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Mingle Music: Industry Day

Thu 17 Apr 2014



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Mingle Music: Industry Day


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New Devon based music agency Mingle Music presents an opportunity to come together network and discuss the issues facing musicians producers and DJs in today’s rapidly changing industry. Panel discussions and workshops throughout the day with representatives from labels, venues, festivals and royalty collection agencies, as well as radio presenters, managers, producers promoters and PR experts. This daytime event will be followed by a showcase of live bands and an after-party/DJ showcase.



Building a fanbase through gigging & touring
Dealing with venues and promoters
The new licensing laws
The roles of the Promoter, the Agent and the Tour Manager
When is an artist ready to start touring?
Do artists need an agent/tour manager, or should they go it alone?
How and when to go after those high-profile gigs / support slots
Is it worth playing in London if you’re not based in the capital?
What about moving to London to pursue your music career?
How to claim royalties for playing live?How to get those elusive festival slots – UK and overseas.
Are headline artists paid too much at festivals?
What is the impact of the ‘headliner bidding war’ on festivals and emerging artists?


2.15 – 2.40: THE BIG DEBATE!

Is it ever OK to play for free?
How can grassroots live music work for all concerned?
Minimising risk to ensure nobody is left out of pocket.
How can musicians and promoters better understand each other’s needs?
Should there be a “Fair Trade” policy for the music industry?



So, you’ve played some shows in your hometown and a little further afield in the region, your fanbase is growing nicely and you have had some great feedback about your music. Now, how do you capitalise on that and start to build a real buzz? Should you employ a manager? And when should you start seeking a deal with a label? Do you even need a label?

Exploring the roles of the Artist Manager, the record label, the music lawyer, the PR company, radio plugger, publisher, and the agent – how they interact and work together.

Is this team still necessary in the digital age?

Can artists break through without this conventional team around them?

How do you know when you are ready as an artist to start building this team?

Can small independent labels still cut it in today’s saturated market?


4.00 – 4.45: SHOW US THE MONEY!

How can I earn money from my music? A look at potential income streams, including royalties.

Can I apply for funding for my music? A look at current funding programmes for musicians.

Could crowdfunding work for me / my band?


Speakers include:

Matt Booth (Music South West / Temple Street)

Charlie Presburg (Ents24 / VIP Booking)

John Empson (Eden Sessions / Somerset Festival)

James Santer (BBC Introducing)

Roland Monger (Listen With Monger Blog)

Matt Freemantle (Lemonfest)

Chris Knight (UKTI)

Nick Tarbitt (Integrity Records)

Sarah Woodward (Artist Manager, These Reigning Days)

Sarah Lacey (On Track Music)

Steph Knight (Domino PR)

Marie Belsten (Mingle Music)

Oli James (Tour Manager, Ben Howard)

James Gill (Jam The Channel)

Kaptin Barrett (Boomtown Festival)

Dominic Jinks (Culture SW)

+ More TBA!



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