Contributors

MusicTank has engaged with more than 350 top industry experts, drawn not only from across the music industry but from the world of technology, finance, innovation, politics, law and economics. Below are the biographies of all contributing industry experts. Names are ordered alphabetically by first name.

Whilst we can’t track changes to their professional status, we do update changes in job title and company as we are made aware. 

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Abbie Marshall - Promoter, Barfly

Abbie started promoting metal and rock acts at Fibbers live music venue in York 9 years ago, before moving to London to work at Century Media records, 18 months later. Whilst there, she was involved with promoting metal bands and tours. Since 2002, she has been the main booker for the Barfly venue chain, acorss the UK...

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Adam Driscoll - CEO, Channelfly plc

Adam Driscoll is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Channefly Plc.
Channelfly has interests in a number of areas of the music industry including magazine publishing, radio programming, producer and artist management and recordings.
The Group grew out of the Barfly Club Limited, a nort...

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Adam Place - Inventor and Founder, nu desine

First and foremost a musician, Adam Place is the inventor of the AlphaSphere and the founder of nu desine.

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Ade` – Manager & promoter, Urban Allstars

Ade` is a music business entrepreneur who has worked extensively in the music industry in marketing and management capacities.  He studied for a marketing Diploma with the CIM and developed marketing campaigns for a number of different projects including, The Business of Black Music (City Univers...

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Adrian Bullock - Independent Royalties Consultant, Bullocks Ltd

Adrian has worked as an independent royalties consultant for fifteen years, starting his own practice, Bullocks Limited in 1999. 
Acting for recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers, Bullocks provides an extensive range of specialist services, including royalties admin...

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Adrian Drury - Head of Commercial Strategy and Business Development, The Cloud

Adrian has spent his career in the emerging wireless broadband space. Trained as an economist, he published his first paper on the potential of Wi-Fi to be a catalyst for change and convergence in for mobile an IP-centric world in 2001. Since then he has worked in corporate finance until he joined...

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Adrian Hon - Founder & Chief Creative Officer, Six to Start

Adrian Studd, Chief Inspector, Metropolitan Police

Adrian has been a police officer in London for 28 years,
mainly working in operational uniform roles in the challenging areas of the
East End of London. He has also spent time on pan London major enquiry teams investigating murder and other serious offences.

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Alex Vlassopulos - Head of Business Development, Digital, Sony BMG

Alex completed a BA Honors
degree at Durham University in Classics and started
working for Universal Music International in 2003, specialising in the early
days of the mobile sector as Production Manager.  He then transferred to
Universal Music UK
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Alexander Ross - Partner, Wiggin LLP

Alexander's specialism is with licensing and distribution of music in both online and mobile environments. He also advises on specialist copyright issues, e-commerce, book publishing, theatre rights, promotions and photography.
During the course of his career Alexander has been at the cutting ed...

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Alfie Dennen - Co-founder, MoBlog

Alfie Dennen is a project driven social media expert, with a background in online marketing and web development. 
Working in both mobile and user generated content arenas, socially motivated and user created sites such as moblog:UK (www.moblog.co.uk), We're Not Afraid (www.werenotafraid.com), a...

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Aline Renet - Head Of Communications & Public Affairs, Prodiss

Alison Lamb - Product Manager, SO Recordings

Alison Lamb is a Product Manager at SO Recordings (part of Silva Screen Group). Over the course of 2015, Alison worked on debut album releases from Demob Happy, Broken Hands and Only Rivals plus the third album from Dinosaur Pile-Up...

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Alison Tickell - Director, Julie's Bicycle

Alison set up Julie’s Bicycle in April 2007.  Before that she led the music consultation for the National Skills Academy, was the Music Director at Creative and Cultural Skills (which she helped set up) and before that she spent fifteen years developing the community music sector at Community M...

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Amelia Hartley - Music Supervisor, Endemol

Amelia has been the Music Supervisor at Endemol UK for over 10yrs and is responsible for all music use across the group, including all licensing, blanket agreement negotiation, commissioning and publishing. 
She has been music supervisor on the iTunes Festival, Vodafone Music Live Awards, Big B...

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Amul Batra - MD, Fwinki Music

Amul has been involved in the music industry in the UK for over 10 years. He was General Manager and is part-owner of the Manchester based indie label Faith & Hope where he released albums by Mint Royale, Morning Runner and Alpinestars and developed a diverse roster of talent. He is currently the MD of Fwinki Music, a management and consultancy company. He has also spent some time in Japan and has experience working in the live sector with SJM.

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Andrew Dubber - newmusicstrategies.com

Originally from the city of Auckland, New Zealand, Andrew been based in the UK since September 2004 and is currently Degree Leader for Music Industries at Birmingham City University, UK. He's a senior lecturer and researcher with a particular interest in online music, radio and new media technolog...

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Andrew Haveron – Violinist, the Brodsky Quartet

Andrew Haveron has been the first violinist of the Brodsky Quartet for the last six years. During this time the quartet has performed over 200 quartets all over the world and recorded 13 CDs. Whilst the quartet was actually founded before he was born, Andrew has enjoyed catching up with its histor...

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Andrew Haworth - Environmental Manager, Live Nation

Andrew has a background in Environmental Geology and Environmental Management and previously managed Sustainability Programs at one of the worlds largest banks.
Andrew currently works for Live Nation as their Environmental Manager where he has developed and implemented environmental policies and ...

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Andrew Heaney - Executive Director of Strategy and Regulation, Carphone Warehouse

Andrew joined Carphone Warehouse as Executive Director of Strategy and Regulation in 2007.  He is responsible for developing Carphone's commercial strategy and approach in key areas of regulation and public policy such as LLU, BT's Undertakings, NGA and copyright.
Prior to joining CPW, Andrew wa...

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Andrew Heath – Director, 4AD Music

Andy Heath’s main commercial activity is as an independent music publisher, who has operated in the alternative music field for most of his career.  He is known for his long-term approach to talent development and early adoption of new business initiatives.  
Between 1987 and 2001 Andy ran ...

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Andrew Keen - Silicon Valley insider & author, "The Cult Of The Amateur"

Andrew Keen is an English digital media entrepreneur and Silicon Valley insider whose popular writing about culture, media and technology has been featured in many newspapers and magazines including The Weekly Standard, BusinessWeek, Esquire, and The Guardian, as well as on his own weblog www.cult...

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Andrew Orlowski - Executive Editor, The Register

Andrew is Executive Editor at The Register, Britain's most popular destination for technology, science and media news site, with 6m unique users a month. 
Formerly based in Silicon Valley, Andrew's ground-breaking reporting and analysis on digital media has been highly influential.  A veteran ...

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Andrew Richmond - Managing Director, Mondo Recordings

Andy has spent a 33 year career in the entertainment industry, largely in management and commercial roles within the record business.

He has been responsible for some 124 Top 75 albums and 324 Top 75 singles including...

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Andy Allen - Backstreet International Merchandising/Offside Management

Andy Allen is based between the UK the US and has been involved in the British Music scene for over 15 years.

He is Managing Director of Backstreet International Merchandise Ltd., which has...

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Andy Burnham - Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport

Andy Burnham was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in January 2008. He is the MP for Leigh in Greater Manchester, elected in June 2001.

Prior to that Andy was: Chief Secretary to the Treasury...

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Andy Cleary – Producer, Spin Music

Andy has worked in the heart of the music industry for over 15 years. His early financial background led him to running royalty investigations for a couple of years on behalf of artists, labels and the MCPS.

Then, aged 24, he was made MD of Profile Records...

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Andy Copping - Promoter, ACP Promotions & Clear Channel

Andy began his career as the main booker and promoter at Nottingham Rock City in 1989. During the past 14 years he has promoted over 2000 shows including Pearl Jam, Oasis, The Darkness, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana and David Bowie...

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Andy Farrow - Founder, Northern Music Co

His involvement in the music business began whilst still at school in the early 80's where he managed bands and set up a punk co-operative label, Apathy Products, that promoted Crass at a benefit gig to get the operation going.

After completing a degree he formed...

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Andy Inglis - Artist Manager, Tour Manager and MD, 5000

Andy Inglis is an artist manager, tour manager, and lecturer in the live music industry. His career began in 1990 when the dance scene kicked off in Scotland, DJing and running raves around the country...

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Andy Mcleod - Music Promoter & Director, Club Fandango

Club Fandango is an independent live promotions enterprise based in Highbury, North London, founded by Andy Mcleod (Pointy Records) and business partner Simon Williams (Fierce Panda) - two bastions of London's alternative promoting circuit.

Launched as a weekly event in March 2001...

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Anthony Cauchi - Outside Line

Anthony worked for EMI Records for 8 years under a variety of roles, but during the last 5 years as new media manager for the Parlophone label. In that capacity, he was responsible for looking after online campaigns and development for bands such as Blur, Radiohead, Supergrass, and The Beatles, etc...

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Antony Bebawi - Director, Legal and Business Affairs, EMI Music Publishing UK

Antony was previously a partner at leading media and entertainment law firm Harbottle and Lewis LLP, where he specialised in all aspects of the music industry. His work included advising on all traditional areas of the business including recording, publishing, licensing, production, merchandising and sponsorship agreements...

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Assia Grazioli-Venier - Head of Ministry of Sound TV: Business Development and Syndication

Assia Grazioli-Venier heads Ministry of Sound TV (MoSTV), Ministry of Sound's IPTV offering, which she created and launched in November 2006. MoSTV is the first digital IPTV content provider for dance music entertainment. Assia develops brand exposure programs, and leads business development and content syndication initiatives...

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Balázs Bodó - Senior Researcher, University of Amsterdam

Balázs is an economist and piracy researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam, with additional research interests including copyright, media regulation and peer-to-peer communities...

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Barney Wragg – Senior Vice President, eLabs at Universal Music Group in London

Barney's group is focused on new technologies that will impact the distribution of music and generate new revenue streams for the world largest record company...

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Barry Everitt - Promoter, The Borderline

1999 - present
Promoter for The Borderline, Soho
Presenter & programmer for Borderline Radio
Awards - Venue Of The Year in Time Out 2001 - Promoter Of The Year in Time Out 2001...

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Ben Challis - General Counsel, Glastonbury Festival & Editor, Music Law Updates

Ben is a UK lawyer specialising in entertainment law and a graduate in law from Kings College London and The City University. He also holds the degree of Master of Arts in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester and is a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. ..

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Ben Dawson - Co-founder & Product Director, Immersive Album

Ben has spent his life immersed in music. Born to professional musicians, his early years were spent as a chorister at King’s College, Cambridge, during which time where he made recordings for EMI and Decca, and performed internationally, before studying at Trinity College of Music, London...

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Ben Drury - CEO & Founder, 7Digital

Ben began his career in 1996 as a founder of dotmusic.com, an internal venture at United News and Media. Dotmusic quickly became a leading online music destination attracting over 1.8m unique users per month (in 1999)...

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Ben Speas - Senior Marketing Manager, Vidzone Digital Media

After finishing an MA in Digital Media Ben initially joined the music industry in the role of Online and Digital Manager at Hed Kandi Records. This role involved maintaining relationships with an existing fanbase as well as extending the reach of the Hed Kandi music and brand through a number of online communities and services...

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Ben Turner - Bestival, Rob da Bank, AIF

Ben Turner is one of the directors of Bestival, and long-time manager of the show's curator – BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank. Turner is also co-founder and vice-chair of AIF...

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Benoît Machuel - General Secretary, International Federation of Musicians (FIM)

Benoît has been General Secretary of FIM since September 2002.

Before that, he developed a career as a professional musician spanning twenty years, both as a cellist and a gambist in various French symphony andopera orchestras, and other musical ensembles. As such he made a number of recordings and tours in France and abroad...

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Caitlin Graham, Policy Adviser -Which?

Caitlin Graham leads on consumer rights issues in the Which? policy team. She specifically looks at situations that cause harm to consumers in their everyday lives. This includes analysis of market structures and the regulatory and legislative structures in which markets operate...

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Carl Leighton-Pope - MD, Leighton-Pope Organisation

Carl Leighton-Pope started his music career in 1972 when he opened a recording studio in South Wales and managed a band called Sassafras, signed to Chrysalis Records. Sassafras toured the UK, Europe and the US in the mid seventies...

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Catherine Bottrill - Associate Director, Research, Julie’s Bicycle

Catherine is an energy researcher focusing on the capacity of businesses and individuals to reduce carbon emissions. Her recent research has included examining the viability of personal carbon allowances to incentivise energy efficient behaviour...

