The real #BlackFriday - Venom announce 14th studio album - From The Very Depths - Hell Yeh!
'Unique, beguiling, headache rock' ... @SLUG_MrIBlack #tippingpoint Words by @SSHHSS6 Tip by @chrishorkan
RT @BMWavesBlog: Submitted my 3 votes for @GeneratorNE Top of the Tips 2014 poll. 2 the same as my #blogsound2015 nominations + 1 other.
We’ve begun the countdown for our Top of the Tips 2014, listen to our longlist and let us know your favourites -
RT @JenRoberts: Just voted for @GeneratorNE's Top of the Tips 2014. My choices proved quite easy this year...
For anyone interested in Artist Development & Industry progression, we have free advice sessions every Thursday -
A little bit of something special ! @marvin_live #tippingpoint Words by @chadmale Tip by @_junk_city
Today's tip is some wistful haze from @heavyheartmusic #tippingpoint Words by @CITRBen Tip- @linnb_ Enjoy!

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.


    28 Nov


    4 Dec

  • How to Get Ahead in the Film Business

    6 Dec


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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04-12-2014 00:00 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
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:

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

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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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