february, 2023


17feb10:30 am1:30 pmUNCONVENTIONA one-day grassroots music conference featuring panellists from across the music industryEast Hastings Sea Angling Association

Event Details

Tickets: £5.00

A one-day grassroots music conference featuring panellists from across the music industry sharing their experience and identifying some of the challenges for artists in the modern era.
Surround yourself with like-minded people to explore the nuts and bolts of how to make a career in music viable.

Un-Convention is a UK based global music network and development agency. Their events and projects bring together artists and practitioners to share knowledge and expertise.

Making a career in the music industry- What’s it all about?
Speaker: Jeff Thompson, Un-convention Founder and Deputy Course Leader for Music Business at BIMM Institute, Manchester.

Panel 1: Labels: Who needs them?
What role do record labels play in the modern music business and are they right for everyone?
Chair: Will Hodgkinson (Author and Chief Rock and Pop critic of The Times)
Panellists: Tom Bridgewater (Loose Music), Julie Weir (Music For Nations, Sony), Chris Goss (Hospital Records) and Esther Tewkesbury (Kartel Music Group).


Panel 2: Modern Music Management
The changing face of management in today’s digital age.
Chair: Eric Hunter (The Music Managers Forum)
Panellists: ACE (Skunk Anansie), Tom Burris (Kid Kapichi, Projector, O Hell), Esther Tewkesbury (Kartel Music Group, Stick in the Wheel) and Howard Mills (Emily Barker, William The Conqueror, Danny George Wilson).

Keynote Q & A
John Kennedy (host of X-Posure on Radio X) in conversation with John Robb



(Friday) 10:30 am - 1:30 pm


East Hastings Sea Angling Association