“For those who haven’t been to one of our Symposium events before, imagine a cross between Parkinson and Question Time but for people who are really into music. Really informative but also great fun"
MA Music Industry Management and Promotion students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) teamed up with industry leading experts to organise a special electronic music symposium in Manchester.
The panel included British electronic music pioneer and 808 State co-founder Graham Massey, DJ/record producer and co-founder of the Twisted Nerve and Finders Keepers record labels Andy Votel, DJ/producer and technical expert Tom Francis from the Autobots, highly respected proponent of D&B Nikki Crowley (A.K.A. DJ Euphonique), music venue & festival magnate Aaron Mellor, representing Electronic Sound Magazine was electronic music connoisseur and award-winning blogger Ian Carrington (A.K.A. Fat Roland) and Skyping in from Ibiza was globally renowned DJ/Producer DOORLY.
The panel was hosted by music industry practitioner and former Ministry of Sound Operations Director Tony Rigg, who helped set up UCLan's MA Music Industry Management & Promotion programme with Dr Leslie Gillon, the afore mentioned Mr Mellor and seminal British musician Peter Hook in 2012.
Left to right
Tom Francis - Artist/ Producer & Head of SCAN Pro Audio
Andy Votel - Artist/ DJ/ Producer/ Archivist - Co-founder Finders Keepers Records, Twisted Nerve Records, et al
Graham Massey - Artist/ DJ/ Producer - 808 STATE/ Bjork/ Toolshed, et al
Ian Carrington/ Fat Roland - Electronic Sound Magazine
Aaron Mellor - C.E.O. Tokyo Industries/ Lost Village Festival
Nikki Crowley - DJ Euphonique/ founder Sub-Woofah Records
DOORLY - Artist/ DJ/ Producer (via Skype)