Second Wave of Names Announced for This Year’s Ultimate Seminar


19th November
University of Westminster, 4-12 Little Titchfield Street

  • Europe’s largest free music seminar announces latest speakers
  • New names include Imagem Music UK’s Managing Director Kim Frankiewicz (Daft Punk, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson), BBC Radio DJ MistaJam and Manager John Woolf (Disciples, Wiley)

London, 9th November:– The Ultimate Seminar has announced the latest raft of speakers for its seventh annual edition. The event will kick off with an opening video Q&A with CEO & Chairman of Universal Music UK & Ireland, David Joseph CBE, which will be screened exclusively for attendees.

Other new speakers sharing their top tips for music business success include Managing Director of Imagem Music UK Kim Frankiewicz (Daft Punk, Kaiser Chiefs, Mark Ronson), BBC Radio DJ MistaJam, Manager John Woolf(Disciples, Wiley), chart-topping singer-songwriter Maegan Cottone (Little Mix, Olly Murs), UMG artist Mabel, DJ Producer Cadenza, BBC Broadcaster Nihal Arthanayake, Indie Rock band Young Kato, rapper, songwriter Nick Brewer, and singer-songwriters Ray BLK and Starling.

Devised by Cre8ing Vision in association with the University of Westminster, this one-day annual event – Europe’s only free major music industry seminar – invites aspiring young music professionals to a series of panel discussions chaired by renowned and credible industry leaders. Throughout the day, guests can participate in speed-networking sessions, register for music masterclasses and pose questions directly to panelists.

Previously announced speakers include President of Capitol Records UK, Nick Raphael,  singer-songwriter Shakka, Atlantic Records publicist and owner of Wired Rachel Campbell, Top 10 songwriter Jin Jin (Jess Glynne, Tinie Tempah, Little Mix), Grime MC Yungen, Producer Jonathan Quarmby (Benjamin Clementine) and Manager Eddie Smith (Little Simz). The Ultimate Seminar is sponsored by Island RecordsRCAPolydorMinistry of SoundPRSCasioArts CouncilBMIOdd Child Music and Virgin EMI.

BBC Broadcaster, Nihal Arthanayake, panel host and a long-running contributor of The Ultimate Seminar, said: “I love what this event is about – Cre8ing Vision has a skill for selecting the right balance of industry speakers, bringing insight from a variety of relevant voices. The Creative Breakers panel is an exciting mix of artists, producers and PRs who are breaking boundaries. The Ultimate Seminar is a consistent source of inspiration and education and its my pleasure to be involved in its legacy“.

Cre8ing Vision founders, Kwame Kwaten, Nicola Charles and Andrea Euell said: “Our goal is to remain consistent in equipping emerging talent and aspiring industry professionals with the unparalleled opportunity to pose questions to a range of heavyweight musical panelists, taking away valuable advice to help forge pathways towards successful careers in music. This year we’ve come through with as robust a line-up as ever, with the added flavour of an insight from emerging talent, sharing their stories and experiences as relatively new additions to the musical landscape“.

The seminar is open to anyone aged sixteen and above. Registration and entry are completely free and open now:

The Ultimate Seminar
Saturday 19th November, University of Westminster 4-12 Little Titchfield Street, London, W1W 7BY

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About Cre8ing Vision
Cre8ing Vision was established in 2010 as an expansion of The Urban Music Seminar, which ran from 98’-2005. This event connected aspiring young artists to industry professionals, offering them first-hand knowledge about the Music Industry. Cre8ing Vision aims to motivate, educate and inspire through a range of interactive experiences. The Ultimate Pathway Programme includes field trips and classroom-based sessions with Music and Sports professionals. The monthly Music Surgery provides a focused and more personal Master Class with a leading Industry professional. The Ultimate Seminar is an annual event that exposes attendees to valuable business insight from credible music professionals and promotes networking opportunities. 

About Kwame Kwaten
Cre8ing Vision co-founder Kwame Kwaten has a career spanning three decades. Producing and co-writing for artists such as Seal, Shola Ama, Tom Jones, Mark Morrison and Mick Jagger as part of production and remix body D-Influence, Kwame has since diversified into A&R, music publishing and artist management, representing singer-songwriters such as Shannon Saunders, Jodie Abacus and Laura Mvula under his management company Ferocious Talent. Kwame was named Artiste Manager of the Year at the Live UK Music Business Awards in 2013. He was also the 2006 winner of Ghanaian Entrepreneur of the Year, and last year founded the YUP record label, distributed by Caroline/Universal Records.

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