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Cathy Graham - Managing Director, London Sinfonietta

After gaining a BMus at Birmingham University, Cathy Graham spent two years at the RNCM studying piano accompaniment. Fourteen years in Stockholm included work as a teacher, vocal coach and repetiteur with opera and theatre companies...

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Charles Arthur - Columnist and Feature Writer, The Independent and The Register

Currently, a freelance journalist, writing a weekly column for The Independent, he also does various things for other media outlets...

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Charles Caldas - CEO, Merlin

With 20 years of experience within the independent music industry, Charles Caldas is particularly passionate about using his skills and knowledge to ensuring that the independent sector moves into the new world of emerging technology and distribution in the healthiest, fairest and strongest manner possible...

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Charles Fitzgerald - Head of Mobile, [PIAS] Entertainment Group

Charles FitzGerald is currently the Head of Mobile for the [PIAS] Entertainment Group working with artists such as Tiesto, Oasis, Placebo, Temper Trap & Dizzee Rascal. As a part of [PIAS] Media his department also consults for EMI, SONY and Universal creating recent mobile campaigns/apps for the likes of Bon Jovi, Monarchy and Tinie Tempah...

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Charlie Rapino - Producer

Charlie started in the music industry when as a freshly made lawyer, he started promoting gigs by bringing people like Iggy Pop, Patti Smith etc to a radical Italian university crowd...

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Chaz Jenkins - Head of LSO Live

Chaz Jenkins started his career promoting in nightclubs and working as a DJ whilst studying at university. He continued promoting events and running venues as well as connecting and advising broadcasters,sponsors and promoters until ‘switching codes’ to market the London Symphony Orchestra’s concerts...

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Chris Chandler - Head of Strategic Partnerships, UK Film Council

Chris is responsible for the management of partnerships with organisations including nine regional screen agencies, UK national agencies and First Light (a digital film-making scheme for young people)...

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Chris Cooke - Publisher & Business Editor, CMU

Chris Cooke is an editor, journalist and media entrepreneur. He is Managing Director and Business Editor of Complete Music Update, the biggest news provider to the UK music industry, which he co-founded in 1998...

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Chris Hodgkins - Director, Jazz Services & Professional Musician

Chris Hodgkins has been the Director of Jazz Services, the national organisation funded by Arts Council England to provide services in information, touring, education, communications and publishing to the UK jazz community, for over 21 years...

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Chris Morrison - Artist Manager, CMO Management Ltd

CMO Management and Chris Morrison have been in the music management business for over thirty years. The company continues to adapt to the ever changing industry over time but the core strengths and ethos remain the same. CMO is first and foremost an Artist led management company putting our passion, belief and business acumen behind the strength of the Artist...

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Chris Smith - Director, Media Executive, BASCA

Coming from a background which combined pop music with teaching, Chris founded Final Touch Productions in 1988, and subsequently established himself as one of the UKs leading producers of media music...

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Chris Thompson - Founder & MD, D A Recordings Ltd

Chris began his musical career as producer with Hardcore Uproar, releasing a string of cult dance records in the early 90's. Subsequently studying on Britain’s first degree in Commercial Music, Chris graduated, continuing to work as a producer in Birmingham and formed 'Digital Animal Recordings'...

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Christiaan Munro, Co-founder and Director - Sandbag

A Grammy winner and former Captain in the British Army seeing active service both in Northern Ireland and with the United Nations, Munro has worked with Radiohead since 1997 and is co-founder and director of Sandbag...

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Claire Le Marquand - Head of TV Promotions, Warner Bros Records

Claire is the Head of TV Promotions at Warner Bros Records, overseeing all TV activity for the rosters of 679 Recordings, 14th Floor, Warner Bros and all affiliates...

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Clive Gardiner - VP, Digital Content, We7

Clive is a Content, Marketing and Management specialist, with broad commercial experience gained over 25 years of senior and strategic roles in different industries including entertainment media, music, technology, digital and fast-moving consumer goods...

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Clive Grinyer - Director, Innovations, Cisco Internet Solutions Business Group (IBSG)

Clive Grinyer is director of Customer Experience for the European Innovations Team of the Cisco Internet Business Solutions Group (IBSG), designing customer experiences, improving usability and creating technology innovations for Cisco’s clients...

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Clive Langer - Producer

Clive Langer is among the top British producers of the new wave era, helming records for Madness, Elvis Costello and Lloyd Cole. He began his music career during the mid-1970s as a guitarist in the band Deaf School, going solo with backing band the Boxes in 1979 with the album I Want the Whole World...

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Cory Doctorow - European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)

The EFF is an international NGO that works to uphold the public interest in technology law, standards, treaties and policy. Doctorow works on international standards and treaties related to copyright...

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Cosmo Lush - Senior Vice President, Digital Business Development at EMI Music

Cosmo is Senior Vice President, Digital Business Development at EMI Music responsible for licensing EMI content to digital music platforms globally...

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Dagfinn Bach - President Bach Technology / MusicTank Report Author

Dagfinn Bach is President, R&D director and co-founder of BACH Technology AS, the company behind the MusicDNA format. Working for Western Norway Research Institute in the late eighties Dagfinn led a cluster of pilot projects including development of the MP3 in music production and distribution, digitisation of music archives, and the creation of one of the first mixed-mode audio/multimedia CD-ROMs...

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Dale Collins - Solicitor-Advocate, Osborne Clarke

Dale joined Osborne Clarke as an Associate in July 2001, having previously been employed by Bristol City Council advising on environmental and licensing matters...

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Damian Tambini - Head of Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy, Oxford University

Damian was appointed as Head of the Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University in June 2002...

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Dan Daley - Journalist

Dan Daley is one of the professional audio industry's most widely published journalist. Over the past 20 years, he has appeared regularly in every major publication globally in the industry...

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Dan Klein - Media Accounts Director, Detica

Dan’s role is to shape and manage work for Detica’s media clients and take to market propositions around Copyright Infringement. He is the lead authority in Detica on how ISP’s, Studios and Labels can come together to make money from music and videos on the internet...

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Dan Nixon - 'Young Silence' filmmaker / writer 20JazzFunkGreats

Returning to his native Brighton in 2003 Dan Nixon quickly established himself with Thomas Clay's controversial British feature ‘The Great Ecstasy of Robert Carmichael’ which went on to be selected for Critics Week at Cannes 2005...

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Daniel Ayers - Director of Digital Services, Sony BMG UK

Daniel joined BMG’s fledgling New Media department in 1999 and was told that if he stuck it out then one day he’d prosper...

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Daniel Cross - Music Consultant

Daniel has been working in music marketing since 1998.

In 2003 he established Record-Play Ltd, a music consultancy which initially concentrated on providing advice to brands and production companies in best application of music to media productions...

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Daniel Rogers, Head Of Marketing And Growth - Songkick

Dan is Head of Marketing and Growth at Songkick, which during his tenure has grown from 1 million to 7 million monthly visits. Most recently Dan has been working on Songkick's innovative new crowdfunding platform; Detour...

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Danny Ryan - Managing Director, Kudos Records Limited

Danny's career started as a sales clerk at Tower Records some 26 years ago...

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Darrell Panethiere - Consultant, Legal & Business Affairs, Fostercraig Ltd

Educated at Columbia University, the University of Chicago and the University of Missouri, Darrell currently provides independent advice on legal and business affairs to individuals and companies in music, media, publishing, software, telecom and related fields...

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Darren Hemmings - Head of Digital Marketing, PIAS Entertainment Group

As Head of Digital Marketing for the PIAS Entertainment Group, Darren Hemmings oversees the online strategic campaign planning for all artist campaigns across PIAS's label and label services repertoire...

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Darren Michael - Band Member, Slashed Seat Affair

Formed late in 2005, Slashed Seat Affair are currently putting the finishing touches to their debut album, with producer Phil Tyreman, whose credits include Snow Patrol, Belle & Sebastian, Seal, The Darkness, Trevor Horn & Velvet Revolver...

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Darren Taylor - Editor, Rock Sound magazine

Darren Taylor is the Editor of Rock Sound magazine, the UK's leading monthly for new music...

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Daryl Robinson – Group Development Manager, Academy Music Group

Currently the Group Development Manager and Head of Academy Events, the events and Promotions side of Academy Music Group, (formerly the McKenzie Group)...

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Dave Carroll - Singer/Songwriter

Dave Carroll is an award winning singer/songwriter, professional speaker and social media innovator based in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. He began his music career with his brother Don in the band Sons of Maxwell and has been enjoying success as a solo artist for the last two years...

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Dave Fisher - Investment Director, Edge Investments

David Fisher is an experienced private equity and venture capital specialist and an Investment Director at Edge Investments...

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Dave Lowery - Artist & Commentator

Dave Lowery is an American guitarist, vocalist and songwriter; he is the founder of alternative rock band Camper Van Beethoven and co-founder of the more traditional rock band Cracker...

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Dave Newton - COO & Founder, WeGotTickets

Stumbling into the music business from a job behind the singles counter at the local Oxford Our Price store in 1987, Dave Newton's journey to Business Development Director at WeGotTickets.com has taken many left turns along the way...

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Dave Robinson - Industry Consultant

The people, the stories, the people again, the graft, the ‘business', the drugs, the music, the madness, the smart people, the drinking, the money, the stupid people, the litigation, the parties, the artwork, the slogans, the roadies, the charts, the achievements, the campaigns, the bomb scares, the arrests, the fuck ups, and a recollection of the complete and utter insanity that comes with 40 years at the sharp end of the greatest music revolution of our time...

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Davey MacManus - Band member, The Crimea

Dublin born, Davey attended University of Wales, Aberystwyth to study Agriculture. After being told by his lecturer that no one ever got a job out of his course, he turned to music for a living and met fellow Crimea member Owen Hopkin while part of the band The Crocketts...

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David Emery - Head of Digital Marketing, Beggars Group

David Emery is the Head of Digital Marketing for the Beggars Group of record labels...

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David Ferguson - Composer and Chairman, British Academy of Composers & Songwriters (BACS)

Film and TV soundtrack composer David Ferguson was born in 1953 in South London. Though he began his working life in theatre, his interest in popular music led to a chance meeting with an old school friend, David Rhodes, at a concert in the late '70s, when he was just 24 years old.This encounter changed the direction of his professional life...

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David Harrison - Editor, musictowers.com

After working the bar at London’s Jazz Café David Harrison one day got asked by a regular if he knew any HTML suddenly he was caught up in the dotcom boom and founded the ticket window Livegigguide.com. This new web world allowed geeky Megadeth fans like himself to be hired by the great and the good that really didn’t want to know when he was previously selling them his band ‘The Scrutineers’...

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David Jennings - Director, DJ Alchemi Ltd & Author - "Net, Blogs and Rock 'n' Roll"

David Mansfield - head of Mansfield & Co

David qualified with a small but very traditional firm of Chartered Accountants, one of whose clients was Eddy Offord, the producer of Yes. That contact lead to other music industry clients such as the Clash, Sade and Spandau Ballet...

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David Smith - Lateral Artist Management Ltd

Started out as a musician in 1984. First band nearly signed to EMI in 1985. At same time, he roadied and was sound engineer for the band that went on to become Jesus Jones...

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David Stopps - Managing Director of FML International Artist Management

Dennis Henderson - Chief Operating Officer, Virgin Retail

Dennis joined Virgin Entertainment Group in 2001, as Group Supply Chain Director...

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Dennis Muirhead - CEO, Muirhead Management

Back in the 1970's - when music suddenly bloomed into a hundred different genres and record producers found themselves straddling new art, new technology, new media, new audiences and unbounding popularity - Dennis Muirhead found his groove...

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Diane Baxter, National Organiser, Live Performance and Teaching, Musicians' Union

Diane studied music and mathematics at York, flute at the RCM and completed a MA at City University. She worked in music education for over 20 years as well as playing professionally as both a classical flautist and bansuri player...

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Dominic McGonical - Director of Government Relations at PPL/VPL

Dominic represents the interests of record company members and performers to governments in the UK and abroad. He is a member of the Broadband Stakeholder Group Executive (chairing its DRM Group), the Intellect Digital Convergence Council and the Music Business Forum...

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Dominique Czopor - Venue Owner, The Boileroom & Founder, we:Live

Dominique Czopor was the Editor of Independent Music magazine SPILL for 3 years, she then decided to buy an old run down pub and renovate it into a music venue and so The Boileroom was conceived...

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Doug D'Arcy - AIM Board, former President Chrysalis Dedicated

Doug D'Arcy entered the music business in 1968, as a booking agent and manager at the Ellis-Wright Agency, which later became Chrysalis...

