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[MXD Networking @ SPOT] Meet Bang On PR

Asbjørn Hæstrup

Once again this year, we are inviting several key international industry professionals to attend SPOT Festival. All of them will be joining us at the MXD Superball @ RADAR as part of the SPOT+ programme, but until the festival kicks off on May 4th, we will be bringing you brief introductions to them, including where they come from, what companies they work for, what bands they want to check out at SPOT, and much more. We look forward to seeing Leanne Mison of Bang On PR.

Name: Leanne Mison

Company: Bang On PR

Title: Publicist

Based in: London

Can you tell us a bit about the company’s history and roster?
Bang On PR started in 2007, and has worked with artists such as Portishead, Brian Eno, Autechre, Chilly Gonzales, DJ Koze, Feist, Battles, Flying Lotus, The Knife, Factory Floor and has also managed artists including The Invisible and Planningtorock.

– and a bit about the acts you personally work with at this moment?
I’m currently looking after press for Matthew Herbert Big (Brexit) Band, Shed, Perera Elsewhere, Saint Etienne, Independent Label Market and Convergence Festival.

What was the moment you decided you wanted to work with music?
When I moved to London and made friends with people who had similar interests and outlooks on life as me, they tended to work in the creative industries, and I was drawn down that path.

Who are you looking forward to seeing at Spot Festival this year?
Looking forward to seeing Uffe, Sigrid, Nils Bech, Shitkid, Sløtface, Alma, Courtesy and Central.

Best live show of your life, hands down?
I’m not an absolutist, but if you insist; Kraftwerk open air at Benicassim at 3am