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Where – I'klectik Art Lab, Old Paradise Yard, 20 Carlisle Lane, SE1 7LG, London
About the discussion
The democratisation of music technology has naturally coincided with the evolution of the digital music landscape, and this crossing of paths has created unique challenges and opportunities for contemporary musicians.
On the one hand, the creation of independent content and its effective dissemination demands of the modern artist multidimensional technical literacy; on the other, technological independence can free artists to take control of the vision, brand and mediatization of their output, and challenge the function of many a historical gate-keeper.
Through an autobiographical case study that has spanned independent, major-label and academic experiences, the discussion will aim to extrapolate methods, systems and ideas that can apply to artists navigating an autonomous route through the modern music landscape.
The expert: Stereo Mike
Stereo Mike is an artist, producer and educator who lives and teaches in London, produces music internationally and releases solo Greek Rap records.
He is the winner of the first MTV Best Greek Act award, has been nominated for six VMAs and for MTV Europe’s Favourite Act, and is the Deputy Course Leader for Commercial Music at the University of Westminster. He has released three critically acclaimed solo albums and is the first Greek artist to have performed at SXSW festival in Austin, Texas.
He can be found on Twitter @StereoMikePro.