Music Biz 2017 has ended
Please note that Monday, May 15 consists of pre-convention meetings, digital service workshops, the Entertainment & Technology Law Conference, and the Industry Jam 2. The full program will take place Tuesday, May 16  through Thursday, May 18.  
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Peter Jenner

Pink Floyd/The Clash
Peter Jenner is legendary in the music business. One time manager to Pink Floyd, The Clash, Ian Dury, Marc Bolan & Billy Bragg amongst many others, he is now at the forefront of the debates surrounding the digital use of music. With his late wife Sumi and partner Andrew King, Jenner set up Blackhill Enterprises. They staged the first ever concerts in London’s Hyde Park, including the Rolling Stones’ that re-launched them a live act and the launch of supergroup, Blind Faith. He worked at Charisma Records as Head of A&R and Mastering where he produced records for Kevin Ayers, The Edgar Broughton Band, Roy Harper and Syd Barrett. Sumi and Peter Jenner subsequently started Sincere Management and began managing Billy Bragg, Hank Wangford, the Frank Chickens, The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy, Michael Franti, Robyn Hitchcock, Eddi Reader and Baaba Maal, amongst others. They continued to manage Billy Bragg's career for 30 years and currently Jenner acts as his advisor/consultant.

His overriding interest is in securing artists’ rights and fair payment. In 2006, he courted controversy with his seminal paper and conference ‘Beyond the Soundbytes’ in which he proposed an ‘Access to Music Charge’ which would remunerate musicians appropriately for the use of their works, within a digital setting. He is currently working with AMP (a consultation group) to help to promote the interest of creators in the challenging digital environment. He was Secretary General of the IMMF (International Music Managers Forum), a director at UK MMF (Music Managers Forum) and on the advisory board of FAC (Featured Artists Coalition).  He has recently consulted with the UK’s Intellectual Property Office (initiating the 2025 Project about the future value for digital content) and with WIPO for the projected International Music Registry. He is currently a Visiting Professor in Music Business Management at the University of Hertfordshire and at the University of Agder in Norway. He acts as a lecturer and consultant on the future of digital music business internationally.