Paul Sampson

Why are you excited to be a part of Budapest Showcase Hub?

There’s nothing better for more than attending independent and emerging artist events. They provide the fuel that powers the rest of the industry. These are our grass roots, our beginnings, and they should be respected and treated accordingly. Helping emerging artists and or emerging businesses with any of my experience is a privilege and not a chore and I’m just lucky enough that I will get to hear some great Eastern European acts whilst I’m at it.

What can people expect from appearance?

Well, whatever they want to get from me. I have 13 years experience in synchronisation and licensing in the music industry in London, Los Angeles and New York so i have a wealth of specific knowledge that can help artists better understand the sync landscape past, present and future. Over and above that, they should expect passion. I am incredibly motivated to drive innovation and change in all the areas I work in and expect the same from those that work with me. I imagine that will come across.

For BUSH-goers not familiar with you yet, what should they know about you?

Well, as I mentioned, I have 13 years experience in synchronisation and licensing in the music industry in London, Los Angeles and New York. I’ve worked in Production Music, Independent Music, and now with Major Labels so, in terms of Sync, there’s not a lot I don’t know but at LICKD we are currently trying to drag the music industry in to the 21st Century by creating a pre-cleared commercial music licensing platform for Social Platforms. The music industry has a massive problem monetising music on YouTube, Facebook, SnapChat etc and we’re building that solution. That is my drive and my goal right now. In terms of what people don’t know about me personally? Well, I have Chicken Wings named after me in New York and I used to be a Television Presenter here in England when I was very young and naive.

Aside from your presenting your company, what else would you like to do during Budapest Showcase Hub 2017?

Well this one’s simple. Listen, Listen, Listen. There is a wealth of knowledge to be gained from just hearing the other speakers that attend the event so I’ll be sure to catch as much as I can of those. And then of course, the bands. Listen to the bands, discover great new ones, have a beer and meet some great new friends. That’s about as much as I could hope for.

Which bands will you surely catch during the festival?

Well, I’m no Music Supervisor so I will certainly be taking advice from those that are on what I should be taking a listen to whilst I’m there. From the little I’ve heard thus far i’ve liked NLV, Panivalkova and Middlemist Red a lot so I’ll probably look out for their gigs for sure.

10 • 25 • 2017

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