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Dr Michael Bull - Reader in Media and Film, University of Sussex

Michael has written widely on sound, music and technology. He is the author of "Sounding Out the City - Personal Stereos and the Management of Everyday Life" (Berg 2000), and is co-editor of "The Auditory Culture Reader" (Berg 2003)...

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Dr. Alice Enders - Senior Media Analyst, Enders Analysis

Enders is a provider of insight in the Technology, Media & Telecoms sector to subscribers and consultancy clients. Alice reports and consults on the recorded music market, e-commerce and internet content models...

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Dr. Paul Dwyer - Course Leader, MA International Media Business, University of Westminster

Paul’s is currently on the steering group of Radio Connected, an industry consortium researching the development of Internet Radio, and a consultant to television production companies and broadcasters...

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Eamonn Forde - Journalist

Eamonn Forde has been writing about all areas of the music business for over a decade. He writes regularly for Music Ally, The Music Network (Australia), The Word, Q and The Sunday Times among other titles. He was previously digital music editor at Music Week for three years...

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Emily Mackay - Reviews Editor, NME

Emily Mackay is acting reviews editor of the NME, having previously served as reviews assistant and deputy chief subeditor at the magazine. She has written freelance for NME for the past five years...

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Emma Pike - Chief Exec. British Music Rights, Co-Chairman, Music Business Forum

Emma Pike took up the role of British Music Rights' Director General in September 2004...

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Eric Baker - Founder and CEO, Viagogo.com

Prior to viagogo, Eric co-founded StubHub.com, the leading U.S. online secondary ticketing company for live events. Eric took StubHub from an idea on a sheet of paper to a rapidly growing, profitable business that revolutionised the way that fans buy tickets in the secondary market and was acquired by eBay for $307M...

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Evelyn Glennie – Artist, Writer & Educator

Evelyn Glennie is one of the world's most recognised percussionists. She gives more than 100 performances a year all over the world and has performed with many of the greatest orchestras and conductors...

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Feargal Sharkey - CEO, UK Music

Feargal was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, in August 1958, the second youngest of seven children.

Twenty years later he combined a promising career delivering televisions for Radio Rentals with fronting local punk rockers, The Undertones. However, his day job was rudely interrupted by a BBC request that the band to perform their first single, “Teenage Kicks”, live on “Top of the Pops”...

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Fiona Mason - Arts Fundraiser; Artistic Director, SEGUE

Fiona Mason has worked in the creative and cultural sector as a creative producer, music promoter, artist manager, venue manager, business consultant and fundraiser for the last 20 years...

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Fiona McGugan - FAC & MMF

Fiona supports artists on a daily basis working with the Featured Artists Coalition...

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Fran Nevrkla - Chairman & CEO, PPL & VPL

Born and educated in former Czechoslovakia, he studied music at the Conservatoire and The Academy of Music and Fine Arts in Prague and subsequently at the Royal College of Music in London. A classical violinist, he performed, recorded and toured the world with several major British orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic...

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Frances Lowe - Independent Director, Pamra

Frances Lowe has worked as lobbyist and lawyer in the field of music rights for over 10 years. Her most recent role was director general of British Music Rights for 4 years until 2003; prior to that she was a lawyer for the MCPS PRS Alliance...

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Frank Taubert - Co-founder & CEO, 24-7 Entertainment

With over 10 years of experience working in the music industry, both in the United States and Germany, Frank has a profound understanding of the intricate workings and needs of the labels and artists as reflected in the 24-7 Entertainment platform...

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Fred Bolza - Broadcast & Online Development Director, MCPS-PRS-Alliance

Fred's role is to support the development of effective schemes for licensing music in the digital age by constantly monitoring the ways in which music is made, distributed and consumed as well as how the underlying business models can work together in the context of convergence...

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Gareth Dobson - Senior Staff Writer, Drowned in Sound

Gareth Dobson has been part of Drowned in Sound since shortly after its inception over seven years ago. Starting as a contributor, he took the reigns as the site's first full time Editor in 2005...

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Gary Bromham - Digidesign & Apple Certified Instructor

Gary is a Digidesign Certified Instructor and one of only three Apple-selected Distinguished Professionals (APD). He is qualified to teach to operator level for Pro Tools and Level 2 for Logic Pro. Gary brings to his teaching extensive industry experience as a producer, engineer and songwriter...

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Gary McClarnan - Founder, Sparklestreet

Gary McClarnan is a serial entrepreneur who started out studying Engineering, Technology and Design in the early 1980's. He then moved on to photography, working on journalistic projects and large format camera work for advertising studios...

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Gaynor O'Flynn - Performance Artist

Gaynor is an artist who works in music, performance & installation art.

She started her career in groundbreaking music & arts TV – on Channel 4’s The Tube andThe Other Side Of Midnight with Tony Wilson. She filmed globally from Easter Island to Soweto with artists including Bjork, Nirvana, New Order, Sinead O’Connor, PJ Harvey & The Verve...

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Geoff Huckstep - Chief Executive, Nottingham Arena & National Ice Centre

Geoff joined the Nottingham Arena & National Ice Centre in October 2001, following a successful career at the London Irish and London Wasps – two of the country’s top professional rugby teams. Prior to these appointments, he was CEO at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, a post he held for eight years...

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Geoff Meall - Director, The Agency Group

Geoff has been at The UK offices of The Agency Group since 1992 having spent one year learning the ropes at the now defunct Cloud Music Agency (CMA). Like many agents, Geoff started his career in live music as college social secretary at Oxford Polytechnic before taking the step into the booking agency world...

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Geoff Taylor - Chief Executive, BPI

He is a Director of the Official Charts Company and BRIT Awards Limited (which stages the annual BRIT Awards show), a Governor of the BRIT School for the Performing Arts & Technology in Croydon, and a Trustee of the UK music business' charity, The BRIT Trust...

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George Ergatoudis - Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 & 1Xtra

George Ergatoudis was appointed Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 in October 2005, and added 1Xtra to his remit in April 2009. With almost 20 years of experience in the radio industry, George has an in-depth knowledge and passion for contemporary music across genres, an excellent music industry reputation and a gift for spotting new music talent. He was nominated for a prestigious Sony Radio Music Programming Award in 2009...

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Gerard Grech - CEO, Tech City UK

Gerard has nearly 15 years experience in the world of digital media, web and mobile. His international experience in London, New York and Paris building and rolling out global digital products has given him both a global vision and local expertise...

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Gerd Leonhard - Music & Media Futurist, CEO Sonific.com

Gerd lectures and presents extensively at tradeshows, conferences, think-tanks and leading events around the globe...

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Ghizela Rowe - The Copyright Group

Ghizela Rowe helps run the Copyright Group, an extensive collection of master recording rights in soul, jazz, blues, classical, country, disco, funk, easy listening and audio books - from KC & The Sunshine Band to the London Symphony Orchestra, Charlie Parker to the Archies via Curtis Mayfield and Christopher Lee reading Dracula...

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Gia Milinovich - Writer, Producer (and self-professed geek!)

Gia Milinovich describes herself as a writer, producer and geek. Her career started in television 15 years ago when she started working as a presenter of entertainment programmes. She started her personal blog 5 years ago after interviewing Douglas Rushkoff who told her blogging was going to change the world...

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Gina Harkell - Artist

Gina Harkell has been singing on the UK jazz circuit for many years and has also performed in New York, St. Petersburg and Novosibirsk in Russia...

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Gordon Richardson - Beanscene

Following a four-year apprenticeship as a Greenkeeper (had intended to be a pro golfer but ultimately spent too much time in the rough) Gordon Richardson began working in licensed leisure in 1983 while studying full time at Queen’s College, Glasgow...

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Gregor Pryor - Associate, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP

Gregor Pryor works in KLNG's Intellectual Property, Technology and Sports practice group. Prior to that, he was Head of Legal and Business Affairs at Music Choice Europe...

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Guy Chambers - Songwriter & Producer

A graduate of the London Guildhall School of Music in 1985 Guy is perhaps best known for his collaboration as a songwriter and producer with Robbie Williams on five massively successful albums – Life Thru A Lens, I've Been Expecting You, Sing When You're Winning and Escapology...

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Guy Parsons - Game Designer & Digital Strategist

Guy is a former community manager for a global cross-media treasure hunt and game designer of a tweenage virtual pet game, and is currently a researcher on a project aiming to bring pro-social campaigning into the 21st century, 2.0 world...

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Harry Leckstein - MD, Freeport

Harry Leckstein is Managing Director of Freeport – an artist management company and independent record label representing Pink Punk, Lady Lykez and Luminous Frenzy...

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Helen Doyle

Helen spent ten years actively working in both the London and New York dance music scene, before becoming more involved in label business affairs with Vacant during the last four years...

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Helen Keegan - Consultant, BeepMarketing

A marketing communications professional with more than 15 years experience in retail and marketing, Helen has specialised in mobile marketing and in particular how to initiate and leverage customer relationships by using the mobile phone for the last 7 years...

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Horace Trubridge - Assistant General Secretary, Music Industry – Musicians' Union

Born in Shoreham by Sea, Horace learnt to play the clarinet and saxophone from the age of 10. At 14 he began playing semi-professionally in Jazz bands in pubs and clubs around the Brighton area, and went on to join Rocky Sharpe and the Razors the precursor to 'Darts', working extensively on the London gig scene in the mid 70's...

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Howard Monk - Promoter & Musician

Howard is a music professional in every sense! He’s an in-demand drummer with numerous albums and tours to his name. He’s a promoter and founder of The Local – London’s fast growing and highly respected live music promotion agency...

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Hugh Padgham - Producer

Hugh is a production legend – Mix Magazine voted Hugh one of the 'top ten most influential producers of the mix magazine era'. He recently produced the UK No.1 Comic Relief single for McFly and eight tracks on their new UK No.1 album Wonderland . Last year he produced nine tracks on McFly 's debut No.1 Platinum album...

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Iain Hossack - Sustainability Consultant

Iain has a PhD in sustainability decision-support and is a Council member for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment. He currently leads on sustainability and environmental-policy matters for a local authority in Scotland. He is also an active public speaker on global sustainability issues...

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Ian Bell - Content Manager, 7 Digital

Ian is Content Manager at 7 Digital, overseeing 500 digital download stores - including Coldplay, Queen, Oasis and Keane - and licensing content for www.7digital.com ...

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Ian Johnsen - Co-founder, Must Destroy

Coming from a background in record retail, Ian moved to Vital distribution who at the time was rapidly expanding owing to the success of Oasis...

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Ian McAndrew - CEO & Founder, Wildlife Entertainment Ltd

Ian McAndrew is the CEO and founder of Wildlife Entertainment Ltd a leading UK artist management company...

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Ian Moss - Director, Public Affairs, BPI

Ian is responsible for directing the BPI’s public affairs strategy to ensure that Government and regulators understand the challenges facing the recorded music sector and take action to support the sector where appropriate...

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Ian Robinson - A&R Manager, V2 Music Publishing

Ian started as scout at Oxygen Records/MCA before moving to Gut Records as A+R Manager to be involved in Space + Sarah Cracknell (St. Etienne) deals...

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Ian Spero - Spero Communications Ltd

Ian Spero is founder and managing director of Spero Communications Ltd, widely recognised as a leading authority on brand development through cultural and affinity marketing...

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Jack Fryer - Head of Research, Universal Music

Jack is Head of Research at Universal Music, having spent the better part of his career fixated on the space where creativity and data (in all its myriad forms) meet. He employs a wide range of methodologies and madnesses to bring something 'useful and progressive' into the minds of decision-makers at Universal Music...

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Jamal Chalabi - Tour Manager

Jamal has worked extensively in tour management over the last 9 years, working for artists such as diverse as Reef, Swervedriver, Wookie, Inner City, Mica Paris, Beverley Knight, Jurassic 5, Hear'Say, Stroke, and The Damned...

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James Barton - Artist Manager, The Blue Team

Former promoter, DJ and bass player in bands, James broke in to management in 2005 discovering the then unknown Californian band Orson, whose debut single and album went to No.1 in the UK, scored a million sales and won a Brit Award...

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James Doheny - Digital Change Consultant & Artist Manager

James Doheny is a communications specialist and artist manager who for the last fifteen years has worked on PR, marketing and digital projects for companies including Universal Music, Sony Music, EMI and Warner Music, the BBC and Channel 4, Coca-Cola, Microsoft and the MIT Media Lab. Brian Eno, Nigel Kennedy, The Aphex Twin, King Crimson, Robert Miles and Ludovico Einaudi are among the many notable artists he has represented...

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James Foley - Head of Editorial, UK and Ireland, Deezer

James Foley is the Head of Editorial, UK and Ireland for Deezer - the global music streaming service which launched in UK in 2011...

