadcast Production, Boiler Room).
Live: Getting A Gig - Featuring Noah Ball (Founder, Outlook & Sunfall Festival), Kaiya Milan (Artist Manager & CEO, Off Balance) Milly Allen (Creative, CODA agency).
Where Labels & Publishers Fit In - Joined by guest speakers: Harri Davies (A&R Manager at Bucks Music Group), Nick Eziefula (Partner at Simkins LLP) and Sarah Boorman (General Manager at Universal Music on Demand).
We'll soon be announcing our next series of seminars in September 2017.