Lay the foundations for global success by building your band in the UK. The UK is a key stepping stone for bands wanting to cross from the USA to Europe and from Europe to the USA - this panel will try and offer road-tested strategies for success tailored to the UK market. Success in the UK can be a fantastic springboard to global recognition - The Killers, Kings of Leon, Scissor Sisters, Fleet Foxes and Vampire Weekend have used the UK as an incubator before going global, could this session help you be next? We'll look at case studies of what previously successful bands have done and how they achieved what they have. We'll try to provide ideas for those looking at taking their band to one of the most fertile and fast-changing musical environments in the world. Topics covered will include: suggestions of key tastemakers not to miss when planning your campaign in the UK (radio stations, blogs, venues, people, magazines and sites to try); Licensing opportunities and choices; do's and don’ts from professionals who've been there and done it; different revenue streams to consider.
JULES PARKER joined PRS for Music in November 2007 after having worked with emerging talent at City Showcase in London. His current responsibilities include artist relations, bringing new writers into the company and creating promotional opportunities for them. Jules is a songwriter himself and has played in many slightly successful bands.
love all types of music worked bands from Coldplay, Muse, Snow Patrol and others! ALso love comedy and represent Jerry Seinfield, Margaret Cho amongst others.
STEPHEN KING has more than thirty years of senior industry experience in the artist management field. Stephen founded Ricochet management in 1980. In 2002 he formed Creation Management with Alan McGee. Most recently, Stephen joined Believe Digital in 2010 as Managing Director for the UK. Believe Digital is the leading digital distributor and services provider for independent artists & labels in Europe. It provides bespoke digital solutions starting with distribution and incorporating promotion, marketing, strong analytics and sales data that allows labels to react to market intelligence.
CAIUS PAWSON started and runs Young Turks. Young Turks is a record label and publisher. Caius also manages The XX and works at XL Recordings as Senior A+R Manager.
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