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James Hannam - Senior Grants Manager at the PRS for Music Foundation

James’s career began with victory in the keyboard solo competition at his school’s Eisteddfod, giving a unique rendition of ‘Get Ready for This’ by the Dutch house duo 2 Unlimited...

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James North - Web Developer Rechord Ltd.

James has been a developer and researcher at Rechord since 2005. Rechord specialise in social networking sites and campaigning/marketing tools and applications for a range of media and charity clients...

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James Penycate - BrilliantlyDifferent

James started working in royalties at Warner Music before completing a self study marketing diploma and gaining a position with the then SonyBMG development label, RED INK, who looked after Lostprophets, Fatboy Slim, Oasis, Travis as well as The Rifles, The Sunshine Underground and worked with labels such as Skint, Melodic, City Rockers, Independiente and Full Time Hobby...

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James Scroggs - VP Marketing, MTV Networks UK and Ireland

James started his career in advertising, winning a Graduate place at advertising Agency DMB&B, following a gruelling 24hr interview process filmed for a BBC Documentary. He moved on to Lowe Howard-Spink to work on Stella Artois (amongst other brands) driving the award-winning 'Reassuringly Expensive' campaign and launching the Stella Screen film programme...

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James Ware– Lawyer, James Ware LLP

Educated at St Johns College, Oxford – BA ( Jurisprudence) – he q ualified as a Solicitor, with Honours, in 1972 after training in articles with the City firm of Biddle & Co...

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James Yuill - Folk/Electronica/Alternative Artist

Like many music lovers of his generation James Yuill has a passion for both the emotional songwriting and atmospheres of artists such as Nick Drake, Radiohead and Sufjan Stevens and the visceral beats and dynamic rhythms of Justice, Chemical Brothers and Aphex Twin...

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Jane Dyball: CEO of the MPA Group of Companies – MPA, MCPS, IMPEL & PMLL.

Jane Dyball graduated in Law (LLB Hons) from Bristol University in 1984 and spent some time travelling before becoming determined to get a job in the music business...

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Jel - Freelance Web Designer

Jel has been a freelance web designer focusing on the music industry for 7 years.

Prior to this he had parallel careers as an electronics engineer working in aeropsace, automotive and military R&D and as a producer running his own recording studio based in Auckland, New Zealand...

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Jemima Gibbons - MD, iKnowHow

Jemima co-founded media consultancy iKnowHow in 2002 to help creative businesses develop digital media skills...

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Jeremy Ledlin

Jeremy spent 16 years in the music industry during which time he has gained practical experience in many aspects live music...

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Jeremy Silver - Thought Leader, Entrepreneur & Digital Media Advisor

Jeremy Silver is a thought leader, entrepreneur and advisor in Digital Media. He licensed the first ever music download service with a major record label and advised the founders of Shazam on their market entry. He has worked in Los Angeles, San Francisco and London with multinationals and with venture backed start-ups...

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Jez Bell - CEO rara

Jez Bell is CEO of rara, an on-demand music streaming service with a catalogue of over 30 million songs that operates in 31 countries across Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, and in partnership with BMW, launched Europe’s first direct to car fully on-demand music streaming service in six countries...

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Jill Johnstone - Director of Policy, National Consumer Council

Jill Johnstone is an economist who joined the National Consumer Council in 1981 as a Senior Policy Officer. Prior to this, Jill worked in industry for a major trade association...

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Jim Gelcer - VP, Content Acquisition and Business Development, Noank Media Inc.

Jim Gelcer is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed technologist, composer, and producer.

Prior to joining Noank Media Inc, Jim led cross-functional teams for leading technology companies: Open Text, Apple, IBM, CISCO, EveryWare, and Internet Direct...

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Jim Mawdsley - Senior Project Co-ordinator, Generator North East

Established in 1991, Generator is the North's Popular Music Development agency seeking to improve networking, training and facilities for musicians and grass roots music workers in the North of England...

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Joan Eades - Head of Music Licensing, Ricall

Joan has been a licence negotiator of music for commercials, film and television since 1981. She was a member of the licensing team at the MCPS and joined Search - The Sound Advice Company in 1989, part of the Jeff Wayne Music Group...

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Joe Taylor - Artist Manager & Co-founder, Record Of The Day

Joe is a director of Field Recordings, a record label and management company, whose artists include The King Blues and new signing, Pete Lawrie, released in partnership with Island Records. He also manages new artists Kyla La Grange and Beatbullyz...

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Johan Vosmeijer - Managing Director, Sellaband

Johan Vosmeijer started his professional career as a music-journalist. He was editor-in-chief for several music publications in the Netherlands, after which he became music director for Kink FM, Holland's first ever alternative music radio-station...

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Johanna Gibson

Reader in Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary University, London. Johanna holds degrees in cultural and critical theory, animal sciences, and law. Before moving to the UK, Johanna was in commercial practice at the Melbourne offices of Australian national firm, Allens Arthur Robinson, where she specialised in Intellectual Property, Communications, Media and Technology...

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John Broomhall - Audio Director & Consultant

John Broomhall is an independent Audio Director & Consultant with eleven years' experience in games, a number of senior management roles with major videogame publishers (MicroProse, Spectrum Holobyte, Hasbro Interactive, Infogrames) under his belt, and over fifty published titles to his credit...

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John Buckby - Intellectual Property & Media Law Specialist, Spearing Waite

John Buckby is and Intellectual Property & Media Law specialist at Spearing Waite, a leading East Midlands law firm. John became an IP lawyer after working for a decade in the music industry, during which time he produced numerous records for various labels, and managed a band...

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John Doran - Co-Founder, The Quietus

John Doran is the co-founder and editor of The Quietus website and author of the acclaimed memoir Jolly Lad.

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John Glover - Chairman, Music Managers Forum

In addition to being the current Chairman of the MMF, John is currently Head of Investigation and Enforcement for AURA, manager of Tony Hadley, Peter Cox and Go West, Ritchie Neville, Beverley Craven and Alison Limerick, and label owner - The Blueprint Recording Corporation Ltd...

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John Holborow – Managing Director UK, Beggars Group

John has worked at Beggars since leaving university some 14 years ago. Most of that time has been spent as Marketing Director, running UK marketing and promotion for the groups various labels during a period which has produced hits with the Cult, the Pixies, the Charlatans, Cocteau Twins, House of Pain, Prodigy, Cornershop, Basement Jaxx, Badly Drawn Boy, Dizzee Rascal, Lemon Jelly and the White Stripes...

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John Hutchinson - Chief Executive, MCPS-PRS Alliance (1998-2004)

John Hutchinson joined the Performing Right Society in November 1995 as Chief Executive. In January 1998, he was also appointed Chief Executive of the Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society, having overseen the transitional period which led to an operational alliance between the two societies, the MCPS-PRS Alliance...

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John King - Professional Musician & Independent Campaigner

John King is a professional guitarist and independent campaigner for reform of the Licensing Act. He has first-hand experience of losing work due to the Act, and has also encountered rigorous over-enforcement by some Licensing Authorities...

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John Leckie - Producer

From entering Abbey Road Studios on February 15th 1970 as a tape-operator, to balance engineer, then graduating to produce and help launch the careers of two of the most exciting and influential new rock bands of the nineties by producing their two most significant landmark albums of recent times, The Stone Roses ( The Stone Roses ) & Radiohead ( The Bends ), the career of producer John Leckie continues to be one of the most dynamic, respected and prominent. He is one of the most sought after and well-regarded producers in the business...

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John Smith - General Secretary, Musicians' Union

John was elected MU General Secretary in December 2002.

After studying at the Royal Academy of Music from 1968 to 1971, he became a freelance musician based in London. In 1974 he joined the orchestra of English National Opera and remained there as Principal Tuba, for almost 20 years...

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John Whittingdale, MP Maldon & Chelmsford East and Chairman, DCMS Select Commitee

John has been Member of Parliament since 1992 and was educated at Winchester College and University College, London, where he graduated with a degree in economics...

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Jon Kelly - Producer

Jon is one of the 'Great British Producers'. He has produced and mixed legendary albums for an incredible spectrum of artists including The Beautiful South, Heather Nova, Tori Amos, Paul McCartney, Deacon Blue, Prefab Sprout, Kate Bush and Paul Heaton's solo album...

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Jon Salmon - Head of Broadband Content and New Platforms, Tiscali

With eight years experience in the broadband industry, Jon Salmon is responsible for video and audio content on www.tiscali.co.uk. Having managed large-scale music events, including webcasts of Reading and O2 Wireless festivals, Jon has hands on experience dealing with the complex nature of the music industry...

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Jon Webster - Chief Executive, MMF

Jon "Webbo" Webster has worked for 2 people most of his life - himself and Richard Branson. The former paid better...

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Jonathan Friend - Founder & Technical Director, Friend MTS

Jonathan is regarded as a leading light within the internet monitoring and content protection industry and is often asked to speak at trade conferences and share his intimate knowledge of internet know-how...

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Jonathan Goldstein - Chairman, PCAM

Jonathan is an award-winning composer for film, TV and theatre...

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Jonathan Robinson - Programme Director, MusicTank

A musician by training (City of Leeds College of Music), previous lives include 15 years as a freelance musician - drums & percussion - during which time he toured much of the UK with countless shows, incl. Les Miserables, Evita, Sweeney Todd, Whistle Down The Wind, Hair, The Rocky Horror Show, Cabaret, Oliver! and Blood Brothers for top-flight producers incl. Sir Cameron Mackintosh, Bill Kenwright CBE, Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber and Sir Alan Ayckbourn...

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Julia Payne - Director, The Hub

Julia has 20+years experience in promoting, marketing and fundraising for independent ‘beyond mainstream’ music. Julia earned her stripes working in a number of venues, including London’s Barbican Centre, as development director at a music charity and then as an artist manager and producer...

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Keith Harris - MusicTank Chair / Keith Harris Music / Director of Performer Affairs, PPL

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974. The first record company for which he worked was a small independent UK label called Transatlantic records. The label represented mainly British folk musicians but also distributed the Blue Note and Milestone Jazz labels. In 1976 he joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department...

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Keith Jopling - Strategy & Business Development Consultant

Keith Jopling is an independent consultant working on strategy and innovation projects for music & media companies. He specialises in customer insight, strategic partnerships and digital initiatives and is passionate about new business models and how businesses work and change...

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Kendel Ratley - Director of Marketing and Outreach, Kickstarter's

Kendel Ratley is Kickstarter's Director of Marketing and Outreach. She focuses on establishing and maintaining relationships with creative communities everywhere. Kendel has spent more than a decade marketing NYC music and tech start-ups...

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Kieron Concannon - MD FDM Records

Kieron is founder of FDM records, having previously worked extensively as a musician in the world music genre for many years...

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Kim Bayley - Secretary General, BARD

Kim studied German, French and Law at University of Surrey, before going on to study Law at Guildford Law College.

She qualified and worked as a solicitor at Lovells before switching to corporate finance at Coopers & Lybrand. Most recently she spent 7 years as a media investment banker at WestLB Panmure, primarily advising music, film and publishing clients...

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Kim DeRuiter - Senior Manager Of Music, Video & Games Europe, Samsung Electronics

Kim de Ruiter is currently working within Samsung’s European content division, focusing on developing, launching and marketing a range of entertainment and sports propositions...

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Kim Machray - PR Director, KLP

Having worked in the music industry for 16 years doing music PR with a multitude of artists including Jennifer Lopez, Prince, Burt Bacharach, Incubus, Macy Gray, Jill Scott, Earth Wind and Fire and countless others, Kim worked at Sony Music for 8 years including being Head Of Press at Epic Record and setting up her own PR company, Pure Publicity...

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Korda Marshall - Founder, Infectious Music

After starting his career at RCA Records in 1983, Korda became A&R Director of the label in 1988 and counted Ash, Garbage, The Blow Monkeys, The Wedding Present, Pop Will eat Itself, Londonbeat and Take That among his signings...

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Kyle MacRae - Founder, Scoopt

Kyle MacRae launched Scoopt, the world's first commercial 'citizen journalism' agency, in July 2005 to connect the media and members of the public who find themselves in the right place at the right time with a camera...

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Laura Seach - Head of Digital, Ninja Tune

One of the UK's longest established independent record labels, Ninja Tune comprises several labels including Big Dada, Counter Records and Ntone, with artists including Coldcut, Roots Manuva, Mr Scruff, Cinematic Orchestra and Amon Tobin...

