Seminars

Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking Autumn Special 2023

Wednesday 15 November 2023, 6pm-8.30pm at 77 Watson’s St, London SE8 4AU

FREE entry – ages 16+

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Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking provides exciting opportunities for anyone 16 years and over to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

We are thrilled to present ‘Music Explosion – Music Industry Talk & Networking’ with a panel discussion on the Past, Present, and Future of Market Developments and Opportunities in the ever-changing music industry.

This event explores the continuously evolving music business, shedding light on how changes in technology and cultural trends provide a wealth of career opportunities for emerging creatives.

The evening will kick off with an engaging panel discussion featuring senior figures from [PIAS], a prominent player in the global music industry. Hosted by Wozzy Brewster OBE, this discussion promises to be a deep dive into the intricacies of the music business, offering valuable insights and perspectives.

Speakers:

Nik Sharma | Senior Insights Executive: Nik is a seasoned streaming data analyst with over six years of experience in the music industry. At [PIAS], he analyses the music streaming landscape, utilizing data to create bespoke insights reports and business dashboards that help track [PIAS] artists’ performance.

 

 

Adrian Pone | Chief Digital Officer: Adrian is at the forefront of digital development in the global music industry. As Chief Digital Officer for [PIAS] and MD of [Integral], he collaborates with colleagues, labels, and partners to enable repertoire discovery, nurture audiences, and drive revenues for label and creative partners.

 

 

Sian Blewitt | Audience Development: With nearly a decade of experience supporting artists and specializing in audience development, Sian is the Audience Development and Strategy Manager at [PIAS]. She leads digital marketing campaigns, spearheads creative initiatives on social media, and builds partnerships with streaming platforms to support independent artists.

 

 

Charlie Wale | Group Business Affairs: Charlie has been a legal professional in the music industry for over three decades. He’s witnessed the music business undergo various transformations and is currently the Director of Business Affairs at [PIAS] Group, managing acquisitions and ensuring the group keeps up with evolving methods of consumption and monetization.

 

About [PIAS]:

[PIAS] is a global independent music company with a presence in all major territories worldwide. It operates with two core divisions: the [PIAS] Label Group, overseeing various record label interests, and [Integral] Distribution and Label Services, which supports in-house labels and over 100 independent label partners across the globe. [PIAS] represents a wide range of leading independent labels and artists.

Join us for an evening of insights, networking, and drinks, as we navigate the dynamic world of the music industry. This event is open to music enthusiasts, creatives, and anyone eager to explore the diverse career possibilities within the music business.

Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking Summer Special 2023

Wednesday 28 June 2023, 6pm-8.30pm at 77 Watson’s St, London SE8 4AU

FREE entry – ages 16+

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Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking provides exciting opportunities for anyone 16 years and over to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

Music Explosion Summer 2023 will focus on major record label logistics, working as a music lawyer, and building live performance opportunities. The talks will be followed by a networking session with refreshments provided.

Speakers

6pm-6.45pm: TJ – Director & Executive Producer – Rapture Records

TJ is a British record producer, multi-instrumentalist and live events promoter. He worked in finance before founding renowned events brand Sauce Ents in 2018, and the record label RRG (Rapture Record Group) in 2019. With a focus on new and emerging artists, RRG provides production, distribution, publishing, marketing and events. The label has partnered with artists such as PNVSN, Melody Hadebe, K-Soul, LJ, Cashh, Vic Santoro, Nina Rose, King Arthur, TXC, Tanhai Collective, Logic, JD Cliffe and many more. Currently, RRG has a monthly special residency in partnership with Market Row Rum at the Tooting Tram & Social, showcasing new and emerging music from across the UK and beyond, accompanied by an 8-piece live band.

