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Music Industry Management Panel

Join Point Blank Lecturer and DJ, Lizzie Curious as well as owner of Blendid Media Arts, Gina Akers for an in-depth panel on the music industry, management and everything that goes into making the music scene tick.

More about Lizzie Curious

Groove Cruise resident DJ Lizzie Curious is a prolific singer, songwriter, house music producer and international DJ from the UK, with two Billboard Number One hits to her name. Whether on stage performing, or hard at work in the studio, her passion for music and inimitable 'curious energy' shines through in everything she does.


With a rare combination of talents, Lizzie not only produces, she also also writes and sings her own captivating vocals - and she has an exceptional ear for a killer hook. Following her 2011 smash with Robbie Rivera and Cosmic Gate (‘Departures’), Lizzie has gone on to top the Beatport and Traxsource Charts with an impressive arsenal of releases, alongside hitting the Number One spot on the Billboard Dance chart twice.

Recent years have seen Lizzie release new music on respected labels such as Toolroom, Let There Be House and Armada, with top artists such as Fatboy Slim, Mark Knight & Radio 1's Danny Howard all supporting her music. On stage, Lizzie is renowned for her trademark blend of crowd-enthusing energy and technical prowess. From Live Vocal PAs to DJ shows, Lizzie’s ability to ignite the crowd is second to none.

Alongside holding a residency on the world’s largest, floating dance music festival Groove Cruise, her career highlights include a residency at the world’s biggest club ‘Privilege’ (in Ibiza) and a decade of show-stopping performances across the world (including the legendary Ministry of Sound in the UK, all the super clubs in Ibiza and far flung destinations from the Caribbean to Russia to Bahrain).

Lizzie also teaches at Point Blank Music School and you can catch her live streaming several times a week to her devoted Curious Crew on Twitch. As she heads into her second decade in the music industry, you can be sure Lizzie’s future will be bright, busy and filled with curious energy.


More about Gina Akers

Gina is an established TV Presenter and Journalist, with over 20 years of PR experience in events, music and lifestyle. She is a social media consultant, Senior Artist Agent, and owner of Blendid Media and Artists.


She has appeared on ITV's This Morning, ITV's Alan Titchmarsh Show, BBC1’s Fake Britain, Sky News, and was on Channel 4’s The Salon with 2.5 million viewers. She’s had her own drive-time radio show and has a social media audience of over 132k.

She has interviewed Cypress Hill, Pixie Lott, Wheatus, Richard E .Grant, Denis O'Regan (leading music photographer), and covered stories including Alex James (Blur), Tom Odell, Rag 'n' Bone Man.

In PR she has supported emerging bands to music events at o2 arenas, the UK’s biggest festivals, international 70-piece orchestras, projects at Edinburgh festival, Glastonbury festival, o2 Shepherds Bush Empire, Union Chapel, The London Eye, Decca records, PRS for Music, achieving international coverage including; ITV News, BBC News, ITN News, Al Jazeera News, BBC Radio, Classic FM, Heart FM, The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Metro, Evening Standard, Harpers Bazaar, Songlines, and more.

In 2012 she started handling bookings for music artists. She has got multiple acts booked for Glastonbury including main stages, also Boomtown, Bestival, Wilderness, Victorious but to name a few. The Tribe (fronted by female and male vocalists) delivered over 11 performances within one Glastonbury festival due to her bookings.

At present she represents a varied roster of platinum and gold selling international artists including Jurassic 5' Soup (Fullee Love Collective), Kiki Dee, Bizarre Ride II-The Pharcyde, Futuristic, The Showhawk Duo, Mellowmatic, female DJ duo 'The Lallas' (feat. Quaithe from Game of Thrones), and the UK's leading scratch DJ and World DJ Champion Title Holder DJ 'JFB'. Gina is also a Senior Artists Agent with Diplomats of Sound Agency representing Les Amazones d’Afrique and The Hempolics.

Gina is the Experiential Events & Festivals Lead for Discogs. She was Chair of the 2019 ‘Festival Live’ music conference and was due to judge The Pilton Stage Competition in 2020 with Glastonbury Festival’s Michael Eavis. She was also selected to be a presenter and reporter for Glastonbury festival’s official radio station ‘Worthy FM’.

Gina has been a judge for PRS (Performers Rights Society), Head Judge for the UK Blog and Influencer Awards, and judge for the national Influencer Marketing Awards (IMA's).

Gina is a qualified Further/Adult Education Lecturer and NVQ Assessor and holds the equivalent of 5 degrees and 10 A’Levels including; a BA Hons Degree in Business Management from Oxford Brookes University and a HND in Business & Marketing. She is near completing an MA in Music Industry Management and Artist Development with the University of West London and London College of Music. She has been selected to represent the UK as a 2021 fellow for the Creative Europe Funded JUMP European Music Market Accelerator programme. 

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