Ultimate Line-up of Music Industry Insiders Share Secrets of Success at Leading Annual Music Seminar

Ultimate Line-up of Music Industry Insiders Share Secrets of Success at Leading Annual Music Seminar

Guests include Jo Charrington (Capitol Records), Denzyl Feigelson (Apple), Mark Williamson (Spotify), and Glyn Aikins (Virgin EMI Records)

The Ultimate Seminar, in association with the University of Westminster, is the UK’s only FREE major music industry networking event

London - The Ultimate Seminar returns on November 21st with its definitive annual round-up of insider knowledge for making it in the music industry. Now in its sixth year, the Cre8ing Vision Ltd devised event has been run in association with the University of Westminster for the last three years. It’s a free event which this year sees representatives from the industry’s foremost record labels, A&R’s, music publishers, management teams and songwriters assemble for one day, adding their music-business acumen to a comprehensive programme packed with industry insight.

The Ultimate Seminar, in association with the University of Westminster, will present panel discussions chaired by renowned and credible industry leaders, aimed at empowering and mobilising young creatives to take steps towards fulfilling their musical aspirations. Guest speakers will include Jo Charrington, A&R (Capitol Records) for Grammy Award-winning singer Sam Smith; Denzyl Feigelson, Apple iTunes Music Synergist and Live Events & Artist Relations; chart-topping grime music and electro producer Diztortion; Glyn Aikins, Director of A&R at Virgin EMI Records UK who has developed the likes of Emeli Sandé, Naughty Boy and Krept & Konan; and Mark Williamson of Spotify.

Topics on the day will span inspiration, creative breakthroughs and business know-how, with panel chairs to include PRS’ Membership Development Director Myles Keller, BBC Radio presenter Nihal Arthanayake, i-D Magazine Music Editor Hattie Collins, BMI label boss Simon Aldridge and Capital Xtra DJ Manny Norte. Attendees will have the unparalleled opportunity to pose questions to panellists, witness inspirational film screenings and take away valuable advice to help them forge pathways towards successful careers in music.

The Ultimate Seminar, in association with the University of Westminster, is presented by Cre8ing Vision Ltd, with sponsors including Island Records, Virgin Records, RCA, BMI, PRS, Believe Digital, Arts Council, and Odd Child Music

Music manager, writer and producer Kwame Kwaten, co-founder of Cre8ing Vision Ltd alongside partners Andrea Euell and Nicola Charles, said: “The Ultimate Seminar is all about access – we open doors to the music industry, and we do it for free. Anyone who comes to this event will be blown away by the in-depth, no-nonsense constructive critique and practical pointers presented by the heavyweight panellists we’ve enlisted.”

Kienda Hoji, Principal Lecturer in Music Business at the University of Westminster said: “We continue to be proud of our association with Cre8ing Vision in organising the Ultimate Seminar. This is the fourth year that we are partnering on this exciting initiative. The purpose of the event is perfectly aligned with the broad objectives of the University’s Commercial Music activity which is to be at the forefront of music business and creative education globally.”

Dumi Oburota, founder of entertainment/creative company Disturbing London and manager of multi award-winning rapper Tinie Tempah said: “This event has been a source of inspiration for years – both for those wanting to learn more about joining large and respected industry bodies AND for those with an entrepreneurial streak alike. The Ultimate Seminar is a great place for self-starters to gain that much-needed inspiration, strike out on their own and make things happen. It’s not just about having a love for music, but being business-savvy too.”

The seminar is open to anyone aged sixteen and up, and registration and entry are completely free. For more information and to register, please visit: http://cre8ingvision.com/the-ultimate-seminar/


The Ultimate Seminar in association with the University of Westminster

Saturday 21st November

University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, W1W 7BY

Notes to Editors

Sponsors and partners of The Ultimate Seminar include:
• The University of Westminster
• Island Records
• Virgin Records
• Believe Digital
• Odd Child Music
• Arts Council

About Cre8ing Vision Ltd

Cre8ing Vision Ltd was established in 2010 as an expansion of The Urban Music Seminar, which ran from 98’-2005. This event connected aspiring young artists to industry professionals, offering them first-hand knowledge about the Music Industry. Cre8ing Vision Ltd aims to motivate, educate and inspire through a range of interactive experiences. The Ultimate Pathway Programme includes field trips and classroom-based sessions with Music and Sports professionals. The monthly Music Surgery provides a focused and more personal Master Class with a leading Industry professional. The Ultimate Seminar, in association with the University of Westminster, is an annual event that exposes attendees to valuable business insight from credible music professionals and promotes networking opportunities.


About Kwame Kwaten

Cre8ing Vision Ltd co-founder Kwame Kwaten has a career spanning three decades. Producing and co-writing for artists such as Seal, Shola Ama, Tom Jones, Mark Morrison and Mick Jagger as part of production and remix body D-Influence, Kwame has since diversified into A&R, music publishing and artist management, representing soul singers such as Rumer and Laura Mvula under his management company Ferocious Talent. Kwame was named Artiste Manager of the Year at the Live UK Music Business Awards in 2013. He was also the 2006 winner of Ghanaian Entrepreneur of the Year, and last year founded the YUP record label, distributed by Caroline/Universal Records.


About the University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is home to a number of pioneering courses in commercial music covering music business, production, performance and music sociology. Since the University started its music activity in 1993 it has retained an illustrious alumni consisting of very successful business executives, producers and performers.


October 29, 2015 11:14am ET by Name PR  

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