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Back in 2014, Mingle Music organised a series of music industry panels and workshops at Exeter Phoenix. The whole event – titled “Lift Off” – was filmed, but due to technical failures, the footage was never edited or made public.

However, thanks to the efforts of local IT wizard, Jake Bateman, some of the footage has recently been recovered! Five of the panel discussions have been uploaded to YouTube, and you can watch them below.

Panellists include: John Empson (Eden Sessions; Somersault Festival; Emperor Artist Management); Sarah Woodward (Ecco Artists); Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records); James Santer (BBC Introducing); Steph Knight (Domino PR); Oli James (tour manager – Ben Howard); Zac Peters (booking agent – DMF Music); Adam Isaac (self-managing artist); Marie Belsten (Mingle Music / MIDI); Tom Matthews (promoter / Exeter Local Records); Roland Monger (“Listen With Monger” blog); Matt Freemantle (Lemonfest); Laura Whitticase (PRSF); Leo O’Brien (PPL); Kaptin Barrett (Boomtown Fair); Eleanor Spencer (Tiverton Balloon Festival); Hannah Hibbert (Larmer Tree); Fin Irwin (Bike Shed Theatre); Sarah Lacey (On Track Music / The Terrace, Exeter); Lisa Portman (artist manager); Chris Tams (BPI); Chris Knight (UK Trade & Industry – Music); Adrian Scragg (artist manager – Iko); Matt Booth (Temple Street); Dominic Jinks (Culture SW); Sam Holloway (promoter); Greg Hancock (performing musician & singer/songwriter).

This is quite timely, given that another music industry conference is due to take place at the same venue in Exeter in just a couple of weeks. You can read all about it here.

From Lost Video Footage to Lost Weekend in one easy step!