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Joy Warman – Project Manager

Joy’s taken the last few years to embed herself in the UK music industry. Currently, if she’s not at a gig or festival, she’s working as a European Project Manager at Secretly Group or building a community and creatives’ fund with Imaginary Millions. At Secretly Group, she oversees projects for artists such as Jamila Woods, Faye Webster, Claud, MUNA, Khruangbin and more. Within the community at Imaginary Millions she’s able to dig deeper into the grassroots of performers’ careers and ultimately tries to shine a spotlight on everyone’s creativity.

She also has experience in HR, corporate copywriting, research, social media management, and radio presenting as one third of radio collective, Melatrois, or on the Imaginary Millions show on Soho Radio. All these things and more make up the Joy we see today – your friendly neighbourhood music nerd.

Speaking: Monday Afternoon

14:00 – 16:30

The A&R Reality Check: What does artist success look like in 2023?  

With an all-star A&R focused panel lined-up, we’ll explore what artist success looks like in 2023 with Preye Crooks (A&R Robots & Humans /Sony UK & Founder of Strawberries and Cream Fest), Theolonious Oliver (Artist Manager & A&R at Pias), Davina Merchant (Artist manager & Senior Publishing A&R), Dani Sawyerr (A&R Universal Music Publishing UK) and Benson Udia (Senior Marketing Manager at EMI UK). Host Benjamin Tuner (Spit Game).

Dani Sawyerr, A&R at Universal Music Publishing UK.  

Davina Merchant, Artist Manager & Senior Publishing A&R 

Joy Warmann, Product Manager, Secretly Canadian  

Preye Crooks, A&R at Robots & Humans/Sony UK & Founder of Strawberries and Cream Festival 

Theolonious Oliver, Artist Manager & A&R at Pias 

Benson Udia – Senior Marketing Manager at EMI UK


Davina Merchant – Artist Manager & Senior Publishing A&R

Joy Warman – Project Manager

Preye Crooks – Co-Head A&R – Robots & Humans, Strawberries & Creem Festival

Benson Udia – Senior Marketing Manager at EMI UK

Benjamin Turner – Founder, The Rap Club/ Spit Game

Dani Sawyerr, A&R at Universal Music Publishing UK