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14 March 2022

Indie, Major or DIY? Do Artists NEED A Record Label in 2022?

Live Event

ACCESS ALL AREAS is an up close and personal music seminar, industry networking event and artist showcase that aims to be your “Triple-A Pass To The Music Industry”. This unique music seminar is finally back live from Horniman Museum as Access All Areas continues on Wednesday, March 30th, from 6-9pm!

ACCESS ALL AREAS presents “Indie, Major or DIY? Do Artists NEED A Record Label in 2022?”. With the growth of online streaming platforms, digital distribution and free marketing tools, do contemporary musicians still need a record label to succeed, or can you do it independently and still be successful? Our formidable panel of industry execs we have assembled covers the full spectrum of the UK Music Industry including Director of A&R for Atlantic Records/Warner Music, Rich Castillo; Co-founder & CEO of Disturbing London and Global A&R Consultant at The Orchard/Sony, Dumi Oburota alongside Shaurav D’Silva CEO of music management, publishing and recorded music company, 2TE/Stellar Songs Publishing; Abi Lufadeju, Music Lawyer, Recording Artist and Head of Business Affairs at Big Dada; Hanaa Cali Marketing Manager at Virgin Music /Universal; and Lauren Powell Marketing Manager at I Luv Live & Owner of Hidden Talent Agency!

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 YTwo Wooly, Dash Powers and Billy O’B. We are also excited to announce that we will be launching our new AAA Artist Development Programme to help new emerging talent at this event!

So on Wednesday March 30th, 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 sell out, so make sure you pick up your tickets on sale now from the Horniman Museum website.

•          Running Order:

6-7pm: Networking Session & live DJ set hosted by DJ Longers with a live performance from Billy O’B

7-8pm: “Women In Music” Panel moderated by Jay McGregor

8-815pm: Audience Questions

815-830pm: Live DJ set by DJ Longers

830-845pm: Performance by Dash Powers

845-9pm: Live DJ set by DJ Longers

9-915pm: Performance by YTwo Wooly

915-930pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set hosted by DJ Longers

• Moderator: Jay McGregor (Reprezent Radio)


•          Rich Castillo – Director of A&R at Atlantic Records

•          Dumi Oburota – Global A&R Consultant at The Orchard

•          Shaurav D’ Silva –  CEO at 2-Tone Entertainment/Stellar Songs

•          Abi Lufadeju – Head of Business Affairs at Big Dada

•          Hanaa Cali – Marketing Manager at Virgin Music

•          Lauren Powell – Marketing Manager at Hidden Courage/ILuvLive

•          Ben Wynter – Entrepreneur and Outreach Manager at AIM

•          Live Performances:

Unsigned UK Artist showcase with performances from:

•          Billy O’B

•          Dash Powers

•          YTwo Wooly

• Resident DJ & Host: DJ Longers

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

• Tickets: £5 general admission via this link: https://www.horniman.ac.uk/event/access-all-areas-panel-event/

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

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