Free Music Industry Event

BBC Music Intro mock up

From BBC Introducing Lancashire

So we can make some radio and socials we’ve put together a great panel of industry professionals to discuss the challenges facing emerging artists in the music industry. Five specialists will be on hand on Thursday the 23rd March from 6.00pm at BBC Radio Lancashire in Blackburn to discuss a range of issues and they’ll also be happy to answer any questions you may have too!

Entry is on a first come, first served basis as numbers are limited. So make sure you register HERE for your FREE ticket. Also please be there on time as we are recording the event for the radio, so if you are late it may take time to get you in.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Sean McGinty and Shell Zenner


Jeff Thompson –  Co-founder Un-Convention / Off Axis

Jeff is the co-founder of Un-Convention – a UK-based global music network and development agency established in 2008, which organises music events across five continents, aimed specifically at the grass roots of the industry. Jeff’s current work includes a long-term music project with young people in Manchester, the development of a number of music co-operatives in Africa, and a revolutionary new UK-based touring model called Off Axis. On top of this, Jeff also runs a number of independent record labels in Manchester, including Fat Northerner Records.

Rebecca Ayres – Chief Operating Officer, Sound City

Rebecca Ayres is COO of Liverpool Sound City which is a world renowned international music, media and technology conference and live arts and music festival. Hosting hundreds of artists performing to an audience of 40,000 music fans and 3,600 industry professionals from 26 different countries, it packs controversial debate, unparalleled networking, amazing music, groundbreaking film, fantastic photography, eclectic art, an Expo, and even a football tournament into 3 inspirational days and hedonistic nights in the world’s most legendary music city. Rebecca is passionate about emerging talent succeeding and one of the favourite parts of her role is overseeing the international and emerging artist programme.

Kelly Munro – End Of The Trail Records / Management

End Of The Trail Records is run by Kelly Munro. He has steered numerous bands to record deals.  He currently manages Coquin Migale who headlined the BBC Intro stages at Reading/Leeds and recently recorded a live session at Maida Vale for Huw Stephens at Radio 1.  Kelly also manages Lancashire artist Pip Hall who’s first single reached Radio 1, gained coverage on the Line Of Best Fit and in the Daily Mirror to name a few

Ady Hall – Sugar House

Sugar House is upcoming UK record production duo Lee McCarthy and Ady Hall.  Formed in 2008 Sugar House have worked on records for a number of indie and major labels with songs being played on Radio 1, Radio 2, BBC 6 and Radio X. They have worked with bands such as Pale Waves, Viola Beach and Stillia.  Sugar House have built a reputation of being one of the best production teams in the North West UK.

Ellie Moore – Creative Programme Officer – Help Musicians UK

Ellie Moore is Creative Programme Officer at Help Musicians UK, the country’s leading independent music charity. The charity supports musicians of all genres at every stage of their careers and lives, from starting out through to retirement. HMUK’s Creative Programme provides a range of learning and professional development opportunities to help musicians throughout their careers by investing in innovation across artistic practice, talent and skills development, and removing barriers that exist for many to launch and sustain professional music careers.

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