Can you imagine what the world would be like if Bowie had never created Ziggy Stardust? If Phil Spector never created the ‘wall of sound’? Or if Elvis never sexualised Rock 'n' Roll? The music industry is one of the fastest moving out there and like any creative industry, it is forever pushing the boundaries of popularity, normality and controversy. But with more and more artists appearing each day, and an increasingly saturated music scene, is creativity in danger? Are the pressures of 'the norm' and increasing competition lulling today's musicians into a comfortable, non-progressive mindset?
As music lovers, we rely on that those unique individuals who you only come across once in a while, to keep the music industry alive and thriving. They think differently, they create trends and most of all, they lay the foundations for the next musical phenomenon. These Trailblazers
can transform the music industry as we know it- often viewed as mavericks in their field, it's frightening to think where would be without them. This panel will feature some of the industry’s modern trailblazers as they share their amazing stories and pass on their innovative mindset to the next generation.Panelists:
David Pichilingi - Modern Sky UK/US (Moderator)
Sacha Lord - Warehouse Project
Natalie-Eve Williams - BBC Introducing
Aaron Mellor - Tokyo Industries