Gilles Peterson with Kwame D'Influence // 17-12-20

Gilles Peterson sits down with Kwame D'influence for an extended chat looking at the career of a music industry legend. Over his 30+ year career in the music industry, Kwame has been a musician, manager, producer, consultant and A&R. His own writing and production credits include work for Jay Z, Shola Ama, Mick Jagger, Tom Jones and Seal to name a few. The band, D-Influence (which Kwame was a member of), signed to Atlantic Records, accomplished many amazing moments such as supporting Michael Jackson, Prince and James Brown on tour. His A&R and management work over the years has seen him discover Shola Ama, Laura Mvula and Rumer resulting in millions of records sales and multiple award wins and nominations. Kwame is also currently Vice-Chair of the UK’s Music Managers Forum, Trustee of the MOBO Charity and Co-Chair of the BRITS Diversity Committee.

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