Coming up in the week ahead is the @UKTI Events Roadshow on 2nd September with @sxsw & @midem reps. Register here: http://t.co/vdvAqJH986
Only a few hours left to get your discounted early bird #MusicFutures HURRY!! tickets...http://t.co/i7fIlMSVmW
Really amazing opportunity for Emerging artists to source funding! ... http://t.co/vBvm7nNjJu Courtesy of @PledgeMusic & @HelpMusiciansUK
Next month is The Business of... Music Production - with advice and first-hand experience from our panel. Sign up: http://t.co/swbDR6Tj2G
'Intense, dark and imposing excellence' from @AutobahnMusik on the blog- http://t.co/bY5UvYY8k6 Words-@ric_a5 Tip-@OverblownZine #newmusic
Last chance to register for your #MusicFutures early bird tickets today, don't miss out!! http://t.co/i7fIlMSVmW
That “Golden Record” just as the sun is going down.. @WITHOUTofficial on the TP http://t.co/wU0qNolosJ Words- @mrchristr Tip- @AkiraRecords
If you've not heard @tenfemusic's brilliant new single 'Make Me Better' you can listen to it here on @NoiseyMusic http://t.co/cWi1miimnJ
Great to hear @tenfemusic on @BBC6MorningShow just now!
Next month our #VOX showcase will be featuring live sets of exclusive collaborations! http://t.co/IXZEiPYM2C http://t.co/yOmtI2dhtQ

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.

  • UKTI Events Roadshow

    2 Sep

  • The Business Of….Music Production

    16 Sep

  • VOX Showcase

    16 Sep

  • The Business Of….Songwriting

    23 Sep

  • FFWD Production Masterclass – Lynx

    1 Oct

  • FFWD Production Course

    13 Oct

  • Music Futures Conference 2015

    12 Nov

  • FFWD Production Course

    19 Jan

UKTI Events Roadshow

02-09-2015 18:00 Live Theatre

The UKTI International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

We are starting the run up to some of the major music industry events which include CMJ, WOMEX, Eurosonic, SXSW, LSC, 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 will 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 event before moving into an panel to discuss everything in more depth and answer your questions. This will be 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

 Everyone who attends will be in with a chance to win a complimentary SXSW or Midem registration.

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The Business Of….Music Production

16-09-2015 18:00 The Core, Science Central

Generator is pleased to announce details of their Production panel which will feature practical advice and first-hand experiences from some of the best producers in the UK and producer managers. Joining us we have MJ (Hookworms), Claire Southwick (Transgressive Producers) and Andrew Archer (Trafik).

The panel will examine how those who shape an artist’s sound can establish themselves as a business and generate income. Our experienced guests will discuss the following:

  • Getting established as a music producer
  • Setting up as a freelancer/self employed
  • Generating new work as a producer
  • Remixing as a revenue stream
  • Partnerships with managers
  • Working with record companies and artists
  • Legal – contracts and agreements

The event will also feature a networking session at the end and Q&A.

Further guests to be announced.

MJ

Hookworms front man MJ, voted The Line Of Best Fit’s Producer of the Year 2014, is the owner of Suburban Home Studio, a DIY minded recording studio based in Leeds. Previous clients include; Eagulls, Joanna Gruesome, Pulled Apart By Horses, Drenge and Honeyblood.

Claire Southwick

Claire is director of Transgressive Producers and manages the likes of Rob Ellis, Paul Savage, Jim Anderson and Tarek Musa. Artists worked with include Anna Calvi, Mogwai, Bat For Lashes and PJ Harvey. Claire also manges the band Spring King.

Andrew Archer

Andrew is an electronic music producer and one half of progressive house duo Trafik. Andrew also owns Loft Music Studios based in Newcastle city centre.

Places at this event are priced at £25 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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VOX Showcase

16-09-2015 20:00 Think Tank?

Live sets showcasing exclusive collaborations between the best emerging vocalists and established producers in the region.

Featuring

Ditte Elly (Produced by John Elliot)
Kay Greyson (Produced by Wayne C. McDonald)
Nathan Todd (Produced by Mark Lowry)
Shannon Pearl (Produced by Oscar Cassidy)
Victoria Muir (Produced by Smoove)

+ FFWD DJs

FREE ENTRY
VOX teams vocalists, MCs and rappers with the region’s best producers.

