Seven Webster, UK-based international rock festival booker, artist manager and owner of 7pm Management (Worldwide manager of Skindred and The Qemists, booker of festivals such as Hard Rock Hell and Hammerfest) along with former Universal Records Director of A&R and 7pm management partner Steve Wolfe, are set to launch Rockcomm London the first-ever UK based international rock music conference aimed at bringing together all aspects and sectors of the rock music community in one annual, focused gathering for positive discussion and dialogue aimed at stimulating business and positive growth within the rock community.
Rockcomm London hopes for all in attendance to further enhance their knowledge of the rock music sector while stimulating more real business opportunities via a strong emphasis on networking and communication.
Rockcomm London will feature a cross section of expert panelists spanning a rich sector of the global rock industry including: 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). More names being added daily!
Rockcomm London will launch with a special networking event on Monday June 8th, which will feature a few select showcases from some of rock music’s tastiest new acts. The emphasis will be on quality over quantity.
The Conference itself will take place on Tuesday, June 9, in the week prior to the UK’s biggest rock music event Download Festival and leading up to both the Kerrang! and Golden Gods award ceremonies.
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.