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Sam Hill is director of digital marketing for BMG UK's frontline records division. Having worked for companies like the BBC, PIAS and Infectious Music before joining BMG in 2014, Sam has worked on campaigns for alt-J, Kylie Minogue, Rick Astley, Blink-182, Vance Joy, DMA'S, The Sherlocks, RY X, Lil Dicky and more.2 Articles


Trudy Kirabo works in A&R marketing for Music Gateway. More about her company in the above link!2 Articles




Adam Cardew is Digital Director of Absolute Label Services, a UK-based company working across sectors such as distribution, marketing and sync for artists like Sia, The Libertines, Ride and Nitin Sawhney. He is one of Midem 2016's Label Ambassadors.2 Articles


Rhian Jones is a respected journalist and author who specialises in writing about the music business. Titles she regularly contributes to include The Guardian, Music Business Worldwide and Hits Daily Double. Born into a family of musicians, Rhian studied music at college before training as a writer after realising performing was not her forte. She started her professional career at trade title Music Week, rising through the ranks to news editor, before embarking on a full-time freelance career in 2015. Other titles where you'll find her byline include The Independent, Vice, The Sunday Telegraph and Billboard. Her health-focused career guide for musicians co-authored with Lucy Heyman, Sound Advice, will be published in January 2021.2 Articles



Research Focus Mark serves Consumer Product Strategy professionals. He is a leading expert on music and digital media. Mark came to Forrester through its acquisition of JupiterResearch, where he ran Jupiter's European research and data teams. Prior to joining JupiterResearch, Mulligan spent five years working in media consultancy and market research managing projects and delivering international projects. Previous Work Experience Mark came to Forrester through its acquisition of JupiterResearch. Mark joined Jupiter in May 2000. He regularly appears on TV, radio, and in the press, commenting on the European music industry, including BBC television and radio, ITV, CNN, BusinessWeek, The Economist, the Financial Times, The Guardian, and The Wall Street Journal Europe. He frequently speaks at conferences such as Popkomm, In the City, London Calling, and Midem. Mark was also a recording artist.2 Articles


Alison Lamb is day-to-day manager for Maximo Park and Circa Waves, at Prolifica Management. Her role encompasses the planning and implementation of the artist’s release and touring schedules and the promotional and marketing strategies. Prior to this, Alison was a Product Manager at SO Recordings (part of Silva Screen Group). Before leaving SO, Alison was leading the release strategies for the new album campaigns from Deaf Havana and Fenech-Soler. During her time at SO, Alison worked closely with distribution partners to develop release strategies for the label’s artists across the UK, Europe and the US. Alison is a regular commentator on the music business, contributing articles to Music Business Worldwide, Music Tank and midemblog.2 Articles


Co-owner and co-president of Mom+Pop Music.2 Articles


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