Keynote by Carl Blom (CEO Flagstone Sweden & Chair Music Managers Forum Sweden)
Carl Blom started as a lawyer at one of Swedens bigger commercial law firms. He came to work for Petri H. Lundén at Talent Trust (The Cardigans, Europe and more) and started his own firm Flagstone in 2001. Flagstone was soon to represent many of Swedens leading rock bands internationally including The Hives (legal), The Soundtrack Of Our Lives (legal) and Mando Diao (management). Today, Flagstone represents artists, producers and writers in all genres and is a creative force in developing new media-, pr- and marketing solutions for artists and brands. Flagstone’s new management signings includes The Royal Concept, Karin Park, Milano Sun, Sparse and producer Christoffer Berg (The Knife, Fever Ray, Depeche Mode). Flagstone is based in Gothenburg, Sweden. During his keynote, Carl will share his thoughts about the role of the manager in the development of an artist’s career and the criteria for working with an artist or band. He will also discuss the relation between the artist and the manager and some more technical topics such as the different revenue streams and income models and certain legal aspects of the manager’s work.