Welcome to the latest edition of Six Questions With..., a weekly short and sharp interview with a live music figure. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to take part or recommend someone for inclusion.
This week's Q&A is with Levi Jackson, head of marketing & communications at Vision Nine Group, operator of Boardmasters and NASS festival. Boardmasters festival takes place in Cornwall from August 9-13.
What was your first job in music?
I did a placement year with O2 working across the Academy Music Group and The O2 partnerships. After university, it was working for Live Nation as a campaign executive on UK tours and festivals.
How long have you been in your current role?
I’ve been at Vision Nine for 18 months.
What is your favourite thing about working in the live music industry?
Being able to see the fruits of your labour watching the show or festival in action. Other than that, working with like-minded and brilliant people.
What is the one thing you would like to change about the live business?
I think there's a great opportunity for labels and promoters to work closer together on product releases and tour/festival campaigns. I've seen and worked on some great examples but there's always room for more I guess.
What has been the highlight of your career so far?
There have been so many. Most recent was seeing Boardmasters nominated for festival of the year (despite losing to Glastonbury) at this years Music Week Awards. It was the cherry on the top after a fantastic year for the event.
What is the best gig you’ve ever been to?
Prince at Shepherds Bush Empire. Hands down! Thank you Jon Owen.
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