Bpm Concerti meets UK agents



 BPM Concerti meets UK agents”  - realizzato grazie al sostegno della Regione Emilia Romagna - è un evento che avrà luogo dal 7 all'8 dicembre 2017 tra l'Estragon Club e il Teatro Comunale di Bologna ed è collegato al 25° anniversario dell'Estragon organizzato con l'Europavox. L'8 dicembre alle 14:00 al Teatro Comunale ci sarà un panel dal titolo: Are the Uk Agents ready for Italian Artists’ internationalization? How do booking agencies work in UK? moderato da Attilio Perissinotti, CEO di BPM Concerti srl, con la partecipazione di due agenti inglesi Sam Gill di Diplomats of Sound e Barry Davies di One House Artists. Il panel è incentrato sull'internazionalizzazione degli artisti italiani principalmente nel mondo inglese: si cercherà di fare un confronto tra il mondo musicale italiano e il mondo inglese per trovare il modo di sviluppare ulteriori sinergie nel campo.



I am the Head Booking Agent and joint owner of Diplomats of Sound Booking Agency. I have been working in the Music Industry for the last 10 years. My first Industry experience was working for the label EMI. Here I developed skills which allowed me to set up my own Promotion and Artist Management Company and work in Venue Management and Programming. In 2010, I was headhunted to set up Diplomats of Sound Booking Agency with my two business partners Thomas Smallwood and Simon Blatchly. Diplomats of Sound are a UK based Booking Agency, Tour Management, Event Production and Programming Company brought together by the critically acclaimed and award winning touring festival venue Chai Wallahs. Since 2004, Chai Wallahs has established a glowing reputation for showcasing, developing and promoting the finest emerging artists, running highly professional stage productions and for creating legendary party vibes at the likes of Glastonbury, Secret Garden Party, Shambala, Boomtown Fair, Greenman, Fusion Festival and numerous others. We have provided promotional and performance platforms for acts such as Portico Quartet, Nick Mulvey, Gentleman’s Dub Club, Submotion Orchestra, Jamie Woon, Kate Tempest and Will & The People to name a few. In 2010 with support from the Arts Council of England, Chai Wallahs officially launched the Diplomats of Sound Booking Agency as a social enterprise project set up to support emerging independent artists and develop further professional performance platforms outside of the UK festival circuit. Our booking agency is currently working with a roster of over 100 acts from a wide range of genres including Hip Hop, Reggae, Afrobeat, World Music, Folk, Alternative Rock/Pop, Electro Swing, Electronica, Big Brass, Latino, Funk and Soul. Since 2014 we begun working with more established acts including Joss Stone , KRS-One , Too Many Zooz, Saul Williams, Horace Andy, Chinese ManHypnotic Brass Ensemble, Hot 8 Brass Band, Groundation



I am a booking agent and the head of the booking department at One House Artists. I represent artists such as Amp Fiddler, DJ Bone, Kevin Saunderson & Byron The Aquarius. My role at the agency aside from planning tours for my artists is too oversee the recruitment of talent at the agency.