WIDE DAYS 2019 - PROGRAMME
Wide Days returns to Edinburgh on 11-13 April 2019 and to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we're expanding the programme to include more networking opportunities, pre-event activities and the addition of a significantly expanded live music programme on the Saturday!
THURSDAY 11 APRIL
EDINBURGH COACH TOUR & WELCOME PARTY WITH ANTIDOTE BOOKING
Delegates arriving in Edinburgh on the Thursday will have the option to take part in a guided coach tour of the city followed by a welcome party hosted with Glasgow’s hot new agency Antidote Booking (free entry included with your delegate pass)
FRIDAY 12 APRIL
Showcase events have proliferated across Europe with music export offices often investing heavily to host stages at international events, while several initiatives have emerged to foster artist exchanges. What are the most effective approaches and what how can be done to ensure an that they deliver for both artists and the industry?
Ten Things I Hate About You - Journalists vs PRs
Following the success of last year’s agents vs promoters session, we invite music journalists and PRs to vent about what drives them mad about each other. All in the interests of creating greater understanding and harmony (of course).
The Final Days of EMI - Selling The Pig
When private equity firm Terra Firma bought Britain’s biggest record company in 2007 it marked the collision of two diametrically opposed cultures. Veteran music journalist Eammon Forde talks about his book charting the demise of EMI following the takeover. Read an excerpt about Radiohead’s departure from the label.
CMU:DIY Guide To Building An Audience
Which tools, tactics and platforms should artists and music business be using this year? What is the best content for each social media channel and the most effective way to reach decision makers in the media, the industry and streaming services? Sam Taylor presents this CMU:DIY guide and is joined by four music industry experts.
A&R You Brave Enough?
(in association with UHI)
A rare opportunity for delegates to have a track honestly critiqued by individuals working in the music industry.
Introduction to PPL
(in association with PPL)
PPL royalties play an essential role in sustaining recording artists, who are increasingly releasing their own material. Find out about the work of the collection society and how to get paid.
New Publishing Models
New music publishing companies talk about their models and how they have built their businesses from scratch. Includes insights from
How To Set Up A Music Publishing Company
Our panel talks through the basic steps required for setting up a music publishing company including incorporation, registration and collecting copyrights.
The Future Of Music Publishing
What are the main challenges faced by music publishing companies in the streaming age and how will blockchain, Spotify publisher services and other digital platforms impact on the traditional approach to the business?
(in association with PRS)
Join leading Scottish wordsmith Dr Dave Hook (aka Solareye) and guests for a session about effective writing techniques, how approaches vary according genre, avoiding rhyme crimes and the key considerations for lyrical collaborations.
more to be announced…
FRIDAY SHOWCASE PROGRAMME
SATURDAY 13 APRIL
DELEGATE ACTIVITIES & FESTIVAL TAKEOVER
MORNING MUSIC TOUR OF EDINBURGH
Learn about Edinburgh's music heritage and sites with our friends from Glasgow Music City Tours!
NETWORKING BRUNCH & DRINK TASTINGS
We'll take you to a secret destination for lunch, some surprise and a whisky (or gin) tasting. And for our sober friends we'll have be presenting exotic Scottish soft drinks.
We invite three of Scotland's best summer festivals to guest programme a venue and provide a flavour of their events.