Continued from yesterday

I’m looking forward to Soundtrack Film Festival. It’s not often you get the opportunity to have masterclasses with the likes of Danny Boyle and David Holmes. And I’m lucky to have an invite to the opening night showing of Danny Boyle’s new film Slumdog Millionaire (pictured above). It opens in January and is getting amazing buzz on the film-geek blogs! It was all filmed in Mumbai, India. Which brings me neatly to…

Claire Edwards won a British Council competition to find music industry entrepreneurs. As her “prize” she is spending two weeks in India meeting movers and shakers in their own music industry. I’ve finally caught up with her blog (updated daily while she’s in India) and it makes for great reading. And those of us in the creativie industries really need to be educating ourselves about what’s going on in the BRIC countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China). In “the west” we really only have our knowledge economy that keeps us ahead of the rest of the world. We’ve lost a huge portion of our industry and mmanufacturing to these countries and it won’t be long before their vibrant creativity floods the market. This isn’t a statement of fear or xenophobia. I’m a huge believer in globalisation as a force for good in most respects. But as an entrepreneur i’m keen to keep my eye on the competition! 🙂 Read more about it at BRICpop.com.

And finally, I’m really excited to be working alongside the Predictagoal* team for the next couple of months. It’s gonna be a really exciting project. Can’t tell you much more than that though. And to keep the sense of “cloak and dagger” going, myself and a mystery person have just signed a deal with major label for a secret project. I promise to tell you more. But only when I can…

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p.s. Anyone fancy doing a mental detox with me?

p.p.s. Us Brits r teh g33kiest!!!

* The link’s dead at the moment, but the site will re-launch very soon.

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