Opening Keynote: 9.15am–10.00am
Closing Keynote: 5.45pm–6.30pm
KEYNOTE SPEECHES (Courtyard)
Maggie Crowe is Director of Events & Charities at The BPI. She joined the company in March 1986 after her first baptism of fire working in the UK Music Industry for the formidable Steve Mason (Windsong International/Pinnacle Records). In 2005, she was appointed Events Director over the BRIT Awards and has led on that project on behalf of BPI’s Board of management since. She also oversees the Classic BRITs, BRITs Icon and the Hyundai Mercury Music Prize.
Do you know how to make the most of your music conference experience? Networking? Setting up meetings? Pitching your ideas to professionals? We are bringing five of the leading music conference organisers who will give you tips on how to maximise your music conference experience.
Are you worried about newly emerging technologies affecting your business? Do you want to learn more about how to embrace them? Future of the Music Industries will delve into newly emerging technologies and how these can be used to your benefit.
How do you prepare your music to be sync ready? What are the dos and don'ts? Following on from ‘What You Syncing’ in 2017, we have brought another five amazing UK leading music supervisors to Resonate to discuss the importance of synchronisation. Bringing you an incredible opportunity for one on one engagement and insight into a music supervisors job.
Where does Scotland lie on the musical map of the world? Music professionals will give insight into emerging markets and how there is massive potential for Scottish artists in other less known territories. Join this panel and find out how Scotland can excel in exciting new territories.
Join the BPI for a workshop on how the organisation can help you with International Trade with a focus on China, India, Brazil, Nigeria and the USA.
We will guide you through the simple steps to set up a PledgeMusic direct-to-fan crowdfunding campaign. Whether you are looking to record a new single, EP or album, sell tour tickets and merchandise, make a video or anything else, PledgeMusic can help.
A must attend for artist/producer/managers to receive feedback from the professionals. It’s also led to some acts securing their own business deals!
HM Scotland will moderate a discussion on starting your own business in music, mental health and self-care with Achal Dhillon managing director of Killing Moon and Calum Hendrie specialist psychologist with the British Association Of Performing Arts and Medicine (BAPAM).
This workshop will introduce you to opportunities for international development for artists, musicians and music businesses. Hear about specific international events and showcasing opportunities, plus possible funding that could support that development.
TECH HUB (Many Studios)
The cost of recording can burn a hole in your pocket. This session see’s SAE tutors chat through innovative tricks and techniques which can help you save those all important pennies.
This session will focus on the tools and techniques commonly used in live electronic music. You will see how we construct electronic music using software and hardware synthesis to create a performance.
This panel session, hosted by Chris McCarron, is Talking Accessibility and asks the audience to participate in a series of experiments during a live mixing session featuring new systems and theories that are improving access to live music for fans who suffer from hearing impairment, loss or deafness.
A must attend for aspiring artists and commercial songwriters. Discover the key aspects of being a topliner, how to approach briefs and how to unlock your potential. Current hit songs will be played followed by a discussion of the key components that comprise to it’s success.
Modular Synthesisers are a great tool for sound design and also for controlling energy levels in your tracks. Rob from GMSN! will run through some incredibly powerful tricks for setting and transitioning through different levels together with some advice on what types of modules to look out for. We will also talk through different types of setups that will make this possible in a live environment.
DROP INS (Glow Arts)
Do you need advice for getting your work featured in the media? Come speak to the media professionals.
Are you in a band? Musicians? Starting a business? Come speak to the professionals that know how to kick start your brand.