shesaid.so: You are Qatar’s only female contemporary composer and the creator of its first and only record label, DNA Records (which you started in 2016). How did you become the type of person who achieves such accomplishments?! Are there certain characteristics, ways you work, or mentors in your life that you can attribute to where you are today?
Excited to be co-hosting Midem's official UK launch in partnership with UMA Music at the stunning Bunga Bunga Covent Garden. The night will be a chance to discover what this year's Midem - Reed MIDEM - a member of Reed Exhibitions Showcase Page has to offer, which includes a dedicated live day in partnership with Pollstar, and some fantastic initiatives bringing in the best & brightest of our industry.
Board any Qatar Airways flight and you will experience the music of Qatari composer, Dana Al Fardan. Being appointed the airline’s Official Composer was just one of the highlights of 2017 for Dana, not just at home in Doha, but internationally. Another was writing a track for Syrian superstar, Assala Nasri’s latest album. The song, Sandoo’ Segheer, has enjoyed huge global success with over 4 million plays across Spotify and YouTube.
Coversion, the sync-focused covers catalogue, is delighted to announce a sync partnership with Instant Love, the new release from Instant Records, part of The Orchard group. Particularly apt in the month the UK has celebrated the female contribution to the music industry with AIM’s annual Women In Music conference, the album showcases female renditions of songs traditionally sung by men about women, breathing new life into a collection of iconic material, which has collectively enjoyed decades of success.
The 2nd part of the piece on music PR tips I was asked to write by the brilliant team at Synchtank's Synchblog. Discussed some of this advice in a masterclass I delivered to students studying at ACM's Metropolis Studios campus yesterday. Very inspiring group of emerging artists..
In part 1 of this series, Music PR specialist Emma Bartholomew took us through5 key considerations for building your PR strategy. In part 2 she looks at when to hire a PR, what to expect from a PR campaign, and specific advice for running sync-specific PR campaigns.
On 18th December Qatar celebrates its National Day, marking 47 years of independence from its status as a British protectorate. Perhaps this is an opportune moment to take a look at elements of an often misunderstood Gulf state that tends to get ignored in the shadow of its brasher and more familiar neighbours.
Great to see Reed MIDEM - a member of Reed Exhibitions introducing a Live Summit for MIDEM 2018. It's looking like a dynamic programme for next year's conference, with plenty of quality live content to add to the usual cocktail of panels, networking and, of course, the parties...
This year’s FMF partnered with events app, Second Screen, allowing delegates to tap into all the conference details on their mobile devices as they navigated the packed schedule. Highlights of the 2017 agenda included dynamic panels led by entrepreneur Jack Horner and featuring presentations from Georg Herlitz (Creative Director & acting Head of Music Network, United Screens), and Nic Yeeles (Co-Founder / CEO, Peg) on the ever-shifting landscape of Influencer Marketing.
I've been inspired by the media support we have received for the upcoming Future Music Forum Barcelona ( Part of the Fullbelly Group) feat. London Sync Sessions. Great to know that, as one of the more boutique, specialist industry events on the European calendar, we are being supported and featured in our industry's press.
Syrian superstar vocalist Assala Nasri will make a guest appearance at Dana Al Fardan's Sandstorm concert at Theatre Royal Haymarket Limited on 17th September. A very rare opportunity for her U.K. fan base to see her perform live on a London stage.