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Music Biz Professionals Appear at CMCI Event

CMCI Lecturer Dr Harvey G. Cohen in partnership with TimeOut London music journalist Sharon O’Connell are producing and hosting a special CMCI event “For The Record: A ‘Starter Kit’ for the Music Industry.” Five experienced London professionals from different areas of the music business will be interviewed, offering their advice for MA CCI students on how to best get a foot in the increasingly narrow door of the music industry, and explain how they got their start in the biz.

In alphabetical order, the guests at this event will be Chris Bellam (head of promotion, Beggars Group), John Best (currently manager of Sigur Rós, previously managed Pulp and other Britpop acts), Gillian Porter (managing director, Hall Or Nothing PR firm, which handles Muse, Beady Eye and Manic Street Preachers, among others), Simon Raymonde (founder and head of Bella Union Records, one of the premiere indie music labels in the UK, whose roster includes Fleet Foxes), and Dean Wengrow (Mute Records A&R agent, who has signed Richard Hawley and Goldfrapp, among others).

The event will be on Monday 12 December 2011, at 6:15PM in room K2.31 on the Strand campus of King’s College London. Admission is free.

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