Industry Takeover Seminar: Making Money From Music

Venue: Engine Shed

Date: Thu 23 Nov 2017

Time: 19:00

Price £3.00 incl. booking fee

Presented by Urban Development x Multi-Track

Join Urban Development and Multi-Track for an in-depth guide to the music industry and the different ways artists make money. Learn about recordings, songs, merchandise, gigs, brand partnerships, the fan relationship and D.I.Y route – plus the sorts of companies they work with along the way.

Packed with game-changing advice and unrivalled insight from the music industry’s biggest players and new-wave of disruptors, Urban Development and Multi-Track’s specially curated, forward-thinking seminars will deliver advice to help aspiring artists and industry professionals get a foot in the door.

Ages 16+

Meet the speakers

Chris Cooke – CMU:DIY (Chair)

Chris Cooke is MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Digest, CMU Trends and Setlist podcast – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent, and presents the CMU Insights conference at The Great Escape each May. CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, through which he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh; and helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation.


Will Spencer – Music Glue

Will has ten years experience working across the music industry with promoters, labels, venues and music festivals. At Music Glue he manages artists accounts and develops relationships, helping musicians to harness the power of direct-to-fan e-commerce. Music Glue users include more than 25,000 artists, labels, venues, promoters, festivals and merchandisers worldwide. Music Glue empowers artists to take control, own their data and sell anything, to anyone, anywhere, in any currency, in any language, and via any device.


Joe Mason – Ditto Music

Ditto Music are a digital distributor and record label service provider with 12 offices worldwide working with 150,000 artists to provide them with the knowledge, release strategies and expertise to empower them to take control of their careers and make the decisions that are right for them.

Ditto saw considerable success with Stormzy across his 3 Top 50 independent singles ‘Know Me From’, ‘Wicked Skengman 4’ and ‘Shut Up’ while also regularly seeing similar success across a multitude of genres. Artists Ditto are currently working with include Dave, AJ Tracey, Yxng Bane, Mostack and Hardy Caprio to name just a few.

Joe saw success as a radio plugger, most recently with Lotto Boyzz ‘No Don’ before joining Ditto Music as Artist Ambassador. It’s Joe’s job at Ditto to work closely with the artists on their release plans and ensuring their music is in the ears of the editorial teams at the digital platforms (Apple, Spotify, VEVO, Deezer etc) securing their music playlist support, helping the artists to increase their streams, revenues and ultimately to build long standing careers on their own terms.


Kaiya Milan – Off Balance Management

Kaiya Milan is CEO to music management firm and label Off Balance based in London. Kaiya also works as an Artist Manager and freelance Music & Media consultant, and her key skills lie in Project Manangement, Broadcast Journalism, Media Law & PR.

Kaiya Milan currently manages two solo artists including Afronaut Zu and Levelle London who both sing, rap and produce, but has worked with a great deal of other notable artists throughout her career also.

In addition to artist management, Kaiya Milan also runs female creative collective The Sorority House, which aims to connect, celebrate and inform women and construct a shared sisterhood mentality.
The Sorority House runs weekly Sorority Circles for female creatives in order to generate power banks of success, build upon ideas and share experiences. They also run monthly Female Boss Friday events which aim to act as networking hubs for women in the creative industries.

Goddess Fest, an annual event under The Sorority House brand, and is London’s first music festival with an all female lineup created by Kaiya Milan herself.


Claire Rose – PRS for Music

Claire Rose is the PRS for Music Education and Outreach Manager for the South West, based in Bristol. After finishing her degree in Music and Live Event Management, Claire moved to Bristol to explore the local music scene and seek industry opportunities. Claire’s role involves meeting with members, non-members and music publishers as well as hosting regional events and talking to music students in colleges and universities about PRS for Music, what we do and how we help songwriters and composers earn a living from their music. She also attends various events and regularly talks on panels at music industry conferences.

DATE: 23rd November 2017
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: Engine Shed

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