- 2017 SCHEDULE -
- 2017 SEMINARS -
WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?
(THE STUDY / 11.35 - 12.35)
Baris Basaran promoted some of the world’s biggest acts, including Lady Gaga, Rihanna and Metallica. Then in 2013 political unrest in his native Turkey led to him cancelling 56 stadium and arena shows. Now re-established as a promoter/agent in Germany, he tells Olaf Furniss what went wrong.
(THE STUDY / 13.30 - 14.15)
Most digital services, including social media and streaming platforms, provide a range of insights and detailed information. We look at a selection of platforms and explore how freely available data can be used to plan tours, prepare releases and build a fanbase.
(THE STUDY / 14.30 - 15.20)
We hear about two very different initiatives where music is making a difference.
Vic Galloway (BBC)
For ten years Bonfest has attracted AC/DC fans from around the world to the small Scottish town of Kirriemuir, where the band's frontman lived until emigrating to Australia as a child. Find out how the annual event funds the DD8 youth music initiative and how its growth is helping the latter to expand into providing filmmaking and photography workshops.
Graham Galloway (DD8 Music/Bonfest)
Palestine Music Expo
Last year a group of music executives attending a conference in Israel visited the West Bank, where they heard about the challenges faced by the Palestinian musicians. Earlier this month they returned to host the first Palestine Music Expo (PMX), shining a light on the music scene and providing essential industry advice.
Beckie Sugden (PMX/X Ray Touring)
WHERE TO NEXT?
(THE STUDY / 15.30 - 16.25)
With rising visa costs and stricter entry requirements, should emerging acts be looking away from the USA and how should they, their managers and labels be choosing which territories to target? We look at the pros and cons of different markets and what role digital services play in taking decisions.
VINYL FRONTIER - LET'S GET PHYSICAL
(DEBATING HALL / 10.30 - 11.20)
How is the market for vinyl likely to develop and what are the key considerations when it comes to manufacturing, releasing and marketing the resurgent format? We provide an insight into how best to prepare for a release, from choosing a broker to adding special features, and how to avoid the most common mistakes.
FREE LUNCH? – A GUIDE TO FUNDING
(DEBATING HALL / 11.30 - 12.30)
A look at different funding options available to musicians and music businesses, including grants, special initiatives and crowd funding.
WHERE'S THE SLAM TENT? – THE CHANGING FACE OF FESTIVALS
(DEBATING HALL / 13.30 - 14.20)
As big outdoor events compete for a dwindling number of headliners, what does the festival of the future look like? We analyse the factors that could play an increasingly influential role, including non-music activities, tourism, sustainability, technology and accessibility.
DEVELOPING THE ARTIST
(DEBATING HALL / 14.30 - 15.20)
What goes into developing a musician’s career and who takes the lead on nurturing talent in the modern music industry? We look at approaches to honing songwriting, stagecraft and image as well as choosing the right creative team and financing the whole process.
THE TICKETING BUSINESS: SELLING OUT GIGS ONLINE
(DEBATING HALL / 15.30 - 16.25)
As CMU:DIY and Wide Days launch a new mini-guide to selling tickets online, we talk through how the different models work for both promoter and fan. What benefits do the respective services offer, what tools do they provide to increase sales and what is the deal between the promoters and the platform?