Join us for an exclusive insight into the music industry with a panel of leading female industry experts, as part of our Women and the Hall festival.
Aimed at young people aged 16-25, this event will consist of a panel discussion, hosted by the Royal Albert Hall’s Commercial and Artistic Director, Lucy Noble, followed by an opportunity to network with top industry professionals.
This event will also feature a special guest performance by female DJ-duo Noble and Heath, who bring their unique brand of soul and disco to the Royal Albert Hall.
Tickets for this event are free, but must be booked in advance.
The panel will consist of:
Artistic and Commercial Director, Royal Albert Hall
Agent, Creative Artists Agency
Director of Events and Charities, British Phonographic Industry
Agent, International Talent Booking
President, Decca Records
Meet the panel
Rebecca Allen is the President of Decca Records – the first woman to head up the label in its long history.
Since taking the helm, she has signed major artists including film composer Ennio Morricone, put UK country music in the spotlight, helped bring jazz to a wider audience and championed young classical stars. In 2016 Rebecca became an inductee of the Music Week Woman in Music Awards and Billboard’s Woman in Music Awards.
Emma is co-head of Creative Artists Agency’s London office, which represents many of the world’s leading musicians.
An industry veteran, Banks has been key to the career development of some of today’s most talented artists including Florence & the Machine, Norah Jones, and Lorde, helping them become international icons.
Maggie Crowe is Director of Events & Charities at The BPI, running events which include the BRIT Awards and the Mercury Prize. She is also the Administrator of the BRIT Trust charity and plays an intrinsic role in many areas of The BRIT School.
Lucy Dickins is an Agent at International Talent Booking.
As a regular gig-goer, her biggest asset has been spotting and befriending new talent, which was how she came to represent local London acts like Jamie T, Laura Marling and Adele.
Lucy Noble is the Artistic & Commercial Director at the Royal Albert Hall, and has been involved with the Hall for over 15 years.
Lucy’s current focus at the Hall is producing and promoting its own programme of events, and encouraging more people of all backgrounds into the Hall through a programme of initiatives such as special matinees and workshops for young people with world class artists.
Open the door to an action packaged programme of music, dance, circus, comedy, film, and more.
9:15am Doors open
10:00am Welcome speech and panel talk
10:45am Q&A with panel
11:00am Mingling and networking