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First speakers for ESNS20

We’re already gearing up for ESNS20. Artist applications opened earlier this month and we’re happy to confirm the first speakers for the ESNS conference

The Dickins Dynasty: Barry, Lucy & Jonathan
With a family legacy that stretches back to the formation of the NME, the Dickins family are no stranger to the music business. As one of the world’s most successful booking agents, Barry Dickins (Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon) has co-steered ITB for 40 years, working alongside his daughter Lucy whose roster includes Adele, Mumford & Sons, Hot Chip, Laura Marling and James Blake. Meanwhile, as CEO of September Management, Jonathan’s stable includes Adele, Jamie T, London Grammar, Rex Orange County & King Krule. The trio will be interviewed by Greg Parmley (ILMC, IQ). A truly unique session, as this is the first time they’ve shared the same stage.

Keynote Martin Goldschmidt (Cooking Vinyl)
Martin Goldschmidt is Managing Director and founder of Cooking Vinyl and Chairman of the Cooking Vinyl Group. Thirty years after its inception in a council flat in Stockwell, Cooking Vinyl remains one of the original and best indie labels in the UK. Current roster includes Nina Nesbitt, Passenger, Fantastic Negrito, Billy Bragg, Lissie, Will Young and Baby Metal. Cooking Vinyl has always been a digital pioneer, being the first UK record label to get content into eMusic.

Martin Goldschmidt is a board member of AIM/Impala and WIN and most recently, co-founder of the Palestine Music Expo. He was the founder of online distribution company Uploader, and set up Essential Music & Marketing in 2003 with Mike Chadwick. Previously Martin was involved in artist management (Michelle Shocked), and set up a booking agency which he sold to Rob Challice who is now a director of one of Europe’s largest agencies, Coda.

Beer Crate Session – Rob Trommelen (MOJO Concerts)
During the infamous ’Beer Crate Sessions’ we invite some of the ‘movers and shakers’ of our industry to tell their story and to respond openly and frankly to questions.

Rob Trommelen is co-director and senior booker at Mojo Concerts. His speciality has always been booking heavy bands, with a roster including major rock and metal acts like AC/DC, ZZ Top, Lenny Kravitz, Pearl Jam and Iron Maiden. Nowadays his roster also includes pop bands like Coldplay and Snow Patrol. Rob is also the main booker of Bospop and Pinkpop.

ESNS 20 conference registration
The Early Bird rate will save you € 100,- on the walk up rate. Registrations for the medium rate will be available on Friday. Get your conference registration here. https://esns.nl/esns-2020-conference-registrations/

Artist Applications
Artist Applications open until September 1st
https://esns.nl/artist-applications-esns19-now-open/

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