Industry Networking


Here at Karousel Music we run an informal monthly networking event at our Karousel Music Soho, Northern Embassy event in the Phoenix Artist Club. It’s a relaxed hang for music industry professionals to swap war stories, keep in touch and put work each others’ way. This is followed by a three act showcase.

Three times a year we hold a music industry Speed Dating event where a selection of top UK Music Industry pros generously make themselves available to friends of Karousel to talk to a mixture of up and coming music biz wannabes; artists; writers – and of course other established pros wanting to do some business. This is followed by a show in the members lounge. Our next event is on March 21st 2016. The final experts are to be confirmed, and full biog to follow. So far we have:

Mandy Parnell – Black Saloon Studios (Mastering)
Alex Branson – InGrooves
Christine Brown – Help Musicians UK
Paul Barton, Joe Morrison, Anna Mason – PledgeMusic
Sam Taylor – Tunecore
Sacha Taylor-Cox – Impressive PR
Justin Barker – Slice Media – Streaming Service and Playlist Curation Consultant
Halina Wielogorska – Clintons Solicitors
Danny Keir – Sound Diplomacy
Tania Woodcock – Wixen Music – Publishing/PPL Collection

If you’re interested in the next event, please email and put ‘Speed Meetings’ in the header.


Thanks to the experts and the acts from last April and October… and thanks to Eckie for the photos, despite the difficult lighting.

Previous Experts

Hannah Joseph – Decibelle – Writer/Producer/Artist Manager
Berkeley Edwards- Clintons Solicitors – Legal
Andy Bibey – One Little Indian – Label
Justine Debicki – Boogie Drugstore – PR
Pam Lewis-Rudden – Plutonic Group – Sync Henning Dietz – Neu Management
Jack Cox – X-Ray Touring – Live Agent Sacha Taylor-Cox – Impressive PR
Neil Goulding – Sunshine HQ – Direct to Fan
Erik Nielsen – Wingnut Music – Artist Management/Consultancy
Dan Matthews/Jimmy Barnett – Ramshackle Productions – Video
Jamie Wade- Agent, X Ray Touring
Kerry Harvey-Piper – MD, Red Grape Music
Emmy Buckingham – Membership Manager, AIM
Scott Jones – MD, Scott Jones Studio
Stuart Ongley – MD, SGO Music
William Headlam-Wells – A&R Manager, Believe Digital
Beth Wijayarathna – Nettwerk, Wixen Music
Mark Stein – Client Services Manager, Recognition London/MD Full Stein
Tim Foxon – Talent Program Manager, Help Musicians UK


Wixen Music’s Beth Wijayarathna giving out typically good advice!

Photos from the May showcase…

Tom Baxter, Fiona Bevan and Jazz Bailey. Thanks again to you all for making it a killer event.





Jazz B


Here is the invite for last May for those who would like to read more on the experts, or for friends needing a refresher on who they met.

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