The Devil is in the Details

How agents, publicists, and promoters can still help artists

Frank Oteri by Jeffrey Herman
Sune Hjerrild by Isak Hoffmeyer
Stephen Lumsden by Chris Gloag
Kaylie Melville, by Cameron Jamieson
  • event type:Classical:NEXT 17 Conference
  • date:18 May 2017
  • time:16:15 - 17:00
  • city/area:Rotterdam
  • venue:De Doelen, Conference Room 2 (fourth floor)
  • country:Netherlands
  • event submitted by:Piranha Arts

Chaired by Frank J. Oteri (US), composer advocate, New Music USA with Sune Hjerrild (Denmark), CEO, Truelinked Classical Music
Stephen Lumsden (UK), managing director, Intermusica
Kaylie Melville (Australia), percussionist, Speak Percussion/Rubiks Collective

Nowadays a lot of people think that signing with a record label, publisher, or agent is like making a deal with the devil - legend has it that famed bluesman Robert Johnson actually did make a deal with the devil!

But even in today's DIY era, so-called 'middle men' - the folks who specialise in details - can and do continue to help take many artists' careers further. Stephen Lumsden, managing director of Intermusica, Sune Hjerrild, CEO of Truelinked Classical Music, and unsigned Australian percussionist Kaylie Melville join Frank J. Oteri for a spirited discussion.