Introduction: Keith Harris

It will be thrilling to witness the conversation of two music industry gurus with 80+ years of outstanding careers combined: Music & Media is excited to welcome Keith Harris, interviewed by David Fricke on our International Day virtual stage!

2020 marks Keith Harris’ 45th active year in the music industry. He started his career at a UK label called Transatlantic, and then joined EMI Records and Motown. He worked for Motown for two years ending up as General Manager for the label. During his period at the label he worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Rick James, The Supremes, Thelma Houston and Stevie Wonder. His label career took a break when Keith moved to Los Angeles to work with Stevie Wonder and became Operations Manager for Stevie’s companies, and also worked with various other artists as a manager. In the meantime, Keith took over various significant roles in the industry, including Director of Performer Affairs for PPL, Chairman of the MMF, the managers trade body, Chair of the Equality and Diversity Taskforce for the Music Industry and more. He was the founding Chairman of The European Music Managers Alliance, currently works as a music industry consultant, and still manages Stevie Wonder. Keith also was awarded an OBE in the 2015 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to the Music Industry.

Keith will be interviewed by yet another music industry legend, David Fricke, an American journalist, highly regarded rock critic and senior editor of Rolling Stone. David Fricke has written about music and interviewed the most legendary artists from Pink Floyd to Metallica for more than four decades for publications. Besides his work as the senior editor at Rolling Stone, he is the host of The Writer’s Block on at Sirius XM Radio. He’s also a Grammy-nominated writer of album liner notes and a three-time winner of the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for excellence in music journalism. He was interviewed about his career at Music & Media 2019, and now he will pass on the spotlight to one and only Keith Harris.

Get your ticket for the International Day on November 26th to witness this priceless interview and more! 


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