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Monthly Manager Meetup: A Conversation Around Keeping Artists Fit and Healthy on the Road

24 Apr 2019 , 6pm - 8pm
Free (Members Only)

We Join the Accelerator Managers at YouTube Space For the next Monthly Manager Meetup on the 24th April, for A Conversation Around Keeping Artists Fit and Healthy on the Road.

The meet-up will feature vocal coach Yvie Burnett (Sam Smith, Bastille, Santan Dave), tour manager Ben Perry (Jonathan Pie, This is the Kit, Gemma Hayes, Jamie Isaac), manager/homeopath Claire Southwick (Producer & Artist Manager/MMF Board Member) and manager, personal trainer & life coach, Boban Zlatkovic 

Yvie Burnett Cancelling shows, like Adele did when she pulled two shows at Wembley Stadium in 2017, can cost millions. Managers and record companies are now taking the vocal health of their singers very seriously.

Yvie Burnett was vocal coach on the X Factor between 2005 to 2010, helped launch The Voice UK and has worked on loads of TV singing shows here and in the US. She has dealt with every sort of voice and singing style.

With her background as an International Opera soloist, Yvie Burnett now shares her in depth knowledge of the workings of the voice with her impressive list of private clients from Sam Smith through to Bastille and Santan Dave.

Yvie is often called in when singers have problems and because of this, she is passionate about instilling vocal health in young singers at the beginning of their careers. She has also found out that you can teach old dogs new tricks when you have to! Her book ‘Yes You Can Sing” was published in 2017 and has helped many singers get on track with their technique. Yvie tries to encourage her singers to think of themselves as athletes. The vocal chords are muscles that need to be taken care of. She also believes that unless a singer is tone deaf they can improve.

Tour Manager Ben Perry Ben has magpied his way through the industry over the last 20 years, from performance to promotion and venue management, to publishing and label A&R, before finally settling on Tour Management. He currently works with Jonathan Pie, This is the Kit, Stats, Gemma Hayes, Jamie Isaac.

Manager Claire Southwick Claire has been a producer manager at Sanctuary for Mike Crossey (Artic Monkeys, Black Lips, Wolf Alice) and Markus Dravs (Arcade Fire, Coldplay), later partnering with Transgressive Records to become director of Transgressive Producers. Claire set up Primitive Management in 2014, managing artists and producers, including Spring King. Claire has been on the MMF Board for the past two years. She is passionate about health and wellbeing in the music industry, interested primarily in Homeopathy, and is now exploring new ways to approach artist wellbeing on the road.

Manager Boban Zlatkovic In the past two decades Boban has covered positions in marketing, publishing, and music management. Currently he works with both classical and mainstream artists such as Vittorio Grigolo, Andrea Di Giovanni, and Filo Vals. Due to personal experience with depression and anxiety, he became passionate about fitness, nutrition and wellness in general, and is now a Life Coach and a certified Personal Trainer with an Award in Nutrition.

Joe Hastings Head of Health & Welfare, Help Musicians.
Lucy Heyman Vocal Coach and PhD Researcher.
It’s widely acknowledged that touring can be a physically demanding for artists and maintaining health and fitness on the road is not always easy. 

Help Musicians Head of Health & Welfare Joe Hastings and Vocal Coach and PhD Researcher Lucy Heyman will explore the unique challenges which can impact on the physical health of touring artists and what we can do to stay match fit both on and off the road.

Lucy and Joe will talk about discuss some of the research that Help Musicians UK are currently undertaking around health and live performance, as well as the programmes of support available to musicians through the charity and beyond. This will also a chance for managers to share their own experiences of touring as they take question from the floor.

WHEN: April 24, 2019  6pm – 8pm
WHERE: YouTube Space, 6 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG

Please note, limited spaces are available and members require to sign ups by 17th April. Email for further details.

YouTube Space,
London 6 Pancras Road,

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