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ACM were pleased to present a special Industry Panel Session on Wednesday 29th January 2014 for the full time Artist Development students.

The afternoon session allowed ACM’s Artist Development students to get some valuable (and rare) one on one feedback from the industry. ACM welcomed a host of key artist managers, marketers, agents and label execs in order for the students to gain industry experience and test their limits under pressure.

The event was not only be a chance for students to get themselves in front of people that can offer them one to one guidance on their career, image, songwriting but also suggestions for developments, but a valuable networking event. Our esteemed panellists will include:

David Rowell
Partner, Autonomy Music Group
Artist Development Company

Marketing for Artists, Labels, Brands Campaign and Artist Management Record Label / 3rd Party Distribution and Publishing.

Co-owner, Communion Music Group
Communion is a record label, live promoter, publisher, production house, and marketing company. They have released records on our own label, and recently through Island, Polydor. The Communion Live team promote 200 plus shows a year plus run our own festival Bushstock (now in its 3rd year)

Lucy Tallant
Digital Consultant / Artist Manager, Turn First Artists
Artist Management

Lucy studied Popular Music at College, became a Logic Studio trainer and went on to study Music Business at University. Lucy picked up an artist and jumped in the management deep end resulting in an industry job after developing her unsigned artist and beating nine signed artists to win an MTV Award. Lucy now manages Laura White.

Alan D. Boyd
Composer / Producer / Songwriter / Musician
Alan has created music for multi-million pound television dramas and lo-budget album projects all with the same passion, writing unique music to fit a brief or for himself. Through his career Alan have toured, recorded, worked on set, written with and for artists and released albums across a wide variety of genres. Currently he is developing a documentary feature film about the London session scene of the ‘60s & ‘70s as well as writing and recording music for film and television.

Sean Devine
Vice President, ASCAP
V2 Music Publishing / A&R Manager

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP), is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers of every kind of music. Through agreements with affiliated international societies, they also represent hundreds of thousands of music creators worldwide. They are the only US performing rights organization created and controlled by composers, songwriters and music publishers, with a Board of Directors elected by and from our membership.

Ralph Murphy
Musician / Producer / Songwriter, ASCAP US
Ralph has a long career dating back to the mid ‘60s opening for acts such as The Kinks, The Troggs, Martha and the Vandellas, The Byrds, and The Walker Brothers. He has also had a long career as a producer and songwriter and 14 years experience at ASCAP facilitating workshops for songwriters, and helping to protect songwriters rights.

He is the author of the noted Murphy’s Laws of Songwriting, which he has posted to his website to help aspiring writers obtain success in their own careers, and has recently released an album of his previously recorded hits and also several of his own favourite previously unrecorded songs.

Jack Murphy
Music Supervisor, Slade Music / Studio 32
Jack specialises in music for advertising, TV, games and film. He works to create marketing opportunities using contacts in video games, music searches and licensing, while expanding a roster of composers, sound designers and musicians.

Jack is also a producer and music specialist for a exhaustive list of gaming projects. He also plans and executes electronic music events focussing on house, techno, disco and bass in North and East London.

More About ACM’s Artist Development Course
ACM’s Artist Development Course offers an experience like no other. Run by the Music Business School, this course brings together the best of ACM’s tutor expertise across disciplines from: songwriting, stagecraft, vocal coaching, production, music industry structure, artist marketing and development to provide a ‘real’ A&R experience. ACM will harness the cream of the industry to prepare you directly for industry.

Find out more about ACM’s Artist Development Course.

ACM would like to thank all the Artist Development students for taking part in the event and also to our esteemed A&R panel for giving up their valuable time to offer support and feedback to the students.