Students from Music Promotion, Music Management, Music Production and Music Performance were recently invited to the London offices of artist manager Colin Lester.

As a Southampton Solent University Hon Doc, Colin was kind enough to invite a range of industry experts into his offices to talk to the students.


These speakers included Rob Hallet, national concert promoter; and Mike Smith, UMG/Virgin/EMI A&R director. Students also heard from Alex Fisher and Matt Dodds, representatives of JEM Artists.

Colin and his team discussed their long-standing work with Craig David and a range of other international artists, explaining the finer details of managing such high-profile acts.

Rob Hallet focused on his work within the live music sector, collaborating with artists including the Clash, Beyonce and Justin Bieber to deliver high-profile live events.

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