We were delighted to host Reboot, the first music business education conference of its kind in the UK and welcome many leading music business experts from across the world for a day of discussion and debate.   

Taking place in June, the event saw a host of academics and music industry professionals come together to explore the sector's hot topics ranging from best practice to fostering gender equality. 

Guests included Phil Taggart from BBC Radio 1, CMU's Chris Cooke, ITB's Amber Mackenzie alongside tutors and practitioners from ICMP, Leeds College of Music and more. 

Opening the event, ICMP tutor and leading music industry professional and academic Ian Ramage discussed the concept of dual professionalism and how bringing music industry practitioners into the classroom is the most effective way of teaching music business education. 

We need to embrace a hybrid culture when teaching music business. Teaching music business in the classroom requires active music industry participants. These tutors need to embody a spirit of dual professionalism to ensure the knowledge and information they share with students is as relevant and as timely as possible." 

He also emphasised how practitioners need to operate within a framework set by course leaders and encouraging maverick thinking is best done via a rigorous academic programme. 

Other panels included BBC Radio 1's Phil Taggart who launched his 'Slacker Guide to the Music Industry' at the event.

"I wrote the book as it was the book I wanted when I was growing up and playing in bands. There’s a massive knowledge gap in the music industry. At the same time, young artists are making more money earlier in their careers than ever before due to the DIY nature of the mainstream."

Look out for more content from the event on the ICMP Spotlight blog

Reboot ran ahead of the launch of ICMP's new Music Business and Entrepreneurship programme in September 2019, a ground-breaking new programme aimed at encouraging innovation and more. 

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