L to R – Willie Weeks, Harri Davies (Bucks, A&R Manager), Nick Southwood, Bryan Johnson (Spotify, Artist Ambassador), Sarah Liversedge Platz (Bucks, Director of A&R), Norma Jean Martine.
The focus for the week was ‘Breaking Artists’. Each day, half a dozen songwriting sessions took place across the various studios & writing rooms. A session consisted of a breaking artist, who is either newly signed to a label or has gathered recent buzz and attention, paired with producers and other writers to collaborate with.
Established Producer/Songwriter Jake Gosling (Ed Sheeran, One Direction) took part, as did Mr Probz, whose track ‘Waves’ has been #1 on the UK Spotify 50 for the last eight weeks and recently broke the one-week streaming record in the UK with 1.1417m streams.
Other breaking artists, songwriters & producers in attendance included Disciples, One Bit, Kizzy Crawford, Adam Coltman, Orla Gartland, Fred Cox, Inca, Bnann and Irwin Sparkes.
Sponsors for the week included Spotify, PRS for Music, ASCAP, APRA and PPL.
Photos by Ollie Cartwright.