SAE to host masterclass on working in the contemporary recording industry on 9 June

05 Jun 2021

On 9 June from 6.00 - 8.00 pm, SAE is looking forward to hosting a virtual panel event ‘Working in the contemporary recording industry’. 

The panelists include Kenny Vaughan, Jamie Turner, and Charlie Jungle-Schaber, with the panel chaired by SAE Glasgow’s expert music business lecturer, Tamara Schlesinger. 

Register to attend: https://www.sae.edu/gbr/sae-extra-working-contemporary-recording-industry

The event will be a fantastic opportunity to understand the differences in indie and major labels, as well as label services. The session will help attendees identify which one is right for them or an act they represent. Those hoping to pursue a career in the music industry will also have the chance to ask the expert speakers questions about their own paths into the business. 

The speakers have a wealth of experience between them; as a collective they have worked for Sony, AWAL, or have successfully self-released their own music to critical and commercial acclaim. 

As director of Tantrum Records, solo artist MALKA and former lead singer/songwriter of 6 Day Riot, Tamara has written and released seven albums in 14 years. She has enjoyed chart success, extensively toured the UK and North America, played at numerous festivals such as Glastonbury and Bestival and has achieved acclaim from major press. Her music has amassed a vast amount of play on national radio, and she regularly syncs her music to domestic TV shows (Skins) US TV shows (Awkward, Finding Carter) and Hollywood films and trailers (Scream 4, 127 Hours).

Tamara started in the industry over 14 years ago and has built her career from the ground up, creating her own record label and releasing her own music. She has managed and booked all tours for her various releases and draws from her degree in fashion from Central St Martin's to create all aspects of the visual identity for her projects.

Having learnt her trade as a practitioner Tamara now mentors various artists that are releasing their own music, and has five years experience lecturing and writing courses in Music Business. Tamara is a regular panelist and guest lecturer at industry events and is still creating her own music and regularly touring and playing live.

Kenny Vaughan is a music manager & rights specialist with success stories within indie and major record labels. He focuses on brands finding new business, solutions and improved revenue through data-driven strategy & creative application. After a Mercury Nominated artist campaign at an indie label, he now works as Sony Music's Licensing Manager.

A tireless champion for progressive and just artist representation, Kenny has worked for years within the licensing and rights circles in the music industry. With an eagle eye cast over artistic decisions, he ensures that every step guarantees suitable commercial viability, without compromising the art. Sony Music named Kenny as one of 10 'Future Executive' in 2019 after his development of a pioneering licensing system and several game-changing automations. Kenny continues to mentor, build partnerships and maximise creative uses of music across the industry today with the aim of automating artist’s admin to enable creatives to stay creative and encourage innovation.

Jamie Turner is a young working professional within the music industry. Currently working for AWAL recordings, previously Kobalt Neighbouring Rights, Jamie is a Business Intelligence Operations & Analytics Manager. Her role involves using data solutions to provide valuable insight into streaming, financials, operation processes and KPI strategy within a thriving record label. 

Charlie Jungle-Schaber is a Berlin-based art director, DJ, creative producer, graphic designer, and the magisterial head of IXCHEL. An insatiable maker-happener of things, Charlie’s infectious energy and passion have seen him launch and grow the careers of some of today’s most exciting and critically acclaimed artists. 

As a many-limbed puller of multiple strings, Charlie’s creative direction informs many if not all veins of IXCHEL’s output – from tenacious campaign work to visuals and concept design. Perhaps more than anything, he is the ultimate gas man, working to make platforms for artists then bringing out their very, very best. Charlie has worked with artists combining 7 Mercury-Prize nominations, multiple Jazz FM wins, a UNESCO Crossing Borders ‘Album of the Decade’ and the Ivor Novello Award for Innovation. 

The two hour panel discussion promises to bring a rich and informative discussion about the contemporary recording industry—we hope to see you there! 

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