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Scotland and Emerging Markets

Where does Scotland lie on the musical map of the world? Music professionals will give insight into emerging markets and how there is massive potential for Scottish artists in other emerging territories. Join this panel and find out how Scotland can excel in exciting new territories.

Robert Kilpatrick - General Manager (Scottish Music Industry Association)

As General Manager, Robert is responsible for the day-to-day management of all SMIA services, projects and events. Following the SMIA joining Creative Scotland’s Regular Funding Network 2018-2021, Robert’s role includes overseeing the development of the SMIA; both as an association working on behalf of its members, as well as an innovation agency providing key training and support to music businesses and practitioners across Scotland.

Robert first became part of the SMIA team in 2014. He has previously worked as Events and Marketing Executive at music licensing organisation PPL, as well as at music festivals across the UK in a variety of freelance roles, including The Great Escape, Bestival, The Beat-herder and XpoNorth. Robert studied BA Commercial Music at the University of the West of Scotland and graduated with a First Class Honours Degree.

Sharon Riley - Director of Global Business Development (InGrooves)

Sharon Riley is the Director of Global Business Development at Ingrooves Music Group a company who provides labels and artists best-in-class marketing, distribution, technology and rights management services to help navigate today’s dynamic music market

Within her role, Sharon is responsible for seeking out and negotiating digital music licensing deals with retailers and services around the world including Google and Facebook. Sharon is also responsible for developing strategy and new revenue streams for Ingrooves’ label partners in the emerging music markets such as China and Africa.

Sharon has recently completed her diploma in law and has a specific interest in copyright law, policy and the effect of both on the wider music industry.

Phil Patterson - Music Specialist (Department for International Trade)

Phil has over 35 years of Music Industry experience, the majority of which has been spent in the International scene.

Phil has worked with both major and independent record companies developing, marketing and promoting artists and catalogues from all musical genres, in the UK and around the world, from Happy Hard–core to Classical and everything in-between!

As a Music Industry Specialist working as a consultant with the UK government Department for International Trade, Phil is now offering assistance to the industry as a whole, highlighting exactly where and how he and the team at the Department for International Trade around the world can best assist the British Music Industry. 

Joe Frankland - Senior Grants and Project Manager (PRS Foundation)

Joe Frankland is Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS Foundation, the UK’s leading charitable funder of new music and talent development across all genres.

Since 2000 PRS Foundation has given more than £26 million to over 6,000 new music initiatives by awarding grants and leading partnership programmes that support music sector development. Widely respected as an adventurous and proactive funding body, PRS Foundation supports an exceptional range of new music activity – from composer residencies and commissions to festivals and showcases in the UK and overseas.

Through schemes such as Momentum, The Open Fund, ISF, Women Make Music, The Composers’ Fund and Flash Funding, PRS Foundation support the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding music.

Ed Peto - Owner (Outdustry)

A native of London, Ed moved to China in 2006 to serve on the front lines of the music industry. He now owns and runs Outdustry, a unique music industry services business, representing labels, publishers and talent in the Chinese market. He is frequently sought out by international media – The Economist, Financial Times, Wall Street Journal, Guardian, Bloomberg, Reuters, Billboard etc – to comment on market news and conditions, has written extensively on the technical workings of the Chinese music industry and is a Billboard International Power Player. He is also currently writing a masters thesis on the Indian music industry as part of his MBA at The Berlin School of Creative Leadership.

Earlier Event: November 15
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