Introducing… Jamal Edwards, MBE. Founder of SB.TV!
We are thrilled to have Jamal as our headline speaker at #LifeHacks! He will be sitting down to have an exclusive chat about his successful career; starting out at the age of 15 after being given a camera for his birthday, to the growing his own youth broadcasting channel, SB.TV, a renowned brand with global reach!
Having gone from working on the shop floor of Topman to being the face of a collaborative range in store with American Freshman, to being awarded an MBE for services to music in 2015, as well as releasing a best selling book and fronting a Google Chrome Advert alongside Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber, and then of course boasting an a-list filled photo collection including a selfie with Prince William and Harry, an image that went from Jamal’s Twitter to the pages of Vanity Fair and Vogue – it’s fair to call him the millennial’s hero of the DIY entrepreneurialism.
Since founding SB.TV in 2006, the online music platform has had features in Time, Forbes, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Vogue and GQ, just to name a few. It is also renowned for discovering pop singer Ed Sheeran in 2010 and more recently has launched SB.TV News, a news service aimed at young people, covering news, sport, entertainment, gaming, screens, business, tech, fashion, and life.
Encapsulating the DIY ethos of the underground music scene that inspired the teen to pick up a camera in the first place, Jamal Edwards was – and still is – responsible for documenting the rise of a new breed of previously ignored video stars. Early nods of approval came from Richard Branson and Simon Cowell, but now SB.TV, the first new media business on YouTube, can boast a subscriber base of over 738,000 with over 424 million views.
SB.TV acts as a testament to hard work and entrepreneurialism; values that Jamal wants to share with you.
Be inspired. Be informed. Get involved.