RT @CMU: The process of giving online music videos age ratings in the UK will begin this Friday http://t.co/EQ8ktoZg79
We're hotly tipping @TROVESBAND 's experimental pop http://t.co/Nylhj7EYjN #TippingPoint Tipped by @benrydersmith Words by @gshizzy
Absolutely gorgeous new video from @cattleandcane http://t.co/1XhQ65Zo6w
Big things to be expected from @AllmanBrown Today's tip from @Pursehouse http://t.co/RS5i7bkHHS Words @CITRBen #TippingPoint
Catch @Dalaroband single launch @TheHeadofSteam this Saturday following on from @BBCR1 plays this week & new video http://t.co/bVvjEdwlYw
My curious Twitter exchange with an X Factor wannabe | via @Telegraph http://t.co/cPhJnHSFFc
.@realbadsounds seriously catchy debut is our tip today http://t.co/WyXaMh6pq1 Words @EEvejohnson (welcome aboard!) Tip @Joe_Frankland
RT @narc_magazine: Got 1 of these yet? NARC. 100th issue party on 10th Oct at @biscuit_factory's Biscuit Room http://t.co/GCXwn1qZXZ http:/…
Generator's Mapped Out tour just announced with the incredible @RacingGlaciers http://t.co/dHlIYZldb1
Generator are super excited to announce our new MAPPED OUT TOUR for November with the amazing @RacingGlaciers http://t.co/p4y07SNIsU

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.

  • Creative Industry Advice Clinic

    1 Oct

  • Next Steps for Filmmakers: Coming Up

    3 Oct

  • UX Day

    9 Oct

  • BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

    9 Oct

  • BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

    16 Oct

  • Electronic Music Production Masterclass

    18 Oct

  • Creative Employability Workshop

    21 Oct

  • BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

    23 Oct

  • Digital Development Day

    29 Oct

  • BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

    30 Oct

  • Music Futures Conference 2014

    6 Nov

  • MAPPED OUT PRESENTS… NEWCASTLE

    11 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

Creative Industry Advice Clinic

01-10-2014 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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Next Steps for Filmmakers: Coming Up

03-10-2014 12:30 Tyneside Cinema (Roxy)

Northern Film and Media have announced ‘Next steps for filmmakers- a Coming Up showcase’ for emerging filmmakers.

Taking place on Friday 3rd October at the Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle, a panel discussion will feature executive producer Philip Trethowan (Head, Touchpaper Wales), Surian Fletcher-Jones (Head of Development, Drama, Channel4) and Director Tom Marshall.

The event will also showcase the acclaimed Channel 4 talent strand, ‘Coming Up’, a scheme which offers new writers and directors the chance to make an original film with a guaranteed network broadcast.

To find out more and to register for this event go here.

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UX Day

09-10-2014 09:30 The Castle Gate

Following the success of last year’s initial UX Day, Generator and Digital Union are teaming up again to bring you a second EXTRA special UX Day.

Taking place on 9th October at The CastleGate this User Experience day brings you a range of expert speakers who will share their insights into the principles of great UX design.

The event will be hosted by Ben Mawhinney, Co-founder of digital product designers & developers The App Chaps.

The event will draw from some of the best UX experts in the UK to gain valuable insights into what “GREAT” actually looks like.

The full programme will be announced shortly, and the session will include opportunities for networking, along with lunch and refreshments.

Guests so far confirmed include:

Andrew Spooner – Creative Technologist & UX Evangelist, Microsoft, UK
Lee Duddell – Founder and UX Director of WhatUsersDo.
Chris Petty – Lead Designer UI & UX Tellybug Ltd
Jon ParkerSpace Labs, Media City
along with speakers from the UX team behind Virgin Money and more

The event will also be followed by a fun drinks party and pizza!

To sign up for this FREE event go here

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BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

09-10-2014 12:00 Generator

Bigger Beat is for artists based in the North East of England* who wish to clarify their career and musical objectives. The sessions provide an excellent entry point if you are unfamiliar with Generator’s work and a chance to introduce yourself if you would like to find out about our other programmes.

Bigger Beat provides ‘street-level’ access – if you are looking for advice in any of the following areas, or simply looking for some helpful contacts, get in touch with us to book your place.

Artist development
Management
Feedback on songwriting and production
Collaboration
Funding / Access to finance
Performance opportunities

The sessions are run by Wayne C. McDonald and take place every Thursday between 12-6pm.

