Tuesday 7 March  |  12pm - 2pm | In person
Confetti X

Content Creation Panel

Olivia Taylar, Mimi The Music Blogger & Tianna Mercedes

Hear from three contemporary creators - united by digital media and a forward-thinking mindset – on how social media has impacted on the music and media industries, pushing the boundaries around diversity, equality and inclusion.


Chinelle Brandford (Host)

After leaving sixth form, unlike many of my friends I didn’t choose the university route, instead I chose to do an apprenticeship in Digital Marketing & Social Media at Google. In 2016, Haringey Council made me the face of apprenticeships for their Routes to Work campaign showcasing the different paths to building a career. In 2018, Wavemaker media agency awarded me for successfully strategizing and executing the first social performance campaigns across multiple L’Oréal brands. In 2019, I was awarded for building the first client facing tool that allows us to project return on investment based on all online data and give a top/mid funnel solution if desired return on ad spend was stated. In 2021, I was awarded the Rocketeer of the year  – an award granted for driving culture and a better working environment for everyone. In 2021, I supported Spark Foundry with employing their first cohort of apprentices. In 2022, I was named one of the 30 under 30 candidates by Performance Marketing World.

Olivia Taylar – A&R, Surrealist Artist and Editor 

Coming from the harsh realities of life in Hackney, London; Olivia Taylar L-W, known as OT,  took it upon herself to grasp the reality of the corrupt, systematic, trapped life in the United Kingdom; even when things may have looked bleak. Being troubled and raised in a tough urban environment where artistic outlets were few and far between, Olivia was lucky to be blessed with opportunities to develop the blueprint to her creative desired dream from young.

As an active member of her community, Olivia constantly gets involved in her local community enterprises to try and give back to those from disadvantage backgrounds the opportunity she wished she could’ve had growing up. 

Mimi The Music Blogger

Known professionally as ‘Mimi The Music Blogger’, but to friends and family simply as Minou, the 25-year-old journalist, host, BBC1Xtra contributor and self-confessed music connoisseur is forging her own path within the industry one successful project at a time.

With by-line credits at Complex UK, as well as Mixtape Madness, Redbull Music, Trench Magazine, Amelia Dimz’s ‘Chicken Shop Date’, No Signal Radio, and more, the Young Music Boss winner for ‘Journalist of The Year’ 2022 has worked hard on developing her craft, and over time has used her voice to graciously critique and breakdown our favourite tracks in order to earn herself the title of London’s favourite musical tastemaker – this echoed by her over 40k strong Twitter followers. Hanging on every character she tweets, and words she utters, her followers (and music lovers alike) look to her for the next emerging artist they should be listening to, a sample breakdown of Mahalia’s discography, a recap of J Hus’s best albums, all the way to a dissection of Kanye West’s ‘Donda’ projects – nothing is off bounds in the musical sphere for Mimi.

Having featured on music panels for Cord Socials, LinkUp TV, JD Sports, MOBOs and The Halfcast Podcast, the creator of the popular ‘Mimi’s Music Friday’s’ is on her way to becoming a household name.

Tianna Mercedes

Tianna is a gaming content creator who mainly focuses on FPS games. As the gaming scene is dominated heavily by males, her main goal in this space is to make other females feel comfortable and have their voices heard. Tianna was recently on BBC1 Xtra speaking about the troubles she faces as a black female in the scene. In 2017, she decided to take the plunge and hit live for the first time on Twitch and hasn’t looked back. Since then she has had so many great opportunities which included being invited to take part in the Call Of Duty Launch Event alongside many known celebrities and also being partnered with Playstation.

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COMPULSORY GROUPS: CC22 and VS21 to attend in person

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