Newcastle Live Music & Disability Focus Group Sat 11th July 1.30 @BnDstudios Pilgrim St. Email nancy@generator.org.uk for info Please RT!
Don't miss the Sunderland Shorts Film Festival @sundshortfilm, it kicks off on thurs & full programme details here: http://t.co/kTOlxnFlEe
We also have a great lineup for our @ChaseParkFest Artist Masterclass with @nadineshah @laurasnapes & @GrantBrydon http://t.co/P5vIxCM0bk
Young people of the North West! Take a look at our #TakeNote performance masterclass at @MoreMusic1 on Thursday! https://t.co/emr3NiwLHj
LIke #newmusic ? Tipping Point showcase featuring @feldsparmusic presented by @DisorderLondon is tomorrow! http://t.co/qmnyHczOQx
We have a unique Artist Development masterclass coming up ... http://t.co/P5vIxCM0bk
Today on the TP is 'Grow' by @Frances_Music..Memorable piano led pop http://t.co/wU0qNoCZRj Words @martsharm Tip @chrissmith_catp #NewMusic
RT @jonniemcaloon: Drake is such a good live performer it actually made me LOL http://t.co/DtQN2PqAtG
Calling all @feldsparmusic & Tipping Point fans - The next London TP showcase from @DisorderLondon is on Tues http://t.co/qmnyHczOQx
LIke #newmusic ? Get down to the June Tipping Point showcase featuring @feldsparmusic presented by @DisorderLondon http://t.co/qmnyHczOQx

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.

  • The Tipping Point Showcase June

    30 Jun

  • Northern Film & Media: Academy Launch

    2 Jul

  • Making The Jump – Sunderland Short Film Festival Workshop

    4 Jul

  • Disability & Live Music Focus Group

    18 Jul

  • CHASE PARK: ARTIST MASTERCLASS

    28 Jul

  • FFWD Production Course

    4 Aug

  • FFWD Electronic Music Production Masterclass

    22 Aug

  • FFWD Production Course

    13 Oct

  • FFWD Production Course

    19 Jan

The Tipping Point Showcase June

30-06-2015 20:00 The Sebright Arms

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Generator,  Disorder & Club Fandango team up again to bring you The Tipping Point Showcase featuring the finest new bands from around the UK.

 

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Northern Film & Media: Academy Launch

02-07-2015 18:30 The CastleGate

A very welcome increase in TV/film production in the North East has identified some skills gaps in the crew base in the region and highlighted the need to increase training and stepping-up opportunities for regionally based crew.

Supported by Creative Skillset, NFM Academy aims to increase the North East’s crew base by identifying skills shortages and implementing training and up-skilling opportunities within production, with a particular focus on high-end drama.

Whether you are new to the industry and looking to be a trainee, or experienced and looking for someone to work with you, join us for a panel session of industry experts and the opportunity to speak to professional crew who work on productions in the region.

When: Thursday 02 July, 6.30 – 8.30 pm (registration from 6pm)

Where: The CastleGate, Melbourne Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear NE1 2JQ Click here for travel info and directions to the venue.

To register please click here. There is no charge for this event, but places are offered first come first served. Registration closes at midday on Thurs 02 July.

Please note that this event is not catered, but there is a pay bar.

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Making The Jump – Sunderland Short Film Festival Workshop

04-07-2015 09:30 Sunderland Software City

How to go from short filmmaker to feature filmmaker.

Generator and Sunderland Short Film Festival are pleased to announce details of a workshop aimed at filmmakers who need practical advice on how to make the transition from short films to feature films.

Producer Steve Bowden (Happy Clapper, Prima Primavera, The Carer) and Screenwriter Martin Herron (School for Seduction, Irina Palm) have over 40 years experience in the film industry and will provide need-to-know, essential knowledge about film development, financing and production along with practical steps and actions for the advancement of your projects and your career.

The workshop will take place at Sunderland Software Centre, Tavistock Place, Sunderland on Saturday, 4th July, from 9.30am to 1pm and will be followed by a networking session between 2pm and 5pm.

Places at this workshop  are of high value, but thanks to Generator’s ERDF funding we can offer spaces FREE OF CHARGE for film makers (including pre-starts) from the North East of England.* 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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Disability & Live Music Focus Group

18-07-2015 13:30 B&D Studios

This focus group aims to develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing disabled people accessing live music in the area, and an opportunity to talk about how we can improve the situation for all.

We’ll talk about attitudes to live music, gig environments, access to the industry and anything else that comes up through discussion.

Let me know if you’d like to take part nancy@generator.org.uk and come along on Saturday!

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CHASE PARK: ARTIST MASTERCLASS

28-07-2015 17:30 Sage Gateshead

Sage Gateshead (Barbour Room)

Generator have teamed up with Keiro to offer a free evening masterclass to help fast-track the careers of artists performing at the Chase Park festival as well as emerging artists from the North East. In the spirit of the festival, the evening is designed to be accessible for everyone regardless of age or disability and we have very special guests, including:

Nadine Shah
Laura Snapes (Pitchfork & NME)
Grant Brydon (Online Editor – RWD Mag)
Moderator: Keith Harris (PPL & Music Tank)

The event takes place at Sage Gateshead, one of only two venues to have gold standard access.

The event will look at everything artists need to know to start building an audience through the key areas of live, press, radio and digital marketing as our experts offer insights into:

• Preparing and promoting key festival performances
• How to build your fanbase on the road
• Securing more gigs
• How to attract radio, press and blogs
• Building an audience online
• Available digital marketing tools
• Making the most of video content

Accessibility Information HERE:

Places are priced at £25 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.

Please Register Below:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Are you an Artist, Business or Other?:

Address line 1:

Address line 2:

Postcode:

Do you have any specific access requirements?:

Telephone

 

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FFWD Production Course

04-08-2015 17:30

FFWDlogo FREE COURSES & MASTERCLASSES FOR ASPIRING PRODUCERS  Start date: 4th August 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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FFWD Electronic Music Production Masterclass

22-08-2015 10:00 Loft Music Studios

FFWD

FFWD is looking for dedicated young people (16-24) with an existing interest in produced electronic music and a passion to learn for  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

Please note that the course will run on both Saturday 22nd of August and Sunday 23rd of August, so you will need to be available on both these dates.

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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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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

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