You have a voice—learn to use it as a force for good. At our last (but not least) Stuff They Don’t Tell You 2022 event, we’re heading to Berlin to discuss what it means to use your skills, platform, or voice to defy the status quo. Joining us are trailblazers of change, including Richard Akingbehin, Sandira Blas, and Aysha Hussain. We hope to see you there.
Aysha Hussain, Keychange coordinator
Aysha Hussain is a freelancer in the creative world, hopping between London and Berlin in her pursuit to place diversity and inclusion at the core of everything she does. Currently working in the film and music industries, Aysha works on freelance projects in varying capacities, from writing and copy editing to communications and developing inclusive recruitment strategies.
Richard Akingbehin, Co-founder of Refuge Worldwide
Richard Akingbehin is the co-founder of Berlin-based radio station Refuge Worldwide, an independent community radio station working in solidarity with grassroots and non-profit organizations. He’s also the founder of Kynant Records, a label for techno, experimental, and dub music.
Sandira Blas, Strategic Advisor
Sandira Blas is a Berlin-based strategic advisor in partnerships and stakeholder relations, with over 20 years of international experience working within the music technology and startup ecosystems. She works with both artists and brands and has helped close various partnerships deals.
Notable work & projects include Alicia Keys, John Carpenter, Rough Trade, Red Bull Music Studios, MIT, Kill Rock Stars/5RC, Akai Pro, M-Audio, Denon DJ, Tony Visconti, Kingston University, Factory Berlin, Transmoderna, Dixon, Sónar, Beats, Mastercard, WeTransfer, NeXR Technologies, and more.
There are lots of things for creatives to think about beyond having good ideas. And while industry events tend to cover the high-end, sexy topics—from unrealistic routines for creative inspiration to (even more unrealistic) dream client relationships—we tend to forget about the nitty-gritty and the down-and-dirty. Whether it’s how to get your invoices paid on time or whether you should be copyrighting your work.
That’s where we come in.
Inspired by the WePresent series of the same name, Stuff They Don’t Tell You: Live presents four intimate events across Amsterdam, Berlin and London, where we (alongside a panel of experts) tackle the practical questions that usually go unanswered. So you can get the insider tidbits you need to succeed in a creative career.