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Feargal Sharkey

Musical Legend, Co-founder of The Undertones & CEO of UK Music

Feargal Sharkey first found fame as the lead vocalist of pop punk band The Undertones, most famous for the hit singles Teenage Kicks and My Perfect Cousin. Since the end of his recording career he has worked in the business side of music and held several leadership roles in the industry. In 2008, he became head of UK Music, an umbrella organisation representing the collective interests of the UK's commercial music industry. He has become prominent in criticising the use of Form 696 by the Metropolitan Police requiring event promoters to provide data on performers and audiences.

Feargal has been recognized for his outstanding achievements in the field of music

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In detail

Feargal Sharkey was a co-founder of The Undertones at their inception in 1976. His best-known solo material is the 1985 UK chart-topping single penned by Maria McKee, A Good Heart, a world-wide number 1 in 1985. In the business side of the music industry he was initially an A&R manager for Polydor Records, and then Managing Director of EXP Ltd. He was appointed a Member of the Radio Authority for five years from 1998 to 2003. He became Chairman of the UK Government task force the Live Music Forum in 2004 to evaluate the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on the performance of live music, and gave public evidence before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in 2008.

What he offers you

Having enjoyed some 12 years of world tours and hit albums, Feargal Sharkey is keen for us to adapt, progress and develop to help secure a solid foundation from which a successful, vibrant and world dominating British online industry can be built. Having seen both sides of the industry his input from a unique perspective is not only insightful, but also invaluable.

How he presents

Feargal Sharkey is at ease in front of worldwide audiences and delivers powerful high content addresses with charisma and charm.

Languages

He presents in English.

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Topics

  • Innovation
  • Creativity in the Digital Age
  • Achieving the Impossible
  • Re-inventing Yourself
  • Self-motivation
  • Making a Difference
  • Implementing Change
  • Talent Management

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