For more information
generator.org.uk/vox

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The Business Of….Songwriting

23-09-2015 18:00 The Core, Science Central

Generator is pleased to announce details of their Songwriting panel which will feature practical advice and first-hand experiences from both songwriters and songwriter managers. Joining us will be Will Frank (SBW Music), Rebecca Jones (Saint Saviour, Groove Armada) and Dan Donnelly (songwriter) with further guests still to be announced.

The panel will examine how songwriters create value from their craft and look at the best ways forward for an up and coming songwriter in 2015 and how effective relationships can be created. Topics on the agenda will include:

  • Getting established as a songwriter
  • How to approach songwriter managers and publishers
  • Working to briefs
  • Pitching your songs
  • Contracts, deals and splits

The event will also feature a networking session at the end and Q&A.

Will Frank

Will is founder of SBW Music Ltd; a management company looking after artists, producers and songwriters, including the likes of Azekel, Cathy Dennis and Holly Partridge. Previously, Will worked at Universal as an A&R consultant.

Rebecca Jones

Rebecca sings, writes and produces music. Formerly of Groove Armada, most notably collaborating on the Grammy Nominated ‘Black Light’ she moved on to a solo career in 2012 under the moniker of Saint Saviour. 

Dan Donnelly

Dan is a singer-songwriter who has supported artists including Seth Lakeman, Duran Duran and The Darkness.

Places at this event are priced at £25 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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FFWD Production Masterclass – Lynx

01-10-2015 17:30 Loft Music Studios

FFWD Production Masterclass with special guest Lynx

Generator are pleased to announce the seventh FFWD Production Masterclass with special guest Lynx (Hospital Records)

Lynx, exclusively signed to Hospital Records whilst running his own imprint Detail Recordings, is on a mission to deliver only the most innovative sounds in underground electronic music. Standout tracks including ‘Disco Dodo’ and ‘Global Enemies’ may have helped make his name but the sheer diversity and quality of Lynx‘s output across labels like Soul:r, Digital Soundboy and Hospital have marked him as a producer par-excellence. Remixes for Metalheadz and Innerground, plus his sublime reworking of James Blake’s ‘Limit To Your Love’ means he remains ahead of the rest, with cutting-edge studio skills and the drive to explore new musical avenues. A diverse and talented DJ, his live sets are largely built on exclusive and upfront material with an eclectic feel appealing to clubbers across the spectrum.

The session will be guided by Mark Lowry (FFWD/SHINDIG) and give producers the opportunity to learn about techniques, views and influences of an experienced producer as they demonstrate to attendees how they build, mix and record tracks while describing their industry pathways. This masterclass is essential for young producers aged 16 – 24 looking to gain an insight into music production or develop their existing skills.

To apply for your place please fill out the simple form below:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact Number

Subject

FFWD music production courses

Led by Mark Lowry (Shindig) and Smoove (Smoove and Turrell), FFWD provides entry points to aspiring electronic music producers and vocalists who will get the opportunity to build, mix and record new tracks, set-up new collaborations, receive mentorship, secure performance opportunities and identify industry pathways.

To find out more and register your interest in an upcoming course head here: http://www.generator.org.uk/ffwd/

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FFWD Production Course

13-10-2015 17:30

FFWDlogo FREE COURSES & MASTERCLASSES FOR ASPIRING PRODUCERS  Start date: 13th October 2015 Session Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-9:30pm Location : Our custom space inside Gateshead Old Town Hall Cost: FREE Who’s it for: Young People (16-24) How to apply to take part: Please fill in the short form at the bottom of this page FFWD is looking for dedicated young people (16-24) with an existing interest in produced electronic music and a passion to learn. A basic experience of music production software would be beneficial but not absolutely essential. All stylistic preferences will be considered from HipHop , Electronica and Drum n Bass, to House , Techno and Dubstep, and the skills you develop can be applied to your preferred style while working alongside Pop, Urban and Electronic music experts. “This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their interest in producing music on a professional level.” -Smoove (Smoove & Turrell) Led by Mark Lowry (Shindig) and Smoove (Smoove and Turrell), FFWD will provide entry points to aspiring electronic music producers and vocalists who will get the opportunity to build, mix and record new tracks, set-up new collaborations, receive mentorship, secure performance opportunities and identify industry pathways. You will get the opportunity receive support and advice on:

  • Equipment
  • Effects
  • Sampling
  • Groove
  • Working with Room Acoustics
  • Synthesis
  • Arrangment
  • Music Theory
  • Preparing Tracks to be Release Ready

