After a series of 6 events in 2019-20, Box Talks is back at LCCM’s Music Box venue, this time featuring Mike Walsh, the ex-head of Radio X/XFM, War Child music board member, and Mercury Prize judge!

Hosted virtually via YouTube Live at 7PM on Wednesday 28th October, the discussion will see Mike breaking down his decades of experience in broadcast, digital, and music businesses as well as his valuable insights as one of the UK music industry’s most renowned and respected voices. This is not one to miss if you are interested in a career in the music industry as an Artist, Marketer or Broadcaster!


About Mike Walsh

A Mercury Prize judge for the past four years, Mike is a member of the War Child UK music board and, in his most recent role, oversaw record results for Radio X (previously XFM) where he was part of the management team from 2005. At XFM / Radio X Mike hired and managed some of the biggest names in UK radio whilst giving first airplay or playlists to many artists from Adele, The xx, Mumford & Sons, Lana Del Rey, Biffy Clyro and Courteeners, to The 1975, Bastille, Blossoms, Sam Fender, Jade Bird, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Royal Blood and Gerry Cinnamon.

Mike has also staged award winning live events with household names like Noel Gallagher, Liam Gallagher, Florence and The Machine, Ed Sheeran, Kings of Leon, Muse, George Ezra, Kasabian, Richard Ashcroft, Snow Patrol, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Paul Weller.

Mike worked TV and radio promotions at Parlophone Records in the late 90’s where his roster included Coldplay, Radiohead, Paul McCartney, Supergrass, The Beastie Boys, Queen, Pet Shop Boys and Blur.

Box Talks has previously hosted guests such as One Bit, Nick Halkes, Kwame Kwaten, Jasmine Dotiwala, Cookie Pryce, Ann Harrison and Sentric Music.

More details and highlights of previous events can be found at

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