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Darker Music Talks helps musicians become entrepreneurs. It is a platform of free events in London and other European cities that connects independent musicians with music knowledge keepers, in a chance for a constructive dialogue. The future belongs to educated Musicpreneurs.

Next discussion: 23 February 2016, 6.30 - 9.00pm

Where – Westminster Cavendish Campus (map here)

About the discussion

During this discussion: Rebecca Lammers will talk about the success and opportunities that many artists are unaware of by being on YouTube and focusing on growing a fanbase on YouTube.

Did you know that most major label signings are happening after an artist has established a fanbase, mostly on YouTube?

Rebecca will tell the story of YouTube from a music industry perspective and will discuss the impact and importance that YouTube plays in a musician's career.

The expert: Rebecca Lammers

Rebecca Lammers is CEO & Co-Founder of Laika Network. She has worked in the music industry for the last 13 years.

Her passion for the music business started when she did an internship with the booking agent at CBGB's in New York City. She went on to get a BA in Music at Beloit College and an MA in Music Business Management at the University of Westminster.

For the last 6 years Rebecca has specialized in YouTube, starting as the YouTube and VEVO account manager at EMI Music for Europe and Australasia. Rebecca then worked for Base79 focused on monetization on YouTube. She then consulted for Kobalt Labels Services, Essential Music & Marketing and BMG. She launched Laika Network last year as an artist-focused YouTube MCN to help artists make money and get discovered on YouTube working for Pink Floyd, Phil Collins and over 60 independent artists.

You can find Rebecca on Twitter @LaikaNetwork.

Visit their website: Phoenix Sessions & Westminster, School of Media, Arts & Design.