Production courses lasting 6 weeks, will run throughout 2015 and while there will be no cost to participate, spaces will be extremely limited. Also, as part of Generator’s search for individuals who show commitment, ability and potential, there will be an extension to these 6-week courses where exceptional participants will be selected to receive shorter, more intense support. This will include one-on-one tuition alongside full campaign and release support. FFWD will be linked intrinsically to the industry with high profile producers and songwriters delivering 12 masterclasses throughout the year where they will offer insights into their own work, and creative processes but most importantly, offer information on their individual routes into the industry.  Producer and Course leader Mark Lowry (Shindig) agrees, adding: “If you’re serious about your music and production then this course is a must” APPLY NOW by filling in the following DETAILS:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Subject

Please briefly explain why you'd like to take part in the course

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Music Futures Conference 2015

12-11-2015 10:00 Sage Gateshead

This year’s Music Futures Conference is set to be the largest event yet and the must attend conference in the UK for music businesses and industry professionals.

Music Futures 2015 is being held at the prestigious Sage Gateshead on the bank of the Tyne on Thursday 12th November.

The conference offers an impressive programme including cutting edge panel discussions, keynote speeches and ‘In Conversations’ with high profile industry figures.

Prices start from as little as £80 with our earlybird rate which finishes on 28th August. Visit www.musicfutures.info for booking details.

Conference themes include…

- The vinyl revival and the future of retail
- Streaming and curation – is this the future of radio?
- Is increasing clarity and transparency for artists’ revenues the future for publishing?
- Does A&R rely too heavily on data and pay too little attention to actual talent?
- Are tech companies the new superpowers of the music industry?

Speakers confirmed so far…

Joe Harland (Head of Visual Radio, BBC) Kim Bayley (CEO, Entertainment Retailers Association) Martin Talbot (MD, Official Charts Company) Melanie Armstrong (Director of Music Category, HMV) Jim Chancellor (MD, Fiction / Caroline International) Alison Donald (Joint MD, Columbia) Caroline Elleray (Head of A&R, Universal Music Publishing) Simon Cole (CEO, 7 Digital) Lee Morrison (General Manager UK, Believe Digital) Chris Meehan (CEO, Sentric Music) Sammy Andrews (Head of Digital, Cooking Vinyl)

Moderators include: Tim Ingham (Music Business Worldwide) Chris Price (New Slang Media) Karim Fanous (Music Ally) Mark Sutherland (Music Week)

Visit www.musicfutures.info for latest information on speakers, themes and tickets.

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FFWD Production Course

19-01-2016 17:30

FFWDlogo FREE COURSES & MASTERCLASSES FOR ASPIRING PRODUCERS  Start date: 19th Jan 2016 Session Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30pm-9:30pm Location : Our custom space inside Gateshead Old Town Hall Cost: FREE Who’s it for: Young People (16-24) How to apply to take part: Please fill in the short form at the bottom of this page FFWD is looking for dedicated young people (16-24) with an existing interest in produced electronic music and a passion to learn. A basic experience of music production software would be beneficial but not absolutely essential. All stylistic preferences will be considered from HipHop , Electronica and Drum n Bass, to House , Techno and Dubstep, and the skills you develop can be applied to your preferred style while working alongside Pop, Urban and Electronic music experts. “This is a brilliant opportunity for anyone wanting to develop their interest in producing music on a professional level.” -Smoove (Smoove & Turrell) Led by Mark Lowry (Shindig) and Smoove (Smoove and Turrell), FFWD will provide entry points to aspiring electronic music producers and vocalists who will get the opportunity to build, mix and record new tracks, set-up new collaborations, receive mentorship, secure performance opportunities and identify industry pathways. You will get the opportunity receive support and advice on:

  • Equipment
  • Effects
  • Sampling
  • Groove
  • Working with Room Acoustics
  • Synthesis
  • Arrangment
  • Music Theory
  • Preparing Tracks to be Release Ready

Production courses lasting 6 weeks, will run throughout 2015 and while there will be no cost to participate, spaces will be extremely limited. Also, as part of Generator’s search for individuals who show commitment, ability and potential, there will be an extension to these 6-week courses where exceptional participants will be selected to receive shorter, more intense support. This will include one-on-one tuition alongside full campaign and release support. FFWD will be linked intrinsically to the industry with high profile producers and songwriters delivering 12 masterclasses throughout the year where they will offer insights into their own work, and creative processes but most importantly, offer information on their individual routes into the industry.  Producer and Course leader Mark Lowry (Shindig) agrees, adding: “If you’re serious about your music and production then this course is a must” APPLY NOW by filling in the following DETAILS:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Contact Number (required)

Subject

Please briefly explain why you'd like to take part in the course

View event and register

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