Spotlight SJARK

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SJARK • A newly launched event company
by BA Songwriting student Sean Arkless

Sean Arkless (BA Songwriting) has been looking to start an events company for a long time. Ever since he organised a gig early last year, he's been drawing up ideas about how best to take the SJARK brand forward. Originally it was supposed to be just organising live performances regularly with a focus on finding an arrangement that was fair to the artists and that they got paid properly for their music. 


Since the start of the pandemic, however, live streaming for established groups made a lot of sense to Sean as a launching point as the market is currently bigger than ever. 

"Given the uncertainty of live audience participation,  a high-quality streaming service is likely to be in demand more than ever. Our main goal is simply to get a few more clients to build our portfolio of experience and hopefully branch out into organising our own online ticketed events and also providing other services to artists such as music videos, once the groundwork has been put in. Very exciting stuff!"

Sean has just launched SJARK's website in partnership with BA Creative Musicianship alumnus Lasse Corus, who currently works in the ICMP events team. The two have decided to pursue this venture after they organised a very successful stream for a Latin American quartet.



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