ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY

FAC + CMU present Artist:Entrepreneur Day

Building a career and business around your music.


Find out about the artist entrepreneurs and music industry experts who shared their knowledge and experience at past editions of A:E Day.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR SOUTHAMPTON | JULY 2022
Presented with support from Arts Council England at The Stage Door

Hosted by WREN, Russell Marsden (Band Of Skulls) and Benny Bizzie, plus insights from: Barney Jeavons Kick Arts UK, Davy Wales PPL, Dominika Uhrakova PRS For Music, Gavin Foord FooRge Music, Jamie Ford Honeymooner, Lucie Caswell Music Publishers Association, Martin James Solent University, Toby Robinson Joiners Arms and Tom Ryan Bray & Krais.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY HULL | JUNE 2022
Presented with support from Arts Council England at Social

Hosted by Elle Chante, Stewart Baxter (LIFE) and Katie Spencer, plus insights from: promoters Daniel Mawer and Daniel Thompson, Danni Skerritt No Such Things Records, Leo O’Brien PPL, Loren McShane Sentric Music, Lucie Caswell Music Publishers Association, Luke Bowe LabelWorx and Pete Bott Sound Advice.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ALGERIA | FEBRUARY 2022
Presented with support from the British Council

A special edition for music-makers in Algeria hosted by Eckoes, Sherika Sherard, Raouf Djefal and Aïda Oulmou, with insights from: manager Abdelaziz Elksouri, Basile Beaugendre TuneCore, Colin Keenan ATC Live, Kwame Kwaten Ferocious Talent and promoter Salah Remini.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ONLINE | JANUARY 2022
Presented with support from Arts Council England and PPL

Hosted by Aaron Horn, Jay Chakravorty and Katy Pickles (Pillars), plus insights from: Ashley Howard PRS For Music, Ben Start Higher Ground, Isla Fabinyi Sentric Music, Leo O’Brien PPL, Owyn Sidwell SidexSide, Rachael Patterson K7 and Raffaella De Santis Harbottle & Lewis.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY MANCHESTER | OCTOBER 2021
Presented with English Folk Expo at HOME

Hosted by Sarah Deboe (Me + Deboe), Eckoes and David John Jaggs (Ragamuffins), plus insights from: George Bacon PPL, Graham Holland Liverpool Acoustic, Kerry Harvey-Piper Red Grape Music, Loren McShane Sentric Music, Louise McGovern Midnight Mango, Michael Hatjoullis Manners McDade and Tim Chipping River Lea Records.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ONLINE | OCTOBER 2021
Presented with support from Arts Council England and PPL

Hosted by Benny Bizzie, Sherika Sherard and Shannon O’Neill (Sister Ghost), plus insights from: Ann Harrison SBB, Colin Keenan ATC Live, Dominique Frazer Boileroom, Jataneel Banerjee PRS For Music, Lucie Caswell Music Publishers Association, Sam Etzioni PPL and Simon Raymonde Bella Union.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ONLINE | NOVEMBER 2020
Presented with English Folk Expo

Hosted by Luke Jackson, Mark Lewis and Lauren Housley, plus insights from: Daniel Jones PRS For Music, Lara Baker Songtrust, Liz Riches Karakter, Mel Cameron PPL, Phil Simpson Strada Music, Raffaella DeSantis Harbottle & Lewis, Stuart Ongley SGO Music, Tom Besford English Folk Expo and Vangel Vlaski Proper Music.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ONLINE | SEPTEMBER 2020
Presented with Help Musicians

Hosted by Eckoes, Rosie Bans and Shao Dow, plus insights from: Abigail McQuater Help Musicians, Chloé van Bergen Secretly Group, Claire Rose PRS For Music, Dan Garber Tape Music Company, Jessie Scoullar Wicksteed Works, Joel Dipple Sentric Music, Marla Altschuler  Cantine, Nick Eziefula Simkins LLP, Sam Cantlon Raygun Records, Susan Montgomery 23rd Precinct Music and Terence Daniel PPL.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY ONLINE | AUGUST 2020
Presented with Help Musicians

