Leading music professionals and artists share their experiences and discuss the state of the industry in 2010
The Know How programme has been created to offer support to musicians and music businesses by furthering their careers by means of advice-based seminars and events on May 24-27 2010 at the Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
Utilise the experiences built up by established music professionals and artists to clarify your career objectives or define direction.
Monday 24 May
This panel will discuss the future of regional broadcasting and the importance of the local platform.
The changes to regional broadcasting – consequences for artists.
New broadcasting formats/platforms – what is social broadcasting – trace origins back to traditional broadcasting.
Modern consumption of music.
New revenue models for these platforms (from artist & business perspective).
Jonas Woost - Head of Music, Last.fm
Paul Campbell - Founder, Amazing Radio
Ben Perreau - Founder, Gigulate / Director of Digital Content, Global Radio
Tuesday 25 May
An exclusive ‘In conversation with Richard Russell' – Chairman, XL Recordings.
In 1989, Richard Russell helped co-found XL Recordings as an offshoot of the Beggars Banquet-owned Citybeatlabel and quickly established XL as a highly-respected and successful label in its own right. Over the years as the label broadened its roster beyond the confines of dance, an ear for groundbreaking artists has led Russell to play a major role in the careers of numerous acts, not least the extraordinary rise of The Prodigy and the success ofThe White Stripes. Russell has now grown XL Recordings into one of the UK’s leading independent record companies, home to an impressive array of acts including Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, Adeleand M.I.A.
Tony Wadsworth, Chair of BPI, and former CEO at EMI will be asking the questions and offering his own views.
Wednesday 26 May
This panel will look at how artists maintain control and protect their rights.
Ownership of music – is it still necessary for artists to assign their copyright to a record label?
How can labels adapt to better meet artist needs?
DIY – how artists and artist managers are bypassing traditional models.
Should music law change to reflect the new music landscape?
Investment – is it fair for record companies to take all the financial risk without retaining rights? What other options are available?
Ross Millard - Director, Featured Artist Coalition (FAC) / The Futureheads
Jon Webster - CEO, Music Managers Forum (MMF)
Alison Wenham - Chairman/CEO, Association of Independent Music (AIM)
Thursday 27 May
This panel will look at the changing relationship between artists and their labels.
Diverse sounds – how to build brand loyalty while still pushing the boundaries.
How will labels and artists manage their relationships in the future?
Where does the role of the label finish and the role of the manager start?
Is music enough? What else are artists doing to generate interest and new revenue streams?
How will labels change shape in the future?
Consumer diversification – cross markets – new and additional products.
Steve Hill - A&R, Warp Records
Lukas Wooller - Maximo Park
Mark Jones - MD, Wall of Sound
Christian Paul - Kids on Bridges
SPACES ARE FREE BUT LIMITED
To book individual/group spaces or for further information on this programme contact Jonny at Generator.
T. 0191 255 4469