We are extremely happy to announce that Peter Jenner will be joining us for World Learning Summit 2016. A great speaker and a friend to the University of Agder, Peter is a key international voice on issues relating to the impact of the Internet on the music industry. For many years the manager of Pink Floyd, Peter also holds degrees from Cambridge University and has taught at London School of Economics.
Besides managing Pink Floyd, Peter also found time to manage Ian Dury, Billy Bragg, T Rex and The Clash – to name some. He put up a number of gratis concerts in Hyde Park in London, including the 1969 Hyde Park Rolling Stones concert.
We´ve met with Peter Jenner on several occasions before, and we are convinced that his insights into the cultural industries in the age of digital media will add valuable dimensions to our talks about the current technology-driven changes taking place in education and learning. In short: What happened in the music industry, happened in film and the media industry generally. The bottom fell out of the financial model, for better or for worse. New patterns of use emerged. New players like iTunes and Spotify changed the way music is distributed. Behind it is a much greater cultural shift. Peter is a listener, and also a strong voice – caring deeply about the future of creative work in the face of globalising technology and monopolizing dynamics of giant transnational corporations.
Come to World Learning Summit in 2016 to hear him! This will be very good.