Day One

Journey Theatre

in association with AWAL

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

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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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11:45 with...

Blossoms, and Huw Stephens

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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.

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14:15 with...

Ray BLK, and Phil Taggart

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Annie Mac's playlist

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

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15:30 with...

Annie Mac

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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

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16:45 with...

Danny Howard, and Chase and Status

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Industry Sessions

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How to run a Label

​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.

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  • Labels & Management

5 guestlist + beers plus waters. How to get a gig.

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.

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  • Live

The Music Manager Masterclass

​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

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  • Labels & Management

A guide to self releasing your music - The ultimate in unsigned distribution

​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.

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  • Labels & Management

I can't get you out of my headline

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

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  • Media & Press

Radio 1's Chris Price on radioplay

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

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  • Media & Press

BPI presents: The heads of label Masterclass

​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

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  • Labels & Management

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

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.​

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  • Songwriting

Bad online? How to be good at Social Media

​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

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  • Tech

The A&R Masterclass; What do we do?

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.

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  • Labels & Management

Grime is the new DIY

​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?

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  • Business

How to make money? with Music Glue

​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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  • Business

From your bedroom to Ibiza

​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.

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  • Hands-on

What a difference a radio play makes?

We speak to DJs and producers from across the radio industry about the best way to get your music heard and on the radio.

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  • Industry

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

Day 1 schedule

13:00 with...

Bugzy Malone, and Twin B

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  • Industry

Tim Ingham & Willard Ahdritz in conversation

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  • Labels & Management

Drum Masterclass

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.​

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13:15 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

17:00 with...

Collette Williams - Artist

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  • Hands-on

Guitar Masterclass

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.

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  • Hands-on

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

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?

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  • Industry

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

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.

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  • Industry

AWAL presents: Music Publishing 101

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.

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  • Business

AWAL presents: How to Make It In the New Music 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

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  • Business

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

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

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12:00 with...

Bruno Major, and Tim Ingham - Music Business Worldwide

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  • Media & Press

Sentric Music Presents: WTF Is Music Publishing?

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

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  • Business

Sentric Music Presents: How To Land A Sync Deal In Nine Easy Steps

​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

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  • Media & Press

Urban Development: Smashing the glass ceiling

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

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  • Business

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

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.

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  • Business

Deezer presents... Sweet Streams

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

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  • Tech

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

​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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  • Songwriting

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