• Keynote Speech
    • Sunday 20 June
  • Panel: Would you Bit Torrent your mate?
    • Sunday 20 June 11:30am - 12:30pm


Feargal Sharkey

Born in Derry, Northern Ireland, Feargal found fame as lead singer in The Undertones and later as a solo artist - enjoying some 12 years of world tours, hit albums, late nights and the finest transport café cuisine money can buy.

Hanging up his pop star boots, he successfully transferred to the business side of the industry; holding posts as A&R manager, record label MD, Member of the Radio Authority and Chair of the Live Music Forum.

In February 2008, Feargal was appointed CEO of British Music Rights. Eight months later, this role was expanded significantly with the creation of UK Music.

Headed by Feargal, UK Music is an umbrella organisation that represents the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry - from artists, musicians, songwriters and composers, to record labels, music managers, music publishers, collecting societies and studio producers.

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Feargal Sharkey

Feargal Sharkey