 

 

7pm-7.45pm: Claire Shomade – Senior Legal & Business Affairs Manager – 0207 Def Jam Records

Claire began her music industry career in 2011, joining Island Records as an assistant to the legal director. She was privileged to work across Island’s iconic roster, including acts such as Bob Marley, Amy Winehouse, U2, Jessie Ware & Disclosure. She has since worked at law firms, an independent music management company, and now heads up legal at the recently launched subsidiary of Universal Music, 0207 Def Jam Records. Claire’s work involves signing new artists to 0207, making sure the label has all the permissions needed to release music and generally provide commercial support to the 0207 team.

 

 

 

7.45pm – 8.30pm: Networking and Refreshments – Hosted by MMC Founder and Executive Director, Wozzy Brewster, OBE FRSA

Guests will be able to network after the talks, raise specific issues and questions, and clarify information shared in the previous sessions.

Wozzy is the founding Executive Director of The Midi Music Company (MMC) and Artist Manager for Future Afro Jazz four-piece United Vibrations and Ostroda World Reggae Champions, eight-piece Ska Reggae band Chainska Brassika who release their 3rd studio album, Tales of a Londoner, this March. She manages the band’s logistics, including royalty claims, song registrations, publisher, distributor and booking agent relationships, plus release coordination and press/media liaison.

Wozzy is a member of the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, the BPIs Music Export Growth Scheme Board, BRIT Voting Academy, Music Week Women in Music Diversity panel and other relevant forums. She delivers MMC’s CICAS® talent development programme for 16s – 30s and is an international youth arts consultant. If you can’t make it to the seminar, but want to support our work with young creatives, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking Autumn Special 2022

Wednesday 23rd November 2022, 6pm-8.30pm at 77 Watson’s St, London SE8 4AU

FREE entry – ages 16+

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Music Explosion Industry Talk & Networking provides exciting opportunities for anyone 16 years and over to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

Music Explosion Autumn 2022 will focus on distribution, DSPs and the future of music in the streaming landscape. Our wonderful speakers are Rob Fitzpatrick from Utopia Music and Emily Jackson from Horus Music who will also be answering questions, followed by an opportunity for networking with other industry professionals with refreshments provided. For the first time since the pandemic, we are now back in person for a delightful evening of learning, networking, and connecting.

Speakers

6pm-6.45pm – Rob Fitzpatrick – Director of Content Strategy – Utopia Music

Rob Fitzpatrick’s 30+ year career in music has taken him from running an indie record shop in the early 90s, to making electronic and acoustic music, touring and remixing as half of Ronnie & Clyde, then spending a decade travelling the world as a music journalist, writing for NME, The Guardian, The Word, The Sunday Times and many others. Rob joined Spotify in early 2012 with the clear intention of creating vivid storytelling and context around music – starting with the hugely popular 101 Strangest Records on Spotify column which ran in The Guardian for two years – before being asked to lead the UK’s playlisting team in late 2013. Here Rob created playlist brands like New Pop RevolutionMusic For ConcentrationAll New All Now and Hot Hits UK which currently have in excess of 5m followers between them. In 2014 Rob was recruited to the very first iteration of Spotify’s Original Content team and worked with Artist Marketing, Publishing, Licensing and Video teams in Los Angeles, New York, London and Stockholm to create original audio and video products such as Spotify’s biggest ever audio documentary series, Stay Free: The Story of The Clash, the music and mental health podcast, Killing It and the multi-award winning Decode. In 2022 Rob joined the Swiss Tech & Music Service Provider Utopia as Director of Content Strategy with the aim of supporting their mission to close the data gap and ensure Fair Pay For Every Play. Utopia Music is a Swiss Music fintech company levelling up the Music Industry through clear, transparent, and reliable data-based solutions. We support the whole Industry to make more money, faster, with fewer costs and errors.

7pm-7.45pm – Emily Jackson – Assistant Head of Distribution & Quality Control – Horus Music

How do you get your music onto Spotify, Apple Music, Deezer, Tidal and more? How do you ensure it’s a successful release? Learn about the process of distribution through Horus Music and what we can do to support your release, and you as an artist.

