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The extraordinary story of library music at the British Library

The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by Emily Bick

On 6 October the British Library will host a night dedicated to library music. Featuring some of library music label KPM's key composers, the event will feature the first live show in six years for the KPM All Stars performing a selection of classics, and starring Keith Mansfield, Brian Bennett, John Cameron, Alan Parker, and The Mohawks' Alan Hawkshaw.

Also happening will be a premiere screening of Shawn Lee’s feature length documentary The Library Music Film, and a talk hosted by The Wire's Deputy Editor Emily Bick. Plus DJ support from Finders Keepers' Andy Votel, and Jane Weaver.

The library will also be host to an exhibition of library music album covers curated by David Hollander, author of Unusual Sounds: The Hidden History Of Library Music. The KPM archive is resident at the British Library.