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Artist Development Masterclass this evening in Partnership w/ @ChaseParkFest July 28th @sage_gateshead http://t.co/P5vIxD3B2S … Last chance!
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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.

  • CHASE PARK: ARTIST MASTERCLASS

    28 Jul

  • BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

    30 Jul

  • TAKE NOTE – Music Production Masterclass

    4 Aug

  • FFWD Production Course

    4 Aug

  • TAKE NOTE – Introduction to the Music Industry Masterclass

    5 Aug

  • TAKE NOTE – Live Music Industry Masterclass

    5 Aug

  • Production Masterclass

    15 Aug

  • FFWD Electronic Music Production Masterclass

    22 Aug

  • TAKE NOTE – MUSIC WEEK

    24 Aug

  • UKTI Events Roadshow

    2 Sep

  • FFWD Production Course

    13 Oct

  • FFWD Production Course

    19 Jan

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)
Tom Cotton (Amazing Radio)

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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BIGGER BEAT ADVICE CLINIC

30-07-2015 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
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 ged@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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TAKE NOTE – Music Production Masterclass

04-08-2015 13:00 Rich Mix

Take Note are pleased to announce special guests The HeavyTrackerz for a music production masterclass. The session will be guided by Luke Hopper (Point Blank) and gives producers the opportunity to learn about the techniques, views and influences of experienced producers as they demonstrate to attendees how they build, mix and record tracks whilst describing their own pathway into the industry.

This masterclass is essential for young producers looking to gain an insight into music production or develop their existing skills.

The HeavyTrackerz:

The Heavytrackerz are a group of record producers & instrumentalists from Walthamstow, East London. The trio consists of Teedot, G.Tank & Rasi.

Responsible for Meridian Dan’s number 13 hit ‘German Whip’ and follow up ‘One Too Many’ as well as ‘Not That Deep’ from the MOBO award winning Stormzy. The Heavytrackerz also produced the UK remix for Vic Mensa’sDown on my luck‘ and Iggy Azealia’s ‘Beg for it’.

The group has been around since 2003 and from a humble beginning began making music on Playstation 2′s most famous Music game ‘Music200′. Since then notable work include projects for the likes of Wiley, Big Narstie, Roll deep, Dizzee Rascal, Boy Better Know, Ghetts, Newham Generals, Mikkil Pane, Rizzle kicks, NY and Sam McCarthy building on the collective’s growing reputation for merging intricate sounds with a very orchestral driven background.

Spaces are free but limited, please sign up HERE 

This masterclass is presented in partnership with Allsortz Open Mic  and funded by Youth Music

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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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TAKE NOTE – Introduction to the Music Industry Masterclass

05-08-2015 11:00 Rich Mix

This masterclass is a must attend session for young artists taking their first steps into the industry, expert speakers will guide them through the ‘music map’ so they can understand the basics of rights management and collecting royalties, the publishing and recording industry, artist management, distribution and marketing.

Speakers will include:

Will Frank (SBW Music)
Natalie Graham (Believe – Spinnup)
Imran Malik (Columbia Records)
Michael Hyland (PRS for Music)

Spaces are free but limited, please sign up HERE

This masterclass is presented in partnership with Allsortz Open Mic  and funded by Youth Music

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TAKE NOTE – Live Music Industry Masterclass

05-08-2015 13:00 Rich Mix

The live stage is the ideal place to hone your craft but also to raise your profile and grow your fanbase, our guests who have experience in all areas of the live music industry will discuss securing shows, making the most of live opportunities, touring and engaging with promoters and agents.

Murkage Dave (Murkage)
Ben Anderson (Musicalize)
Olly Ward (The Agency Group)
Moderator: Kelly Wood (The Musicians’ Union)

Spaces are free but limited, please sign up HERE

This masterclass is presented in partnership with Allsortz Open Mic  and funded by Youth Music

 

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Production Masterclass

15-08-2015 10:00 Blast Studio

Generator are extremely pleased to announce details of a new producer masterclass with up and coming young producer and Spring King frontman Tarek Musa.

Taking place on Saturday 15th August and Sunday 16th August at Blast Studios, attendees will spend two intensive days in a real studio environment, recording, mixing and arranging a band with Tarek who has worked with the likes of Gengahr, Racing Glaciers and Bad Breeding.

The masterclass is aimed at those with limited experience in a professional studio environment, wishing to improve their production skills and learn more about the music producer business. Attendees will receive tuition and insight into pre-production, arrangements, recording and mixing techniques and performance as well as in-depth discussions and opportunities to network.

Due to the nature of the masterclass, there is a limited number of 8 places available.

Tarek Musa

Having graduated from the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA), picking up the coveted Sennheiser Studio Excellence Award along the way, he returned to his roots in Manchester and refocused on recording, mixing and writing music. Since then he has worked with some of the UK’s hottest young talent including Gengahr and Bad Breeding.

As well as his production and mixing work, he is also a prolific musician and songwriter; one of his earliest songs being used as the main soundtrack on series 6 of Skins and also acquiring a synch with Adidas.

Tarek is also writer and frontman behind Spring King who have received extensive air-play from BBC Radio One ‘BBC Introducing List’, BBC 6Music (A-List), Amazing Radio (No.1 in the Amazing charts) and XFM (Evening Playlist). They have also been playlisted on Australia’s Triple J. Spring King have had releases through Transgressive, Rough Trade NYC, Mom & Pop with a whole host of glowing reviews from the likes of NME, The Line Of Best Fit, Fake DIY, NPR (Austin top 100), Stereogum and Brooklyn Vegan. The band have also been touring relentlessly for the last 12 months, securing key international festival showcases at CMJ and SXSW (BBC Introducing) and a national support tour with Courtney Barnett.

Full CV available here.

Please note: This opportunity is funded by Youth Music and only available to people aged 16-24.

 

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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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TAKE NOTE – MUSIC WEEK

24-08-2015 10:00 The Garage

Take Note are pleased to announce songwriting, collaboration and performance masterclasses with artists including Nadine Shah, Port Isla and Kill It Kid along with a session on the live industry from Jon Luton. These masterclasses will complement existing creative workshops over the week (24th-28th August) that culminates in a live performance so young musicians receive a full week of expert tuition and hear from professional working musicians.

Spaces are free but limited, please email carrie.mansfield@thegarage.org.uk to register your interest.

This masterclass is presented in partnership with The Garage and funded by Youth Music .

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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

 

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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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