Akwasi interviews Alex Boateng - An insider’s view on the success of the UK urban music scene
15:00 - 15:45
Melkweg (M5 Panel Room) | Lijnbaansgracht 234A, Amsterdam
Dutch hip-hop artist, label owner, poet and actor Akwasi interviews Alex Boateng, A&R, DJ and Head of the Urban Division at Island Records, who will share his insider’s view on the success of the UK urban music scene. As well as managing the current urban roster at Island which includes Drake, Giggs, Sean Paul, Dizzee Rascal, Big Shaq, The Weeknd, Donae’o and many others, Boateng develops partnerships with artists, managers and businesses across the urban scene worldwide.
Boateng discusses his coming of age within the urban music scene in the UK, curating his influential mixtape series and building his extensive network, his experience and insight on the urban music industry on a global scale and in his country, and his vision on the success of the national urban music scene, from his key position at the heart of new music in the UK.
Alex Boateng (GB)
A&R, DJ & Head of the Urban Division at Island Records
Moderator: Akwasi Owusu Ansah (NL)