We are delighted to announce that Nick Mason, founding member of Pink Floyd and Co-Chairman of the Featured Artists Coalition (FAC), is confirmed to appear at this year’s event in conversation alongside music industry entrepreneur and business advisor Jeremy Silver, who is also the CEO of the (FAC).
Following last year’s hugely successful appearance of Mark Ronson in conversation with Columbia Records MD Mike Smith, the In the City Artist Keynote Interview is a highlight of the convention and allows delegates a unique perspective on the music industry through the eyes of acclaimed and successful artists.
Nick Mason is the only member of Pink Floyd to have remained in the group for its entire existence since its formation in 1965. One of rock music's most critically acclaimed and commercially successful acts, the group have sold over 200 million albums worldwide making them one of the best-selling music artists of all time.
In recent years Nick Mason has become a vocal champion of artist rights and was a driving force behind the formation of FAC, an organization committed to the protection of performers’ and musicians’ rights.
Jeremy Silver is an entrepreneur, digital media adviser and thought-leader. He has been focused on the music industry for the last fifteen years and now works more broadly across the creative industries. He advises the UK Technology Strategy Board on the creative industries and its digital test bed project. He currently serves as CEO of the FAC.
Some of the subjects that Nick Mason and Jeremy Silver aim to cover during their conversation will include the early days of Pink Floyd, the band’s evolution into one of the world’s biggest acts and how Nick became involved with the FAC. They will also examine what the FAC does and the many challenges facing artists today.
Yvette Livesey, co-founder and Director of In The City said, “Nick Mason is a founding member of one of the biggest and most important bands the world has ever seen and in recent years has been a passionate and articulate advocate of artist rights. We are honoured that he is taking the time to come and talk to our delegates about his career and to share his views of some of the major challenges and issues facing the music industry and artists today. Jeremy Silver has done an excellent job as CEO of The FAC and has helped give artists a voice at a time where they need to be heard. I’m sure we will all gain some interesting and valuable insights from their conversation.”
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