Any young music fans eager to find a route into the music industry could do worse than follow Liam Keightley’s example. Despite doing a business course at college focusing on the entertainment industry, Liam soon found that there was no substitute for getting stuck in wherever and however he could.

“I’d done work experiences at record labels, management companies, A&R departments – anywhere that would have me,” says the Yorkshireman, “and at one point I was working in record shop from 7-3 then from 3-7 at a label, then running a club night some evenings.” Now that’s what we call work experience. Through gigs he put on at London’s Buffalo Bar, he began booking extra shows elsewhere for a few unsigned bands. And when one of them was taken on by ITB’s Lucy Dickins, she mentioned that her assistant was leaving…

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