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Are you in a band? Musicians? Starting a business? Come speak to the professionals that know how to kick start your brand.

Alice Hadden - Photographer

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Alice Hadden is a portrait and music photographer currently based throughout Scotland. Whilst spending two years studying in Glasgow, Alice focused a lot of time self-teaching herself photography by photographing local gigs and festivals as well as working behind the scenes. She has previously worked with Tenement TV and Tenement Trail, DF Concerts, Material, Nordoff Robbins and most recently, her work with Scottish band Vistas and TRNSMT Festival. Her aim is to continue capturing moments between musicians (on-stage and off-stage) in the music industry.

Stephen Archibald - Jumping the Shark PR

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Stephen is the founder of Glasgow based music management and promotion company Jumping the Shark PR, specialising in digital PR, strategy and social media marketing. Having interned at Force Field PR and Vitalic Noise in Los Angeles, Stephen has also worked at GR management (Primal Scream, Texas) and written for esteemed international blogs Crack in the Road, The Wild Honey Pie and HumanHuman.'

Mgmt: Declan Welsh and The Decadent West, Cara Rose, Barrie James.

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Rosie Watson - Kingdom Management

Rosie Watson currently works at KINGDOM who look after a range of artists such as The Ninth Wave, Lewis Capaldi and LUCIA amongst many other developing acts.

With having graduated and worked in Graphic Design, Rosie finished the final four episodes of the Scottish DIY music show ‘The Spaghetti Factory’. From there she took a career change and began working at Wide Days Music Conference as the Events Assistant and also alongside she worked at Jumping the Shark Music PR and MGMT whilst Tour Managing local bands. She now manages the new and upcoming band CRYSTAL.

Rosie has a vast, all round, array of skills but is firmly situated in Artist Management working under Scott Kirkwood and Hamish Fingland.

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Jamie Webster - Instinctive Racoon

In 12 years working in the music industry Jamie has experience in many areas of the industry including working as, Venue Manager at Oran Mor. Label boss at Instinctive Racoon, where he has overseen releases from Three Blind Wolves, Washington Irving and Over the Wall. He also now works for International Management Company - Wallace Productions, who represent a diverse mix of Artists including: King Creosote, Empire of the Sun, Lloyd Cole and Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

In October 2017 along with 2 long time work colleagues, Louie Lowis (Artist Management) and Creon Brock (Oran Mor) they set up Glasgow based booking agency - Antidote Booking, which has been going from strength to strength already booking shows in Africa, Asia and all over the UK and Europe

Charlie Prince and Gerry McGhee - Braw Robot

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Braw Robot is the culmination of over 30 years combined experience working in the music and entertainment industry. Gerry brings the digital experience whilst Charlie focuses on the PR side of the business and together they have managed to help drive the growth of the Glasgow music scene consistently over the last 10 years, working alongside most of the major venues and promoters. 

Earlier Event: November 15
Meet the Media
Later Event: November 15
Meet the Funders