Keynote by Stuart Worthington (IMMF and MMF Training)
Stuart Worthington has remained a small business “owner-manager” for more than three decades. He has over 20 years’ experience as a provider of management consultancy; small business information, advice & guidance; plus professional training & development services for a range of (both private & public sector) clients and strategic partners, working in most sectors of the cultural & creative / arts & entertainment / media industries, across four continents.
Specialising in the music industry, from 1997 to 2007 he worked as Head of Training & Education for the Music Managers’ Forum in the UK. Since then, and to date he continues to work with several chapters of the IMMF (the international umbrella organisation now incorporates 18 chapters in 17 territories). For the past eight years Stuart has also worked with both MMF UK and MPA to design, develop and deliver annual Professional Development Programmes in both Music Artist Management and Music Publishing aimed at personnel & practitioners ranging from new entrants to senior management and legal & financial professionals. During his keynote Stuart will give a overview of today’s music industry landscape to discuss the exciting opportunities for artists and their central role – as the main asset of the whole music industry – in working with a creative team to determine their own creative business direction. Stuart will look at the changing roles of artists’ business partners (manager, agent, PR, etc.) at key stages in the (artistic and economic) development of an artist’s career and vision.