Music specialists gives students the inside line

Estelle Wilkinson. Music industry veteran gave masterclass to USW students. Neil Gibson

Music students at the University of South Wales (USW) were recently treated to a music sector masterclass.

Bristol-born industry veteran Estelle Wilkinson revealed insights into the role of the artist development manager during her talk, entitled ‘The Way I See It’.

Estelle worked with global superstars Coldplay between 2000 and 2006, being involved in their meteoric rise to fame, including their debut album Parachutes to their third studio creation, X&Y.

Having left the industry, Estelle now sits on the board of directors at the Welsh Music Foundation, a body that leads music development in Wales.

Organiser and BA Music Business course leader Lucy Squire said: “Hosting a high profile music figure in Estelle is a huge endorsement for our course and teaching here at USW.

“Students were able to take away vital information for their futures as well as a few interesting stories from her days with Coldplay.

“It’s certainly whet the appetites of our student group, inspiring them to pursue their career goals.”

For further course information at USW, see www.southwales.ac.uk/music

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