Westminster Media Forum

Priorities for maintaining growth in the UK music industry post-Brexit - tech innovation, skills and international competitiveness

Morning, Tuesday, 28th November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will examine key priorities for policy and industry in maintaining growth across the UK music sector.


Delegates will discuss how the sector is adapting to latest digital consumption and market trends - including streaming, Big Data and personalisation of services - and will examine how policymakers and advances in technology could address concerns regarding their effects on the value chain.


Attendees will also discuss the potential impact of further new technologies being developed for use in the music industry and their possible application in growing the talent pipeline and supporting brand development.


With an industrial strategy white paper expected later this year, further sessions will consider the role that the music industry should play in the development of a creative industries early sector deal, and assess key sector priorities - particularly around IP, skills and exports.


They will also discuss what further steps can be taken by policymakers to attract inward investment and maintain international competitiveness as the UK withdraws from the EU.



Guests of Honour

Phil Patterson

Music Industry Specialist, Department for International Trade

Jane Dyball

Chief Executive Officer, MPA Group of Companies

Alison Wenham

Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Independent Network

Guests of Honour

Phil Patterson

Music Industry Specialist, Department for International Trade

Jane Dyball

Chief Executive Officer, MPA Group of Companies

Alison Wenham

Chief Executive Officer, Worldwide Independent Network

Keynote Speaker

John Mottram

Public Affairs Manager, PRS for Music

Speakers

Deborah Annetts

Chief Executive, Incorporated Society of Musicians

Drew Hill

Managing Director, Proper Music Group

John Enser

Partner, CMS

David Glick

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Edge Investments

Mark Mulligan

Co-Founder and Analyst, MIDiA Research

Martin Goldschmidt

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Cooking Vinyl

Nick Beach

Academic Director, Trinity College London