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SIGN UP NOW - Free Live music and touring workshops as part of International Venue Week (14-18yr olds) - http://t.co/uGwmLF9A6P @IVW_UK
Don't forget to tune into @amazingradio at 1pm today to hear their special #MusicFutures show!

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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.

  • Band Agreements & Partnerships Masterclass

    12 Jan


    17 Jan

  • Funding Your Creative or Digital Business

    26 Jan

Band Agreements & Partnerships Masterclass

12-01-2015 17:30 Loft Music Studios

Band Agreements & Partnerships Masterclass

As a follow up to the highly informative Band Agreements insight presentation at Music Futures, Generator in association with Musicians’ Union are proud to present the Band Agreements & Partnerships Masterclass which will examine the topic in greater detail and put things into context for your group.

If you regularly perform, write or record with a particular partner or group of musicians, then this free legal workshop on partnerships can help you make sure you’ve got your working relationship covered.

Groups who perform, write or record music together may as a matter of law, be partnerships. This can apply to a rock band, a string quartet, a songwriting team, a production/remix team, a brass ensemble to an acoustic duo, a covers band or a home studio project. There are implications in terms of ownership of your group’s assets including the band name, equipment and any money you make from your music.

If you’re in a partnership and don’t have a written agreement, the terms of your partnership are governed by the Partnership Act 1890. This means that if your group splits up, falls out or someone leaves things can get complicated, and there may be unexpected (and unwanted) consequences.

To find out more about this and how partnership law affects your own working situation, register now for this free Partnerships for Musicians workshop.

The workshop includes:

  • A presentation and Q&A session with Steven Fisher of NMD Solicitors
  • Comprehensive advice on partnerships and how to define your working relationships
  • An introduction to the MU’s free Partnership Advisory Service, available to all MU members and new joiners

Don’t wait until something goes wrong – take this opportunity to get some expert advice on defining your working relationship formally now.

Places at this masterclass are of high value, but thanks to Generator’s ERDF funding we can offer spaces FREE OF CHARGE for artists and music businesses (including pre-starts) from the North East of England* and Musicians’ Union members.  Spaces are limited, to apply click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

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

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17-01-2015 00:00 Cluny 2

independent Venue Week


Independent Venue Week has announced it will be working with live music company, Cato Music and their Cato Academy to put together five workshops around the UK, offering twenty 14-18 year olds help and advice in developing a career in non-performance live music.

The ‘Live Music And Touring – An Introduction’ workshops will run in January and are the latest addition to the growing activity taking place around Independent Venue Week. Generator will host the Newcastle leg at The Cluny on Saturday 17th & 24th.

The workshops, which are supported using public funding by Arts Council England will each take 20 students aged between 14 and 18 years old and run over 2 Saturdays in January with a specially designed programme created by Cato Academy.

The workshops will run at the following locations and dates;

Saturday 10th and 17th Jan
Manchester – Band on the Wall

Saturday 17th and 24th Jan
Newcastle – Cluny 2
London – Half Moon Putney
Hull – The Adelphi
Cardiff – Clwb Ifor Bach

If you would like to be considered for the course, you will need to email the partners for your area with

  • Name
  • Gender
  • Age (Must be aged between 14 and 18 in January 2015)
  • 250 words why you should to be given a free place on the course – this can include any live music experience, best gigs/live music seen and why and any other music related information
  • List of other work experience or jobs
  • Do you have any registered disabilities we should be aware of?
  • 1 Reference (150 words)

Emails should be sent to;

Manchester Band on the Wall learning@bandonthewall.org
London Independent Venue Week reo@independentvenueweek.com
Newcastle Generator ged@generator.org.uk
Hull The Warren Young People’s Project stewart@thewarren.org
Cardiff Creative Sound and Music at the University of South Wales matthew.lovett@southwales.ac.uk



Supported using public fundingby Arts Council England, Independent Venue Week is a 7 day long series of gigs, across the UK, running from 26th January – 1st February 2014.

Details of all participating venues can be found at the main website independentvenueweek.com. Dates and ticket links will go live on the site as shows are confirmed and more gigs, artists and partners will be announced over the coming days and weeks through IVW social media channels.


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Funding Your Creative or Digital Business

26-01-2015 17:00 Dance City

Generator, in association with Transmit Start-Ups, Creative Industry Finance, NorthStar Ventures and NBSL, are running an event on the Monday 26th January 2015 at Dance City in Newcastle.

Sponsored by Ward Hadaway, the event will host speakers from key providers of finance and business support for the creative sectors in England. They will all have the chance to provide you with an overview of the funds they manage and/or the support that they offer.

The event is totally free and each of the five organisations will speak for 10 minutes, followed by a Q&A for anyone that has any questions and a panel discussion. Afterwards, there will be a chance to network and a free drinks provided by Ward Hadaway. To register your interest in attending go here.

The full schedule:

5.30pm – Registration
6.00pm – Introduction to the evening
6.10pm – Transmit Start-Ups – Finance and mentoring for pre-start and new businesses under 24 months old.
6.20pm – Creative Industry Finance – Finance and business support for businesses that have been trading for 18 months or more.
6.30pm – NorthStar Ventures – Finance support for building successful high-growth businesses.
6.40pm – NBSL – North East Business Support Fund, £1400 towards business improvement projects in North East
6.50pm – Generator – Business support programmes, workshops, coaching and events for music, digital and film businesses.
7.00pm – Panel discussion and Q&A – the panellists will discuss what they are looking for in businesses, how entrepreneurs can access their services and the application process.
8.00pm – Networking and drinks
9.00pm – Close


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