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The RSF presents Local Legends 003

  • Moncada Brewery Middle Row London, England, W10 5AT United Kingdom (map)

The Rhythm Studio Foundation Local Legends 003 - A&R and Artist Management with Duncan Ellis (Atlas Artists Management) and Caroline SM (XL Recordings, GRM Daily)

The Rhythm Studio Foundation's Local Legends series showcases the incredibly talented, successful and innovative men and women of the music industry who live and work in the local neighbourhood of North West and West London. They are performers, producers, DJs, label bosses, technology innovators and promoters. 

The format is an informal "fireside chat" in the intimate and local Moncada Brewery where guests are invited to share stories of how it all began for them, the ups and downs of their journey to the top and what keeps them there. Hosted by Jack Horner, RSF Trustee and founder of FRUKT, this will be honest and revealing and you’ll get a chance to ask questions. There will also be live performances and a chance to mingle later after the Q&A session is over.

As part of New Youthquake celebration, the third event in the series will focus on two leading A&R and Artist Management professionals, Caroline SM and Duncan Ellis. This promises to be a fascinating evening, particulary for young performers starting out, trying to navigate their way in the industry, as well as those interested in a career in the music business.

Caroline Simionescu-Marin (SM) - A&R Manager at XL Recordings

At 22, Caroline SM is one of the leading figures in in Grime, Trap, new-wave R&B and the underground music scene. Caroline skipped university and started her journey by becoming the Editor of online platform GRM, fronting #NewGenRadio on radar Radio. A new role at XL as A&R Manager resulted in ‘New Gen’, a 17-track compilation album, bringing together the best of the UK’s underground grime and rap scenes with collaborations between 17 young artists. Last year, Caroline was feature in Complex's "30 under 30: Music Industry Creatives making waves right now" 

Duncan Ellis - Managing Director of Atlas Artists Management and Scruffy Bird Management

Well-known British manager Duncan Ellis has recently launched a record label and publishing company under the Atlas Artists brand. For the past 13 years, Ellis has successfully managed and helped develop artists including The Young Knives (Transgressive), The Rumble Strips (Island), Foals (Transgressive), Everything Everything (RCA), Lianne La Havas (WBR) and Kodaline (RCA). His company’s current managed roster comprises of Skinny Living (RCA) and Face (WBR). Ellis’s management firm have now added ‘label’ and ‘publishing’ arms to the company’s creative output, with the recorded music side working in tandem with Sony’s Red Essential and the publishing company teaming up with Kobalt.

About New Youthquake

The theme for Love Your Local market (LYLM) 2017 is youth culture, and Portobello and Golborne Road market is taking inspiration from ‘Youthquake’, a term coined by British Vogue editor-in-chief Diana Vreeland in 1965 to describe a London-centred movement of youth-led music and fashion. New Youthquake aims to re-kindle and expand on that movement, with Portobello and Golborne at its heart. New Youthquake is designed to give opportunities to West London’s young business minds and creative talent.

TicketsThis is a 16+ only event. Free Entry for 16-18 year-olds. No alcohol will be served to under 18's. Wristbands provided for U18.

Ticket price for 18+ is  £5 which includes a drink. 


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Earlier Event: February 22
Friends Of The Foundation Dinner