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: Liraz, Gaye Su Akyol, Altin Gün, Bixiga 70, Dur-Dur Band Int., El Khat, Mokoomba, Santrofi, Širom, Avalanche Kaito, Kuunatic, Brìghde Chaimbeul, YĪN YĪN, Faizal Mostrixx, Trupa Trupa, Park Jiha, Tamikrest, Aziza Brahim,  Bab L' Bluz, Lenhart Tapes, 75 Dollar Bill, Catherine Graindorge, Parchment Prison Prayer, King Ayisoba, Dal:um, Etceteral, Tau & the Drones of Praise, Lina_Raül Refree, Pulled by Magnets, Bassekou Kouyate,  Fofoulah, Bantou Mentale, Al-Qasar, BaBa ZuLa, The Turbans,  Mekons, Stella Chiweshe, Ustad Saami, TootArd, AMMAR 808, Noura Mint Seymali, Orkesta Mendoza, Boban & Marko Marković Orchestra, Jupiter & Okwess International, The Bombay Royale, Samba Touré, Lobi Traoré, Aurelio, Dirtmusic, Dub Colossus, Fela Kuti (various reissue campaigns + events) etc. (Check out the 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, 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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