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Laurence Lennard - Co-Founder, Yada Yada Productions

Laurence formed Yada Yada productions with Julian Mayers in 2005 as the UK’s first podcast production company. Yada Yada has since produced podcasts for organisations including Guardian Unlimited, the Mayor of London, Sony BMG, Random House and Chelsea FC...

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Lee McGuirk - Solicitor, Denton Wilde Sapte

Lee McGuirk is a solicitor specialising in music and media at Denton Wilde Sapte where she has worked since 1999...

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Leena Sowambur - Digital Music Business Consultant

Leena Sowambur is a digital music business consultant with over 13 years in digital marketing and PR. She is the Founder of Positively Music - a music industry training provider in digital business strategy, working exclusively with micro-businesses, SMEs and large enterprises, such as record labels, publishers, managers, promoters, venues, recording studios and educational establishments...

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Leonard Bendel - Solicitor, Entertainment Advice, Ltd

Len is a UK qualified solicitor enrolled with the Law Society roll of solicitors (qualifying in 2002 not currently practicing as a solicitor) with over 8 years music business and media experience...

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Les Csonge - Sales & Marketing Director, Yudu.com

Les is the Sales & Marketing Director and a founder member shareholder of www.yudu.com and over the past 4 years has been instrumental in the growth of the company to become the UK market leader of Digital Editions and a potent force in the USA...

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Lisa Lavia - Managing Director, Noise Abatement Society

Lisa Lavia joined the Noise Abatement Society as Managing Director in January 2009. Prior to joining the Society Lisa held various private sector communications and corporate affairs roles advising senior leaders and leading strategic business communications and crisis campaigns in the technology, insurance and manufacturing sectors...

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Luke Fitzmaurice – Entertainments Manager, NUS Services

Luke began working in the industry following three years 'studying' for a law degree in Liverpool. Having got involved in Students' Union entertainments whilst at University, Luke began his career by taking a position with Liverpool Students' Union as Entertainments Coordinator for their 800 capacity city centre venue...

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Lulu Le Vay - Journalist, Marketing Consultant And All Round Creative Hustler

Lulu Le Vay started out as deputy editor of mouthy fanzine Sleazenation in the mid-90s, propelling her into a busy freelance career as music and lifestyle writer for publications such as The Face, i-D, Jockey Slut and Xray through to the Guardian Guide, The Independent on Sunday, The Evening Standard and Observer...

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Magnus Fiennes - Producer, composer & songwriter

Magnus Fiennes is a highly successful record producer, film and television composer and songwriter. He has worked with artists such as Pulp, Tom Jones and Morcheeba. In 1997 he produced the All Saints million seller single Never Ever - a No. 4 in the US and No. 1 throughout Europe; producing and co-writing on their eponymous 5 million selling album...

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Malcolm Gerrie - Chief Executive, WhizzKid Entertainment

Malcolm Gerrie has played a central role in defining the parameters of entertainment, music and events on television around the world. His early credits include The Tube, Channel 4’s legendary show from Newcastle Upon Tyne - his home town, which totally re-invigorated live music TV when it launched in the 1980s. It famously gave Madonna her first ever UK TV appearance and launched the careers of Paula Yates and Jools Holland. Gerrie subsequently followed this up with The White Room, which had a similar impact on the genre in the first half of the 90s.

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Malcolm Hutty - Head of Public Affairs at LINX, the London Internet Exchange

Malcolm's role involves liaising with government and regulatory authorities on behalf of the LINX membership, representing the interests of members to government and briefing members on regulatory developments...

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Malcolm McKenzie - Artist Manager

I am passionate about music, and am committed to finding and developing the sort of rare talents that all too often are allowed to fall by the wayside, either because the business is more concerned with commerce than art, or because those artists fail to fit into the requisite shaped media boxes...

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Marc Fox - Freelance A&R Consultant

Founder member of Haircut 100. Pelican West, their debut album, sells 2 million records ('Fantastic Day', 'Love Plus One', 'Favourite Shirts-Boy Meets Girl'). Mark becomes lead singer of Haircut 100 after departure of Nick Heyward and makes doomed second album for Polydor Records...

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Marc Marot - Terra Firma Artist Management

Marc started his career in 1982 as Professional Manager of UK Independent, Eaton Music. He was appointed MD of Chris Blackwell's Blue Mountain Music in 1984, working with U2 and the Bob Marley catalogue, amongst others. Whilst there, he had his first international No. 1 single with 'Pump Up the Volume'. His publishing signings included, amongst many others, Massive Attack, De La Soul and Shakespeare's Sister (Marcy Levy)...

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Marie-Agnès Beau - Manager, French Music Bureau, London

Marie-Agnès opened the French Music Bureau in London in May 1999, representing both the French music industry and government to promote the French popular contemporary music in the UK...

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Mark Du Val, Director of Policy, LACORS

Mark Du Val is Director of Policy at LACORS (the Local Authorities Coordinators of Regulatory Services)...

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Mark Kelly - CEO, FAC & Musician

Mark Kelly is the keyboard player with the band Marillion...

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Mark Mooradian - Senior Director, MusicNet (UK)

Mark is Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development at MusicNet and is spearheading their international efforts...

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Mark Mulligan - Digital Media Strategist

For 11 years Mark was a Vice President and Research Director at Jupiter Research (later acquired by Forrester Research). In his role as a music analyst and senior research manager, Mark worked right across the digital music value chain, with all the leading digital music services and technology companies, the major record labels, rights bodies, retailers, hardware companies and telcos...

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Mark Selby - Vice President Multimedia, Nokia

Mark Selby has global responsibility for Nokia's multimedia experience operations, including Mobile TV, Visual Radio, imaging, audio and video implementations. He is a recognised authority on mobile data services and has worked in the mobile, broadcast and IT industries for over 20 years...

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Mark Walker - Founder, Rattlepop

Mark Walker is the Director at Rattlepop Ltd - an independent record label founded in London in 2012...

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Mark Williamson - Director of Artist Services, Spotify

Mark Williamson leads the Spotify Artist Services team in Europe, which is responsible for helping artists understand and navigate the Spotify business model, and help them to use Spotify to grow their careers. Mark’s team is the main point of contact for artists and their teams at Spotify, and also represents artists’ interests to the business...

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Mark Wood - Radius Music Ltd

Radius Music is the London based management company for Mark Wood...

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Martin Bryant - Managing Editor, The Next Web

Martin Bryant is Managing Editor at The Next Web, a leading online publication covering Internet technology, business and culture...

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Martin Campbell - Head of Radio, Ofcom

Martin worked as a newspaper journalist in the sixties before entering commercial radio in 1975. He hosted daily 'phone-ins and music shows for many years before going into management...

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Martin Goldschmidt - MD Cooking Vinyl & Director, Essential Music & Marketing

Martin Goldschmidt founded Cooking Vinyl in 1986; its key acts include Billy Bragg, The Prodigy, Frank Black, Buzzcocks, Hayseed Dixie and Killing Joke. It was the first European label to do a deal with legal download site eMusic and later set up its own online distribution company, Uploader, which was later sold to IODA...

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Martin Mills - Chairman, Beggars Group

Martin Mills was born in May 1949 and grew up in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire, going to Berkhamsted and Magdalen College Schools. He graduated in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oriel College, Oxford, in 1970...

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Martin Talbot - Managing Director, The Official Charts Company

Martin is the Managing Director of The Official Charts Company, providers of the most accurate intelligence data on the British video and music industries – and the most sophisticated chart system anywhere in the world. He joined the OCC in October 2007, following several years as Editor of Music Week, a trade paper for the UK music industry...

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Mary-Alice Stack - Chief Executive, Creative Sector Services

Creative Sector Services isa new Community Interest Company established to support the development, growth and productivity of a wide range of organisations and enterprises operating within the cultural and creative industries...

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Matias Llort - Strategic Partner Manager, YouTube EMEA

Matias Llort is a Strategic Partner Manager at YouTube EMEA...

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Matt Brewer - Head of New Media, Sanctuary Group

Matt spent 15 years as a touring musician culminating in 3 albums and touring the US on the 1996 lollapalooaza tour with avant garde outfit 'Moonshake'...

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Matt Deegan - Corporate Development Executive, GWR Group plc

Matt's radio career started at University where he ran the student radio station. After bidding for a North London FM radio licence with a youth format in 1999, Matt joined the Radio Academy where he helped develop member services for the organisation...

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Matt Fretton - This Isn’t For You (TI4U)

Matt has worked in the arts for more than twenty years. He ran a live music club aged fifteen and performed as a solo musician in the 1980s, releasing records on the Chrysalis label and touring as the opening act for artists including the Eurythmics, Bob Geldof and Depeche Mode...

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Matt Smith - Co-Founder & Director of Strategy, The Viral Factory

Matt Smith co-founded The Viral Factory in 2001 with Ed Robinson. Since its inception, TVF has constantly pushed the boundaries of viral marketing, sometimes too far...

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Matthew James – Managing Director, ODS UK

Having previously worked in Newspaper Marketing for The Mail on Sunday from 1999-2002, Matthew is Managing Director of ODS UK, which is in partnership with ODS Germany - a massive CD/DVD replication plant...

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Matthew Porter - Director, Digital Assets

Employment History
June 2004 – present
Director of Digital Assets
Inspired Broadcast Networks Ltd
· Responsible for commercial development across the business...

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Melanie Johnson - Head of Sales & Promotions, EMI Music Publishing

Melanie oversees the UK sales team for EMI Music Publishing’s commercial catalogue and the KPM MusicHouse production library. Melanie is responsible for the team handling pitches to key music clients including advertisers, brands, games developers, TV and film producers, and advises clients on all creative issues relating to music...

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Michael Bornhäusser - Chief Executive Officer, SDC

Michael Bornhäusser is co-founder, CEO and member of the board at SDC, with responsibility for the company’s overall strategic vision and implementation...

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Michela Magas - Founder, Music Tech Fest; Design Innovation & Music Tech Specialist

Michela is an innovation catalyst who bridges the worlds of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry, with a track record of 20 years of innovation. A graduate from the Royal College of Art in London, Michela conducted PhD research at Goldsmiths, University of London in music and technology...

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Mike Skeet

A seasoned financial executive with more than 25 years’ experience in the accounting and financial areas of media, sport and entertainment and with a primary focus on the music industry...

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Mike Smith - MD, Columbia Records

Mike Smith enjoyed his first break in the music industry as a talent scout for MCA Music between 1988 -1991 during which time he signed Blur.,,

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MJ - Project Director, Live Here Now

MJ has worked in the recording industry for over 12 years, currently managing both The Instrument Recording Studio and A&R Co-ordination for Mute Records. As Project Director for Live Here Now, he's worked with artists including Depeche Mode, Mylo, Goldfrapp, Mclusky, Moby, Heaven 17, Erasure and Graham Coxon...

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Mykaell Riley - Head of Music Production & Director, Centre For Black Music Research UK, University of Westminster

Mykaell Riley began his career as a performer with pioneering Reggae outfit Steel Pulse before moving on to found the Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra...

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Natalie Wade - Founder, Small Green Shoots

Starting her career as an intern, Natalie went on to enjoy more than a decade at the cutting edge of urban music and the wider arts scene, developing a series of prominent and successful ventures including I Luv Live, London Songwriters Week and the Urban Music Seminar while working with some of the UK’s most prominent artists and executives...

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Natasha Kizzie - Director of Entertainment

Natasha read English and French Law at Essex University. She went on to work at L’Oréal for five years. Having developed her skills in event management and PR across a portfolio of brands including L'Oréal Professionel, Ambre Solaire and Garnier Fructis, Natasha sought new adventures at KLP Entertainment...

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Nathalie McDermott - Founder & Director, On Road Media

Nathalie is from Dublin arriving in London 7 years ago to do an MA in international journalism. She went on to become a freelance producer at the BBC but soon jumped ship from the very safe institution of 'the beeb' to a very different sort of institution; Wandsworth men’s prison, London. There, she set up the Prison Radio Outreach Project for Media for Development where working with prisoners for 3 years gave her a passion for citizen journalism and podcasting...

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Neil Leyton - Label Director, Fading Ways Music Ltd

Neil Leyton was the frontman of Toronto glam/art rock group,The Conscience Pilate (think Roxy Music, Suede, T. Rex), in the mid 90s - the band made waves in the Canadian music press at the time by standing in direct philosophical opposition to the grunge image of the times. Their debut CD, 1996's Living in a Movie Scene, was the #1 Canadian Indie Record of that year according to Access Magazine and in the same year, opened for the Manic Street Preachers' Everything Must Go for their Canadian tour dates...

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Neil Robinson – Publishing Director, IPC Ignite!

