From an industrial working class town to the BBC’s Powerlist, Vick Bain teaches us how to play career chess (and WIN). From a love of performing to generating social capital in a man’s world, Vick shares how she raised twins as a single mother, found her career strengths, and rose to a position of one of the most influential people in the UK’s music industry. We’re so inspired by this lifelong learner, and know you will be too. Vick, through her own journey, reminds us that tenacity, perseverance, and solutions-based thinking are key ingredients to breaking free of the stereotypes that can try to hold us down. So get your game hat on, and prepare for a powerhouse episode!
Vick has worked in the music industry for twenty-five years. For six years she was Chief Executive Officer of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors (the Ivors Academy) and is a Sheffield University BA (Music and Performing Arts) and Henley Business School MBA graduate. She is the author of an influential industry report Counting the Music Industry, and founder of The F-List directory of UK female musicians: a not-for-profit organisation aimed at facilitating professional opportunities for women in music. Vick was enrolled into the Music Week Women in Music Awards Roll Of Honour and the BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour Music Industry Powerlist. Vick is also a director of the board of the Incorporated Society of Musicians, a music tech start-up called Delic and is a trustee of Parents & Carers in Performing Arts (PiPA).
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