On 23rd March 2017, the Hub held their final industry Q&A panel for the semester at Tileyard Studios.
Great advice from industry professionals
The event, which was organised by ICMP’s careers and industry liaison department, the Hub, focused on providing students with the opportunity to get advice and support from industry professionals to help them develop a strategy to develop effective strategies for gigs and live performances. As always, the panel was well attended by over 50 ICMP students and alumni who relished the opportunity to ask their questions to and network with leading industry professionals.
About the guests
The industry panel included Duncan Ellis (Managing Director, Atlas Artist Management), Carlo Scarampi (Promoter, Kilimanjaro) and Jess Kinn (Agent, Coda Agency) in discussion with The Hub’s Industry Liaison Executive, James Brister.
Duncan Ellis recently announced the addition of label and publishing arms to his company Atlas Artists Management. Duncan has previously helped discover, develop and manage artists including The Young Knives (Transgressive), The Rumble Strips (Island), Foals (Transgressive), Everything Everything (RCA), Lianne La Havas (WBR) and Kodaline (RCA). The current roster comprises of Skinny Living (RCA) and Face (WBR).
Carlo Scarampi started working at channel fly/Mama Group in 2007 and began promoting shows at the Enterprise in Camden before becoming the in-house promoter for The Barfly and then The Borderline. In 2011, he moved to AEG Live to become a national promoter, before leaving in 2012 to join Kilimanjaro Live where he honed his roster which includes Bastille, Rag N Bone Man, Craig David, Maggie Rogers, The Lumineers, Jess Glynne, Ella Eyre and many more.
Jess Kinn was brought up with a love of music at a very young age, she began DJing with 60s/ 70s vinyl at the age of 16. She started working at a PR company and then settled on working at music booking agency The Leighton Pope Organisation with acts such as Michael Buble and Bryan Adams. After leaving LPO she joined Coda Agency where she has been for 5 years. She now represent acts such as The Age of L.U.N.A, Bree Runway, Lowes whilst also working across a larger roster of acts that include Shawn Mendes, Halsey, Faithless, Milky Chance, Zak Abel and Billie Marten.
Careers & Employability Manager, Oliver Tatler, who manages the Hub, said:
These events, which are exclusive to ICMP students and graduates, are a unique opportunity for students to engage with industry professionals and develop their professional network, build a greater commercial awareness of the sector and get additional advice and guidance on key areas of interest as musicians and artists.