Sally Gross [+]
University of Westminster
Sally Gross began her music industry career in 1990 as an artist manager. She has been involved with all aspects of the music industry from copyright disputes to sold-out shows at Sydney Opera House. Over the past two decades - either as an artist manager, record company director or international business affairs manager - she has worked with five acts that have each sold over a million records: Adamski, Rollo and Rob D (who are responsible for Dido), William Orbit, Gotan Project and singer/song writer Fiona Bevan. Sally is also Programme Director of the MA Music Business Management course at the University of Westminster in London. She is particularly interested in copyright law and how its development impinges on the creative process. She has four children and a passion for the arts spanning everything from literature to disco.
George Musgrave [+]
George Musgrave (aka Context) has a PhD in Politics from the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy based at the University of East Anglia, an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from UEA, and a BA in Social and Political Sciences from the University of Cambridge where he is a Titular Scholar. His ESRC funded research has been presented both nationally on platforms such as BBC Radio 1Xtra's 'Generation Next', as well to academic audiences including IASPM, the Public Administration Committee, and CREATe.He is also an artist and songwriter signed to EMI/Sony/ATV, referred to by BBC Radio 1Xtra's MistaJam as 'Middle England's Poet Laureate'. He has worked with Mike Skinner of The Streets, was the first ever unsigned artist to be placed on the MTV Brand New list in 2012, and has been playlisted on BBC Radio 1. He performs regularly at events such Wireless Festival, and Reading/Leeds Festival, and has been supported by the Huffington Post, SB.TV, The Independent and more.