Wassim Alsindi: Music In The Internet Age (Industry Insight)

missaw is Dr Wassim Alsindi, The Centrifuge’s founder, events promoter, artist manager and label curator. As such he has a wide-ranging perspective of the challenges facing the music ‘world’ and ‘industry’ (the two are quite different) and reviews the implications of digital technology for the creative arts in the 21st Century. Case studies from a wide range of past and present scenarios are presented and discourse with the audience encouraged. Potential approaches to building a creative organisation, artist career etc. consistent with our increasingly digital and connected future are discussed.

Following a short but prolific academic research career spanning the fields of photophysics, astrochemistry and ultra-fast laser spectrocopy he undertook an Innovation Fellowship to engender an entrepreneurial culture in the academic research community. He later worked in a technical business post in a small university “spin-out” company and founded a successful internet commerce company, before focusing fully on his vision for The Centrifuge which celebrated its 5th Anniversary in 2012. He also has interests in renewable energy and the not-for-profit sectors.

More information on missaw’s music activities can be found on The Centrifuge Agency’s website.