Wale Kalejaiye

Associate Music & Theatre Groups, Sheridans

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: wkalejaiye@sheridans.co.uk

Speaking

the schedule may be subject to change

MANAGEMENT MATTERS

12:00 - 13:00

Powered by the Music Managers Forum (MMF)

For all budding managers, this is the discussion to be at. 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? You will hear from our panel of experts from the music and creative industries on how to start out, deal with the ups and downs of the industry and above all the important of actually having management to an artist.

Chair:  

Kwame Kwaten – Ferocious Management and Vice-Chair MMF

Speakers:

Ayo Youngz – Artist Manager/ A&R F&Y – Kojo Funds

Dion Peters – Artist Manager – Novelist

Novelist – Artist

Wale Kalejaiye – Associate Music & Theatre Groups Sheridans

 

SEALING THE DEAL

15:00 - 16:00

Powered by Sheridans

Leading law firm and entertainment specialists, Sheridans present an insightful and exciting panel discussion on everything you need to know about an artist contract. This is a must for aspiring artists and music managers. There will be tips and guidance on what the contract looks like from a label, publisher or brand, what to look out for and take advice on, the background of why artist contracts are important and most importantly what they mean for your rights as an artist.

Chair:

Joelah Noble, Actress, Presenter and Model

Speakers:

Andrew Bravin – Associate in Digital Media, Advertising and Brands, Technology and Fashion and Design Group, Sheridans         

Mulika Sannie – VP, Business Affairs at Kobalt

Tahir Basheer – Partner, Head of Branding, Sheridans   

Wale Kalejaiye – Associate Music & Theatre Groups, Sheridans