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IoD Central London – The State of the Music Industry

06 Nov 2020
Online webinar, Online
Reena Dayal, interim Chair to IoD’s largest branch Central London invites you to join an important conversation curated by the Music and Arts Special Interest Group - the state of the Music industry.

With this webinar we aim to deep dive into key topics that will throw light on challenges being faced by the Music industry and emerging opportunities that have
the potential to help this sector bounce back.

Keeping to our commitment to bring you thought leadership, we are delighted to confirm an excellent panel from the heart of this sector to discuss:

• How has the music industry changed?
• What is the current state?
• Can a new independent company make money in the music industry?
• What are the flaws in the structure of the music industry?
• Is streaming really the future for music retail?
• What can be done to increase diversity within music industry companies?

We are grateful to our panel host Lindsay Wesker who, in partnership with Music and Arts SIG Chair Tom Petzal, has planned this event for us.

Webinar 18:00 - 19:00
Networking 19:00 - 19:45 (optional)


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Date & time: 06 Nov 2020 18:00 - 19:00
Location: Online webinar, Online
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Phil Fearon – songwriter, musician, producer, label owner, responsible for five UK Top 20 hits between 1983-1986

Rob Hallett – former director at Marshall Arts, former director at Meanfiddler Music Group, former President Of International Touring at AEG Live, current CEO of Robomagic Live

Crispin Hunt – multi-platinum selling songwriter and music producer, Chair of The Ivors Academy, Director of PRS for Music and PPL, UK Intellectual Property Office Copyright Advisory Panel, former lead singer of Longpigs, responsible for multiple UK Top 40 hits with the Longpigs and as an independent music creator.

Kwame Kwaten – songwriter, musician, producer, label owner, VC of MMF, Brits Diversity committee, member of D-Influence,responsible for six UK Top 75 hits between 1992-1998

Beverley Pyzer (formerly Beverley Skeete) – solo artist, backing and featured vocalist, lead vocalist of Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, has sung with Sir Elton John, Tina Turner, Robbie Williams, Dionne Warwick, Tom Jones, Jamiroquai, M People, Pulp, Simply Red, Swing Out Sister, Texas and Kylie Minogue.

Lindsay Wesker has had 39 years of music industry experience.  He started in 1981 as a music journalist, contributed to a black music encyclopaedia, managed an act (that recorded two albums), presented his first radio show in 1982, worked in A&R at five different record companies (WEA, A&M, Avex, Mushroom & ZTT), worked at Kiss FM between 1986-1994, worked at MTV between 1999-2018, created MTV Base, MTV Hits & MTV Dance, started a weekly radio show on in 2011 (Sat. 1.00-3.00), started teaching at Point Blank Music School in January 2019, and has written and self-published three novels.



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