ICYMI: Today's tip is the blistering new @Polarsets single 'Madrid' taken from their forthcoming debut album http://t.co/DspM3sx2yp
RT @Gigslutz_: Amazing opportunity to write & record a song with The Lake Poets, then perform it at @splitfestival ! http://t.co/cRXuhfFhak…
That's our afternoon sorted! MT @Hydeandbeast "you can now stream the whole Hyde & Beast album online at http://t.co/9QcyUY7Sh3"
RT @Hydeandbeast: Hey @GeneratorNE you can now stream the whole Hyde & Beast album online at http://t.co/OGKFW6sZcW x
We're heading for warmer climes with the brilliant new @Polarsets single http://t.co/h0rJGvP1Us Words @gshizzy Tip @tweet_happening
Abstract? http://t.co/cLbOmubTSv Not half pop pickers!
Television, O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, review: 'a rare pleasure' | via @Telegraph http://t.co/uIia1vM6Ll
We're looking forward to @OxjamNewcSund Oct 5th. Bands - please donate merch to raise funds @splitfestival #Tombola http://t.co/4z02AqP2wr
Our Tipping bros @killingmoonblog reccomended the brilliant new single from @nativesonsmusic http://t.co/Y28xvc3pUd Words by @NeilAWood

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.

  • Digital Development Day

    30 Jul

  • Creative Industry Advice Clinic

    13 Aug

  • Creative Employability Workshop

    20 Aug

  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

    5 Sep

  • International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

    10 Sep

  • VRTGO Conference

    11 Sep

Digital Development Day

30-07-2014 10:00 Generator

Generator’s Digital Development Day is aimed at music and wider creative businesses, and designed to assist in developing your digital presence. The day will offer intense insight into optimising your online presence and social media strategy, with delivery being interactive and step-by-step as you navigate your way on your laptop to ensure you gain the maximum from the course. It is essential that each attendee brings a laptop, if this is not possible Generator do have several available to use on the day, but this will have to be arranged in advance.

We will cover everything you need to know from domain names and hosting, to uploading and maintaining your content using WordPress as a content management system. This is a practical session and at the end of the day you will come away with a fully functioning customised website which will help attract new fans and customers, keeping you ahead of the game in the digital marketplace.

To ensure attendees get exactly what they need from the sessions, places are limited to 6 per session. However, we will be running further sessions regularly throughout the year.

Places at this event are priced at £79 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for artists or businesses from the North East of England, thanks to our ERDF funding.*

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

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Creative Industry Advice Clinic

13-08-2014 14:00 Space2

Generator is looking for young people with an interest in Music, Film, TV, Games or Digital Media

Do you have an idea for an enterprise in the creative industries?

Or would you just like to find out more about finding a job in the creative industries?

Ladders helps young people in the North-East aged 16-24 with interests in music, film, TV, games or digital media, to develop skills and improve chances of getting a job.

Advice Clinics (one-to-one) 

  • Opportunity to describe your creative ideas and ambitions with experts
  • Develop personal progression plans which will help you to pursue a career in the creative industries
  • Receive advice and potential funding for a creative business idea

Please do not attend unless you have been given a meeting time as our advisors may not be able to fit you in unannounced.

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Creative Employability Workshop

20-08-2014 08:30 Newcastle City Library

Generator is looking for young people with an interest in Music, Film, TV, Games or Digital Media Do you have an idea for an enterprise in the creative industries? Or would you just like to find out more about finding a job in the creative industries? Our ‘Ladders’ Creative Employability Workshops help young people in the North-East aged 16-24 with interests in music, film, TV, games or digital media, develop skills and improve chances of getting a job. Creative Employability Workshops

  • Develop the skills you need to find a job that you love
  • Find the motivation you need to get ahead in highly competitive industries
  • Fun creative group sessions to learn about communication – Team Work – Time Management – Professionalism – Commitment

This workshop is delivered over 2 days – 20th & 21st August- to get the most out the session you will be required to attend both days.

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Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

05-09-2014 10:00 Aurora House Media Centre

This one day Introduction to FCPX workshop is designed for those with little or no experience of using Final Cut Pro X (but you do need previous experience of editing video on a Mac)

You will learn:
● Exploring the interface
● The library structure
● Importing media
● Working with dual system media
● Organising your media
● Editing to the primary storyline
● Connected clips and secondary stories
● Editing in the timeline
● Editing and mixing audio
● Exporting for distribution
● Transformations, effects, titles and generators

The workshop is delivered by Apple Certified trainer Ian Bailey in Teesside University’s Aurora House which is an Apple Authorised Training Centre.

To find out more and to book your place on this workshop click here.

For further information call Scott Watson on: 01642 738527 or email: s.watson@tees.ac.uk

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International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

10-09-2014 17:30 Live Theatre

UKTI & Generator present…The UKTI International Music and Interactive EventsRoadshow

We are starting the run up to some of the creative industries major events which include Eurosonic, SXSW, Liverpool Sound City, The Great Escape and Midem.

If you’re interested in developing your business/career, gaining first-hand knowledge and insight into some of the World’s biggest and most influential trade and showcase events, then you should be attending.

Guest speakers include Una Johnston (SXSW), Javier Lopez (MIDEM), Phil Patterson (UKTI) and guests from various trade associations and collection societies.

The event will include short presentations from representatives of each conference event, useful insight from guests and a general Q&A session, followed by networking which will give artists and businesses a chance to discuss attendance in depth with the experts.

  • Discover how UK Trade & Investment can help develop your business internationally
  • Find out about conferencing events and which events are right for you
  • Learn how to showcase your music, artists and business
  • Dos and Don’ts – Make the most of your time at events
  • Find out about available funding and support
  • Meet industry trade associations and collection societies

This event is in partnership with UK Trade and Investment and is supported by ERDF, Arts Council, PRS for Music Foundation, AIM, PPL and PRS.



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VRTGO Conference

11-09-2014 09:00 Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts

The North East of England will be host to the first major Virtual Reality conference in Europe on 11th September 2014 at the Baltic Centre Gateshead.

The VRTGO Conference  will feature speakers from Oculus, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, CCP, ZeroLight and many more.
Attend this conference and find out where the future of VR is taking the entertainment and games industry and also see how this cutting edge technology is being used to create serious applications for the automotive, modelling, training and marketing industries.

There will be a “hands on” exhibition space to allow attendees to explore various headsets and applications and break-out sessions to enhance networking opportunities.

There will also be an after-show party.

To attend and witness the future of interactive entertainment first hand.

To sign up for this event go here!


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