SMILEfest 2018 Music Industries Conference


SMILEfest Decade Conference

Studio Solent, JM315

Once again we bring you a stellar line up of guests discussing the hot issues of the day

Digital Futures

How will musicians and the music industries prosper in the digital revolution?


Sabine Jones (Copyright and neighbouring rights expert)

Emma McGann (Singer/ songwriter, ‘Rize’ broadcaster & ambassador)

Nina Condron (director at Horus Music Limited)

Gavin Foord (Foor Collective)

Julie Sykes (PLYA)


Launching Artists, Launching Labels, Launching Careers

Getting your music heard seems harder then ever before. So how do you build and sustain careers in music these days?

Nick Halkes (Manager of The Prodigy, Caspa, and more)

Soraya Sobh (The Bakery marketing and management agency)

Shadow Child (Producer, owner of Food Music)

Joe Frankland (Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS Foundation)


In conversation… Alan McGee

The latest in a long line of iconic special SMILEfest guests, Alan McGee pretty much defined 80s & 90s indie through his label Creation Records, which gave the world Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine, The Jesus and Mary Chain. Legend!


Generation X presents… Re-visiting the 90s

From image to music the 1990’s are enjoying a comeback. But is the revival anything like the real thing?

Alan McGee (Creation Records, signed Oasis, Primal Scream and more)

Jagz Kooner (Globally renowned Record Producer / Remixer / DJ/ Song Writer)

Steve ‘Chandrasonic’ Savale (Asian Dub Foundation)


Demo Surgery

Experts mull over the finest songs that Solent Uni’s students have to offer.

Jon Stewart (Guitarist with Britpop stars Sleeper)

Jagz Kooner (Globally renowned Record Producer / Remixer / DJ/ Song Writer)

Julian Deane (Guitarist with Toploader, MD/A&R Raygun Management)

ECKOES (acclaimed singer/songwriter)

* More guests to be added. All timings and line up correct at time of going to press. For latest information check

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