With a background in the entire music business, Emily now works as Assistant Head of Distribution & Quality Control for Horus Music. Based in Leicester, UK, Horus Music provides digital distribution globally and physical distribution in the UK. With offices based also in India, Nigeria and Brazil, Horus Music is an innovative company which targets emerging markets and builds relationships with local DSPs and clients. To compliment the digital distribution, Horus Music also offers video distribution and marketing services, ensuring artists have everything they need all under one roof to get the best out of their release.

7.45pm – 8.30pm: Networking and Refreshments – Hosted by MMC Founder and Executive Director, Wozzy Brewster, OBE FRSA

Guests will be able to network after the talks, raise specific issues and questions, and clarify information shared in the previous sessions.

Wozzy is the founding Executive Director of The Midi Music Company (MMC) and Artist Manager for Future Afro Jazz four-piece United Vibrations and Ostroda World Reggae Champions, eight-piece Ska Reggae band Chainska Brassika who release their 3rd studio album, Tales of a Londoner, this March. She manages the band’s logistics, including royalty claims, song registrations, publisher, distributor and booking agent relationships, plus release coordination and press/media liaison.

Wozzy is a member of the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, the BPIs Music Export Growth Scheme Board, BRIT Voting Academy, Music Week Women in Music Diversity panel and other relevant forums.

She delivers MMC’s CICAS® talent development programme for 16s – 30s and is an international youth arts consultant.

 

If you can’t make it to the seminar, but want to support our work with young creatives, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion March 2022

Music Explosion Spring Sessions 2022

Music Explosion Spring Sessions on Wednesday 23rd March 2022

Online Industry chat and Q&As

FREE entry – ages 16+ on Wednesday 23rd March 2022

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Book by 4pm GMT, Tuesday 22nd March 2022

Music Explosion Sessions provide an opportunity for our CICAS®/CAPs talent development members, musicians, producers, singers, songwriters, bands, emerging managers and young creatives to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

Spring Sessions 2022 will focus on registering and collecting royalty payments for your compositions and recorded music, with Q&As at the end of the talks. Wherever you are in your career, Music Explosion is an essential evening to inspire your practise and inform your next steps.

Speakers

Mel Cameron
Mel Cameron

6.00pm – 6.45pm Mel Cameron – Operations Team Manager – PPL

Learn about collecting royalties for your recorded music. Whether you are a performer or rights-holder, there is money to made.

Mel Cameron is an Operations Team Manager at PPL, a company that licenses the use of recorded music and collects royalties for performers and rights-holders. She helps its wide range of artist and recording rights-holder members by making sure their joining PPL is as smooth as possible, that they are maximising the royalty payments they receive and that their accounts are up to date and accurate.

 

 

Stuart Belsham
Stuart Belsham

7.00pm – 7.45pm Stuart Belsham – PRS for Music Writer Relationship Manager

If you write songs and compose music that is performed live, broadcast on radio or used for sync, you can gain greater insight into the process of registering your music and reporting music use for royalty payments.

Stuart is part of the Writer Relations & Outreach team at PRS for Music, with specific responsibility for top tier and emerging talent. Through direct engagement with music creators, artists and the wider music industry community, Stuart is a key contact point for writers and their reps, responsible for raising a better awareness and understanding around PRS for Music – and at the same time highlighting some of the ways which music creators can generate an income whilst developing their career.

 

Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA
Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA

7.00pm – 7.45pm: Open Networking – Hosted by MMC Executive Director, Wozzy Brewster OBE FRSA. Participants will be able to have a follow-up discussion about collecting their royalties, raise specific issues and clarify information shared in the previous sessions.

Wozzy is the founding Executive Director of The Midi Music Company (MMC) and Artist Manager for Future Afro Jazz four-piece United Vibrations and Ostroda World Reggae Champions, eight-piece Ska Reggae band Chainska Brassika who release their 3rd studio album, Tales of a Londoner, this March. She manages the band’s logistics, including royalty claims, song registrations, publisher, distributor and booking agent relationships, plus release coordination and press/media liaison.

