aka Vernon Caisley is an artist, mentor, motivational speaker & video editor who has received consistent radio support from the likes of BBC Radio 1, 1XTRA and WM. Despa Robinson
is a TV producer and music entrepreneur. After founding his first successful Grime record label, StayFresh Entertainment in 2008, Despa went on to found be83 Artists, a creative content company that specialises in content production and artist management. Since leaving StayFresh Entertainment in 2016, Despa is now currently managing several artists and has recently founded a new label with former The Streets frontman Mike Skinner.
This panel will discuss the growth of grime in the music industry over the last decade and what it was like coming through the industry from both sides of the coin; as an artist and as an artist manager. VITAL and Despa will discuss their journey through the music industry, what they think of the grime scene going mainstream and what’s next.Speakers
: Despa Robinson - BE83 Artists