Ultimate Seminar confirms executive speakers for Manchester event | Labels

The Ultimate Seminar has announced the executive speakers for this month Manchester event. It marks an expansion outside of London for the Cre8ing Vision initiative.

Taking place on Saturday September 24 at Manchester’s Band on The Wall, Ultimate Seminar aims to inspire and engage with the next generation of industry professionals. This year’s event is in exclusive partnership with Warner Music UK, including labels Atlantic, Darco Recordings, Parlophone and Warner Records, and is also in association with NQ.

The Ultimate Seminar event will bring together senior executives who will lead insightful conversations about the future of the music industry. Free, it has become a key annual event for those wishing to pursue a career in all areas of the music industry. The sessions will allow participants to acquire business skills and benefit from networking opportunities.

Confirmed to appear on the panels this year from Warner Music are:

Darcus BeeseChairman of Darco Recordings and Executive Vice Chairman of Warner Music UK

Kevin Christian BlairA&R director, Asylum Records

Andy DanielleA&R Manager, FFRR Records

Jess Keeley CarterSVP Global Marketing, Warner Recorded Music

Emily KentAsylum Records, Senior A&R Manager

Komali Scott JonesA&R Manager, Parlophone.

Charlie TerribleData and Information Manager, Warner Records

This year’s panels will include Knowing Your Business, Major Mindset, Cre8ive Breakers and PPL Songwriting & Artist, and attendees will also be able to book one-on-one sessions with top industry executives. Other names should be announced.

Admission to the Ultimate Seminar event is free, subject to availability and registration. Full announcements about the event are taking place through the Ultimate Seminar social channels. Click on here for registration.

The Ultimate Seminar Manchester is sponsored by NQBMI, Hipgnosis, Sentric Music Group, Darco Recordings, PPL, PRS, Pie Radio, MMF and DawBell.

It is important that events like these are free and supported by the industry as a whole

Darcus Beese

Darcus Beese, chairman of Darco Recordings and executive vice-chairman of Warner Music UKsaid: “I have been a long time supporter of Ultimate Seminar and will continue to be. They have been a vital force in encouraging, educating and finding new executives from different backgrounds on their path in the industry. It is important that events like these remain free and supported by the industry as a whole.

Annabella Coldrick, Managing Director, Music Managers Forum, said: “We are really delighted to be partnering with the Ultimate Seminar in association with Warner Music UK. MMF was founded 30 years ago in Manchester and, thanks to initiatives like our Acceleration programwe are seeing a massive influx of young managers coming from all over the country, embodied by figures such as [Michael] Adex and what it builds with NQ. For all these reasons, it really seems fitting that we can return to the North West in September and meet the next generation of future industry leaders.

In a report, Creative vision said, “Cre8ing Vision is a global music family that incorporates mentorship, recruiting, networking, and most importantly, free music business training. The organization has gained a creative following over 14 years without the need to do advertising and continues to grow its reach through With the support of our partner Warner Music UK, we have been able to expand our regional reach for two consecutive years. The obvious choice for us was Manchester, mainly due to our alignment with NQ and Manchester’s extremely rich musical history.

The Ultimate Seminar London will follow in November.

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