Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1 / Vevo / Hometown Records / Slacker)


Phil Taggart is one of the youngest faces tearing up the night time on BBC Radio 1. His Sunday 10pm show has cult status amongst night time radio listeners taking in some incredible Bedtime Mixes from the likes of Radiohead, Tame Impala, The 1975 etc...

Phil has also been given the keys to the underground of Radio 1 as each week he fronts the Specialist Chart (Mon 9pm) which is a 60 minute digest of the best of all Radio 1 after hours has to offer.

Phil also fronts up all the new music on Vevo from DSCVR to 'Lift' to 'Ones to Watch' to writing and producing his own content for the company in his own show DSCVR New Videos. Along with this Phil has his own show on Channel 4, 'Best Before' which is on it's way back for another series later on in the year.

Phil also runs a Record Label - Hometown Records as well as a hugely successful and usually sold out monthly club night is London called Slacker.

What do Biffy Clyro, Run the Jewels, Charli XCX, and George Ezra all have in common? Well, aside from selling a truckload of records, and defying all the gloomy predictions about the music industry, they’ve all given up their hard earned wisdom to contribute to the one-stop-shop for everything you’ll ever need to break into the frightening world of being a professional musician - Phil Taggart’s The Slacker Guide to the Music Industry. 

With contributions from some of the most successful names in the business, and the behind the scenes label bosses, managers, promoters, and marketers who made it happen, BBC Radio 1 DJ Phil Taggart has shared his considerable expertise within the business to give even the most basic beginner a road map that will hopefully lead to success.

Yasmin Lajoie (Empire Management)


Yasmin Lajoie is a music manager and freelance consultant based in London. Her career began in the a&r department at EMI, working on artists as diverse as Beirut, Lana Del Rey and Kate Bush; she has since been employed by Sony/ATV and Warner/Chappell. She has worked at Empire for over two years, where she is responsible for the careers of several platinum selling songwriters and producers. She also consults for Giant Artist Management whose roster includes Mount Kimbie, Crystal Fighters and Neneh Cherry. As well as her work in music, Yasmin is a published author and activist. In her spare time she volunteers for Centrepoint and runs a book club called It’s Lit.

Paul Riddlesworth (Dipped In Gold Recordings)

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Paul ran the Too Pure Singles club for 10 years putting out no less than 120 debut/ (early) singles from the likes of, Pulled Apart By Horse, False advertising, the lovely eggs, The Lucid Dream, Drahla, Menace Beach, Fear Of Men and  many more.. he’s recently relocated to Manchester and set up Dipped In Gold Recordings .. and recently put out the Gig Economy single by Mush and the phenomenal USA Nails album.

Scott Lewis (Come Play With Me/Clue Records)

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Scott runs the label side of Come Play With Me (CPWM) which includes the selection process and workshops. He also runs Clue Records, which started in 2012. Clue Records follow a DIY approach, releasing music from artists with passion including Avalanche Party, Crushed Beaks, PLAZA, Team Picture & more, gaining acclaim from NME, DIY, The 405, Wonderland, CLASH as well as national airplay from BBC Radio 1, BBC 6Music, KEXP, Amazing Radio and more. As well as a host of sold out releases under their belt, Clue Records also present a monthly Amazing Radio show. Scott also manages Leeds based art-rock band Dead Naked Hippies.