Endorsed by renowned names such as Stormzy, Island Records US President Darcus Beese and Dua Lipa manager Ben Mawson, the seminar offered access to established professionals and gave young people the chance to hear from them and work on their own personal ambitions.
It offered a number of talks and panels that addressed the changing landscape of the music industry and how to succeed in it. Attendees had the chance to have a brief one-to-one session with music industry experts on speed networking sessions and a ‘Music Surgery’.
Shiela Birungi, Manager at the Creative Enterprise Centre and Student Entrepreneurship Programme at the University, commented: “It is a pioneering annual initiative to champion and drive aspiring and emerging artists and music industry professionals towards their goals of succeeding in the industry. It closely aligns with our mission to empower students to become highly employable, commercially aware and entrepreneurial graduates.”
The keynote speaker was David Dollimore, President of RCA Records UK and Ministry of Sound Recordings. In his chat, he explored top industry tips and predictions, as well as his background in the recording business. David has helped launch the careers of several successful artists, including London Grammar, DJ Fresh and University of Westminster’s alumnus Sigala.