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WHAT IS A&R AND IS IT RELEVANT IN 2022? PANEL DISCUSSION ON SATURDAY JULY 2ND LIVE FROM THE SOCIAL CENTRAL LONDON

ACCESS ALL AREAS is an up-close and personal music seminar, industry networking event and new artist showcase that aims to be your “Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry”. This unique music seminar is back and we are finally back live from our new home at The Social, 5 Little Portland St, London W1W! Access All Areas continues on Saturday, July 2nd from 1-4pm!

ACCESS ALL AREAS announces their "What Is A&R and Is It Relevant In 2022?" panel, including 5 top panellists and 3 hot unsigned artist performances! This 3 hour event will be moderated by our new AAA resident moderator Anna-Marie from No Signal Radio. She will be speaking to key players from the British music business who will be taking part in a frank debate on "What Is A&R and Is It Relevant In 2022?" .

The panel will be discussing what exactly is A&R and what does an A&R do? What types of A&R's are there and what A&R roles are available? In the digital age with streaming platforms, social media and YouTube is the role of an A&R relevant in 2022? What makes a good A&R? The difference between an A&R at major and an indie label? Do music managers in 2022 take on board the role of A&R? What do A&R's look for when signing an act? And finally, our panel will be giving you some behind the scenes insight into some of the major projects they have worked on previously as well as the current artist they are working with.

Our formidable panel of industry execs we have assembled covers the full spectrum of the UK Music Industry including rising star Dan Owusu, the Co-President @ Dreamlife / Sony Music UK, Luciano Santana Pinto, Director of A&R @ Warner UK's Latin music label Candida, award winning Ben Akpojaro, A&R Manager @ independent publishing company Reservoir Media Management, Uche Ubawuchi , A&R Manager @ Because Music and Artist Manager and last but not least Niyah Smith, A&R at Stefflon Don's 54 London record label and A&R consultant at Graduation Records.

But that’s not all, the networking sections of the event will be hosted by one of the UK’s hottest club DJ’s; DJ Longers with our new artist showcase featuring exclusive live performances from three unsigned UK artists including Chante Paris, EMS and Gisèle!

So on Saturday July 2nd, come and hear from some of the biggest names in the game at ACCESS ALL AREAS so whether you’re an artist, producer, songwriter, DJ, musician, manager, budding music exec or maybe you just want to connect with more of your industry peers this is a music webinar for the next generation of the music business. This event will guarantee to be a sell-out, so make sure you pick up your tickets on sale now from Eventbrite UK.

  • DATE/TIME: SAT JULY 2ND 1-4PM

  • VENUE: THE SOCIAL, 5 LITTLE PORTLAND ST, LONDON W1W 7JD

  • RUNNING ORDER:

1pm-145pm: Networking Session & live DJ set hosted by DJ Longers

145-2pm: Performance by Chante Paris

2-3pm: "What Is A&R and Is It Relevant In 2022?" Panel moderated by Anna-Marie

3-315pm: Audience Q&A

315-320pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set by DJ Longers

320-335pm: Performance by Ems

335-340pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set by DJ Longers

340-355pm:  Performance by Gisele

355-4pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set hosted by DJ Longers

•           MODERATOR: Anna-Marie (No Signal Radio)

•           PANELLISTS:

Dan Owusu - Co-President @ Dreamlife / Sony Music

Luciano Santana Pinto - Director of A&R @ Candllea / Warner

Ben Akpojaro  - A&R Manager @ Reservoir Media Management

Uche Ubawuchi  - A&R Manager @ Because Music / Artist Manager

Niyah Smith, A&R @ 54 London & A&R Consultant @ Graduation Records

•           Live Performances:

Unsigned UK Artist showcase hosted by DJ Longers with performances from:

Chante Paris

EMS 

Gisèle

•           Resident DJ & Host: DJ Longers

•           Tickets: £10 GENERAL ADMISSION FROM EVENTBRITE VIA THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3Nqo4ZD OR SEE TICKETS VIA: https://bit.ly/3zi937E

•           Supported by: PRS Foundation, Arts Council England, Black Lives In Music, Small Green Shoots and The Glass Hive