A select group of top-level music executives will soon convene in Norway, according to information discovered Wednesday in London.
The stealth meeting will be hosted at the Norwegian summer resort of Kristiansand, and will focus on serious issues plaguing the industry. The discussion will undoubtedly include recording industry problems, though executives were unable to share specific agenda points with Digital Music News.
The conference starts this Sunday and runs through Tuesday, according to insiders willing to discuss the invite-only, low-key meeting. Specifics related to the attendee list were not discussed, though research indicated a leadership role by Peter Jenner, former manager of Pink Floyd and current manager of Billy Bragg. Jenner is also the secretary general of the International Music Manager’s Forum, or IMMF.
At least one similar event has occurred in the past. Andrew Orlowksi of the Register covered the conference last year, though the reporter was heavily restricted by organizing executives. Some of the participating executives are currently gathering at London Calling, a conference that runs in London through Friday.
Report by publisher Paul Resnikoff in London