Shain Shapiro - MD, Sound Diplomacy
Previously, he was UK Press Manager for One Little Indian and FatCat Records and an internationally published music journalist, working for Timeout, VICE and others.
He holds a PhD from Birkbeck, University of London, titled ‘The History of Popular Music Funding in Canada’. He has designed a course for Berklee College of Music, advised on the Momentum Music Fund, guest lectures at four universities in three countries and has spoken at MIDEM, SXSW, WOMEX, Liverpool Soundcity, Eurosonic, Canadian Music Week and over 30 other festivals and conferences.
Shain was awarded The Hospital Club and British Council’s h100 award in 2013, making him one of the top Creatives in Britain. He was nominated in the Creative Entrepreneur Category.
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