Music PR by Ilka Schlockermann

I’m a London-based freelance PR promoting music from all over the world. I have been working in music PR & promotion since 2006, covering UK media (print, online, radio, TV).

Current & past UK media campaigns include: Gaye Su Akyol, Aziza Brahim, Tamikrest, 75 Dollar Bill, Lina_Raül Refree, Pulled by Magnets, Bassekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Touré, Park Jiha, Fofoulah, Bantou Mentale, Altin Gün, BaBa ZuLa, The Turbans, Fela Kuti (various reissue campaigns + events), Trupa Trupa, Širom, Mekons, Stella Chiweshe, Ustad Saami, TootArd, AMMAR 808, Bixiga 70, Mokoomba, Noura Mint Seymali, King Ayisoba, Orkesta Mendoza, Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra, Jupiter & Okwess International, The Bombay Royale, Samba Touré, Lobi Traoré, Aurelio, Dirtmusic, Dub Colossus, etc. (See Spotify playlist below)

Current & past clients include: Glitterbeat, tak:til, Analog Africa, Real World Records, Outhere Records, Six Degrees Records, Piranha Musik, Knitting Factory Records, Movimientos, Cumbancha, harmonia mundi, Nascente, Brownswood Recordings, World Connection, Because Music, etc.

In the past I have worked at record labels (incl. Cooking Vinyl), in artist management (with various Nigerian artists such as JJC & 419 Squad, African China, Vocal Slender & D'banj), as a researcher for radio programmes (Afropop/BBC World Service & African Vibes/BBC Radio 1Xtra) and as a writer/editor for a website (BBC Africa On Your Street). I was a member of the WOMEX 12 Showcase Jury. I love photography, cooking, walking, badminton, markets, C4 News, OITNB, cats, coffee, Old Fashioneds … and music of course.

If you are a UK journalist/editor or radio producer/DJ/presenter do email me if you want to receive info & promos.
Also, if you are a label with a really interesting & promising project, feel free to get in touch. 

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