Joining us this week out of Brighton, England is music industry entrepreneur, speaker and all round music business champion Damian Keyes. After founding The British Institute of Modern Music aka BIMM, which is now valued at over £50M, Damian went on to build and invest in several other businesses including DK Music Management, DK Music Academy & Warble Entertainment. As a musician, he’s also played some impressive shows – including performing at London’s Hyde Park to 150,000 people alongside Eric Clapton, Alanis Morissette, The Who, & Bob Dylan.
Damian sold his shares in BIMM in 2010 and started DK Music Management, a commercial band management company to help musicians find work after leaving music education. DKMM is now the largest commercial band management company in the Europe with over 200 musicians performing weekly. Now, Damian is educating and inspiring musicians via his Facebook and YouTube videos, with actionable and motivational advice. In this interview, Damian shares some great advice on using social media effectively as artists, building a team, his thoughts on music education and more.
-Ross & Marcio