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Manchester Music Legend Set for Public Lecture

by Ben Davis on 24 May, 2011 | 1 comment

Thursday 26th May is the day when music royalty comes to Wrexham town. Glyndwr University is holding a public lecture entitled ‘The Evolution of the Music Business’ at their new grass topped Creative Industries Centre, with the focus topics being illegal downloads, the growth of the internet in helping and harming the music industry and how social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace are now crucial in the music industry today.

DJ Graeme Park, a renowned international DJ who made his name at The Hacienda club in the late 80’s/early 90’s, is a lecturer on the university’s music technology course and he’s pulled some strings to bring in three guest speakers for the event – Peter Hook, Simon Gavin and Rob Manley.

You’ve probably (hopefully) heard of Peter Hook – bass player for Joy Division and New Order? He’s without doubt music royalty. Simon Gavin is the MD for Verve Records and had a role to play with the success of Duffy, Daniel Bedingfield and Sophie Ellis Bextor and Rob
Manley is the MD of Decca Records and has signed some the world’s biggest artists. Quite a line-up.

The event is part of a new series of public lectures at Glyndwr University focused on the creative industries – with all of them being held at the university’s new £5m Creative Industries Centre which opened in March.

The talk will look at the decline in music sales in the 1990s against the backdrop of the rise of technology and the internet as a marketing platform for the music industry.

‘The Evolution of the Music Business: Using your creative skills to adapt to change’ takes place in the TV studio at the Creative Industries Centre at Glyndwr University, Wrexham, on Thursday 26 May 2011. The talk is free to attend and starts at 6.30pm. To book a place email lectures@glyndwr.ac.uk, book online at glyndwr.ac.uk/events or call 01978 293466.

The lecture is free and kicks off at 6:30pm.

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  1. The Evolution of the Music Business

    Just a quick line to say a massive thank you, to you and the team for putting on a great night, I really really enjoyed it.

    All the best, and here’s to more events, count me in, if they are all like this.

    Ged Morris

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