Programme

Sessions are available on a first come first served basis at the show, and subject to availability.

Journey Theatre

in association with AWAL

Hear headline talks from some of the biggest artists around. The Journey Theatre in association with AWAL offers exclusive guidance to up-and-coming artists - with acts interviewed by BBC DJ's on how they made their break, and what they’ve learned over the years being successful musicians.

Jamie Cullum on Songwriting

Jamie Cullum shares his expertise on the art of songwriting and how he created some of his biggest hits. *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

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Day 1 schedule

10:30 with...

Jamie Cullum, and Huw Stephens

Blossoms - From Stockport to the Mercury Prize

Blossoms chat with Phil Taggart about their journey from Stockport in the Manchester suburbs to a Mercury nomination, and sharing insight for acts who want to follow in their footsteps.

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Day 1 schedule

11:45 with...

Blossoms, and Huw Stephens

Courteeners and Hurts - Getting bigger and bigger

Radio 2’s Jo Whiley talks to Liam Fray (Courteeners) and Theo Hutchcraft (Hurts) and discovers how they’ve developed from grassroots to national success, including each artist selling 100,000 tickets across Europe in the past year.

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Ray BLK - In conversation with Phil Taggart

In conversation with Ray BLK, sharing the highs of her journey in music, including being named winner of BBC's Sound of 2017.

Day 1 schedule

14:15 with...

Ray BLK, and Phil Taggart

Annie Mac's playlist

Annie Mac talks you through how she selects new music for her Radio 1 shows

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Day 1 schedule

15:30 with...

Annie Mac

Chase & Status - Bedroom producers to Festival headliners

Radio 1’s Danny Howard explores with Chase and Status in person how they’ve developed from bedroom DJs to international festival headliners

Day 1 schedule

16:45 with...

Danny Howard, and Chase and Status

Frank Carter - In conversation with Huw Stephens

​Punk pioneer Frank Carter kicks back with Huw Stephens, sharing how Gallows broke through to be one of the most culturally relevant bands of the late noughties, then how he re-ignited his career in music with Frank Carter and the Rattlesnakes.

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Day 2 schedule

10:30 with...

Frank Carter, Huw Stephens

The Libertines - In conversation with Phil Taggart

​As one of the biggest artists of the last 20 years, and with an unparalleled history, the Libertines chat with Phil Taggart to share what it takes to get to the top, and what it takes to stay there. *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

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Day 2 schedule

11:45 with...

Phil Taggart, The Libertines

Steve Lamacq's Demo Bag

6Music's Steve Lamacq talks through what he looks for when he receives a demo from an act, and what you can do to make yours stand out amongst the rest.​

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Shifting the Gaze: Women in Music Panel

Women in Music and BBC Introducing - we speak to three of the best new artists on their journeys, songwriting and the challenges and opportunities that women face in the music industry at home and at large. *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

Bob Harris' UK Country Takeover

Bob Harris, the king of UK Country, talks to a panel of musicians on the changing UK Country scene, and how you could make your mark​ as an upcoming artist in this scene. *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

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The Hunna - BBC Introducing to Brixton in 2 years

Formed exactly 2 years to the day before this talk, the Hunna have made quite an impact in that time.​ Phil Taggart quizzes the band on just what propelled them from BBC Introducing upstarts to twice selling out Brixton Academy.

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Day 3 schedule

13:00 with...

Phil Taggart The Hunna

AIM PRESENTS: KEEPING CONTROL OF YOUR CAREER

In the digital age many bands and artists are independently releasing their own music with great success. Presented by the Association of Independent Music (AIM), this panel of independent artists and industry professionals will give you top tips for how to set yourself up to succeed in the music business independently.

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Industry Sessions

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Spread across 10 theatres, these discussions and hands-on workshops will offer an insight on key elements to consider in the music industry. From the business to the beats, experts are on hand to share lessons they've learnt the hard way.

How to run a Label // Labels & Management

​Members from some of the most successful independent labels will share stories of how to release records, and how the market changes affect you as an artist and label.

A guide to self releasing your music - The ultimate in unsigned distribution // Labels & Management

​You might not get champagne when you sign but you may make some money. There are many routes available to sell and promote your music and this session will discuss how.

I can't get you out of my headline // Media & Press

We speak to regional music PRs, bloggers and editors and uncover the best way to make a splash online and in the local papers.

Radio 1's Chris Price on radioplay // Media & Press

The head of music at Radio 1 and 1Xtra talks through how you can get your music out there, and how to make an impact on the radio. *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

Day 1 schedule

15:30 with...

Chris Price - Radio 1, and MistaJam

BPI presents: The heads of label Masterclass // Labels & Management

​A chance to hear from some of the heads of labels and A&R across the most important labels in the UK. Who has broken in the UK, and why and how is the best way for them to hear your music.

