DJ and BBC Radio 1Xtra Broadcaster Jamz Supernova says since the financial crash 10 years ago, economic circumstances mean that her generation and the generations after have no option but to become hustlers. From fashion, music, lifestyle, business ideas to start-ups, young people are taking control of their careers and futures. It’s what Jamz calls the DIY Generation.
Jamz started the DIY Generation as a regular feature on her weekly BBC Radio 1Xtra show as a way to highlight the achievements of this generation, to share their stories and to inspire the next generation of uni starters, school leavers and the young adults who want a career change.
The DIY Generation soon evolved from a regular feature on her radio show to The DIY Handbook – a series of events including 101 masterclasses and interactive workshops on how young people can launch a business and create careers, hosted by those who have successfully done it themselves. The DIY Handbook is now about to be launched as a podcast series.
Australian born, LA based George Maple is a force to be reckoned with. Beyond her 340 million+ Spotify streams, 350,000 Shazam followers, US number #1 records, sell out shows from Paris to Sydney, 20 million+ YouTube views and features in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Interview she is the epitome of the new wave of artists taking control of their careers and futures.
In September this year, George Maple launched her production company ‘The Process’ and an Artist Development/Management company ‘T.B.C.A’. Following many years of falling into accidental roles including Manager, Producer, Creative Director, Stylist, Lighting Designer and more, she has harnessed this experience into these new businesses, focussing on collaborating with other artists and professionals who inspire community and vision.
The DIY Handbook: Jamz Supernova in conversation with George Maple opens EMC’s 2019 keynote theatre. These powerhouse women tap into each other’s minds to discuss their journeys as creative entrepreneurs, the mistakes that became learnings applied to create magical career milestones, the advice they offer emerging artists and professionals and what is exciting them the most about the new decade ahead.
SPACE CAT - (KEYNOTE THEATRE)