With over 25 years’ experience in the music industry, specialising in the independent sector, Sam Campbell has held positions including Music Publishing Manager and Music Supervisor, gaining cuts for songwriters and negotiating fair rates for licences. She has worked directly with such clients as the Bob Marley estate, licensing and publishing their catalogue, and also on such film projects as David Lynch’s ‘Lost Highway’. Sam has worked at prestigious independent companies including Mute Song, Blue Mountain Music
and BMG Rights Management and is currently Label Manager for Jazz re:freshed and Publishing Manager for First Word Records as part of her music consultancy business.
Sam holds an MBA from imperial College London giving her deep insight into her clients’ business needs and how to help them to reach their goals
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Most of us get into music through passion. We don’t start by thinking about how to build a business, we mostly think about making music and then trying to connect with people out there. The fact is that the minute you get paid for what you do, you have started a business whether you intended to or not. But what does it actually mean to start as a business? What is involved, what are the costs and how do you make money? Also, how do you develop a sense for business without compromising your artistic vision – can you have both? The earlier you think about these things, the more likely you are to succeed. This panel will offer insight and practical advice to getting started as a Creative Business in music in the 21st Century.
Nina Radojewski, Association Of Independent Music (AIM)
Andy Musgrave – Artist Manager AJ Tracey, Director Supernature
Bhavesh Patel – Programme Manager, PRS Foundation
Sam Campbell – c da sound Music Consultancy