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Blackstar launches panels series, appoints new Head Of Creative

By | Published on Wednesday 16 August 2023

Music marketing agency Blackstar has announced the launch of a new quarterly panel series that will kick off next month with a session on ‘Short Form Content Survival Skills’. It has also confirmed the hire of Dan Alani as Head Of Creative.

The first panel event on 14 Sep at Downstairs At The Department Store in Brixton will, says Blackstar, “bring together panellists from across the industry to discuss how artists can harness the power of short form content to more effectively connect with their audiences”.

The agency’s founder and MD Olivia Hobbs says: “The event will be an opportunity to meet the team who are at the frontline of content development and deliver it daily – crossed over with leading experts from associated platforms to take the pressure off of you and your teams”.

As for the new recruit, Alani was previously a Senior Producer at Able Media and, in his new role at Blackstar, will oversee the firm’s creative offering.

He says: “I am delighted to be joining the business at a really exciting time. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to establish Blackstar as a go-to destination for content and creative, bringing artists’ visions to as many eyes and ears as possible in ways that are truly exciting, engaging and unique to our team at Blackstar”.

Hobbs adds: “I’m beyond excited to be welcoming Dan, having crossed paths in our careers early on at Universal Music, and he brings with him ten years of experience delivering creative campaigns for some of the world’s biggest icons, so I am beyond excited to see him flourish in this role”.

There is more information about the first panel event here.