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UK 101: How to Break Your Band in the UK

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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.


MODERATOR Jules Parker Membership Dev Consultant PRS For Music

Jules Parker founded Polaroid Management in 2012. The company represents artists and songwriters working with Universal, EMI, Sony, Capitol, Mercury, Spinnin', PRMD, 3Beat - covering multiple genres from EDM to rock, pop and folk.

Prior to this, Jules was at PRS for Music, responsible for artist relations, music export, signing new writers and creating promotional opportunities for PRS for Music artists.

He started his career as a songwriter and musician, working with BMG, Fiction, Universal and Warner Bros.

Matt Wilkinson New Music Editor NME

I'm the New Music Editor at NME and NME.COM. Twitter: @w1lko @nme_radar

Joanna Ashmore Booking Agent CODA Agency

Stephen Taverner Mgr East City Management Limited

Currently managing alt-J.

Amul Batra Manager Fwinki Music

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)