Neil Robinson is the Publishing Director of NME, NME.COM, Uncut, NME Originals and Uncut Legends. Neil joined IPC back in 1994 and has worked around the IPC Ignite! portfolio throughout his career...

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Nick Ashton-Hart – Executive Director, International Music Managers Forum (IMMF)

Nick Ashton-Hart is the Executive Director of the International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), the NGO representing the interests of music managers and their clients, the featured artist community, at the global level...

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Nick Ladd - Promoter & Co-founder, Glade Festival

Having started travelling at the age of 15, Nick drove a Bedford fire engine from London to Cape Town in 1991 and it was there that he first got involved in the production of music festivals and the nascient outdoor rave scene, putting on some seminal events there at that time...

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Nick Raphael - Head of A&R, Sony BMG

Nick Raphael has worked in the corporate side of the record business since 1994...

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Nico Köpke - CEO, Kodime Ltd

Nico has more than 15 years of international frontline experience in digital media, marketing, content and technology. Prior to founding Kodime, he held the position of SVP New Media Sony Music Europe, actively developing and overseeing all Online activities in the region...

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Nile Rodgers - Musician & Producer

The career of Nile Rodgers is one of the most enduring and prolific in music. Nile's signature is scrawled across an amazing array of music - from Madonna to Diana Ross, from David Bowie to Eric Clapton...

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Olly Barnes - Founder & CEO, U-myx

Olly has become a recognised pioneer of interactive music, as well as a part-time pundit for Channel 4 News, Radio 1, The Wall Street Journal and Music Week...

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Owen Geddes - Group Director of Business Development, The Cloud

As Group Director of Business Development, Owen has overall responsibility for The Cloud’s device, content and application strategies. He directs The Cloud's marketing and product management functions, taking an active role in all aspects of the company’s development...

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Owen Packard - founder of Hero PR

I've managed to spend over a decade in the shark-infested waters of the UK music industry and (by changing my hair style often enough to remain generally unrecognisable) I have survived!

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Pat Carr – Remote Control

Before starting her own company Pat’s previous job titles included General Manager of 19 Management Ltd, and General manager of Infectious Records/Mushroom Group (the label she started with Korda Marshall in July 1994)...

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Paul Barton - Head Of A&R, PledgeMusic UK

13 years in the music industry working at indie music publisher Perfect Songs, indie label ZTT Records and major record label Warner Bros Records, now Head Of A&R PledgeMusic UK...

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Paul Bedford - Investment Director, Ingenious

Paul is a qualified chartered accountant and has spent over 20 years in the media sector, specialising particularly in the music industry...

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Paul Bonham- Relationship Manager, Diversity and Music at Arts Council England

Paul Bonham, Relationship Manager, Diversity and Music at Arts Council England – working with funded organisations such as English Folk Dance Song Society and Yaram Arts. Previously he worked at Crown Music Management and Truck Festival...

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Paul Brindley - MusicAlly

Paul Brindley is the co-founder of MusicAlly - a company which publishes a fortnightly report and regular bulletin updates on the digital music scene, analysing the commercial and legal implications of how technology is changing the entertainment industry. For a free month's trial, go to www.MusicAlly.com...

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Paul Brown - European Managing Director, Pandora Media

Paul is a digital media business executive and music business lawyer with over 12 years experience in digital media, music and general commercial law, corporate finance and venture capital. He is currently European Managing Director for Pandora Media, Inc and is overseeing the roll out of the UK and European versions of the fast growing US music discovery radio service...

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Paul Brown- Chief Executive, Commercial Radio Companies Association

CRCA is the, UK commercial radio's trade body. All but a handful of Britain's national and local commercial stations are members. Paul is responsible for providing CRCA members with trade information, advice and conference services and representing their interests to Government, the European Commission and Parliament, the Radio Authority, and complaint, regulatory, copyright, research and trade bodies...

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Paul Conroy - Former President, Virgin Records

Paul Conroy started his career as a booker in the early seventies when he organised tours for the Foundations, Lindisfarne, Van Der Graaf Generator, Caravan and Genesis...

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Paul Entwhistle - Director, Firebrand Live Ltd

Paul Entwistle has worked in music merchandise for over 10 years. He is a director of Firebrand Live Ltd – one of the largest music merchandise companies in Europe. Responsible for A&R he has signed and handled some of the largest music artists in the world. Firebrands diverse roster includes acts such as Arctic Monkeys, Muse, Foo Fighters, Amy Winehouse, The Verve, etc...

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Paul Hitchman - Co-Founder & CEO, PlayLouder

Paul Hitchman is co-founder and CEO of Playlouder and Media Service Provider (MSP). A Cambridge Economics graduate, Paul worked in the music industry for 10 years (including stints at BMG and Warner Music) before founding Playlouder in 2000...

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Paul Loasby - Owner, One Fifteen Management

Paul Loasby manages Jools Holland, David Gilmour, Syd Barrett’s Estate, Ian Hunter and Mick Ralphs re Mott The Hoopl, Deacon Blue and Orange Goblin as well as new acts The Scoundrels and Swound! Prior to management Paul was a promoter, with his main claim to fame being the idea and set up of the Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donington and going bust spectacularly (unfortunately)...

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Paul Moseley – Independent Music Consultant

Paul's work centres around two key appointments; Creative Director at Independent Music & Media Alliance Ltd (IMMA), which has two main labels. Onyx (launches May 2005), with CDs from Barbara Bonney, Viktoria Mullova, Passcal Roge and the Borodin Quartet, and Enzyme, launching April 2005 with CDs from Nyman, Turnage and Tavener...

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Paul Pacifico - CEO, FAC

Paul is CEO of the Featured Artists Coalition (‘FAC’), the organisation in the music industry that represents the interests and rights of the artists...

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Paul Sanders - Co-founder, state51, Consolidated Independent & Playlouder MSP

Paul Sanders is a co-founder of state51, established in 1991 and one of the UK's leading interactive music and media companies. Paul has worked with Virgin Records (1994-2000), Cable and Wireless (1997), BT (1999), EMI (1997-2000), Sony (1999), and Channel 4 (2001) developing strategy and delivering award-winning internet, broadband and interactive television projects...

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Paul Smernicki - Direcor of Digital, Universal Music UK

After 11 years at Universal Music label Polydor where he latterly oversaw the integration of digital into all departments across the label, Paul Smernicki was promoted to his current role towards the end of 2010...

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Paul Swaddle - Marketing Director, Pocket Group

Paul has been Marketing Director for Pocket Group for the past 3 years. He has worked with various brands and media owners to deliver solutions for record labels, charities, political parties and media owners across operators and direct to consumer channels globally. These solutions have driven content downloads but have additionally built end user databases and extending brand reach to new audiences...

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Paul Zimmerman - Head of Digital, Entertainment UK

Paul Zimmerman is the Head of Digital for Entertainment UK (E.UK) Limited, the UK's largest wholesale distributor of home entertainment products and a division of the Woolworths group...

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Paula Le Dieu - Director, Creative Commons International

Paula Le Dieu is the Director of Creative Commons International. With more than 70 countries currently in the process of establishing local language and jurisdictional versions of Creative Commons licences and Science Commons projects, Paula's role is to ensure that the global creative and innovative domain grows and thrives...

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Pete Dodge - Managing Director, Uploader Music

Pete Dodge has over 15 years experience working within the independent sector...

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Pete Wilson - 3 'A' Entertainment

Pete worked for eighteen years for Harvey Goldsmith, initially as a touring manager, representing the company's interests at venues internationally as well as all over the UK...

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Peter Jamieson - Executive Chairman, BPI

Peter Jamieson is chairman of the BPI, the organisation which represents British record labels large and small, and whose members account for around 90% of the music sold in the UK...

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Peter Jenner - Sincere Management & Secretary General, IMMF

After gaining a First Class Honours Degree in Economics at Cambridge University, Peter Jenner became a Lecturer at the London School of Economics at the tender age of twenty-one...

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Peter Leathem - Director, Legal & Business Affairs, PPL/VPL

Peter Leathem has practised as a solicitor for 12 years following his two year training contract at law firm, Hamlin Slowe...

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Peter Monks - Commercial Director, The Ticket Factory

Peter Monks is the Commercial Director of The Ticket Factory, a national ticket agent in the UK, and the venue box office for the National Indoor Arena, LG Arena and National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham...

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Peter Schultze - Radio Producer & Consultant

Peter studied composition and Tonmeister in Berlin. From 1970 - 1998 he was Jazz Editor at Radio Bremen, Germany during which time he produced more than 1600 radio concerts, many of which went on to be released as records, among them Keith Jarrett, Soft Machine, Peter Brötzmann, Philip Catherine and Iain Ballamy...

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Peter Thompson - MD, [PIAS] UK

Peter Thompson is Managing Director of [PIAS] UK. Based in London, the company provides a range of services to over 100 rights holders. These services are structured to match the needs of the label or repertoire owner in respect to their day-to-day business as well as having the ability to provide key projects with a more bespoke level of service...

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Phil Bird - VP, Commercial Development, Ricall

Phil has over 12 years experience in both the Music and TV industry. Having worked as Copyright and A&R Manager at Carlin Music and then Creative Manager at Fremantlemedia TV, Phil has a broad experience of the rights issues and the creative processes involved when the music world meets the visual world...

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Phil Doyle - Director, Institute of Licensing & Licensing Consultant

Phil Doyle is one of the UK’s leading licensing experts. He is a personal licence holder and has experience of licensing and planning issues across the country...

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Phil Hardy – Editor, Music & Copyright

As a journalist Phil Hardy has written for Variety, Music Week, the Sunday Times, Time Out and various music and film trade magazines...

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Phil Legg - Founder, Futureproof Records

Phil comes from an eclectic background. Starting as a guitarist in various bands, he toured Europe supporting acts such as Iggy Pop, The Human League, Scritti Politti and Joy Division, before having immense success as an engineer working alongside Sade, Boy George, The Rolling Stones, Depeche Mode, Erasure and many others...

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Phil Ramone - Master Music Maker

Phil Ramone is one of the most respected and prolific music producers in the recording industry.

With 31 Grammy nominations, 13 Grammy Awards, an Emmy, and numerous honours and accolades to his credit, Ramone's musical acumen and his use of audio technology are unmatched among his peers. Acknowledged as one of the top creative producers, Ramone has also played an integral role in pioneering many of the technological developments in the music industry over the years...

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Phil Riley – Chief Executive, Chrysalis Radio

Phil has an outstanding record of commercial radio management since joining BRMB in 1980 as a graduate trainee. Phil has extensive programming experience gained from his roles as a Presenter, Producer, and Programme Controller with Midlands Radio. Phil was responsible, as Programme Controller, for the successful launch of XTRA-AM in 1989 in Birmingham...

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Phil Stokes - Senior Partner, Entertainment & Media, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Phil's clients span television production and broadcasting operations, music, radio, advertising and market research groups, consumer publishing activities and sports...

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Philip Inghelbrecht - Business Director, Shazam

As a Shazam Entertainment founder, Philip was the lead person to build the Shazam music database and negotiate copyright licenses with the recording and music publishing industry, and is currently responsible for the licensing of the Shazam audio recognition technology to non-mobile companies worldwide...

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Philip Murphy - Co-founder & Group Managing Director, Channelfly

Philip's original background was as a solicitor specialising in intellectual property law. In 1996 he moved out of private practice to take on a role as legal director for an online entertainment company, and since then has stuck to being a client of law firms...

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Philip O'Ferrall - Vice President, Digital Media, MTV Networks

As Vice President, Digital Media, Philip O’Ferrall has responsibility for all MTV’s activity across online, interactive TV, mobile, video-on-demand, and emerging platforms. He also helps to create 360-degree TV commissions for new programming across the portfolio of MTV Networks UK & Ireland...

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Philippe Steinmetz – France Telecom Group

Philippe Steinmetz has been working at France Telecom Group since 1996. He started as a business analyst for 800-numbers services, and then worked on packaged e-business solutions for small and medium enterprises. Afterwards, he developed Internet connectivity offers for media companies and smaller telcos...

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Prof. Martin Kretschmer - Professor of Information Jurisprudence and Joint Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management, Bournemouth University

Martin has researched projects for the ESRC, Arts Council, Social Science Research Council (NY), and national governments, including a major project on the music industry in the digital environment...

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Prof. Merlin Stone - Director, White Consultants Ltd

Merlin is one of the UK's most experienced consultants, lecturers and trainers in all areas relating to changing organisational capability to meet the needs of customers and stakeholders, including CRM, database marketing and customer service. His consulting experience covers many sectors, including financial services, utilities, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, travel and transport, retailing, automotive, energy, IT and the public sector...

