Monetising the Music Industry event, 9 March, 2015

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Pennies From Heaven, an Oxford Technology & Media event. 9 Mar 2015, at The Story Museum, Oxford, UK.

Were the vast sums of money made from recorded music in the 20th century just a curious anomaly in the history of music, or can new digital rights technology herald a return to the good old days?

OTM’s Paul Wightman talks with music industry stars Dave Gaydon, Pete Downton and Oli Steadman.

Video: Indigo Dingo


DAVE GAYDON — Head of music at the world famous Camden Roundhouse since 2007 and before that, head of music & promotion at PoNaNa / Hammersmith Palais, Dave has booked just about every major global artist you can think of.  Prior to that, Dave was bass player for the chart-topping electronic dance band, The Egg.

PETE DOWNTON — Currently chief commercial officer for leading digital music platform 7digital, Pete previously held a senior leadership role at Imagination Technologies & prior to that spent over a decade in senior marketing & business development roles at Warner Music Group.

OLI STEADMAN — Best known as bass player for the band Stornoway, one of Oxford’s most critically acclaimed & commercially successful musical exports, Oli is also co-founder of Tigmus, an innovative digital platform for crowdfunding gigs & manager of several up & coming artists.

Interviewed by PAUL WIGHTMAN – OTM board and founder of Oxford-based film production & digital communications agency, Indigo Dingo


Photographs by Anna Jackson, Fisher Studios, Oxford

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