UK 101: How to Break Your Band in the UK
Learn everything you should know about the UK music market, one of the most influential, creative and fast-changing musical environments in the world. Hear practical ideas for developing your act in the UK. Success in the UK punches above its weight in terms of influence worldwide. Breaking through here can often lead to success in Europe and worldwide. Gain insight into the idiosyncrasies of the UK market and how acts like Adele, The XX, Mumford and Sons and Ellie Goulding have all used their base in the UK as an incubator before going global.
Jules Parker joined PRS for Music in 2007. He is responsible for artist relations, creating promotional opportunities for PRS for Music artists, signing new writers, music export and linking with the creative UK music industry.
He started his career as a songwriter and musician, working with BMG, Fiction songs and Warner Bros. He has written songs for acts signed to Universal, released EP’s independently and had songs synced to films in the US and UK. Previously Jules worked with emerging acts at City Showcase festival in London.
I'm the New Music Editor at NME and NME.COM. Twitter: @w1lko @nme_radar
Currently managing alt-J.
Music Manager with over 15 years experience in the business.
Owner of Fwinki Music who represent:
Fenech-Soler (Warner Music)
Mint Royale (Warner Music / Faith & Hope Records)
James Yuill (Moshi Moshi / Happy Biscuit Club)
Seams (Full Time Hobby)
Bwana (Mad Decent / SomeThinkSounds)