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Professor Stuart Nicholson - Author, Lecturer & Critic

Stuart Nicholson studied music at the Welsh College of Music and Drama. He led a jazz-rock band in the 1970s, appearing on BBC TV, BBC Radio and ITV. His adaptation of a traditional Welsh folksong recorded by his band was used as a signature tune by the popular BBC Radio Wales programme Sportstime for over ten years and was a Logo Records recording artist. After ceasing playing professionally in 1980 he became increasingly involved in music journalism, which he has pursued full-time since 1991...

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Rachel Wood – Woodwork Music Ltd

Rachel Wood runs Woodwork Music, an agency set up 4 years ago specialising in promoting a select range of dynamic and original, independently owned, music from a range of eras and genres for use in TV advertising, feature films, TV programmes, computer games and other visual media...

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Ray Coffer - Artist Manager

Ray Coffer became an Artist Manager in 1984, when three of the erstwhile members of the gothic band, Bauhaus, persuaded him to manage them in their new incarnation of Love and Rockets...

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Ray Farrell - VP Content Acquisition, emusic.com Inc

Ray Farrell has been with emusic.com since 1999 as the head of Label Acquisition. Ray entered the music business in his college years as a buyer and manager for independently owned record stores. He was buyer and catalog manager for Rough Trade US Distribution as it first established in the US in 1980...

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Rebecca Lammers

Originally from Columbus, Ohio, Rebecca's first exposure to the music industry was through an internship with the booking agent at CBGB's in New York City. She went on to start a small indie label and work as a booking agent, promoter and sound engineer in Wisconsin for a number of years before working as a production coordinator for the Belleayre Music Festival in New York State in 2007...

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Remi Harris, Music Industry Consultant

Remi Harris is a music industry consultant with experience in strategic planning, project development, research and management in the music, digital and design sectors...

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Richard Bernas – Conductor & Music Consultant, Tate Modern

Gramophone Award-winning conductor Richard Bernas is also Music Consultant at Tate Modern. The events he has developed there are without equivalent in European museums, gallery rather than concert based...

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Richard Fero - Insight Manager, Emap

Richard is Insight Manager for Emap Advertising's Marketing team, playing a leading role in developing and delivering EA's insight projects...

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Richard Gooch - Director of Technology, IFPI

Richard's responsibilities at IFPI are concerned with all areas of technology in which the recording industry has interests. This includes audio, optical disc technologies, rights management technologies, data-communications and internet technologies...

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Richard Kirstein - Director, Leap Music

Following a music degree at The City University, London and Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Richard performed and wrote for several bands during the late 80's / early 90's, with releases on various independent labels. In 1992, Richard established Nim Nim Musik, a music production company targeting the advertising & TV markets...

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Richard Marks, Founder - Scarlet Mist

Richard Marks is a hospital doctor in London and has been going to music festivals since 1983. He set up Scarlet Mist in 2004 on a whim, in order to help a friend get a ticket for Glastonbury. He has run the site ever since...

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Richard Mollet - Director of Public Affairs, BPI

Richard joined the BPI as director of public affairs in April 2006. He has responsibility for all of the BPI’s government, parliamentary and stakeholder relations in the UK and EU. The BPI is the representative voice of the British recorded music industry with over 350 record companies in its membership including the four “majors” (EMI, SonyBMG, Universal and Warners)...

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Richard Skaife - CEO & Co Founder, Yuza Mobile & CEO, 3ME

Richard Skaife is the CEO and co-founder of Yuza Mobile and the joint CEO of the social gaming spin out 3ME a joint venture with Newstate Entertainment...

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Richard Wheeler - Head of Music Partnerships, Orange UK

Richard is the Head of Music Partnerships and has responsibility for Orange UK's music content partnership and acquisition activity. His work has a commercial focus – working with product and marketing teams to deliver commercially successful and innovative music services across all platforms as well as negotiating contracts, both locally and globally, with UK music providers and record labels...

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Ritch Ames - Director, Tomorrow Never Knows Ltd

Ritch started his music industry career as an Entertainments Manager, doing a good four years at Kingston University, before joining as a Marketing Assistant at the new label Independiente in 1996...

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Rob Da Bank - DJ, Broadcaster and Festival Curator

“I like supporting music early. It’s not like ‘ooh, check me out’ but it’s nice that I’ve been one of the first to play Florence And The Machine, Black Kids, Ting Tings – we had them in session a year before they were in the charts.”...

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Rob Gotlieb - Head of Marketing, Europe at MUZU.tv

Rob Gotlieb is Head of Marketing, Europe at MUZU.tv and is they key marketing contact for all labels and partnerships. Rob joined in July 2010 and since then has led on a number of successful marketing initiatives, including the first ‘Gig In Your Gaff’ with boy band The Wanted in partnership with 4Music. He also developed the format of 'Live & Loud', MUZU’s dedicated weekly on-going feature focusing on the best in Live Music performances...

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Robert Horsfall - Lawyer / Business Manager, Sound Advice

Robert trained at the City firm, Theodore Goddard, where he spent three years in the entertainment department, before joining Lee & Thompson in 1985 to specialize in the music industry, working with various labels, publishers, artists and managers...

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Robin Osterley - Chairman, National Music Council

Robin is Chief executive of Making Music, (formerly known as the National Federation of Music Societies), the UK's largest association of amateur musical organisations...

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Rocky O'Reilly - Oppenheime

In early 2005 Rocky O'Reilly took to the stage for the first time with Oppenheimer, a group he started with Shaun Robinson. Since then he has self produced their debut album as well as managed the group, in which time they have secured world-wide recording & publishing deals, international tours and television & radio sessions...

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Roger Brighten - Brighten Jeffrey James

Roger trained professionally in accounting and auditing with Deloittes before moving into commerce in 1977...

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Roger La Haye - Royalty Audit Consultant

Roger La Haye has worked in the music industry for 40 years, specialising in royalties and copyrights...

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Roger Wright - Controller, BBC Radio 3 & Director, BBC Proms

Roger Wright took up the post of Controller, BBC Radio 3 in November 1998 and, in October 2007, also became Director of the BBC Proms. Roger also co-ordinates the BBC’s classical music output across all BBC platforms...

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Ronnie Traynor - COO, TuneTribe

Ronnie Traynor has worked on everything from music TV to consulting for record labels and festivals. She was a music producer and researcher for 'Big Breakfast', 'Big Brother', 'Chained' and 'The Richard Blackwood Show' on Channel 4 before working as label and events manager for Distinct'ive Records, INK and Groove Armada's Ragbull Recordings...

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Rosemary McKenna CBE - MP, Cumbernauld & Kilsyth

Before entering Parliament, Rosemary McKenna worked as a Primary School teacher, having gained a Diploma in education from Notre Dame College of Education, Glasgow...

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Rufus Pollock - Director & Co-Founder, Open Knowledge Foundation

Rufus Pollock is Director and co-founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation as well as being a member of Creative Commons UK and a country coordinator for the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure..

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Rupert Vereker - Managing Director, Sonic Network

Rupert has enjoyed a lifelong career in advertising, which he started in major multinational agencies such as Doyle Dane Bernbach, working on brands including Heinz, Procter & Gamble and many others. Afterwards he developed a specialism in finance and technology, which led him to work with online brands such as Interactive Investor and Uswitch...

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Russel Coultart - CEO and founder, Recordstore.co.uk

Russel founded dance music label, Transient Records, in December 1994 with 2 friends, Lawrence Cooke and Simon Moxon. Specialising in underground trance music, Transient quickly grew to become one of the best-known labels on the international trance scene...

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Russell Hart - CEO, Entertainment Media Research

Russell is CEO of Entertainment Media Research, the largest music research consultancy in Europe...

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Ruth Barlow, Head of Live - Beggars Group

Ruth Barlow is the Head of Live at the Beggars Group she has been working in the music industry for over 14 years...

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Ryan Regan - CFO & Chief Digital Officer, Last.fm

Ryan joined the Last.fm team from Amazon in 2007 and took the company through the high profile acquisition by CBS last May, as well as forging the major label partnerships that have made Last.fm the biggest global free-on-demand music site in the world...

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Safta Jaffery - Founder, SJP

Safta comes from a creative A&R background and has 30 years of experience. He was worked in many different areas of the music industry and gained a thorough understanding of the business and the creative process and along the way, has built long-standing relationships with music executives across most territories throughout the world...

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Sam Kleinman - Director, Craze Productions

Sam Kleinman was born in NYC, speaks horrible accented English and has been in the music business for more than 25 years. He ran the first USA indie label to sell CDs in the US and later ran BCM records in the early 1990's - the most successful private record company in Europe with acts such as De La Soul, Digital Underground, Steve B and Latoya Jackson, in turn spurning over 40 chart hits...

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Sam Shemtob - Associate Director, MusicTank / Managing Director, Name PR

Following a career that mixed work experience at music TV and record companies with a graduate traineeship at Guinness, Sam left pr company Lynne Franks in 1999 to work more closely with music...

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Sarah Faulder – Chief Executive, Music Publishers Association

Sarah Faulder joined the Music Publishers Association (MPA) as Chief Executive in 1997. Before her appointment she had been with law firm Taylor Joynson Garrett for a number of years, latterly as a partner, where she specialised in copyright and entertainment law...

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Sarah Gee – Director of Communications, CBSO

Sarah joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1999. Responsible for marketing & sales, audience development, media & public relations and fundraising, she manages a team of ten generating income of over £2.5million pa...

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Sarah Roberts - MEF Europe General Manager

Sarah began working for MEF as their Music & Communications Advisor in 2004. Her first project was planning the launch of the official ringtone chart, where she leveraged her industry insight and knowledge to attract significant media coverage and help build legitimacy for the mobile entertainment sector...

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Sarah Thirtle - Communications and Events Manager, PRS for Music Foundation

Sarah is the Communications and Events Manager at PRS for Music Foundation – the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. She manages strategy and delivery of marketing and PR for all PRSF funding schemes, musician residencies and professional development programmes, with Momentum Music Fund and New Music Biennial being current priorities...

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Sean Adams - Founder, DrownedinSound.com & MD, DrownedinSound Recordings

Back in October 2000, Sean - then an 18 year old - pulled together a bunch of music obsessives to launch one of the first online music mags-slash-blogs-slash-social-networks...

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Segun Lee-French – Arts Council England Relationship Manager Music (Midlands)

Segun Lee-French works as an arts manager, a producer and an independent artist...

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Seth Jackson - Managing Director, Indie Mobile.

Seth Jackson is managing director of Indie Mobile, an award-winning mobile marketing and distribution agency focused on Independent record labels...

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Shain Shapiro - MD, Sound Diplomacy

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Dr Shain Shapiro has worked in the music industry for over fifteen years, including over 3 years as the UK and European Representative of the Canadian Independent Music Association where he helped produce over 100 showcases across Europe, working with 500 bands in the process...

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Shannon Ferguson - Managing Director, Yahoo! Music Europe

Shannon Ferguson joined Yahoo! Europe in December 1999 as Director, Entertainment and Media before becoming the Managing Director of Yahoo! Music, the leading online music destination in 2003. She is responsible for the growth and continued development of Yahoo! Music in Europe as a compelling music destination for consumers, marketers and record labels...

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Sharon Hodgson, MP

Sharon Hodgson is Member of Parliament for Washington and Sunderland West and Shadow Education Minister. She is leading the campaign against ticket touting in Parliament, and in the last session tabled a Private Member’s Bill calling for mark-ups to be capped at 10%...

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Shirley Thompson – Composer & Conductor

Shirley is an award-winning composer having written numerous scores for opera, contemporary dance, orchestra, film and television...

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Shizzio - Artist

Shizzio is from East London and has been rapping for several years. He was MC-ing for the ‘No Fear Crew' - regulars on the underground radio circuit, they had an underground smash with “Me And My L Skin”, followed up with a rendition of the Tupac Shakur/Jay-Z hit, “Me And My Girlfriend”...

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Simon Burke-Kennedy

Simon Burke-Kennedy has a music business background that includes a two year stint as label manager at Distinct'ive, one of the UK's leading dance labels. He has worked with artists including Todd Terry, Chris Coco, Way Out West, Steve Mac, MJ Cole and Hybrid, and has also co-ordinated numerous remix projects and overseas album licensing deals...

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Simon Cole - Chief Executive, UBC Media Group plc

After reading Drama at Manchester University, Simon joined the BBC for his initial training in the radio medium. He moved rapidly to commercial radio, joining Manchester's Piccadilly Radio in 1983. After only 3 years as presenter and producer, winning the industry's coveted 'Sony' award twice for "Best Classical" and "Best Pop Music" programmes, he became the station's Head of Programmes...

