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Access All Areas is Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry ™

A Music Education Brand

Access All Areas is a music education brand launched by music business executive and lecturer Hakeem Stevens in 2020 with a unique monthly seminar, new artist showcase and networking event. Its first sell-out event occurred in March 2020, before the first lockdown, and it continued as a virtual event series throughout the pandemic. Our events primarily target 15-24-year-old NEET and Ethnic minority creatives and executives. In the next year, the Access All Areas brand is expanding with plans to tour its unique event around the UK and internationally, its first music conference, a music education book series, mentoring programme, a radio show and much more! Access All Areas is Your Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry™


Host & Resident DJ

Pharaoh G

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Peckham native, Pharaoh G is renowned for his intricate mixing skills and heavy hitting tracks, spinning everything from Hip-Hop and Dancehall to RnB and Trap. Having been a resident DJ at Shabba Parties for last few years, this rising star recently joined BBC 1Xtra after stints hosting shows on Reprezent Radio, Pulse and Radar Radio.
Pharaoh G has DJ'ed across Europe, including Ibiza, Ayia Napa, Portugal and festivals such as Rototom in Spain and City Splash, as well as Notting Hill Carnival! Alongside some of London’s top venues in the last decade including Electric Brixton, KOKO, XOYO, Box Park, Proud Camden, Soho House and the Park Plaza for the Screen Nation Awards.
Resident Moderator


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Anna-Marie is the new moderator for Access All Areas.

She kickstarted her in career 2016, Anna-Marie Descartes began hosting Vox Pop content on her YouTube channel and quickly navigated her way to hosting live events for Sanctuary LDN, a stage at The Great Escape Festival and red carpets for MOBO.

In 2018, launched her own talk show called Live With Anna-Marie. Set in a house party, Anna-Marie brings together her favourite faces for chats, drinks and games. Previous guests include, R.A.E, Emiko and Kaniva. To date she has worked with several notable brands including So Far Sounds, Brazza, and Astrid & Miyu.

In 2021, Anna-Marie won the Future
Presenter award at Edinburgh TV Festival and launched the New Music Friday show on No Signal radio. She is also resident host for both 180 Soho House and the Wired 4 Music webinars. To date Anna-Marie has interviewed stars such as Michael B. Jordan, Grace Jones, DVSN, Afro B, JVCK JAMES and Samm Henshaw to name a few.

When she is not on camera, Anna-Marie is the founder of natural skincare and modern wellness company, House of Embrace that supports healthy living and embracing one's natural beauty.
Founder & CEO

Hakeem Stevens

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Hakeem Stevens has thirty years of music industry experience in various disciplines from marketing, promotion and A&R to PR, event and talent management. Starting his career as a club and pirate radio DJ, Hakeem has worked in various roles in the music business, including positions as Senior Urban A&R / Promotions Manager for Warner Music UK; European Marketing & Promotions Manager at VP Records; New Media & Special Projects Co-Ordinator at Choice FM; Promotions & Marketing Manager for Trace magazine. Hakeem also spent 3 1/2 years as a music journalist writing for various publications in the UK & US, including XXL Magazine, Vibe, Hip Hop Connection, Trace, Rap Sheet & more. In 2004 he launched a 360 music company USM Media Group covering marketing, promotions, A&R and event management consultancy, and talent management. USM has worked with high profile clients such as Universal Music, Warner Music, Ministry of Sound, BlackBerry, BFI and Choice FM. Alongside talent such as Kano, Lethal B, Estelle, Big Narstie, BBC 1Xtra's Ace, Pitbull, Lil’ Jon, Spragga Benz, Alison Hinds and Grammy award-winning producer Salaam Remi to name a few. He has been responsible for marketing and promoting almost twenty five Gold and Platinum-certified albums and over fifty national top 40 hit singles throughout his career. He recently passed his MA in Music Business Management & CMI in Strategic Management at the University of West London with a Distinction and is a BA Music Business Lecturer at UWL and the founder of Access All Areas.

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