Appointments are free, but must be booked in advance – please contact bob@generator.org.uk with the following information to book an appointment:

Name:
Contact number:
Reason for coming to Bigger Beat:
Link to your music (if applicable) e.g. Youtube, soundcloud:

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

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BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

16-10-2014 12:00 Generator

Bigger Beat is for artists based in the North East of England* who wish to clarify their career and musical objectives. The sessions provide an excellent entry point if you are unfamiliar with Generator’s work and a chance to introduce yourself if you would like to find out about our other programmes.

Bigger Beat provides ‘street-level’ access – if you are looking for advice in any of the following areas, or simply looking for some helpful contacts, get in touch with us to book your place.

Artist development
Management
Feedback on songwriting and production
Collaboration
Funding / Access to finance
Performance opportunities

The sessions are run by Wayne C. McDonald and take place every Thursday between 12-6pm.

Appointments are free, but must be booked in advance – please contact bob@generator.org.uk with the following information to book an appointment:

Name:
Contact number:
Reason for coming to Bigger Beat:
Link to your music (if applicable) e.g. Youtube, soundcloud:

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

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Electronic Music Production Masterclass

18-10-2014 10:00 Loft Music Studios

Generator are delighted to announce a two-day Electronic Music Production Masterclass, an essential weekend of dance and electronic production from Trafik, at their musical home, Loft Studios.

We are offering a very limited 8 places to this exclusive course, where attendees will spend two intensive days in a real studio environment receiving practical insight into production through hands-on delivery.

Attendees will have the chance to ask questions, be involved in in-depth discussions about recording practices, techniques, business and approaches, and also make new contacts within the local production circuit.

Over the two days, we will cover:

  • Programming & Constructing Beats
  • Beats & Basslines
  • Synth Lines and Sounds
  • Editing & Effecting
  • How To Make Money From Dance Music
  • Presenting Your Music to Labels
  • Sync Suitability
  • Royalties
  • Electronic Music Mixing Techniques

Spaces at this event are limited and priced at £249 per place, or FREE OF CHARGE for producers from the North East of England, thanks to our ERDF funding.*

To apply for your place on 18th & 19th October, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform, successful applications will be notified in due course.

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

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Creative Employability Workshop

21-10-2014 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 – 21st & 22nd October- to get the most out the session you will be required to attend both days.

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BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

23-10-2014 12:00 Generator

Bigger Beat is for artists based in the North East of England* who wish to clarify their career and musical objectives. The sessions provide an excellent entry point if you are unfamiliar with Generator’s work and a chance to introduce yourself if you would like to find out about our other programmes.

Bigger Beat provides ‘street-level’ access – if you are looking for advice in any of the following areas, or simply looking for some helpful contacts, get in touch with us to book your place.

Artist development
Management
Feedback on songwriting and production
Collaboration
Funding / Access to finance
Performance opportunities

The sessions are run by Wayne C. McDonald and take place every Thursday between 12-6pm.

Appointments are free, but must be booked in advance – please contact bob@generator.org.uk with the following information to book an appointment:

Name:
Contact number:
Reason for coming to Bigger Beat:
Link to your music (if applicable) e.g. Youtube, soundcloud:

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

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Digital Development Day

29-10-2014 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.

We will cover everything you need to know from domain names and hosting, to uploading and maintaining your content. 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.*

To apply for your place on 29th October or a following session, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

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

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BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

30-10-2014 12:00 Generator

Bigger Beat is for artists based in the North East of England* who wish to clarify their career and musical objectives. The sessions provide an excellent entry point if you are unfamiliar with Generator’s work and a chance to introduce yourself if you would like to find out about our other programmes.

Bigger Beat provides ‘street-level’ access – if you are looking for advice in any of the following areas, or simply looking for some helpful contacts, get in touch with us to book your place.

Artist development
Management
Feedback on songwriting and production
Collaboration
Funding / Access to finance
Performance opportunities

The sessions are run by Wayne C. McDonald and take place every Thursday between 12-6pm.

Appointments are free, but must be booked in advance – please contact bob@generator.org.uk with the following information to book an appointment:

Name:
Contact number:
Reason for coming to Bigger Beat:
Link to your music (if applicable) e.g. Youtube, soundcloud:

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

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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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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 ranging 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 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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