Bertis Downs

  1. Future of Music Coalition Summit Day Two: It's Possible For Musicians To Thrive, But No Easy Answers

    October 05, 2011 7:45 AM EDT Rapper and community activist Che "Rhymefest" Smith talks about the Chicago music scene and his non-profit program Power of Purpose, which teaches young people civic engagement and community organizing through music-making. (Photo: Sarah ...

  2. In The City Day 2: Bertis Downs Talks New REM Album

    October 15, 2010 12:00 AM EDT "What we need is a revolution. What we've got is an erosion," former Warner Music U.K. chairman Rob Dickins told delegates during an impassioned opening address at day two of U.K. music conference In The City. Speaking alongside Ber ...

  3. Bertis Downs, Rob Dickins To Appear At In The City

    August 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT R.E.M. manager Bertis Downs and former Warner Music chairman Rob Dickins have been confirmed as keynote speakers at this year's In The City music conference, to be held in the U.K. city of Manchester, Oct. 13 to 15. Downs has handled R.E.M. s ...

  4. U2's McGuinness To Keynote Midem Manager Summit

    December 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness will deliver a keynote speech at the inaugural international manager summit, to take place Jan. 28-29 during the Midem trade fair in Cannes. McGuinness and Bertis Downs, manager of R.E.M., are among the first names annou ...