Music Business Boost workshops head to Yorkshire

News: 18th February 2014 by Louise Dodgson under Finance, Law & Music Business, Music Training & Careers

Business Boost is a one off, low-cost, high return training opportunity that is available to all small to medium sized enterprises across Yorkshire. The programme is designed to offer ‘bite-size’ training in critical growth areas. 
Cida Co and Transmit Start Ups have joined forces with Music Industry Yorkshire and DMF Digital to offer a 1 day workshop to help you grow your music business and progress to the next level. 
‘These music industry specialist workshops are an absolute must for any aspiring and established music professional, whether they are a musician, producer, manager or promoter. A low, low cost opportunity to learn from the best in the industry – Keith Evans, Managing Director, CidaCo
The full day event covers:
1) Develop Your Music ‘Brand’ Effectively
How do you appeal to fans and build critical mass? Plan and implement your own strategies to raise your profile, grow a fanbase and engage more with the media. Use the key digital marketing tools effectively and go direct to consumer. 
2) Making Money in the New Music Industry 
How you can stay ahead of curve to be sustainable into the future? Multiple rights and multiple revenue streams from music licensing into films, games and TV to brand partnerships and sponsorship. 
3) Funding & Finance for Music Business 
Where’s the money? We will also look at how you can get funding and finance into a music business. In this part of session we will look at Crowd Funding, Grants, Loans and other funding sources. 
Workshop Leaders 
Transmit Start Ups - Provide training and mentoring services to creative businesses throughout England and Scotland and our specialism’s are within the music and digital sectors.  Transmit are a delivery partner for the Government’s Start-Up Loans initiative and have supported 150+ businesses with over £1,000,000 in loan finance.
Mark Hobrough - Swansfield Music
Mark is a producer/songwriter manager who represents James Flannigan, Gita Langley & Anders Grahn. He recently placed tracks in Kick Ass 2 and Justin as well as many others. He is Head Tutor for the Managing a Music Business Enterprise Diploma and is an experienced music business education consultant.
Guest Speakers (More TBC) 
Paul Bower - Head of Operations, AWAL
Sheffield based independent digital music company currently distributing and marketing Moby, Beck, Radiohead, Thom Yorke, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Prince and Gabrielle Aplin. 
Simon Pursehouse - Director of Music Services, Sentric Music
Simon is originally from Yorkshire but formed Sentric when he graduated from Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts (LIPA) in 2006. Sentric are an independent music publisher home to 45k+ songwriters worldwide and it's his job to get all our artists' music onto TV/adverts/movies/games.
The Events will take place in the following locations:
Sheffield 25/03/14
Venue: Sheffield City Hall
Time: 10.00 – 4.30pm
Hull 26/03/14 
Venue: Creator College
Time: 10.00 – 4.30pm
Leeds 27/03/14 
Venue: Leeds College of Music 
Time: 10.00 – 4.30pm 
The event costs £25 plus the eventbrite booking fee of £2.15 (total £27.15).  The fee includes lunch.  Freelancers and Sole Traders must provide proof of Legal Status. This is supported by The Skills Enhancement Fund which is co-financed by the Skills Funding Agency through the European Social Fund. For further information, please contact [email protected] 

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