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 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.


6pm: Nikki Ellis


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


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


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.

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