The fourth annual Live & Kicking conference brings together executives from the various parts of the music industries with academics and students to discuss the current issues of the live music industries and the jobs within it. The event also serves as a networking opportunity for the students to help them get employment advice and work experience.

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TOP MUSIC INDUSTRY FIGURES HEAD TO SOLENT UNI TO DISCUSS STUDENT CONCERNS ON SECONDARY TICKETING.

Ticketmaster UK and WeGotTickets join Catfish & The Bottlemen / Noel Gallagher manager and FanFair Alliance

 

Secondary ticketing is a hot topic right now. The BBC has just revealed that Robbie Williams’ management have controversially released tickets directly onto the secondary ticketing market.
Senior Lecturer Johnny Hopkins who organised Live & Kicking says:

“Students form a key part of the gig-going public. Our students care passionately about live music and issues like secondary ticketing. This is why we have put together this panel of key people in the live music industry who will give the latest opinions from the inside. The students will also contribute interesting ideas to the debate. Their views are important. Hopefully this meeting of minds will create a new way forward.”

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The secondary ticketing panel will feature:

  • Andrew Parsons (MD, Ticketmaster UK)
  • Dave Newton (CEO, com)
  • Marcus Russell (Catfish & The Bottlemen / Noel Gallagher manager)
  • Adam Webb (FanFair Alliance)

 

There are two further panels. Stephanie Nieuwenhuys & Richard Latto from BBC Introducing: Solent are confirmed to talk about their work on the first panel of the day.

The final panel of the day will be on tour and production management – jobs that are vital to the success of any musician’s live career.


PANELS:

11.00 – 12.00 BBC Introducing: Solent in discussion

12.00 – 1.00 – Secondary ticketing – A Necessary Evil?

1.00 – 2.00 – Life On The Road – Working with Touring Artists

 

Conference venue:
Itchen Lecture Theatre (SM019)
SM Building
Southampton Solent University
157-187 Above Bar Street

 

Solent Music is also organising a gig at The Joiners on Monday 23rd January in collaboration with Independent Venue Week 2017. More details to follow.