Boris Blank / Boris Blank, co-founder and music composer of the Swiss avant-garde electro duo Yello, is also the inventor of the new music/recording app Yellofier. About a year ago, together with concept director Håkan Lidbo, programmer Jonatan Liljedahl and designer Håkan Ullberg, Blank filed to implement the ingenious idea that is Yellofier. Electronic Beats by Telekom supported the team of developers with its expertise in technology and communication and enabled a perfect realization. As a result, from April 1st users can go sound hunting with Yellofier app and create music out of the sounds of one’s life. Innovation, sound and technology – these keywords describe not only the philosophy of Electronic Beats, but also the impressive career of Yello, who are always on the lookout for creative sound combinations.
Jonathan Davies / Shazam is the world’s leading media engagement company, connecting over 350 million users worldwide with the music, TV shows and brands they love. As Music Partnerships Manager, Jon has helped expand Shazam’s music database to over 30 million tracks. He’s also developed Shazam Spotlight, a series of co-marketing campaigns with artists such as David Guetta, A$AP Rocky and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
Kevin Godley / WholeWorldBand / Cut his musical milk teeth in the 1960’s playing in local Manchester bands GROUP 17, THE SABRES and THE MOCKINGBIRDS forming strong musical links with Lol Crème and Graham Gouldman. He first entered the public consciousness in 1970 with Lol Crème and Eric Stewart in short lived recording unit HOTLEGS. A few years as Strawberry Studios session drummer / producer followed with Graham Gouldman joining the production team that eventually became 10cc. In 1976 Godley & Creme left 10cc to explore other kinds of music, notably CONSEQUENCES.Running parallel to their musical life was a growing involvement in the exploding music video scene of the early 80’s, the perfect opportunity for art school graduates Godley & Creme to rekindle their enthusiasm for film. Their first experience co - directing the video for AN ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK led directly to commissions directing VISAGE, DURAN DURAN, THE POLICE, GRAHAM PARKER, CULTURE CLUB, HERBIE HANCOCK, FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD, LOU REED, ERIC CLAPTON and PETER GABRIEL. They subsequently set up MEDIALAB, their own production company notably directing a channel 4 programme on the JFK assassination. ‘THE DAY THE DREAM DIED’, THE ‘SYNCHRONICITY CONCERT’ for THE POLICE and further pioneering audio / visual experimentation with THE VIDEO LABEL.Since splitting with Lol in the late 80’s Kevin’s output has included ‘ONE WORLD ONE VOICE’ (a musical chain letter meets environmental documentary) for BBC 2 and the original inspiration for WholeWorldBand. A 3 screen, pre-show archive footage movie for PAUL MCARTNEY’s 1993 ‘PAUL IS LIVE’ US tour. Channel 4’s highly acclaimed ‘ZOO TV’ OUTSIDE BROADCAST concert movie for U2 plus music promos for U2, GABRIELLE, BRYAN ADAMS, PAUL MCCARTNEY, THE BEATLES, FRANK SINATRA and BONO, BLUR, STING, SNOW PATROL, KATIE MELUA, JAMIE CULLUM, WILL YOUNG, BOYZONE EG WHITE and CHARLOTTE CHURCH and BIPOLAR EMPIRE. His experience and imagination have also been employed as much in commercials as in music video – his credits including spots for WRANGLER and BRUTUS JEANS, TOYOTA, HABITAT, NYNEX, MALIBU, TOSHIBA, TEXACO, PSE&G, AUDI, AT&T, NISSAN, GRANADA, PEPSI COLA and BACI.KG is currently developing WholeWorldBand a KG conceived audio / visual music / collaboration platform / application, based in Ireland. Putting the finishing touches to a screenplay. planning an exhibition of his ‘Corrupted Files’ artwork. Developing drama and musical projects for TV and Film. Working with Graham Gouldman on the GG/06 occasional music project.KEVIN has also directed music videos for the following feature films.A VIEW TO A KILL – Duran Duran (Godley / Crème) / MERRY CHRISTMAS MR. LAWRENCE – David Sylvian (Godley / Crème) / IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER – Gavin Friday & Bono / MISSION IMPOSSIBLE – Adam Clayton & Larry Mullen Jnr / BATMAN FOREVER – U2 (Godley / Linnane) / NOTTING HILL – Ronan Keating / TARZAN – Phil Collins / BRIDGET JONES’S DIARY – GabrielleThe CADS (Creative Art and Design) Committee recently presented KEVIN GODLEY with an Outstanding Achievement Award, acknowledging 20 years of consistently stunning work.
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Hakan Lidbo / Yellofier / The smart producer from Stockholm has already released 300 Records including everything from aspiring club music to acoustic experiments (he is represented by record labels such as Poker Flat and Shitkatapult). He has worked with artists such as Fatboy Slim, Depeche Mode and Yello. He also has his own radio show and organizes a festival in Sweden. He sent music to space and let monkeys from the Stockholm Zoo play on synthesizer.
Eliot van Buskirk / Eliot Van Buskirk is the editor of Evolver.fm, the first publication for music fans about music apps. An award-winning columnist, Van Buskirk has covered digital music since 1997 for CNET and Wired, and has written and edited books for McGraw-Hill. Evolver.fm, published by The Echo Nest, syndications to a number of outlets including Time, Gizmodo, Billboard, CNET, Lifehacker, Huffington Post, Hypebot, and more. One of his twitter accounts is @evolverfm.