Music Industry Day

Music Industry Day at KCC

On Monday 12th January the music Department of Kensington and Chelsea College launched their very first “Music Industry Day” for their Access to Music students.

This intimate question-and-answer session was a special opportunity for Access to Music students to deepen their understanding of the music business and gain even more information and personal insight.

Leading the session was Head of Music at Kensington and Chelsea College Kayo Anosike. Kayo talks about the session “This is an amazing opportunity for our students to gain inside knowledge from industry experts on what it takes to make it in this tough industry.”

Speakers were:

Korda Marshall – President of Warner Brothers since 2004, who led the label to significant milestones during its period of fast-paced transformation.

John Kennedy – XFM DJ (Host to X-Posure radio show). Hailed as “the seer of the next big thing and the guru of the soon-to-be-great,” who consistently gives the low-down and radio airtime to up-and-coming artists.

Malcolm Buckland – Senior Manager- MCPS-PRS Alliance with over 25 years experience within the music industry, including record company sales marketing promotion music publishing and artist management.

Discussion topics included:

  • Recording contracts/Getting a recording contract
  • Record companies
  • Independent record labels/Independent artists and how they have moved forward
  • Licensed Radio & Internet radio: getting airtime, how & why
  • Publishers
  • Selling your songs to publishers
  • Artist management
  • Management contracts
  • Sponsorship
  • Music and the Internet
  • Web casts, websites and the uses of songs and recordings on the Internet
  • Contracts and examples of contracts
  • Copyright / Copyrighting
  • Sample PRS forms, Royalties and Points, (and how they really work)

For those considering a career in the music industry then Kensington and Chelsea College run a range of courses to help you get there.