Industry Talk + Q&A
Wednesday 21st November 2018, 4pm - 8pm
The Midi Music Company is excited to host its first Alumni Special this autumn, featuring past members of our artist development programmes CICAS® and ARCO (Arts Consortium). There are free evenings of music industry talks with Q&As and networking at least three times a year. Leading music industry professionals and artists share insights into how best to navigate a lasting and successful career.
Artist, Solicitor, CEO Afrotown Records
Abi Jenaé is a modern day Renaissance woman. Her successful debut single, the uplifting and energetic 'Crazy Love', sent waves of positivity through the world of Afrobeats. Abi’s unique perspective as an artist, solicitor and CEO of Afrotown Records, allows her to give engaging and insightful advice on brand promotion, contracts, negotiations, intellectual property rights and much more.
DJ, Producer, Radio Presenter (BBC 1Xtra, Represent, Rinse FM)
Best known for the success of his Ministry of Sound UK dance anthem, Tell Me (What It Is), DJ NG's wealth of experience spans two decades across the evolution of Dance music styles and cultures. Whether he is producing or performing at festivals, running his own club nights, or hating radio shows, DJ NG has a world of experience to share with us all.
Grammy nominated Songwriter, Artist, Producer
Claye is a brilliant artist, songwriter and producer. A classically trained pianist, he is also self-taught on drums and guitar. Claye began making reggae tracks as a teenager living in Jamaica, though his versatility is not genre specific. His unique sound can be heard on Sean Paul's 'Hold My Hand' (featuring Keri Hilson) from the album 'Imperial Blaze', on collaborations with Beenie Man and his platinum selling productions for Michael Patrick Kelly
Summer Special at Camberwell Library
Wednesday 18th July 2018 6pm - 8pm
This special edition of panel workshops, hosted by Shahlaa at Odd Motion, is led by industry professionals and offers unrivalled insight into the highs and lows of making it in music. With Q&As and networking opportunities, it is perfect for emerging artists, independent producers & aspiring music business entrepreneurs seeking insights in how best to develop a lasting career.
TV and Radio Presenter, DJ, Content Creator and general Influencer in London
Remel currently presents on Capital Xtra and What's Up TV (Sky One). Remel has created original content and collaborated with multiple major brands including Iluvlive, Link Up TV, Mobo's, Channel AKA and more.
Radio Station Manager, DJ, Content Creator, Event Organiser & Activist
Niccy manages Transmission Roundhouse, a Radio station for young people that features radical talk, experimental underground content, opinions, politics and entertainment - based in the Roundhouse in Camden. When Niccy has some downtime shes either raising awareness with her brand Foundation, organising an event, spinning some tunes or creating some magic.
Artist Manager, Presenter, Content Creator and Brand Manager
Nina manages R&B Trio Black Roses alongside managing Creatives Connect Universal a creative talent agency, Events and Artist Management company. Nina has also Presented for multiple music platforms and creates content on her Youtube channel including 'Chit Chat with Nina Rose'.
Artist based in South East London
Koder has grown a strong fan base in London and New Zealand. His lyrical flow has been recognised on platforms like Complex, Lord of The Mics, Rinse FM and more! With collaborations with Grime OG's like Skepta and Novelist under his belt, Koder is one to watch rising up in London.
Women in Music Special
Thursday 21st June 2pm - 4pm
This is an amazing opportunity to gain insight from one of the world’s most infamous artist/producers, Goldie (MBE).
We are excited to invite an audience of female creatives aged 16+ to this unique master class seminar with the musical alchemist; whether artists, singers, songwriters, composers, producers, engineers or DJs. This is your chance to hear about Goldie’s amazing journey in the music industry, as a graffiti artist, creative industries and education, over twenty-five years.
“In my music and art,” says Goldie, “is everything I’ve learned, everyone I’ve met, everything I’ve experienced.”
Among his many accolades came an invitation in 2011, to give a TED talk at London’s Kings Place and a year later, Goldie was selected as one of the BBC’s 'New Elizabethans', 60 people – ranging from David Hockney to Roald Dahl, David Bowie and Tim Berners-Lee – who have helped shape British culture during the reign of Elizabeth II. In January 2016, he was awarded the MBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours.
An Audience With Goldie is part of the Mayor of London’s 'Sounds Like London' series, taking place throughout June 2018 and will take place on Making Music Day UK in The Midi Music Company’s creative hub at the heart of Deptford, South-East London.
Summer Sessions 2018
Women in Music Special
Wednesday 27 June 4.15pm - 8pm
We host free evenings of seminars with Q&A and networking three times a year at The Midi Music Company. Leading music industry professionals and artists share insights into how best to navigate your career. For our Summer Session we have joined the Mayor of London's month-long celebration of women in music. Follow the conversation at #SoundsLikeLondon.
Women in Music Special Schedule
DJ, Presenter & Events Management, Shahlaa Discovers, 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Shahlaa has a high level of knowledge of working in radio and new media, with previous experience of presenting and producing at Reprezent Radio, Rinse FM and CapitalXtra. She is currently working at the Global Academy as an Audio Teacher. This session will focus on her journey from Apprentice to employee and her tips on working in the music industry.
London Director, She Said So & Creative Director, Cognitive Shift Recordings, 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Harriet has a background in PR, sync and brand-building for contemporary classical , alternative and electronic labels and artists. This session is an introduction to the leading voluntary international Women in Music organisation and network, shesaid.so. The network provides mentorship and regular events for its 2500+ global members, including recent collaborations with Boiler Room, Spotify, Live Nation and Bestival, as well as a unique insight into her experiences in the business.
Creative Director, Decca Publishing,7pm - 8pm
Danielle has a range of experiences within the music business and was previously the former Creative Manager at BMG UK, particularly managing the creative output of the Synchronisation department. This session will provide participants with a deeper understanding of the publishing world and the relationship between Decca and the Universal Music Group.