SMILEfest 2015 guests – who are they? *Part 2*

Each year, we are incredibly lucky to have a variety of guests from across different aspects of the industry and this year is the same. The guests have been announced but who are they and what do they do? Here’s a little insight to each guest panel by panel before the conference takes place on Wednesday 11th March.

Panel 2 – 1:15pm Blurred Times: music and misogyny 

Featured guests: Laura Snapes, Zoe Millar, Mel Lewis and Tre Stead

Laura_SnapesLaura Snapes is currently the features editor at popular music magazine NME. She has previously worked with Pitchfork as an associate editor and also assistant reviews editor, again at NME.

Next up we have Zoe Millar who is currently the Head of Press at Mute Records. Founded in 1978, Mute has some great acts on their rooster including Depeche Mode, Goldfrapp and Erasure amongst others.

Working in Event Production at BBC Radio 1 (and former Solent student!), Mel Lewis will also be joining us on this panel.

Finally, tour manager to the likes of Frank Turner and Jessie Ware, Tre Stead completes the panel.

Tre Stead 2

This is sure to be an interesting panel, discussing the perceptions of the two genders in the industry and a look at Feminism; currently a very relevant topic. Make sure you attend the Music Industries Conference open from 11am in Studio Solent (JM315).