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Discovery was launched in June 2003, by Ruth Rothwell, Alex Kerr-Wilson and Katherine Melling to give emerging talent a platform to perform in front of the music industry and public. Today Alex and Umong Shah are the hosts at 229 The Venue, London (last Thursday of the month).
Past performers include Ed Sheeran, Scouting For Girls, The Guillemots, Dan Le Sac & Scroobius Pip, Nate James, Alice Russell, The Correspondents, Eugene McGuinness,The Talks, The Carnabys, Louise Golbey , Laid Blak, The Bulletproof Bomb, and many more.
Discovery prides itself on creating a nurturing environment for artists. As a result of being seen at a Discovery showcase, acts have signed publishing and record deals, management contracts, won sync opportunities e.g. film soundtracks, secured international licensing deals, brand partnerships, connected with producers, agents, writers, PR and radio pluggers.
In addition to the monthly showcases Discovery organises album, single and product launches for both UK and International companies. They recently collaborated with Dutch label Embrace Recordings for the UK Album Launch of MY BABY's 'Shamanaid'. Other organisations they have worked with include Notting Hill Music, Zimbalam Distribution, Festival Specs, Metropolis Studios, Ricall Music Licensing, BMI, International Music Community, Ruby Records (South Korea), Dub Vendor and Warren Records.
Discovery have programmed and managed various stages and showcases at events such as Chingford Festival, the International Live Music Conference and Norwich Sound & Vision.
In 2014, Discovery, in association with Westfield Presents and IMC, staged the first European festival in a shopping centre. Summer Sizzler was held at Westfield London with Four stages and 30 emerging acts. It was shortlisted for 'Best New Festival' at the UK Festival Awards and nominated for Best Music Event at the Event Production Awards.
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