The Managers Summit 2019 is an exciting one-day event for all MMF Members and Associates offering free educational and networking opportunities to empower our community.
The exclusive programme will feature insights from an exceptional calibre of speakers, innovative business partners and music managers. The day will begin with workshops on pre-release financial planning, product creation, manufacture and distribution, followed by talks from experts in D2C and sync, speed networking sessions and in-depth conversations on key topics and research through our Role of the Manager panel.
The AGM part of the summit will provide an overview of the MMF’s wider work on behalf of managers over the past 12 months including our recent publications on FanData and $ong Royalties as part of Dissecting the Digital Dollar project. We will also introduce members to the newly elected Board members and offer a unique opportunity to engage with the wider management community to shape the MMF’s strategy for coming year.
We will end the day at ‘The Shrub and Shutter’ around the corner from 6pm till late.
Refreshments will be provided.
WHEN: Wednesday 10th July 10:00 – 18:00
WHERE: 100 Barrington Road London, SW9 7JF
Event Program includes:
The ‘Role of the Manager’ Panel
The panel will share experiences of three different managers – Nick Myers (37º), one of the MMF’s Accelerator managers, who has been developing acts for up to 5 years, Vicky Dowdall (Nina Nesbitt’s manager) who will share her experiences of managing over the course of 10 years, and Carol Crabtree (Solar Management Ltd) who can give attendees an insight into how her role as a manager has changed over the past 20 years, moderated by artist Be Charlotte.
How To Do Email Marketing Wrong: Examples of common errors and a word on how & why to fix them, presented by Jessie Scoullar
Jessie Scoullar of Wicksteed Works, a London-based agency empowering artists to maximise their potential through kick-ass direct-to-fan marketing and retail campaigns, will be joining us to talk about common errors made in email marketing and explain how and why to fix them.
Digital Distribution: Wrestling with lead-times & delivering the goods, workshop presented by Phil Loutsis, Vice President of AWAL Community, Kobalt
In order to make the most of your projects we need to think of digital distribution as the canvas for the campaign. Rather than a bolt on service, at it’s best, it’s an integrated part of the process. Led by Phil Loutsis, Vice President of AWAL Community at Kobalt, this workshop tailored for managers will cover best practices when it comes to digital distribution – looking at how you can give your artists releases the best shot, from mapping out schedules, delivering quality assets the right time, pitching for DSP’s editorial playlists and looking at other territories and how to best work the different platforms.
“Should I Accept This Sync” with Record-Play
Kier Wiater Carnihan and Lauren Wilson from the award winning music consultancy Record Play will be delivering our “Should I Accept This Sync” workshop, focusing on the factors to consider before deciding whether or not to accept a theoretical offer, such as fee, visual content, brand fit, contract terms and campaign schedules.
Implementing the $ong Royalties Research
As part of the AGM element Chris Cooke, co-founder & MD of CMU, and Ray Black, founder of Craft Management, will be discussing why the $ong Royalties research is important for managers and how to implement it.
Speed Meeting” sessions will include reps from the likes of American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP), Deezer, Hentons Panayi, ILUVLIVE, Key Production, Lee & Thompson, MSE, Simkins, Smith & Williamson, SoundCloud, SRLV, Stepmusicmanagement and more. A full list will be sent out to delegates prior to the event with details on how to register for slots.