Speaker Profile

Bertelsen Karma

Job TitleMarketing Manager

Company NameKilimanjaro Live (UK)


As Marketing Manager at leading UK live entertainment promoter Kilimanjaro Live, Karma and her team help deliver over 700 live music and diverse entertainment events a year ranging from festivals, arena and stadium tours to gigs in grassroots venues. She has overseen the marketing strategy on a variety of tours such as Ed Sheeran, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rag n Bone Man, Kate Tempest, Margaret Glaspy, Marilyn Manson, Craig David, The 1975, Bastille and more including artists at the start of their careers.
She started her career gaining an understanding of the physical retail market at HMV before joining an International business management company to work with artists from Deadmau5 and Calvin Harris to Kelis. She then joined leading industry title Music Week and pro-audio titles Audio Media International and MI Professional. Following this and prior to Kilimanjaro Live, Karma joined the Marketing team at PPL.


Formed in 2008, Kilimanjaro Live is a live music and entertainment events promoter and producer, staging over 700 very diverse shows each year.

Kilimanjaro works with a wide variety of live music artists in numerous venues across the UK and occasionally overseas, from grass roots venues to football stadiums and everything in between. They take particular pride in spotting talent and working closely with agents, managers and record labels to help to nurture an artist’s career. In the last couple of years Kilimanjaro have worked with long established acts such as Andrea Bocelli, Simply Red, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donny Osmond, Marilyn Manson, Craig David and Stereophonics as well as with more recently established artists such as Ed Sheeran, Frank Carter, Don Broco, The 1975, Bastille, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Maggie Rogers, Pinegrove, Julia Jacklin, Jess Glynne, Arch Enemy and Birdy. They also regularly book, promote various festivals.

Conference Sessions

  • Top 10 Tips For Artists To Market Your Live Shows

    04 Jun 2019, 12:15 PM - 01:00 PM, Artist Hub

    In this workshop, Live Marketing professional Karma Bertelsen, who works on in excess of 750 shows a year in 50 capacity venues to 90,000 capacity stadiums will...

    • Language: English
      1. Event
      2. Event Date
        Tue, Jun 4
      3. Event Theme
        Music Business
        Talent Development

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