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ACM was pleased to welcome ACM Business Alumnus and Music & Technology Industry Eventmaker, Kriss Baird who visited to deliver a Business Masterclass Seminar to the students from ACM’s Music Business and Innovation and Artist Development courses.

The two hour session (starting at 1.30pm) took place on Wednesday 13th November in Room 39 of ACM’s Global House and was a MUST for all students.

About Kriss Baird
Since leaving the ACM my life has changed a lot – for starters I’ve moved to London – and I’m now working with so many talented people and it’s been a very busy time. A day after I handed in my dissertation I began working for Music Ally – the Music Industry’s research, training, strategic consultancy and daily publication for all things digital. I produce quarterly industry events for them.

Music Ally mainly contract me to work on an innovation project called IC tomorrow – as part of the Government funded Technology Strategy Board. In a nutshell I find geniuses and award funding to the best start-up technology businesses, helping them turn their innovative ideas into commercial prototypes, digital apps and products which go on to get trialled by leading industry partners.

I also still working with companies in Japan – helping Eggworm to bring the Audio Oiso Haçienda Festival to life in a sleepy beachside resort just outside of Tokyo last year, and more recently soft launching the tech-baby that I’ve been working on for the last 4 years. A digital company called – we let artists, venues, and events organisers simply build the best events promotion pages on the web. In Japan, we already work with over 3,000 venues and 20,000 artists to showcase over 2,500 monthly events and official artist information and content which is served up to our 1 million monthly users.

We just opened the site to the UK and any UK artist can now make their own profile and anyone with a gig or a party in the UK can now list an event on iFLYER.

For more information about Kriss Baird, follow him on Twitter and LinkedIn.