Wozzy is a member of the UK Music Diversity Taskforce, the BPIs Music Export Growth Scheme Board, BRIT Voting Academy, Music Week Women in Music Diversity panel and other relevant forums.

She delivers MMC’s CICAS® talent development programme for 16s – 30s and is an international youth arts consultant.

 

If you can’t make it to the webinar, but want to support our work with young creatives, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion Special: Skin Songwriting Masterclass

Music Explosion Special: Skin Online Songwriting Masterclass

Tuesday 16th November 2021, 4pm – 7pm via Zoom

£5 Registration via Eventbrite

The Midi Music Company is excited to host a Music Explosion Special featuring Skin, one of Britain’s leading female rock singers and a MMC patron. Skin is also a fashion icon, a renowned DJ, a charity activist and an inspiring role model for generations of fans.

This Music Explosion Special is a songwriting masterclass with a twist. If you are a songwriter struggling with a project, we invite you to submit your work for 45 minutes of deep insights and advice from Skin. There will be four pieces chosen overall.

Submit your work and catch Skin before she’s back on tour!

Criteria for Submission

You must be the copyright owner of the submitted song. It should be something that you are having trouble working on and for which you require advice. If selected, you will need to prepare three questions about your song, or the songwriting process, to ask Skin. You also agree to sharing your song within the Music Explosion Special online discussion group.

We will accept MP3 submissions emailed to the admin@themidimusiccompany.co.uk by 2pm, Thursday 11th Nov 2021 with your contact details.

Registration is £5 (plus £0.98 booking fee) via Eventbrite. Please book by 5pm on Monday 15th November 2021.

For more advice and information on access to our creative hub, find out how you can become a CICAS® member at www.themidimusiccompany.co.uk/talent-development.

Music Explosion Summer Sessions 2021

Arts Council England & Help Musicians Special: Money for Creativity

Online Industry chat and Q&As

FREE entry ages 16+ on Wednesday 23rd June 2021

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Book by 4pm GMT, Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

Music Explosion Sessions provide an opportunity for our CICAS®/CAPs talent development members, musicians, producers, singers, songwriters, bands, emerging managers and young creatives to enhance their understanding of the music industry.

Summer sessions will focus on how to access funding for creative projects, with Q&As at the end of the talks. Wherever you are in your career, Music Explosion is an essential evening to inspire your practise and inform your next steps.

Speakers

6pm – 7.30pm: Kim Macari

ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND, LONDON MUSIC TEAM

Have an idea for a project and want to apply for funding? Applied before, but got rejected? Feeling overwhelmed by the options, jargon and information?

We’ll spend this session demystifying the world of arts funding – who it’s for, how it works, how to get it and more. As well as looking at the different programmes of funding offered, we’ll take a look at what happens to your application after it’s submitted – how decisions are made. There will also be top tips for application writing and time to ask any burning questions.

Kim Macari is an Artist-Activist immersed in the world of improvised music. Fundamentally she believes in the arts as a powerful tool of empowerment, creative expression and social change. As an artist, she performs in a number of improvised settings on trumpet and spoken word and creates graphic scores, often using ekphrasis and data sonification.

Macari also occupies a number of key positions within the arts world – Programmer for Vortex Jazz Club (ranked in Top 10 jazz venues in the world 2020), Chair of pan-national support body Jazz Promotion Network and is on the Music Team at Arts Council England. She often appears as a cultural commentator at a range of events and publications on topics including arts funding, gender politics in the arts, diversity and inclusion, cultural identity and the implications of political decision making on the arts.

 

7.45pm – 8.30pm: Barnaby Duff

HELP MUSICIANS UK, CREATIVE PROGRAMME OFFICER

Creating music can be expensive. Navigating the business often requires professional advice, and the specialist skills needed to record, release and grow can be costly to gain. Help Musicians provides financial support to help creators achieve their potential, develop their skills, grow their portfolio and build a career.

During this session, we’ll cover the ways Help Musicians can support you, as well as a suite of other resources that can help provide you with a healthy and sustainable career in music.