Day 1 schedule

16:45 with...

Phil Christie - Warner Brothers Records, and Huw Stephens

Day 2 schedule

15:30 with...

Mike Smith - Warner Chappel, Phil Taggart

BASCA and MPA present: "How to write hit songs" // Songwriting

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors in partnership with the Music Publishers Association present a masterclass exploring songcraft and the tips to writing hit songs. Big names in Songwriting and publishing will share their knowledge on how to get ahead in the charts.​

Bad online? How to be good at Social Media // Tech

​We speak to some of the best social media managers in the UK about how to make the most of your online persona. *This session on Sun 8th is signed for the hearing impaired

Tom Robinson - Music Masterclass // Industry

BBC 6Music's Tom Robinson delivers a masterclass in music.

Day 3 schedule

14:15 with...

Tom Robinson

The A&R Masterclass; What do we do? // Labels & Management

Delving into the world of A&R and sharing what the role is of an A&R rep, and exactly what they're looking for from a new artist.

Grime is the new DIY // Business

​The grime community is the new punk - they have the biggest media outlets, fashion brands and hugely support each other on the scene. So how can you make a splash as an artist in this music world?

How to make money? with Music Glue // Business

​A series of Case Studies presenting easy wins and tangible tips from successful artists and managers, brought to life by e-commerce specialists Music Glue.​ *This session is signed for the hearing impaired

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From your bedroom to Ibiza // Hands-on

​How to take your best club tracks from the bedroom to club and radio - you’ll hear from some of the biggest dance labels, producers and journalists about how to get your music out there.

PRS Foundation & Momentum present: Bugzy Malone In Conversation with Twin B // Industry

Day 1 schedule

13:00 with...

Bugzy Malone, and Twin B

PRS Foundation presents… Breaking Internationally // Industry

Through case studies from supported artists, key players with showcasing expertise and ISF partners, this panel will explore the steps BBC Music Introducing artists should take to attract international bookings, ways in which artists can make the most of showcase opportunities, and reasons artists have to look outside the UK to build long-term careers.

PRS Foundation presents…An Introduction to Music Funding // Industry

Tim Ingham & Willard Ahdritz in conversation // Labels & Management

Drum Masterclass // Hands-on

Hands-on workshop offering drum techniques and guidance on laying down beats. Hosted by Collette Williams of REWS, giving her experience from gigging at Glastonbury and as a drum tutor.​

Day 1 schedule

13:15 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

17:00 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

Day 2 schedule

13:15 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

17:00 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

Day 3 schedule

13:15 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

17:00 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

Guitar Masterclass // Hands-on

Hands-on workshop showcasing guitar techniques and advice to get the most from your 6 strings. Hosted by Steve Smith, Product Demonstrator at Marshall Amplification and guitar tutor.

AIM Presents: What’s It Like For Women in Music? // Industry

Whether it’s the lack of female acts on festival bills or the lack of women in record label boardrooms, the music industry has got some way to go towards gender equality. But a number of initiatives, programmes, grants and networks exist to support women in music, and change is happening! The Association of Independent Music (AIM) assembles some of the music industry’s leading female artists and executives and asks what’s it like for women in the music business and how do we move towards an inclusive and diverse music industry of the future?

AIM Presents: Meet The Independent A&R Superstars! // Labels & Management

Find out how they discover new artists, what they’re looking for and what happens once an artist is signed.​

SoundCloud presents The Creator Class: Finding and growing your fanbase in the streaming age // Industry

The panel will explore how artists are building, growing and connecting with their fan bases and other artists in a time where we’re more connected than ever before, the opportunities it presents, and how streaming services such as SoundCloud and other tools are giving emerging artists the ability to hustle in a whole new way.​ *This session also includes performances by Oshi and Jay Prince.

AWAL presents: Music Publishing 101 // Business

If you care about having a successful career in music you should get to know the basics of music publishing. In this session, experts will discuss how to make money from mechanical royalties, sync licensing, and public performance.

AWAL presents: How to Make It In the New Music Business // Business

Ari Herstand will present his key points of how to manage the various steps of your career in today’s music industry.

Day 1 schedule

14:00 with...

Ari Herstand - Ari’s Take

AWAL presents: Q&A with Music Business Worldwide and Bruno Major // Media & Press

Journalists covering the music industry will interview rising artists on stage to hear about their journey. Artists will also field questions from the audience.

Day 1 schedule

12:00 with...

Bruno Major, and Tim Ingham - Music Business Worldwide

AWAL Presents: Artist Masterclass: Beyond The Music Video // Hands-on

Day 2 schedule

10:30 with...

David Morgendorff - YouTube

AWAL PRESENTS: Expert Conversations: Taking the Next Step // Labels & Management

A conversation with an expert about how to take your career to the next level

Day 2 schedule

12:30 with...

