City Showcase announce free 3 day music industry event

News: 6th November 2014 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Creative & Branding, Finance, Law & Music Business, Live, Media, Music Publishing, Music Training & Careers, Record Labels, Recording & Production, Selling & Distributing Your Music

City Showcase has announced the first free music industry event encouraging enterprise, creativity, employment and debate in the entertainment sector.  Finding The Future, will be held at the Apple Store on Regent Street, London W1 from Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th November 2014. 

The 3-day event, which runs from 2pm to 8-30pm on each day, provides a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs and jobseekers to meet, speak to, learn from and share ideas with leading music industry experts and peers. Just turn up, there is no need to pre-register.

The panels and presentations include wide-ranging topics such as careers in A&R, music sales, songwriting and live music, as well as exploring the DIY ethos of the independent music market, including taking control of your career, online business models and brand partnerships. Key executives already lined up to chair, moderate and speak at panels include moderators Guy Fletcher (PRS for Music Chairman), Sean Devine (ASCAP), Paul Hutton (Metropolis Music), Matt Dixon (Band2Market), Tim Ingham (Music Week), Chris Cooke (CMU), Liz Stokes (Record of The Day), Nanette Rigg (City Showcase) and Oliver Tuercke (PRS For Music). Panellists include Alex Boateng (Island), Colin Barlow (RCA), Claire Horseman (Coda), Daniel Lloyd-Jones (Sony ATV), Ed Horrox (4AD), Eliot Kennedy (songwriter) Ivor Wilkins (Mama Group Jim Reid (Warner Chappell), Jo Charrington (Capitol), Mark Mulligan (MIDiA), Martin Goldschmidt (Cooking Vinyl), Ollie Hodge (Columbia), Rebecca Kane (The O2), Simon Williams (Fierce Panda), Stuart Galbraith (Kilimanjaro Live) and plus many more.   

There will be daily performances from heavily tipped new acts between 8 and 8-30pm with songwriters and artists Tallia Storm (Virgin Records), Kimberly Anne (Polydor Records) and Nick Brewer (Island Records) performing and answering questions alongside their management, publishers and labels.

Synopsis of panels and presentations:

A Lifetime In A&R (Careers) – moderated by Nanette Rigg (City Showcase), with senior A&R executives John Saunderson (NottingHill Music), Ed Horrox (4AD), Jo Charrington (Capitol Records UK), Daniel Lloyd-Jones (Sony ATV) and Ollie Hodge (Columbia Records).

Take Control Of Your Career: Your Business In 2014. Does It Make Sense? – presented by AIM Startups (Enterprise) – chaired by Tim Ingham (Music Week), with Martin Goldschmidt (Cooking Vinyl), Simon Williams (Fierce Panda) and Julie Weir (Visible Noise).

Business Models Online: Opportunities Explained and Discussed - presented by PRS for Music – candid insights from Mark Mulligan (MIDiA Research) and Oliver Tuercke (PRS for Music).

Love Music? Sell Music! Careers In Music Marketing, PR & Promotions (Careers) – moderated by Matt Dixon (Band2Market), with Julie Arnott (The O2), Kevin McCabe (Caroline/Universal) and Robert Wood (Parlophone).

BFF? Brand Partnerships: How Does It Really Work? (Enterprise) –moderated by Chris Cooke (CMU), with Dom Hodge (Frukt), Aislinn Fairbanks (Fairbanks Endorsements), Theo Gupta (MixRadio), Marc Robinson (Globe/Universal) and Daniel Mathieson (Barclaycard).

From Calvin Harris To James Blunt: How To Write A Hit Song? – moderated by Sean Devine (ASCAP), with Alex Boateng (Island Records), Paul Aiden (songwriter) and songwriter Eliot Kennedy (Gary Barlow).

Backstage Pass: A Career In Live Music (Careers) – focusing on live music and moderated by Paul Hutton (Metropolis Music) with Gemma Gilford (The Borderline), Rebecca Kane (The O2), Claire Horseman (Coda) 

Live Music: The Lifeline Of The Music Industry? (Enterprise) – moderated by Liz Stokes (Record of the Day), with Stuart Galbraith (Kilimanjaro Live), Colin Barlow (RCA Records) and Ivor Wilkins (Mama Group).

Sell Me Your Song! How To Pitch Your Hit Song – moderated by Guy Fletcher, Chairman of PRS for Music, with Jim Reid (Warner Chappell) and Charles Kirby-Welch (Kartel Creative).


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