Barnaby Duff is Creative Programme Officer at Help Musicians, whose triangle of support offers funding, mentoring and health and welfare services. He has UK-wide experience for supporting independent artists, developing a strong national network of music organisations, industry figures and collectives. Prior to music charity, Barnaby worked in artist relations, promotion and sync and currently works as a freelance assessor for Youth Music and an independent music supervisor alongside Help Musicians.

If you can’t make it to the webinar, but want to support our work with young creatives, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion Special x Lewisham Live Festival

Online Industry Panel Chat and Q&As

Wednesday 19th May 2021, 4.30pm to 7.15pm

FREE entry via Zoom for ages 13-19

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Speakers

4.30pm – 5.15pm: Natalie Witts-Kilshaw

MUSICIANS’ UNION – 5 Top Tips for Young Musicians

The role of the Musicians’ Union, how it supports young UK musicians and 5 x Top Tips, including copyright, contracts, royalties and providing advice to help you navigate the music business.

Prior to working at the MU Natalie Witts-Kilshaw, a jazz graduate from TrinityLaban, was a freelance trombone player, educator and arranger and enjoyed a busy freelance career for over 15 years playing and recording with a veritable Who’s Who of the pop, jazz and classical world, performing on numerous West End shows including Dreamgirls, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Young Frankenstein and The Scottsboro Boys and writing and arranging music for various ensembles. Natalie now looks after the interests of MU members working in London, including advice relating to the music industry, copyright, live, teaching, legal advice, member representation and career advice.

5.30pm – 6.15pm: Metropolis Studios

STUDIO ENGINEERING – Top Tips

The professionals who work at Metropolis Studios have enormous experience of working in the greatest recording environments. Technology has become so sophisticated that it needs to be balanced by the human touch. There is a need in recording, mixing and mastering great music to balance the demands of technology with a warm and supportive atmosphere and an environment that encourages people to relax, to connect with other artists and to be creative.

6pm – 7.15pm: Oggie

SINGER-SONGWRITER – Being an Artist and Touring

Life of an artist, touring, adapting, surviving and manifesting your dreams.

From being a recording artist in his own right to touring with The Jacksons as a backing vocalist, Oggie’s career in music has taken him on many musical journeys which all began with growing up in South East London. Join Oggie as he shares his journey to inspire yours.

Get social with Oggie: Spotify | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | YouTube.

Music Explosion Spring Special 2021

FAC (Featured Artists Coalition) Takeover

Online Industry chat and Q&As

Wednesday 24th March 2021, 6pm to 8.45pm

FREE ENTRY ages 16+

Tickets must be booked by 12 noon GMT, Tuesday 23rd March 2021.

Join the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC) takeover for expert industry chat and advice together with Q&As. FAC is the UK trade body representing the specific rights and interests of music artists. They are a not-for-profit organisation, serving a diverse, global membership of creators at all stages of their careers. Uniquely, they are formed by artists, for artists.

Whether you are a new or developing artist, a band, producer, or creatively inspired, Music Explosion is an essential evening that will inspire your practise and inform your next steps.

FAC Speakers

6pm – 6.45pm: Charlie Deakin Davies

SONGWRITER / PRODUCER / ARTIST

Charlie Deakin Davies is a indie-pop record songwriter, producer and artist. They have just got their first UK number one working on the Gary Barlow album Music Played by Humans.

Charlie is the winner of the PSN award for Breakthrough Studio Engineer as well as for (the second year in a row) NMG’s Producer of the Year Award.

At 25, Charlie is a studio owner with many engineering and production accomplishments that include 11 albums, 6 as a sole producer, and 4 of which are award-winners. Charlie has also produced over 25 EPs and has produced or written 100+ commercially released tracks. They started out with their own studio at the age of 17 (the classic shed at the bottom of the garden vibes) and has been playing and writing in bands since the age of 11.

