First Speakers Announced for Music Futures 2015 | Music Futures Conference

Generator has today announced the initial line up of stellar panellists for the Music Futures Conference set to take place at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 12th November. The impressive programme looks to discover what is next for the UK’s most productive creative industries, confirmed panels include…

The Rebirth of Radio – exploring the fascinating space where broadcast and Internet radio collide

  • Joe Harland (Head of Visual Radio, BBC)
  • Simon Cole (CEO, 7 Digital)
  • Chris Price (Director, New Slang Media)

The Future of Retail – from all aspects including the affect this will have on downloads, physical record stores and of course the vinyl revival

  • Kim Bayley (CEO, Entertainment Retailers Association)
  • Martin Talbot (MD, The Official Charts Company)
  • Melanie Armstrong (Director of Music Category, HMV)
  • Lee Morrison (General Manager UK, Believe Digital)

Crisis What Crisis? – With recent reports suggesting that A&R are lazy, too reliant on data and aren’t getting to the real core of the music, we ask ‘crisis what crisis?’

  • Alison Donald (Co President, Columbia Music UK)
  • Jim Chancellor (MD, Fiction Records & Joint Managing Director / Head of Music, Caroline International)
  • Caroline Elleray (Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing)
  • Tim Ingham (Editor, Music Business Worldwide)

More speakers, panels, themes, presentations and further sessions to be announced, check back for updates.

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