MMF and FAC host induction day to teach artists & managers business basics

News: 14th January 2015 by Louise Dodgson under Artist Managers, Finance, Law & Music Business, Music Publishing, Record Labels, Selling & Distributing Your Music

The MMF (Music Managers Forum) and FAC (Featured Artists Coalition), in conjunction with Shoosmiths, are bringing their acclaimed Induction Course to Manchester’s The Sharp Project, Thorp Road, Manchester, M40 5BJ on 22 January 2015.  In today’s music business it is vital that artists and managers are educated in business basics.  The MMF/FAC developed this day in conjunction with Music Ally, it is a one day crash course.

09.30 am              Arrival
10.00 am              Introduction. Discussion of Industry Terms/Acronyms
10.45 am              How to release a track. Copyright, Registrations, Services 
12.00 pm              Basic music marketing. “A 3 year marketing degree in an hour and a quarter”. Fanbase development.
1.15 pm                Lunch 
2.15pm                 Meet the experts: 

                             a)  Insurance                   James Dodds, Doodsons

                             b)  Accountancy              Steve Crowther, O.J.Killkenny

                             c)  Legal                           Carol Isherwood, Shoosmiths 

4.00 pm               Q+A with hosts and experts

The Induction Course is taught by Erik Nielsen who started Marillion’s crowdfunding campaign, digital expert for Rocket Music (Elton John/James Blunt), record company and manager; and Jon Webster, CEO of MMF.

5.30-7.30pm    Music Business Social - open to all attendees and interested parties. Hosted by MMF/FAC and Shoosmiths and supported by Doodsons and O.J. Kilkenny.

If only attending the social event and not attending the course please rsvp to Sammy Rigler at [email protected]

Purchase tickets for the induction course via the link below. 

Students and unwaged can buy the discount ticket priced at £30. The discount code is "Shoosmith"

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