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, October 1st from 1-4pm!
ACCESS ALL AREAS announces a special Black Lives in Music takeover event for Black History Month, including 6 top panellists and 3 hot unsigned artist performances! This 3-hour event will be moderated by guest moderator SherrylsWorld. She will be speaking to key British music business players who will be participating in a conversation on "Racism In The UK Music Industry - Changing The Landscape" .
The panel will be highlighting some of the positive movements in the two years since our first groundbreaking seminar on the topic, including the Power Up program, UK Music's Diversity Survey and the Black Lives in Music survey. We will also discuss the historical issues surrounding race that fuel today's current industry, why Black men and men of colour aren't being hired as executives in the UK music industry and are outnumbered almost 2 to 1 by female counterparts, and what further changes need to be made within the music business as well as intersectionality, pay and conditions, promotion opportunities, artist contracts, Black women in the music industry and mental health. And finally, highlight the reasons why diversity is essential to this country’s music industry as one of the UK’s biggest exports.
Our formidable panel of industry execs we have assembled covers the full spectrum of the UK Music Industry including the Operations Director @ Black Lives in Music, Roger Wilson; Freelance Tour Manager and A&R Exec @ UMC/Universal Music, Ree Sewell; Jonathan Chabala Audience Manager @ Atlantic Records/Warner Music, Former member of Steel Pulse and Founder of The Reggae Philharmonic Orchestra and currently Senior Lecturer & Director of Black Music Unit @ University of Westminster, Mykaell Riley; Reggae artist formerly known as Lezlee Lyrix and now highly respected academic and course leader of MA Global Black Studies @ University of West London, Professor William "Lez" Henry and last but not least, legendary music exec Adrian Sykes, the Host of the "Did Ya Know" podcast and Founder of Decisive Management!
But that’s not all, the networking sections of the event will be hosted by one of the UK’s hottest new DJ’s; Pharoah G from BBC 1Xtra, with our AAA new artist showcase featuring exclusive live performances from three unsigned UK artists including 4Stringz, Remmie-Jeen and Prolific Official
So on Saturday Oct 1st, 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.
1pm-145pm: Networking Session & live DJ set hosted by Pharoah G
145-2pm: Live Performance by 4STRINGSZ
2-3pm: AAA x BLiM "Entrepreneurship & Alternative Careers In The Music Industry" Panel moderated by SherrylsWorld
3-315pm: Audience Q&A
315-320pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set by Pharoah G
320-335pm: TEMPO & FLOW Performance by REMMIE-JEEN
335-340pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set by DJ Longers
340-355pm: Live Performance by PROLIFIC OFFICIAL
355-4pm: Networking Session & Live DJ set hosted by Pharoah G
• MODERATOR: SherrylsWorld
Roger Wilson - Operations Director @ Black Lives in Music
Ree Sewell - A&R Exec @ UMC/Universal Music
Jonathan Chabala - Audience Manager @ Atlantic Records
Mykaell Riley - Senior Lecturer & Director of Black Music Unit @ University of Westminster
Professor William "Lez" Henry - Course Leader of Global Black Studies @ UWL
Adrian Sykes - Founder @ Decisive Management & Host of "Did Ya Know?" Podcast
• Live Performances:
Unsigned UK Artist showcase hosted by Pharoah G with performances from:
• Resident DJ & Host: Pharoah G
• Tickets: £10 GENERAL ADMISSION FROM EVENTBRITE VIA THIS LINK: https://bit.ly/3BhyZ3S
• Supported by: PRS Foundation, Arts Council England, Black Lives In Music, Small Green Shoots and The Glass Hive