7pm – 7.45pm: Roxanne de Bastion

BOARD DIRECTOR / COMMUNITY LEAD / ARTIST

From going on the first UK online tour, to setting up a Patreon page and delivering pay-per-view livestreams, learn about how you can use this moment to connect with existing fans and how to reach new audiences without traditional live touring.

Roxanne de Bastion left Berlin for London straight from high school and, with no financial support or contacts in the city, got by balancing hospitality and admin work with the 90-odd solo gigs she played per year across the UK.

Having built a loyal fanbase, her crowd-funded debut album, Heirlooms & Hearsay, arrived in 2017, leading to support slots with Lambchop, the Wainwright Sisters, and triumphant shows at Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, a packed album launch show at London’s Roundhouse (Sackler Space) and support from PRSF Women Make Music fund. In 2018, Roxanne played a sold-out show at The Lexington to celebrate the launch of her book, a tour diary called Tales from the Rails.

Her remarkably self-sufficient approach was recognised by the FAC, who invited her to join its Board of Directors, advising and representing artists alongside Imogen Heap, Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Blur’s Dave Rowntree.

Roxanne also created FM2U, a music conference specifically from and for musicians, which aims to empower & educate as well as create a strong community of artist entrepreneurs.

“A class act!” Danielle Perry, Absolute Radio “Mighty Impressive” Chris Hawkins, BBC6 Music.

8pm – 8.45pm: Benny Bizzie

AMBASSADOR: FAC and ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING / ARTIST

Benny is a FAC and Attitude is Everything ambassador amplifying the voice of deaf and disabled artists, aiming to advocate for fairer access and inclusivity.

Music literally runs through the blood of British-Nigerian singer and songwriter Benny Bizzie. A fusion of R&B, Soul, and Afro-beats with 5 EP’s self-released, over 500,000 views on YouTube and 2 nominations at the Urban Music Awards.

He started his career as a grime artist in North London aiming to support his family the only way he knew how. He started writing, self-funding and releasing his music independently through UK platforms such as Channel U, Flava TV, Kiss FM, BBC 1Xtra and collaborating with artists JME and Skepta.

Till today music remains the one constant in his life. He found ways to use music as therapy for expressing emotions of early childhood experiences and finding solace. 

Following a break from music in 2014 due to ill health, Benny Bizzie started releasing a series of singles, remixes, music videos independently and growing his audience. E- Motion is the latest EP release with over 500K YouTube views and latest singles Pressure and Blood In The Water keeping his fanbase well-entertained during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

Follow the R&B star on social media: Website | Instagram | Facebook | YouTube. Listen to Blood In The Water here. Listen to E-Motion EP here.

If you can’t make it to the webinar, but want to support our work with young creatives, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion Autumn Special 2020

Hospital Records Takeover

Industry chat, Q&As and networking

Wednesday 25th November 2020, 6pm to 8.45pm

ENTRY ages 16+
£5 (single speaker), £10 (multiple speakers) + booking fee
CICAS® and CAPs members£5 + booking fee for all speakers. Email admin@themidimusiccompany.co.uk for promo code.
To attend, tickets must be booked by 12 noon GMT, Tuesday 24th November 2020.

The Midi Music Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a new online schedule of its long-standing evening of industry insights.

Hospital Records takeover the night, bringing top music business chat, advice, Q&As and networking opportunities. Hospital Records is a multi-award-winning independent record label based in south London. Now in its 24th year it has grown to become one of the most well-known labels within UK dance music. Under its extensive umbrella is the global events and festival brand Hospitality, publishing house Songs In The Key Of Knife and booking agency, Clinic Talent.

Whether you are a new or developing artist, a band, producer, or creatively inspired, Music Explosion is an essential evening that will inspire your practise and inform your next steps.

Speakers

6pm: Nikki Ellis

HEAD of LABEL

Nikki joined the Hospital Records team in 2014; following several years as Head of Promotions she now manages the day-to-day operations as Head of Label. As senior management, Nikki oversees release schedule strategy, artist development, digital and physical distribution, and promotion, as well as being part of A&R teams for several artists.

