Wale Kalejaiye is an Associate in the Music and Theatre Groups at Sheridans.
Coming to law from a background in music, Wale has built a burgeoning music practice representing rising stars from across the globe, working with talented artists, songwriters and producers as well as independent management and record companies.
With an approach that focuses exclusively on protecting his clients’ interests, he has developed a strong reputation for proactively supporting emerging artists in every aspect of their work and business, right from the start of their careers.
Wale’s work in the music and entertainment industry is informed by his substantial experience in live events, branding and social media, having previously worked with social media influencers, digital start-ups, advertising agencies and leading online merchandise companies.
Until recently, he served as a key advisor for multiple start-up businesses but in particular, he has been instrumental in driving and building the company ‘The Good Co’ into a social media agency and digital platform with over 30 million followers worldwide.
Wale is known for being a fierce negotiator, great networker, commercially aware and possessing real world insight to deal making.
His telephone number is: +44 (0)20 7079 0147
His email is: firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Music Manager’s Forum (MMF) hosts this panel, chaired by Kwame Kwaten of Ferocious Talent and MMF Vice Chair. He is joined by Mercury nominated Novelist and his manager Dion Peters as well as Wale from leading industry law firm Sheridans and Ayo who manages Kojo Funds. With elements of the music industry changing rapidly by the day, this panel discusses how that affects the role of a manager. Is there still a role for a manager in the industry, when should an artist need one and what does it take to become one. For all budding managers, this is the discussion to be at. You will hear from our panel of experts from the music and creative industries on how to start out, dealing with the ups and downs of the industry and above all how important having management is for an artist.
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