Generator are thrilled to announce that joining delegates at this years' Music Futures Conference in November will be two of the leading women in the music industry. Co-owner of Rough Trade, Jeannette Lee will be joining Tony Wadsworth, BPI Chairman and former EMI Music UK Chairman for an In Conversation discussion and Alison Wenham, CEO of AIM will be delivering the key-note speech.
Speaking to The Gen, Tony Wadsworth said: “At the core of our business is the artist relationship and Jeannette Lee is someone who understands this, having worked with some of the most influential artists of our time, at moments when they have made lasting contributions to popular music and culture”.
Referring to the conference, Wadsworth continued: “Music Futures is a great opportunity for music business practitioners in the North East to hear from national and global industry experts on the current issues of the day”.
Also scheduled for the Music Futures Keynote speech will be Chairman and CEO of the Association of Independent Music (AIM), Alison Wenham.
Alison Wenham told The Gen: “The music industry has undergone dramatic and sometimes turbulent times over the last ten years, but the UK is still the greatest show on earth in nurturing new artists and genres. Our power and influence across the music world remains undimmed and I am confident that in the next few years we will see the growth of a new generation of entrepreneurs, artists and companies who will take advantage of new technologies rather than be afraid of them”.
Wenham continued: Music Futures offers a fantastic opportunity to meet people and learn more about how music and technology can work together to help our artists be ever more successful in the world market”.
This is a unique opportunity for Music Futures attendees to hear at close range three of the most influential people in the music industry whose experience and specialist knowledge stretches across the entire industry in both the major and independent sectors.
As previously announced, taking place on Thursday 22 November at the Live Theatre in Newcastle upon Tyne, Music Futures has also confirmed Cooking Vinyl Founder Martin Goldschmidt, Mercury Records President of Music Mike Smith, Universal Music’s Tom Campion and Dizzee Rascal Manager Nick Detnon alongside a range of additional speakers and music industry specialists.