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GSM London works hosts creative industries musical showcase

19/10/2017

Business degree provider GSM London is bringing together experts from the UK’s creative industries in a one-day musical showcase aimed at helping students shape their future career paths.

The Get Lit Music Showcase, which kicks off on Thursday 26th October, will give a number of established musicians, DJs, rapper, and TV and radio presenters and producers a platform to offer industry advice and share knowledge to GSM London students that are starting out. Industry names include Rashid Kasirye, founder and of the UK's largest urban music platform - Link Up TV, Birmingham radio presenter Melzyj (Melissa Jackson), DJs Ale Bassline Beanie and Demented Frequency.

The event is also a chance for some of GSM London’s home-grown talent, such as musician Ashton Jordan and DJ Tapiwa to showcase their skills.

The showcase will feature interviews, live performances, and Q&A panels, and aims to highlight the value of networking in building the foundations for future employment.

GSM London lecturer Ann Healey – the lead organiser of the Showcase, said: “The creative industries sector is the fastest growing sector in the UK and generates £87.4 billion a year.

It is expected to continue this growth trajectory as government and the UK industry work in partnership to increase creative sector exports from around £20bn to £31bn by 2020.

“However, entry into the sector still seems to remain challenging for many. The problem may be, that there are no set routes and no magic formulas to ensure that all important first job.”

Healey, who is also Programme Leader of Business Management with Creative Industries at GSM London, believes the Get Lit Music Showcase aims to address that by bringing industry experts together to showcase their talents and talk about their journey to success.

 

“Whilst there are no hard and fast methods, there are certain actions that you can take to get your foot in the door,” she said.

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Mark Fuller – Head of Strategic Communications

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