Morning pop pickers, listen to @bbcnewcastle from 8pm tonight where Generator's Jonny Gray will be talking to @nickyrob about #MusicFutures
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#MusicFutures making the headlines in today's @MusicWeek http://t.co/XmNS2PxzVq
RT @kierondonoghue: Next week I'll be debating the Playlist vs The Album at the @GeneratorNE Music Futures conference in Gateshead. http://…
#TippingPoint Congratulations to @Youngfathers (who we tipped back in 2012) for winning the 2014 @Barclaycard #mercuryprize2014
Some great chatter from a dapper looking @jenlong on More4 re: #mercuryprize2014 tonight. Catch her at #musicfutures in just over a week!
Today's Tip - the ellusive James Canty #tippingpoint http://t.co/wBMoOb7xN9 Words by @mattyaston , Tip by @Pursehouse

Generator Business Support Opportunities

Through the business growth programme Generator and our partners provide over 250 interventions each year for the commercial, creative and digital industries.
From Conferences, Networking, Masterclasses, Workshops and the Interim Director Scheme to Showcasing, Legal Clinics, IP Licensing and Export advice.

  • Music Futures Conference 2014

    6 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… NEWCASTLE

    11 Nov

  • Urban Music Marketing Masterclass

    12 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… HARTLEPOOL

    12 Nov

  • Business of Electronic Music

    13 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… SCUNTHORPE

    14 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… LEAMINGTON SPA

    15 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… PRESTON

    18 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… STOWMARKET

    19 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… SHEFFIELD

    21 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… PLYMOUTH

    28 Nov

Music Futures Conference 2014

06-11-2014 10:00 BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art

Now in its 4th year, Generator are delighted to announce that Music Futures Conference is back for another instalment on Thursday 6th November 2014. Music Futures has established itself as one of the UK’s leading music industry conferences, providing a platform to discover the latest developments, with the leading lights in the business sharing the latest thinking in the sector. Music Futures explores how all this will shape our digital music future.

We will soon be announcing details of the music industry luminaries, who will be dispersed across the day participating in enlightening panels, insightful presentations and interactive discussions.

Having found its home at the iconic BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art as part of the creative and cultural backdrop of Gateshead Quays, Music Futures has quickly become the autumn gathering of innovative musicians & producers, leading labels, digital music analysts, streaming services, forward thinking publishers and industry trade organisations who are looking to secure future opportunities and establish new directions.

For details on how to book your place and the latest information on speakers etc. please visit our microsite – www.musicfutures.info

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MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… NEWCASTLE

11-11-2014 20:00 The Cluny

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

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Urban Music Marketing Masterclass

12-11-2014 17:00 Space2

Urban Music genres, Hip-Hop, Grime, R&B, etc are all surrounded by a very unique subculture that defines the way in which they are marketed. Generator are proud to bring you a two hour masterclass, taking a look at employability for urban music practitioners and how to get content heard and seen by a relevant audience. The class will cover the following essential topics:

  • Using online tools effectively
  • Building your brand
  • Increasing your fan-base
  • Applying skills to work in the Urban Music sector
  • Routes to market for Urban Music

Generator’s Urban Music Marketing Masterclass features insight and practical advice from special guest Grant Brydon, Hip-Hop Editor at CLASH and Online Music Editor at RWD Mag. Grant has also worked as a PR and digital strategist on multiple PR campaigns and events for the likes of Just Jam Intl, The National Arts Festival (South Africa), Swallows Foundation, Murkage, SAS Eurogang, Distinction and Denzel Himself.

Spaces at this event are limited and priced at £49 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for producers, artists and businesses from the North East of England, thanks to our ERDF funding.*

To book your place, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

 *County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear

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MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… HARTLEPOOL

12-11-2014 20:00 The Studio


Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

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Business of Electronic Music

13-11-2014 17:00 Loft Music Studios

We’re proud to bring you a wide range of events, and our Business of Electronic Music evening class is no different. It will provide essential business advice and knowledge to producers of any music which can be pigeonholed as dance or electronic. Hosted by selfmade men Trafik, at their musical home, Loft Studios, the evening will cover…

  • How to make money from dance music
  • Presenting your music to labels
  • Releasing your own music
  • Sync suitability
  • Royalties available to producers
  • Promoting yourself and building an audience

Spaces at this event are limited and priced at £49 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for producers, artists and businesses from the North East of England, thanks to our ERDF funding.*

To book your place, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

 

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tees Valley, Tyne & Wear

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MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… SCUNTHORPE

14-11-2014 19:30 The Lincoln Imp

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… LEAMINGTON SPA

15-11-2014 20:00 Zephyr Lounge

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… PRESTON

18-11-2014 20:00 The Ferret

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… STOWMARKET

19-11-2014 19:30 John Peel Centre

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… SHEFFIELD

21-11-2014 19:00 The Harley

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… PLYMOUTH

28-11-2014 19:00 The Underground

Racing Glaciers have been confirmed to headline Generator’s fifth Mapped Out tour. The 5-piece from Macclesfield, were originally conceived as a one-off collaboration. The band recorded and produced their first EP in a living room in just five days, hit #1 on Bandcamp and started on the road to their now country-wide dedicated fanbase.

Building on their sound, Racing Glaciers released a second self-produced EP Ahead of You Forever in early 2014, which was mixed by Barny Barnicott (Peace, Arctic Monkeys). Lead singer, Tim, said “this was the moment when we started to feel like a real band”. The EP was received with critical acclaim, including reviews by Neon Gold, All Things Go and Clash.

2014′s summer has been life-changing for the band. They have performed on festival stages across the country, played a packed out support slot at Shepherd’s Bush Empire to thousands of screaming new fans and honed their live sound to a point where they are ready to tour Europe this Autumn.

Always excited about trying new things, the band decided it was time to bring in an external producer for their third EP, Don’t Wait for Me. Jolyon Thomas, having worked with Daughter, Sigur Rós and M83, has helped to craft the spacious stadium sound that the band have always strived for.

View event and register

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