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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

    27 Aug

  • Record Label Masterclass

    29 Aug

  • Introduction to Final Cut Pro X

    5 Sep

  • Creative Industry Advice Clinic

    10 Sep

  • International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

    10 Sep

  • VRTGO Conference

    11 Sep

  • Starting a Music or Creative Business Masterclass

    27 Sep

  • Music Futures Conference 2014

    6 Nov

Digital Development Day

27-08-2014 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 the 27th of August or a following session, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

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

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Record Label Masterclass

29-08-2014 10:00 Loft Music Studios

Generator’s Record Label Masterclass will give expert insight to new record labels and DIY artists. Although sales of recorded music have declined of late, there remains an appetite among would-be music moguls to set up new record labels. There is also a rapidly developing trend for artists to set up their own labels as a way of getting their music into the marketplace.

This is an ideal opportunity to further knowledge about releasing music and earning royalties as well as learning more about marketing and promotion.

Tim Dellow from Transgressive will join us to talk about how the label was set up from his bedroom and how it has gone from strength to strength in the 10 years it’s been running. Having worked with the likes of Bloc Party, The Shins and Graham Coxon in the past and currently working with, amongst others Foals, Two Door Cinema Club and Thumpers, Tim will provide an insight into how they took Transgressive from  a fledgling indie record label to a world renowned and well respected brand.

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 the 29th of August, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

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

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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:

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Creative Industry Advice Clinic

10-09-2014 02:00 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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International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

10-09-2014 17:30 Live Theatre

UKTI & Generator present…The UKTI International Music and Interactive Events Roadshow

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 Art

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 for Contemporary Art in 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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Starting a Music or Creative Business Masterclass

27-09-2014 10:00 Dance City

Generator are pleased to be providing an essential masterclass for anyone looking to set up a music or creative-based business in the North East.

Setting up any business is a very exciting yet daunting time so this workshop will give you a good overview of why you should go into business, what you need to do to get things rolling and how to grow.

The days will be broken down into 4 areas:

THINKING – why go self-employed, what makes a great entrepreneur, what does a business person do all day?
STARTING – different types of self-employment, where to get help, business plan versus business canvas
IMPROVING – how to keep customers happy, innovation, sales and marketing, digital marketing
GROWING – how scalable is your business, types of funding, keeping your business lean and mean!

Throughout the day you will get the chance to distil your business ideas down into a Creative Business Canvas, instead of a long, boring business plan!

We will have guest speakers who have recently set up their own music and creative businesses so will get a chance to ask them questions about their experiences.

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

To register your place on the 27th of September, click the ‘Register’ button above and complete the webform.

*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.

Keep your eyes open over the coming weeks for more announcements and booking details. For now keep, Thursday 6th November free in your diary.

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