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
in association with AWAL
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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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.
Agents, promoters & festival organisers discuss how they decide on lineups, how the festival & live music scene is changing in the UK and how new musicians can help.
As an artist there is so much you should do on your own before giving away a 20% cut and even your job - heres what you need to know. *This session on Fri 6th is signed for the hearing impaired
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.
We speak to regional music PRs, bloggers and editors and uncover the best way to make a splash online and in the local papers.
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.
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
We speak to DJs and producers from across the radio industry about the best way to get your music heard and on the radio.
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.
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?
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.
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.
Ari Herstand will present his key points of how to manage the various steps of your career in today’s music industry.
Journalists covering the music industry will interview rising artists on stage to hear about their journey. Artists will also field questions from the audience.
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.
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.
From diversity to form 696, we talk to panellists and find out how they overcame obstacles to become successful within the music industry.
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.
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.
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.
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