Rockcomm has announced the participation of a number of globally renouned rock artists who will be chairing and participating on some of its panels at Richmix in Shoreditch on June 8th & 9th. Panelists include Toby Jepson singer of Little Angels & Gun , Danny Bowes singer and frontman of Thunder, Arya Goggin drummer of Skindred , Dan Weller Guitarist with Sikth (Also a globally renowned producer )and Arthur Brown singer with The Crazy World of Arthur Brown .
Rockcomm Founder Seven Webster said "As a large amount of attendees are young artists it made sense for us to make sure we get an artists perspective on the business and have rock artists both asking panelists the questions as well as being involved in some of the panels too. This for me was an integral part of what we are trying to achieve as without the artists there is no business."
Rockcomms opening panel will see Danny Bowes (Thunder) & Arya Goggin (Skindred) hosting a special in depth look at rock PR with a number of leading rock music PR companies including Scream Promotions, US rock music PR company SKH Media (US), Duff Press, Work Hard PR & Noise Cartel.
Rockcomm London is also pleased to announce that as part of its live music coverage it will be hosting a special Festival Focus and Q&A on one of the biggest Metal and Rock Festivals in Europe Wacken Open Air Festival.Rockcomm will be asking its co founder and co-owner Thomas Jensen from ICS in a special Q&A as to how he has managed to grow and maintain one of the biggest and most successful rock & Metal festivals in Europe while also looking at its history from its conception to its current Sold Out status of over 80,000 attendees annually.
Paneiists speaking at Rockcomm include
Dan Weller - Producer /Artist (Sikth) ,Arthur Brown -Singer/Artist ( Crazy World of Arthur Brown), Arya Goggin (Artist -Skindred) , Danny Bowes – Singer (Thunder ) & Manager ,Solid Music Management , Thomas Jensen - ICS - Founder & Co-owner Wacken Open Air Festival -Lee Morrison – General Manager UK – Believe Digital Distribution , Alex Herron – Head of Programming Scuzz TV / Chart Show , Paul Barton – General Manager Pledge Music Distribution UK , Ian Camfield – XFM Radio (Rock Show) , Sophie K –DJ TeamRock Radio New bands show , Mandy Aubry – Fintage House (Music Publishing ) Don Jenkins – Raw Power Management , Moose – Team Rock Radio , Roland Hyams – Owner – Work Hard PR , Nathan Barley Philips – (Owner) Basick Records , Adam Sagir – (Managing Director )Noise Cartel PR , Alex Branson Managing director of Ingrooves distribution , Gideon Mountford – (Head of Video) Believe Digital Distribution , Anton Lockwood – Promotions director – DHP Family (Hit the Deck Festival) , Billy Andrson (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), , 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) & Many more.
Rockcomm takes place at 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.