As Head of Promotions Nikki managed marketing campaigns for twenty-five artists, two festivals and club nights all over the world. After developing their in-house press department, Nikki managed all radio plugging in-house for a diverse selection of drum & bass releases. With the Hospital team, Nikki launched Hospital Records’ Women In Drum & Bass initiative, hosting London workshops for womxn to network and develop their skills in production, DJing and music business.

7pm: Tilo Hall

A&R MANAGER // HEAD of PUBLISHING

Tilo cut his teeth in the industry as part of the Big People Music collective/label, producing and DJing garage, grime and funky. After a period interning at Young Turks, he began working at Hospital Records’ publishing arm Songs In The Key Of Knife in 2019.

Nowadays Tilo splits his time between running the publishing operation and managing the A&R team at Hospital. Songs In The Key Of Knife has grown considerably in recent years, signing a wide range of writers from across electronic music and beyond, expanding into emerging territories and administrating a select group of smaller publishers’ catalogues. Label-side, Tilo is responsible for overseeing A&R projects across the roster and shaping the musical output of the label.

8pm: Megan Bean

HEAD of SYNC // LEGAL and BUSINESS AFFAIRS

Megan joined the Hospital Records team in 2014, following a number of years at UK indie label Cooking Vinyl and Essential Music & Marketing. Megan oversees the legal and business affairs department at Hospital Records as well as heading up the synchronisation department; pitching the Hospital and publishing arm Songs In The Key Of Knife catalogue to procure placements in adverts, games, film and TV. Megan is also involved with A&R for a number of the Hospital Records roster.

If you can’t make it on the night, but want to support us, please donate here or text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

Music Explosion Spring Special 2020

Programmed by Red Bull

Industry chat, Q&As and networking

Wednesday 25 March 2020, 5pm to 8.30pm

CANCELLED

Unfortunately, we have postponed this event until further notice, in order to safeguard against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Your welfare and that of our visitors, supporter and volunteers is most important to us.

The details below are for information only:

ENTRY AGES 18+ ONLY

The Midi Music Company celebrates its 25th anniversary with a fresh schedule of its long-standing evening of industry insights.

Programmed by Red Bull the night features music business chat, advice, Q&As and dedicated space for networking opportunities.

Whether you are a new or developing artist, a band, producer, or creatively inspired, Music Explosion is an essential evening that will inspire your practise and inform your next steps.

 

Speakers

Nell Jordan-Gent

COACH • PROGRAMMER • CONSULTANT

A connector and supporter of ideas, Nell Jordan-Gent is a coach and mentor to those in the creative sector, as well as a programmer and consultant for special projects and live events. With a background in journalism, mentoring, music and sound engineering and seven years at the BBC, Nell was the Community Event Producer for Hackney Weekend and the Radio 1/1Xtra Youth Academy (the BBC’s most ambitious free event to date). Nell has most recently worked with BCE Creative, BPI, Levis, Nike, Trippin, Red Bull, Apple, BBC Creative and the h Club.

Ellie Prohan

DJ • TV & RADIO PRESENTER

Ellie Prohan’s career as a DJ and presenter has grown at an astounding rate. Just five years ago, inspired by a DJ whilst at a house party, Ellie decided to have a career change and the rest, as they say, is history… Spinning records in clubs and at festivals and brand events in the UK and further afield, Ellie is passionate about celebrating and providing platforms for female and LGBTQI+ talent, manifesting this passion through work such as her regular Happy Hour week day show on Foundation FM, Ellie & Friends’ showcases and GLo club nights.

Frankie Wells

CO-FOUNDER & STATION MANAGER, FOUNDATION FM

Frankie Wells is Co-Founder and Station Manager of Foundation FM, an independent radio station with a mission to showcase the hottest emerging talent in the underground music scene led by a diverse group of women, LGTBQI+ person’s and talented creatives.

If you can’t make it, your donations are welcome here or please text 25DONATE to 70085. Thank you.

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