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Creative Sensemaker Live – The day the music died: can British music recover from Covid?


About this ThinkIn

The Chancellor thinks that out of work performers should retrain. But the creative industries – and music in particular – is one of the things UK plc does really well, nurturing talent, attracting inward investment, creating jobs and generating prosperity. So what can be done to save music from the pincer attack of the virus and the end of government support? And how can crowdfunding and other measures be mobilised to save the day?


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Editor and invited experts

Matthew d’Ancona
Editor and Partner

Nitin Sawhney was awarded the Ivor Novello Lifetime Achievement award in 2017. He is a world-class producer, songwriter, DJ, multi-instrumentalist, orchestral composer and cultural pioneer.

Steve Murphy is ENO’s Chief Executive Officer. He became the country’s youngest TV Channel Controller at the age of 26, running comedy and music channel UK Play. Stuart subsequently became Channel Controller of BBC Choice, then devised BBC Three in 2003. From 2012-2015, he was Director, Entertainment Channels at Sky.

Emma Banks is a Music Agent at leading entertainment and sports agency Creative Artists Agency (CAA), and Co-Head of CAA’s London office, where she represents many of the world’s leading musicians, including Katy Perry, Muse, Arcade Fire, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Florence + The Machine.


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