Business Collaboration Networks group regional music businesses who work in similar stages of the supply chain, partnering them with leading companies working at the highest levels of the industry.
This support is for established music businesses across the North East in sectors where new opportunities have arisen or where companies are not currently able to expand without specialist advice.
Two seminar series will each run in the north and south of the region in venues in Newcastle and Teesside focusing on the areas of synchronisation and digital music marketing. Each series comprises two full day events to cover the subject area in detail.
The first of the two-part Synchronisation workshops will run in Newcastle on 6th May and on Teesside on 29th June. Generator is targeting established businesses that would benefit from support on how to get music into film, TV and games.
These seminars will be led by Rachel Wood from Woodwork Music which provides music to potential users on behalf of clients including artists such as Death Cab for Cutie and Simian Mobile Disco.
Rachel will be joined by Connie Farr from Think Sync Films which runs a prestigious competition to partner musicians and independent filmmakers.
Places on the seminars are limited to representatives from eight companies to ensure all attendees have the chance to get individual responses to their questions to relate to specific business queries.
The second series of seminars will focus on Digital Music Marketing and will begin in Newcastle on 18th May and on Teesside on 14th June. These will be run by the hugely respected Music Ally consultancy, whose clients include EMI and Universal.
Both sets of seminars form part of Generator’s Building the Business of Music programme, part of a £1.64m business support initiative for the music industry which will help 240 small and medium sized enterprises and create up to 100 new jobs.
The project is being part-financed by £822,347 from the European Regional Development Fund 2007-13, secured through regional development agency One North East. This has been matched by a range of funders including the Arts Council, Big Lottery, the Working Neighbourhood Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, the Northern Rock Foundation and Generation 2012.
Future networks could focus on:
- Live music promotion
- Record labels - DIY
- Artist management
- Finance, funding and investment
To register interest in future collaboration networks contact firstname.lastname@example.org