Hosted by Roxanne de Bastion, Emma McGann and Kimberly Anne, plus insights from: Aly Gillani Bandcamp, Cliff Fluet Lewis Silkin, Jataneel Banerjee PRS For Music, Kwabena Amponsa Mixcloud, Lulu Davis Incendia Music, Roisin Brophy PPL, Shauni Caballero The Go 2 Agency, Sheila Shayegan Bucks Music and Tom Burris ie:music.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY MANCHESTER | OCTOBER 2019
Presented as part of English Folk Expo with Brighter Sound at HOME

Hosted by Thom Moorecroft, Roxanne de Bastion and Lauren Ray with Sam Lee in conversation, plus insights from: Craig Corse TwentyTwo Promotions, Daniel Jones PRS For Music, Esther Tewkesbury Kartel Music Group, Laura Marsden Counterculture, Morenike Ariyibi AWAL, Phil Loutsis AWAL and Stuart Ongley SGO Ltd.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY BIRMINGHAM | SEPTEMBER 2019
Presented as part of Pivotal with AWAL at the Actress & Bishop

Hosted by Eckoes, ShaoDow and Emma McGann, plus insights from: Adam Regan Leftfoot, Alex Cole Russells, Carly Spratt Kobalt, Chris Rogers Fat Penguin Management, Daniel Jones PRS For Music, Hannah Beeching AWAL, Jessie Scoullar Wicksteed Works, Joe Shergold PPL, Kel Murray Output Communications, Phil Loutsis AWAL, Phyllis Belezos ITB and Will Edge AWAL.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY BELFAST | JANUARY 2019
Presented with Help Musicians NI at The Sunflower

Hosted by Jack Gourlay, Lisbee Stainton and Cormac Neeson with Duke Special in conversation, plus insights from: Charlene Hegarty Zero Myth, Francesca O’Connor Quiet Arch Records, Joe Dougan Shine, Levi Deeble Sentric Music, Mark Gordon Score Draw Music and marketing experts Caroline Fleck and Amanda Hickman.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY MANCHESTER | OCTOBER 2018
Presented as part of English Folk Expo at HOME

Hosted by Jack Gourlay, Lisbee Stainton and Roxanne De Bastion with Graham Massey and John Robb in conversation, plus insights from: Carol Isherwood Shoosmiths LLP, Daniel Jones PRS For Music, Gary McClarnan Sparklestreet, George Bacon PPL, Kelly Wood Musicians’ Union, Levi Deeble Sentric Music and Lucilla Green Do The Rights Thing.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY MANCHESTER | JULY 2018
Presented with Brighter Sound at Band On The Wall

Hosted by Roxanne De Bastion, ShaoDow and Femme, with insights from: Alex Hall In House Press, Carol Isherwood Shoosmiths LLP, Daniel Jones PRS For Music, Denis Summersgil Sparklestreet Management, Jeff Thompson UnConvention / Off Axis, Kara McCabe SJM Concerts, Leo O’Brien PPL, Lucie Caswell FAC, Matthew Halsall Gondwana Records, Phil Loutsis AWAL and Simon Pursehouse Sentric Music.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY LONDON | JUNE 2018
Presented as part of Sounds Like London at the Islington Assembly Hall

Hosted by Roxanne De Bastion, Femme and Eckoes with Imogen Heap and Nadine Shah in conversation plus insights from: Gee Davy AIM, Jo Biddiscombe X-Ray Touring, Lauren Powell iluvlive, Lucie Caswell FAC, Lucilla Green Do The Rights Thing, Lucinda Brown Islington Assembly Hall, Lucy Pullin ie:music, Nadia Khan CTRL Management, Roisin Brophy PPL, Sammy Andrews Deviate Digital and Stefania Pavlou PRS For Music.




ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY CAMBRIDGE | MARCH 2018
Presented as part of the City Roots festival at the Portland Arms

Hosted by Roxanne De Bastion, ShaoDow and Eckoes with insights from: Alex Wall de Milo, George Bacon PPL, James Parrish Prescription PR, Joe Porn Music Glue, Lucie Caswell FAC, Neil Jones Cambridge Live, Stuart Belsham PRS For Music and Tom Newman Crooked Noise Records.