Today's tip is some wistful haze from @heavyheartmusic #tippingpoint Words by @CITRBen Tip- @linnb_ Enjoy!
Thanks to @bigmusicUK for making this artist development intern position a possibility. #BigMusic
Artist Development Intern Opportunity We're looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to intern at the agency
Generator Job Opportunity -
@Natalie_Graham7 @iamAzekel @NeilAWood - definitely love the beat and bass especially
@_Teggs @DogLegsband @laura_eley Thanks Linsey, yeah I was happy with that one (ha) Great track!
A plea against lost Time - with this voice Time might just listen! @iamAzekel Words @NeilAWood Tip @Natalie_Graham7
Today's tip is a witty breath of thrash air from @DogLegsband #tippingpoint Words by @_Teggs Tip by @laura_eley
RT @SoundCity: WE’VE GOT BOFFINS. We’ve enlisted a panel of experts to help decide the emerging talent to play #SoundCity15…
#TheGen YouTube's Key in the Songs of Life - Keynote from the Quayside - It's all Keykin' Off

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

    26 Nov


    27 Nov


    28 Nov

  • How to Get Ahead in the Film Business

    6 Dec

Digital Development Day

26-11-2014 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. It is essential that each attendee brings a laptop, if this is not possible Generator do have several available to use on the day, but this will have to be arranged in advance.

We will cover everything you need to know from domain names and hosting, to uploading and maintaining your content using WordPress as a content management system. 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.

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.*

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

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27-11-2014 12:07

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
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 with the following information to book an appointment:

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

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

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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.

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How to Get Ahead in the Film Business

06-12-2014 10:00 Dance City

How to fund your film, develop your career and create a sustainable business.

Six aspiring film makers will be selected to receive hands on training and practical advice in a one-day workshop designed to guide them through the ‘black arts’ of project development and film financing.

From securing cast and dealing with agents, to working with private investors and securing sales estimates to understanding the needs of agents, public funders and private financiers, and securing their investment in your project.

Pre-workshop one-to-one mentoring with a leading industry specialist will ensure that the selected participants receive bespoke, appropriate and practical advice and training from the workshop. Each participant will also receive post-workshop advocacy and introductions to key and relevant industry figures.

Places on this programme 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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