Ari Herstand - Ari’s Take

AWAL PRESENTS: Jumpstarting your career as a songwriter // Songwriting

Discussions about how to manage the various steps of your career in today’s music environment.

AWAL presents: Artist Masterclass: YouTube Analytics // Hands-on

Day 2 schedule

15:30 with...

Davy Denke - YouTube

AWAL PRESENTS: Rising Above: Marketing and Promotion in a Streaming Economy // Media & Press

AWAL Presents: De-mystifying Streaming Music Data to Grow Your Career // Tech

In these case studies, presenters will offer details into how to access data analytics and how to use them for marketing, touring, and other purposes.

AWAL Presents: Q&A with Jordan MacKampa // Industry

Day 3 schedule

12:30 with...

Jordan MacKampa

AWAL Presents: How Do You Crack Streaming Playlists // Tech

AWAL Presents: Money Flows: Following the Digital Dollar // Business

How does money flow from Apple and Spotify to musicians and writers? Panelists in this session will discuss the intricacies of micropayments and how you collect money for your streams online.

Sentric Music Presents: WTF Is Music Publishing? // Business

Publishing can be a confusing world for emerging artists. Who has the time and energy to think about intellectual property when there’s a middle eight to perfect?! In this talk by independent publisher Sentric Music’s Simon Pursehouse, he will go through the basic’s of just what publishing is, why it’s utterly an utterly vital income stream for emerging musicians and what they can do to make sure they’re getting every single £, € and $ that they are owed.

Day 1 schedule

11:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Day 2 schedule

11:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Day 3 schedule

11:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Sentric Music Presents: How To Land A Sync Deal In Nine Easy Steps // Media & Press

​It seems like everyone is talking about sync at the moment, but how do you actually go about getting one? In this talk, Simon Pursehouse (Head of Sync at Sentric Music) will guide you through everything to need to know in order to make your tunes as attractive as possible to music supervisors around the world. Bring a pen and paper, you’re going to want to take notes.​

Day 1 schedule

14:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Day 2 schedule

14:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Day 3 schedule

13:45 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

Urban Development: Smashing the glass ceiling // Business

From diversity to form 696, we talk to panellists and find out how they overcame obstacles to become successful within the music industry.

Urban Development: Playlist Politics // Business

From digital platforms to radio playlists. We talk to panellists to find out, how to break an Urban Artist in 2018 and if streaming is the future of UK Urban Music.​

Urban Development: Game Changers // Business

From Artist to Business, we speak to high profile panellists, about how to build a sustainable global career and create a legacy within Urban Music.

PRS For Music & PPL - A guide to what we do // Business

Starting and sustaining a career in music can mean a lot of hard work so understanding your revenue streams is VITAL for any new artists. Whether it’s money from live performances, or a radio play, or a television sync, or your music being played in public, we’ll be discussing how revenue flows back through to the artist featuring insight from an artist/artists who is/are currently fulfilling the dream, along with practical advice from PRS for Music and PPL - two licensing bodies that you NEED to know.

Deezer presents... Sweet Streams // Tech

Music streaming has not only changed the way we consume music, but it's also forever changed the way we discover new music as well. Sulinna Ong, VP Artist Marketing, Deezer will share how music streaming services are working hand-in-hand with artists and labels to introduce new emerging artists through grassroots program such as Deezer Next and dedicated channels focused on emerging genres such as Grime. Ms. Ong will also be joined by Abbie McCarthy, presenter for BBC Introducing and Freelance Assistant Producer at BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 6 Music, for a fireside chat on these new initiatives and future of streaming.

Day 1 schedule

16:00 with...

Sulinna Ong - Deezer

Spotify Artist & Manager Masterclass // Hands-on

​Targeted specifically at artists and managers​, come hear from Spotify the tips you need to succeed

Day 2 schedule

15:15 with...

Drew Lam - Spotify

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - Songs and sonic identities // Songwriting

​Everything in the music industry starts with the song - but what genre or style? Here you can learn from our panel on the best ways to define, then develop your unique creative voice.​

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - Perfecting your release strategy // Media & Press

Branding, communications, marketing… with our panel of industry experts, we make sense of these industry buzz words and give you the best advice on how to release your music in 2017. ​

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - How to rule the world // Labels & Management

​We explore the world of record labels and music publishing and the opportunities they can create to help you turbo boost your music career.​

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - Turning it up to 11 // Live

​Playing live is crucial for emerging acts as it’s often the first time an audience will hear your music. Our expert panel advise you on how to get the most from your live opportunities both on and off stage…​

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - Press, plugging and playlists // Industry

​Now you’ve got your sound and honed your live skills where next? From press to playlists, we meet the influencers who can help take your career into the stratosphere.

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