Since its initial announcement Rockcomm London has gathered momentum with the event now extending itself across two full days on both June 8th & 9th in what the music industry now regards as Rock Week. The events organiser Seven Webster from 7pm Management said “With so many great rock music based companies from across the World wanting to be involved in our inaugural event it has made sense for us to extend the event into two full days and give everyone in attendance an even more rewarding overall experience as well as offering more opportunities and time to network which is the conferences primary objective.”
In addition to the original lineup of panelists and speakers Rockcomm is delighted to announce that Digital music Distribution company Believe Digital will be its headline sponsor for its inaugural event . Oleg Bounetsky Label Manager at Believe Digital said ‘We are thrilled to be supporting the first ever Rockcomm in the UK. At Believe we have a growing roster of great rock labels and artists that we work with on a global level, and Rockcomm is a fantastic opportunity for us to build relationships in this area and further support the genre”.
Rockcomm is also pleased to announce the addition of more panelists from the global world of rock and is pleased to announce the addition of a special PR focused Panel on its launch day Monday June 8th which will look at different ways to build and break rock acts via the media which will include Panelists from a number of Rock musics best and most respected PR companies.
Panelist additions to Rockcomm include the following:
Lee Morrison – General Manager UK – Believe Digital Distribution , Alex Herron – Head of Programming Scuzz TV / Chart Show , Paul Barton – General Manager Pledge Music Distribution UK , Ian Camfield – XFM Radio (Rock Show) , Sophie K –DJ TeamRock Radio New bands show , Mandy Aubry – Fintage House (Music Publishing ) Don Jenkins – Raw Power Management , Moose – Team Rock Radio , Danny Bowes – Singer (Thunder ) & Manager Solid Music Management , Roland Hyams – Owner – Work Hard PR , Nathan Barley Philips – (Owner) Basick Records , Adam Sagir – (Managing Director )Noise Cartel PR , Alex Branson Managing director of Ingrooves distribution , Gideon Mountford – (Head of Video) Believe Digital Distribution , Anton Lockwood – Promotions director – DHP Family (Hit the Deck Festival) .
They in turn join a cross section of expert panelists that already include Billy Anderson (CEO TeamRock), Scott Rowley (Editorial Director TeamRock/Classic Rock/Metal Hammer/Prog Magazine), Horace Trubridge (Assistant General Musicians Union), Mike Weatherley MP (Advisor to the Prime Minister & Founder of Rock the House), Dan Tobin (A&R Director Earache Records), Thomas Caser (Vice President Napalm Records), Dante Bonutto (Label/A&R Manager Spinefarm Records), Mark Palmer (Managing Director UK Nuclear Blast Records), Rob Ferguson (Owner Transcend Records), Arthur Brown (Singer/Artist), John Davis (Owner Chic Festivals, Hammerfest, Hard Rock Hell), Ian Richards (Promoter Academy Music Group), Kai Harris (Director Advance Promotions/Takedown Festival), Paul Ryan (Vice President The Agency Group), Adam Saunders (Senior Booking Agent X Ray Touring), Jim Morewood – Owner – Eccentric Gent Organisation Booking agency (HIM / Meshuggah), Sharon Richardson (Owner Factory Music Management booking agency), Ben Hylands (Owner IAA Booking Agency), Dan Devita – Booking Agent TKO (Skid Row / Ugly Kid Joe), Duff Battye – Owner Duff Press PR Company (Slash / Def Leppard), Keith Hagan – Co-owner SKH Music – US PR company (Volbeat, Bad Company), Andy Farrow – MD Northern Music (Management/Booking Agency/Merchandise), Tom Carson (Jagermeister Brand Manager), Andrew Sharland – Partner – Clintons – Music Lawyer, Ian Johnson Mythophonic Management (Worldwide manager of Enter Shikari), Mark Meharry – (CEO Music Glue), Arya Goggin (Artist -Skindred), Simon Winters – Prager and Fenton LLP accountants (Music Business accountants), Eugene Butcher (Owner/Publisher Big Cheese Magazine & Vive Le RockMagazine). Kylie Olsson – TV & Radio Presenter (Sky Arts / BBC TV / TeamRock radio).
The conference will be held at the Richmix Cultural Foundation, 35/47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, London, E1 6LA. Rich Mix is located in the heart of Shoreditch and Bethnal Green Road, close to the City with excellent transport links, on the doorstep of Shoreditch High Street station. ROCKCOMM LONDON will work to unite artists and companies from all sub genres, brands and sectors of the rock music community including Labels, Publishers, Managers, Distributors, Digital aggregators, Booking agents, Festival promoters, Media, Merchandisers, Equipment manufacturers and Suppliers, PR companies, Pluggers, Radio stations and all other aspects of the rock music community.
For more details and to register go to www.rockcomm.co.uk