The Ultimate Seminar add guest speakers from YouTube, Virgin EMI, Polydor and PRS For Music

News: 15th November 2017 by Louise Dodgson under Music Training & Careers

First Access Entertainment CEO Sarah Stennett will join over 40 leading music industry figures at this year’s Ultimate Seminar to help motivate, inspire and empower the next generation of performers, producers and business executives.

Registration and entry are completely free and open now.

Stennett will use her first Ultimate Seminar to deliver a keynote on what it takes to make it in the industry and succeed at the highest level. As well as launching the career of Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist Iggy Azalea, Stennett oversaw the launch of Zayn’s career as a solo artist in 2016. Her current roster also includes international stars such as Ellie Goulding and Rita Ora.

Other speakers announced alongside Stennett include:

David Mogendorff (Artist Content & Services, YouTube & Google Play EMEA)

Glyn Aikins (A&R Director, Virgin EMI)

Jack Melhuish (‎Marketing Director, Polydor Records)

Gordon Hagan (Commercials Agent, WME)

Afryea Henry-Fontaine (Marketing Manager, Virgin EMI)

Simon Aldridge (Head of Writer Relations, PRS for Music)

Ki Fitzgerald (Songwriter – David Guetta, Zara Larsson, Craig David)

Benny Scarrs (Co-founder, Neighbourhood Music)

Martha Kinn (Artist Manager, Machine Management – Years & Years)

Tiann Rowland Dixon (A&R Scout, Columbia Records)

Manny Norte (DJ, Capital XTRA/A&R, Polydor)

Lee Murphy (Founder and CEO, mysnapp)

Young Spray

Nihal Arthanayake (BBC Broadcaster)

Chris Cooke (MD and Business Editor, CMU)

Hannah Joseph (Director, Decibelle ltd)


Kelly Lee Owens

Simon Long (Co-founder, Collins Long)

Morgan Keyz (Video Director/A&R, Neighbourhood Recordings)

Hattie Collins (Music Editor, i-D Magazine)


Troy Miller (Composer, Producer and Musician)

P Montana

Yaw Owusu (Founder, BrukOut), 

Becky Tong (DJ/Founder, Juicebox)

Cassell The BeatMaker (Producer and Songwriter/Director, In The Making)

Caitlyn Scarlett


Adrian Sykes


Previously announced speakers include Ben Mawson (TAP Management – Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa), Caroline Simionescu-Marin (A&R Manager, XL Recordings), Stacey Tang (General Manager, Columbia Records UK), Serene Sass (VP International Licensee Business, Warner Music UK), Jammer (BBK), Rachel Campbell (Founder, Wired PR  – Stormzy, Jorja Smith, Dizzee Rascal), MiC LOWRY, Rich Castillo (Senior A&R Manager, Polydor), and Tiana Major9.

Jack Melhuish, Marketing Director of Polydor Records, said: “We have seen firsthand its impact on bringing through the next generation of creatives. We encourage anybody looking for insight into the music business to go to the Ultimate Seminar on November 18th 2017 at Westminster University – see you there.”

Founded by Cre8ing Vision in association with the University of Westminster, the Ultimate Seminar invites aspiring professionals to a series of industry-led panels, music masterclasses and speed networking sessions. 2017 will see the introduction of a dedicated one-on-one networking room, where attendees will have the opportunity to chat with industry experts from Believe Digital, AllPoints and Cantine. There will be 60 slots available throughout the day, each lasting for fifteen minutes. These will be offered to mailing list subscribers only on a first come first served basis. To sign up to the mailing list, head over here:

The Ultimate Seminar is sponsored by Island Records, Virgin EMI, Polydor, Capitol Records, PRS, PPL, Believe Digital, AllPoints, Cantine, RCA, Ministry of Sound and mysnapp.

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