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Simon Persoff - Director, Legal & Regulatory, Orange UK.

Simon has worked for the France Telecom group for the past seven years. Prior to his current role, he was director of legal and regulatory for Freeserve / Wanadoo UK, which merged with Orange UK in 2006...

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Simon Quance - Service Development, Community and Viral Marketing, Hyperlaunch

Simon has worked in the music industry for 18 years. Starting in production at Polydor in 1987 he moved to Rough Trade Distribution and then independent UK Hip Hop label Gee Street where he remained label manager for 4 years moving to Island records with Gee Street's label deal...

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Simon Singleton, Manager, Pure Groove

Simon joined Pure Groove in 2003 and since has helmed the shop's musical output, from starting as a buyer and sourcing independent 7" releases right through to overseeing the company's labels and looking after all events in-store at the bigger store, which recently has included The Futureheads, a Kitsune party, Blur movie screenings and an unannounced DJ set from Erol Alkan...

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Simon Wheeler - Director of Strategy, Beggars Group

Previously a musician, remixer, engineer, producer and promoter, Simon has been with The Beggars Group since 1990...

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Sofia Hagberg - Co-founder & Director, End of the Road Festival and No Direction Home Festival

Together with her friend Simon Taffe, Sofia started the End of the Road Festival in 2006 when it won 'Best New Festival' in the UK Festival Awards. The festival takes place over 3 days in early September, at the beautiful Larmer Tree Gardens in Dorset. Over the years End of the Road has become one of the UK's best loved and most critically acclaimed music events...

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Stars Redmond - Sweet! Management

Stars Redmond has been working in the music industry full-time since 2005 and a music manager for the past 4 years, beginning in digital marketing and holding in-house positions at Island Records and EMI...

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Stephen Budd - Founder, Record-Producers.com

After starting in the music business as a roadie in the late 70's (for Motorhead, Hawkwind, Jayne County, Generation X etc) Stephen went on to start an independent label (Torch Records) scoring several independent hits. He continued into artist management throughout the 1980s representing several successful recording artists including Tanita Tikaram, Sally Oldfield, The Big Sound Authority and latterly, Heaven 17...

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Stephen Godfroy - Director, Rough Trade Retail

Stephen began working at Rough Trade in 2004, following his proposal for a innovative new music discovery service...

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Stephen Kerin - Senior Buisness Development Manager, Miva

Stephen has worked in the online industry since the mid 1990’s and now specialises in working with affiliates within the Pay-Per-click market...

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Stephen Navin - Chief Executive, Music Publishers Association

Stephen has had a multi-layered career spanning 30 years in the entertainment business. Prior to taking up his position at the MPA, he was the Music Advisor to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and was VP Operations for BMG Europe and then CEO of the V2 Music Group...

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Stephen O'Reilly - UK Marketing Manager, Mobile Roadie

Stephen has worked in the fashion, sports and music industries for over 10 years specialising in online marketing, sponsorship and PR. He studied Sound and Music Technology in Dublin...

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Steve Bowbrick - Internetmeister & BBC Blogger-In-Residence

Despite being barely old enough to remember it, Steve Bowbrick seems to have been around since the birth of the web - starting, running (and liquidating) web businesses of various kinds, writing about digital life and media, advising businesses large and small and - these days - blogging at the BBC...

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Steve Bunyan - Director of Marketing, Union Square Music

Steve Bunyan is the director of marketing, Union Square Music - one of the UK’s leading reissue and compilations specialists...

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Steve Greenfield - Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Westminster

Steve has taught entertainment law for over 10 years at both undergraduate and postgraduate level...

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Steve Johnston – Head of Licensing, AIM/Musicindie

Steve Johnston is Head of Licensing at AIM/Musicindie, which he joined from MCPS in 2001. At Musicindie he has structured & negotiated a range of innovative international collective licensing deals for UK indies including with the BBC, Shazam, SonyNet, O2, OD2, and a P2P pilot with KaZaA. Steve now also represents other label communities from Europe and Brazil through Musicindie agreements with their trade bodies...

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Steve Lawson - Artist, Musician & Social Media Consultant

Trying to pin down just what it is that Steve Lawson does can be tricky.

He’s a solo bassist who spends a lot of his time making very unbasslike noises. He’s an ambient experimenter who likes pop tunes too much to go strictly soundscape, but is way too atmospheric to sit comfortably in the ‘instrumental rock’ category. His electronica leanings produce some amazing hi-tech sounds, but he resolutely avoids programmed beats, making the eventual hybrid of jazz, electronica, ambient, new age and ‘new acoustic’ influences infuriatingly hard to pigeonhole...

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Steve Machin - Founder, Stormcrowd

A pioneer of the European live entertainment space, Steve brings with him a wealth of experience in ticketing strategy and marketing.  In particular Steve is an evangelist for the uniquely powerful role that the live experience plays throughout a fan’s relationship with an artist and how that relationship can be nurtured and developed through technology...

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Steve Mayall - Founding Director, MusicAlly

MusicAlly is a music business research strategy and information company...

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Steve Purdham - CEO and Founder Investor, We7

Steve is passionate about music, but apart from his early days as a DJ (that's right shiny suits, double decks and mirror ball), his real success to date has been in the computer industry, a sector he has been involved with since he was 14 (a time when PCs existed only in science fiction!)...

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Steve Savoca - Head of Content, Spotify

Steve Savoca oversees Spotify’s label relations team, managing all music content as well as leading artist marketing and promotional activities. Steve has a very hands-on role and spends a lot of time educating labels about Spotify...

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Steve Stark - Director, Festival Productions Ltd, Brighton & Hove Radio Ltd, Splash FM Ltd, totallyradio.com

Steve has amassed considerable commercial radio management experience all over the UK. He has specialised in the development of small-scale local radio services including Brighton's Surf 107.2 (now Juice). Steve was the group development manger for a £30 million UK radio development company before returning to Brighton to relaunch Festival Productions, an award-winning radio and sound production company and specialist music broadcaster...

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Steven Buckley - Head of Information and International Communications, Christian Aid

Steven has worked for Christian Aid for almost five years looking at technology based communications and innovation. Prior to that he was Head of International Marketing for a US software firm. Steven has just completed a 12 month trial of podcasting which delivered surprising results. He now plans to relaunch the Christian Aid podcasts with an even wider variety of contributors and locations later this year...

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Steven Colborne - New Media Marketing Manager, Motion

Having graduated from University Of Westminster with a First Class Honours Degree in Commercial Music in summer 2003, Steven cut his newmedia teeth at the Beggars Group, where he worked as Head of Online PR across all the labels, including XL, 4AD, Too Pure, Beggars Banquet and Matador...

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Steven Hill - Head of Marketing and New Projects, Warp Records

Steven is head of marketing and new projects at Warp, working with Warp's artists from Grizzly Bear to Battles and Boards of Canada to Flying Lotus to name just a handful...

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Stuart Batsford - Artist manager/label owner & retail and product consultant

Stuart Batsford has over thirty years experience in the music business. He started out in retail, where he began his career as a shop assistant in Virgin Records Brighton, rising to become product manager at Virgin Our Price for five years, responsible for Rock and Pop purchasing and product mnanagement for over 300 stores...

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Stuart Galbraith - CEO, Kilimanjaro Live

Stuart started in live music when he attended Leeds University (1980-1984) where, as Social Secretary, he booked bands such as ZZ Top, U2, Simple Minds and The Clash...

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Stuart Worthington - Consultant

Stuart Worthington is a professional industry consultant with over twenty years experience...

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Susie Armstrong - Music Marketing Manager, Electronic Arts Europe.

Prior to her arrival at EA, Susie was VP for European Marketing for BMG Records based in the UK and Head of International in Germany..

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Suw Charman-Anderson - Social Software Expert & Founder, Fruitful

Suw Charman is a leading social software expert, specialising in the use of blogs and wikis in business...

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Sylvia Patterson - Author and Journalist

Sylvia Patterson has been a music journalist for 30 years...

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Ted Shapiro - Deputy Managing Director, Vice President and General Counsel - Europe, Motion Picture Association

Ted Shapiro is responsible for the MPA's European legal affairs including representing the interests of the MPA's member companies in Europe and advising them on industry matters related on copyright (in particular new media), audiovisual law (including broadcasting regulation), competition matters, international private law, data protection and international trade law as well as litigation oversight on industry-related matters, such as technological measures and support to the Anti-Piracy department on enforcement matters...

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Terry McBride - CEO & Co-founder, Nettwerk Music Group

Terry McBride is the CEO and one of three founders of the Nettwerk Music Group, which includes Nettwerk Productions (Canada's largest independent record label), Nettwerk Management (artist, DJ and producer management), Nettwerk One (publishing), and Artwerks (graphic and fashion design)...

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Theo Bertram - Manager UK Policy Manager, Google

Prior to joining Google in 2011, Theo was Head of Public Affairs at Telefonica O2...

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Theresa Wise - Partner, Media & Entertainment Practice, Accenture

Theresa has worked extensively in the media, entertainment and communications industries, most recently leading projects in areas of digital and interactive television (incl. video-on-demand and interactive advertising), broadband strategy and content (especially games), and mobile content strategies...

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Tim Clark - Director, ie:music

Tim is a founder partner, along with David Enthoven, of ie:music, the artiste management company that represents Robbie Williams, Archive, Sia & Craig Armstrong...

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Tim Ingham - Editor, Music Week

Tim Ingham is editor of respected 'industry bible' Music Week. He has written for the likes of The Independent, the Evening Standard, Metro, NME.com and T3. Before joining Music Week last year, he headed up leading video games website CVG at Classic Rock and T3 publisher Future, where he was named Editor Of The Year in 2010...

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Tim Smith - Senior Business Affairs Manager, Sanctuary Group Ltd

Tim has been a music lawyer for over 20 years, working in private practice and in industry...

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Tom Frederikse - Solicitor & Attorney

UK-based, American-born Tom Frederikse has been a record producer and recording engineer since 1981...

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Tom McLennan - Head of Music, Mobile Internet and Content Services, Vodafone UK

From a telecommunications background, Tom McLennan has worked for Vodafone UK for the last six years in many facets of the business...

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Tom Robinson - Broadcaster & Songwriter

Tom Robinson has co-written songs with Peter Gabriel, Elton John, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché whilst his own early hits include '2-4-6-8 Motorway', 'Glad To Be Gay' and 'War Baby'...

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Tom Watson - Labour MP, West Bromwich East

Following his election to Parliament in June 2001 Tom was appointed to the Home Affairs Select Committee. In 2003, he was made Parliamentary Private Secretary to The Paymaster General, Dawn Primarolo. He joined the government whips office at the end of 2004...

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Tony Clark - Director of Licensing, PPL/VPL

Tony Clark has worked in the music business for over 20 years...

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Tony Moore - Musician, Broadcaster and Concert Promoter; Founder, Kashmir Klub

Tony Moore's background in the music industry has been eclectic and diverse to say the least. The first band he joined was (the then unknown) Iron Maiden. He eventually left because he knew they would never make it. He then began working with Brian James (from The Damned) releasing a single on RADAR records and touring in support to Black Sabbath and The Stranglers before moving on to join a progressive rock band called England. In the early 80s he formed his own group called Radio Java and made an album at Abbey Road Studios that spawned a number one hit single in Holland before disbanding after the label closed down...

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Tony Sylvester - Shellshock Distribution

Tony Sylvester had the classic punk rock DIY introduction to the music biz., playing in bands, producing fanzines, promoting shows and running small labels, until moving onto distribution at Southern Studios in 1994...

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Tony Wadsworth - Chairman, BPI

Tony Wadsworth was Chairman and CEO of EMI Music UK & Ireland from 1998 to 2008...

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Umair Haque - Director, Havas Media Lab

Umair is a new kind of strategic advisor that helps investors, entrepreneurs, and firms experiment with, craft, and drive radical management, business model, and strategic innovation....

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Uwe Maass - Inventor & Founder, Musion

Uwe’s wealth of experience in the live events industry started in 1988 with the founding of a laser show company in Germany...

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Warren Higgins - Infected

Warren Higgins first became involved in music whilst on Sabbatical at De Montfort University, during which time one of his remits was to edit the university paper...

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Will Page - Chief Economist, MCPS-PRS Alliance

Will graduated with an MSc in Economics in 2002 and worked for four years at the UK Government Economic Service.

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Zoë Howe - Writer, Musician & Visual Artist

Zoë Howe is a writer, musician and visual artist based in Essex...

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