Day Two

Journey Theatre

in association with AWAL

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

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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

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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

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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

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 2 schedule

15:30 with...

Mike Smith - Warner Chappel, Phil Taggart

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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 presents… Breaking Internationally

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.

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  • Industry

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.​

Day 2 schedule

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: Meet The Independent A&R Superstars!

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

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  • Labels & Management

AWAL Presents: Artist Masterclass: Beyond The Music Video

Day 2 schedule

10:30 with...

David Morgendorff - YouTube

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  • Hands-on

AWAL PRESENTS: Expert Conversations: Taking the Next Step

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

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12:30 with...

Ari Herstand - Ari’s Take

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  • Labels & Management

AWAL PRESENTS: Jumpstarting your career as a songwriter

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

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  • Songwriting

AWAL presents: Artist Masterclass: YouTube Analytics

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15:30 with...

Davy Denke - YouTube

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  • Hands-on

AWAL PRESENTS: Rising Above: Marketing and Promotion in a Streaming Economy

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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 2 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 2 schedule

14:00 with...

Simon Pursehouse - Sentric Music

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  • Media & Press

Urban Development: Playlist Politics

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.​

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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

Spotify Artist & Manager Masterclass

​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

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  • Hands-on

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - Perfecting your release strategy

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. ​

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  • Media & Press

ICMP presents: The Artist’s Journey - How to rule the world

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

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  • Labels & Management

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