Created for the independent music space, Almost Famous is a music industry podcast dedicated to bringing insights and knowledge for emerging musicians and music industry professionals from experts at the top of their field. Surviving the music industry is never going to be easy, but lucky for you we’ve got years of experience and a bulging contact book to help make the journey a little smoother.

Each episode answers the questions you’ve always wanted to ask and gives you tips and advice on how to succeed in your music industry journey.

From major record label Directors to Grammy award winning songwriters,
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This week, Zaid was joined by the one and only, Lewis Jamieson – co-founder and communications manager of the environmental movement Music Declares Emergency, which has attracted interest from big names like Billie Eilish, Radiohead, The 1975, and many many more. He has been working in the music industry for over 30 years, across A&R, artist management, and PR, and has worked the press for some of the biggest UK names such as Oasis, Elbow, and Madness. 


Zaid and Lewis chat about not only how he entered the industry, and the imprint he has left on the music industry but what it was that inspired him to take environmental action and form Music Declares Emergency. They talk about the unifying force of music, how it has been a vessel to carry the messages of MDE in order to trigger systemic change in the music industry, as well as Festival Republic being one of the latest organisations to work with movement which will inspire more to get involved.


In this episode, you will find out what “No Music On A Dead Planet” really means, and how the music industry can be working to combat climate change. Plus tune in to hear what happened when the incredible Billie Eilish got involved!

Lewis Jamieson



With nearly two decades of experience in the Music and Entertainment Industry, Zaid Elgahmi has witnessed the good and bad of the creative world. As a musician, presenter and mental health campaigner, Zaid always find it his mission to get the right information from the right people.