Nikki Camilleri [Judge]
Head of Music & Media / Mentor / Music Account Director, Beatchain / Freelance / M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment
About this speaker
Nikki is first generation British originally hailing from Malta. At 16 she was awarded Microsoft Social Enterprise of the Year and HSBC Company of the Year through Junior Achievement Young Enterprise for her arts and events company started to help promote local artists. This achievement spurred her move to London where she has championed artists ever since with stints at Warner Music Group, Believe amongst others. She specialises in scouting successful IP for funding, project development and building campaigns. Her work has seen her sign acts such as Ayelle, Alfa Mist, Cat Burns (Top 10 charting), James Vickery giving many of them their first deal, sign exclusive release deals with Scouting For Girls and work releases by household names such as David Guetta, Disciples and many more. Some of her favourite work has included working Glastonbury Festival and Mayor of London Arts & Culture events, scouting, negotiating and signing international audio and visual content/ IP deals (ranging from record deals to distribution) conceptualising artist campaigns with amazing talent which has resulted in millions of streams and countless sold out live shows as well as leveraging innovative tech tools to create a successful music discovery strategy which was tailored and rolled out across 10 territories. With a keen interest in social impact, she founded Mana to advance sustainable careers in the music industry - enabling artists to maximise their projects, advocating for working conditions in which music professionals thrive and as a result breaking down the barriers of who gets to be creative. Mana delivers talks, consulting, artist development and mentorship for organisations and universities, research institutes and startups, conferences and directly within the artist and music community having helped over 1000 creatives and counting.