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Rough Trade: Geoff Travis speaks

Posted by lostincci on October 9, 2007

Lost in CCI is pleased to announce that the next in a continuing series of CCI Live Interviews will be taking place at King’s College London on Monday 5 November 2007.

The legendary Geoff Travis, founder of Rough Trade Records will be answering questions about the label, the Rough Trade shops (including the newly opened Rough Trade East in Spitalfields), and the state of the music industry and the independent sector in particular. Travis will be interviewed by our very own Dr Harvey G. Cohen, Lecturer in Cultural & Creative Industries.

The event will take place in the Edmond J. Safra Lecture Theatre, King’s College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. It is free and open to the public.

Further details:

“Over the last three decades Rough Trade Records has earned a reputation as one of the premier independent record labels in the UK, an artist-friendly company known for signing trailblazing acts such as Arcade Fire, Cornershop, the Fall, Kleenex/LiLiPUT, the Smiths, and Lucinda Williams. This summer saw the launch of a new Rough Trade Shop in London’s East End, thirty-one years after the opening of the first shop in Notting Hill. In this public event at King’s College London, Rough Trade’s founder Geoff Travis will discuss the current state of the music business from an artistic as well as a business perspective, and will explain why he decided to expand his company’s retail presence at a time when dozens of record stores across the country have been forced to close. If you care about the future of the music business in the UK, you won’t want to miss this exclusive conversation with one of the pioneers of the independent music industry.”

If you have any questions about this event, please contact 020 7848 1358.

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