Music Industry Careers Day with special guest David Lammy MP during National Apprenticeship Week

Location: New River Studios, 199 Eade Road, Tottenham, N4 1DN

Date: Friday 10th March 2017
Time: 9.15am-2.30pm

Speakers include:
• David Lammy MP for Tottenham
• Oliver Morris, director of education and skills at UK Music
• Jane Button, Principal of the National College Creative Industries
• Nadine Shah, singer songwriter signed to 1965 Records
• Sef Kombo, freelance broadcaster
• Jessica McCarten, director at Cloud X music management
• Teriy Keys, chief executive at R.O.A.D Entertainment
• Paddy McLean, head of streaming at Polydor
• Florence Morris, research and admin officer at the Musicians’ Union

08/02/2017, London UK: UK Music will host a Music Industry Careers Day at New River Studios with a special introduction from David Lammy, Labour Member of Parliament for Tottenham, on Friday 10th March. Taking place during National Apprenticeship Week, the event gives the music industry a chance to highlight the positive impacts of apprenticeships on routes to employment, young people and employers. It also aims to highlight the numerous career paths and opportunities available within the sector through a series of industry talks and workshops.

David Lammy MP will introduce the day with Oliver Morris, director of education and skills at UK Music and Jane Button, Principal at the National College Creative Industries at the rehearsal space in North London which was set up by Beggars Group and UK Music in 2014. Nadine Shah, who is currently signed to 1965 Records, will discuss her route into the industry and host a further Q&A. A panel conversation with Teriy Keys chief executive from R.O.A.D Entertainment, Paddy McLean head of streaming at Polydor, Jessica McCarten director at music management company Cloud X, Florence Morris research and admin officer at the Musicians’ Union and freelance broadcaster Sef Kombo will each share their pearls of wisdom about working in the sector and highlight the variety of jobs available to young people. Further workshops will take place on artist management, live sound, radio, songwriting and music production. Training provider DiVA will share CV writing and interview tips, as well as apprenticeship opportunities with the attendees.

Through talks and workshops from leading industry figures, UK Music aims to ensure more young people across the UK have access to the necessary information to take their first steps towards a career in the industry. Apprenticeships will play an increasingly important role in helping not only these new entrants but also career changers, returners and for continuing professional development within the industry. This event is an opportunity to celebrate the successes achieved already in music apprenticeships and look to the future as changes to development, delivery and funding come into effect.

David Lammy, Labour MP for Tottenham said: “In recent years Tottenham’s vibrant music scene has produced incredible artists like Adele and Skepta who have gone on to take the world by storm. We have to continue to nurture grassroots musicians artists in our community and that is why events such as these are incredibly important – to educate, inform and encourage the next generation to get involved in the music industry. I am  absolutely delighted to support this wonderful event.”

UK Music chief executive Jo Dipple said: “We are delighted to bring together some of London’s leading young music industry professionals to share their wealth of insight and experience with the next generation of creative talent. The sector contributes vastly to the UK economy each year and UK Music understands the importance of helping young people access a hugely important industry and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career in music.”

Nadine Shah, musician said: “Events like this on music education are so important. I would have relished the opportunity to sit down with experts in the music industry prior to embarking on my own musical journey, getting information straight from the horses mouth. I'm happy to share any knowledge I've acquired over the past few years with those also wishing to pursue a career in music.”

Please note this is a free event. If you would like to attend please register via Eventbrite:
Bit.ly/UKMusic-Tottenham

Notes to editors:
UK Music has created a careers information pack for schools and students that gives insight into the music industry, which can be downloaded here.

Further information on National Apprenticeship Week can be found here:
https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/national-apprenticeship-week-2017

For further information on this event please contact:
Eva Lamont / Event and Communications Officer, UK Music Eva.lamont@ukmusic.org
0203 713 8444

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