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, 16:00-18:00

Music Industry Speed Dating!

Royal Overseas League, Princess Alexandra Hall, Park Place, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR, 24 June 2019, 4:00pm

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, 16:00-18:00

Music Industry Speed Dating!

Royal Overseas League, Princess Alexandra Hall, Park Place, St James's Street, SW1A 1LR, 24 June 2019, 4:00pm

YCAT’s Sounding Board offers a return of the ‘Industry Speed Dating’ seminar – an opportunity for you to engage in one-on-one discussions with a panel of eight professionals in the Industry.

Whether you are a music graduate or young professional just starting out, this seminar is open to everyone!  Come with your questions and curiosity to explore areas of the business from career consultation, musicians fixing and commercial management, from publishing, programming and education, to PR consultation and financial planning.  Places are limited!  Your expert panellists are:

  • Career advice/coaching: Trudy Wright, career consultant
  • Programming/venue: Carol Cristiani, South Bank Centre
  • Education/different audiences: Nina Swann, Live Music Now
  • Commissioning/publishing: Hannah Waddell, Boosey & Hawkes
  • Extras Fixer – TV/commercials: Kathleen Ross, Classical Vision
  • Commercial agent: Sybille Jackson, Hazard Chase music agency
  • Book-keeping/financial planning: Jane Spencer-Davis, musicians accounting
  • PR/marketing: Nicky Thomas, Nicky Thomas Media

Date and venue: Monday 24th June, Royal Overseas League, Princess Alexandra Hall, Park Place, St James’s Street, SW1A 1LR.
Time: 16:00-18:30
Tickets: £5 which includes networking drinks
Places are strictly limited.  Immediate booking highly recommended!


With special thanks to the Royal Overseas League for the use of the Princess Alexandra Hall

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