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Our goal is to empower, energise and cultivate the brightest new talent in the industry 

Music's Power 15

 Meritocracy is an exclusive quarterly music industry dinner networking event for young music industry professionals (under 30) to get together and disseminate innovative ideas. At the heart of 'Meritocracy’ is the realisation that young music industry professionals, particularly those in non-traditional roles, are often excluded from shaping the narratives and infrastructure of the music business. Meritocracy will present a unique opportunity to engage these young people, creating the perfect climate for diversity and inclusion.

Each dinner event hosts a keynote topic lead by a key industry head.

Attendees are carefully selected based on merit, outstanding achievement and influence across a particular demographic.

Topics so far:

For its first instalment Meritocracy focused on the issue of diversity with Keith Harris OBE in October 2016.

For its second instalment Meritocracy focused on the issue of mental health with Achal Dhillon, founder Killing Moon, in February 2017.

For its third instalment Meritocracy focused on the issue of the role of technology in the music industry with a keynote from Jon Gisby, VEVO, in June 2017.

The final dinner of the first cycle will take place in October 2017.

Previous Speakers:

Keith Harris OBE

Keith Harris OBE 

Manager Stevie Wonder | Diversity Task Force | Think Tank + more 

Achal Dihlon

Achal Dihllon 

Founder and Director of Killing Moon | Journalist Metro UK

Jon Gisby

Jon Gisby

Head of Europe VEVO | Chair of BCAC 


Caroline SM - XL Recordings , GRM Daily , NEWGEN  | Tim Dellow - Founder Transgressive Records  | Ralph Hardy - Founder Thats NANG , DJ & Artist Manager | Kaiya Milan - Founder of Sorority House , Artist Manager | Fiona McGuigan - MMF and  AMA Awards | Rachel Campbell - Wired PR (the engine behind Stormzy & many more) | Anthony Ayiwolla - Base n Rebulz , Artist Manager | Chris Chadwick - Stephen Budd Music Management | Ele Hill - UK Music | Mz Hinds - Founder of Vibes with Us (Stormzy, Nadia Rose, Jay Prince) | Ibrahim Kamara - Founder GUAP Magazine | Jide Adetunji - Founder GUAP Magazine | Amy Gromniki - Founder My Soul Music UK | Jackie Iywe - Atlantic Records | Tiffany Calver - Kiss FM | Jess McCarten - Coud X | Teriy Keys - R.O.A.D Entertainment | Irini Mando - FAC| Leon O'brien - PPL| Laura Lamn - Artist |Terrence Daniel - PPL | Eva Lamont - UK Music | Sarah Smith - Universal Music | Sef Kombo - BBC 1XTRa | Joss Meek - Wired PR | Mika Abraham - MTV - Afro Districs | Tenneil Badley - Manager | Che-Lingo Rapper| Samuel Eni - Westside FM | Andre Ashley - New Grime Order | Ollie Ashley - Founder Radar Radio | Amal Omar Radar Radio| Illona Smyth - Sound Advice LLP | Mahalia Changlee - YMB |

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