Partner Panels at TGE

Thursday 12th May

 

Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
13:00 -14:00
Dr. Martens presents: Tough As You Live
All around the UK: An exploration of UK creativity in music outside of London.
A deepdive into London bias in the industry, perspective from those who are shaping the music industry from outside of the capital. Positive and uplifting discussion on diversifying the talent pool in all areas of the industry, and what can be done to ensure there is more access.
With…
Billie C, Saffron Music
Madi Saskia, I AM ME West Midlands, Artist
Maya-Blue Gamble-Hynes, Team Love
Nicholas Douglas, Notion Magazine

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Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
14:30 -15:30
Iceland Music presents: Record in Iceland
Iceland has for a long time punched well above its weight on the international music scene, being home to many renowned artists. Even artists not from Iceland choose to make music there citing how the serenity and mountains inspire their creativity, and the community around music fosters their talent.
Introducing Record in Iceland: a 25% refund program for all costs incurred while recording in Iceland. This covers all studio related expenses like studio time, hired performers, the wages of producers and engineers and then even travel and accommodation as well as post-production costs like mix and master.
Iceland is only a 2.5 hour flight from London and connects easily to N-American destinations. Using an overseas trip to stop-over and record in Iceland is a smart way to get some costs back on your travel, plus it’s better for the planet! Record in Iceland and get 25% back of all recording costs incurred while you’re there.
Record in Iceland is a unique 25% refund program for recording music in Iceland.
Come and get to know all advantages to this dynamic and easy to use program
With…
Hrefna Helgadóttir (Habbi) – Iceland Music
Leifur Björnsson – Record in Iceland

 

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The Sentric House @ Block Bar
14:00-14:45
WTF is Music Publishing
Publishing can be a confusing world for emerging artists. Who has the time and energy to think about intellectual property when there’s a middle eight to perfect?! In this talk, Sentric’s Director of Music Services Simon Pursehouse will run through the basics of just WTF publishing is, why it’s an utterly vital income stream for emerging musicians and what they can do to make sure they’re getting every single £, € and $ that they are owed.
To attend RSVP Here

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The Sentric House @ Block Bar
15:00-15:45
9 Steps To Landing A Sync Deal
You’re bored of hearing people talking about how good syncs are for artists by now, so how do you go about actually getting one? In this session, we will guide you through everything you need to know in order to make your music as attractive as possible to music supervisors around the world. Bring a pen and paper, you’re going to want to take notes.
To attend RSVP here

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The Sentric House @ Block Bar
16:00-16:45
Top Tips For Funding

Being an emerging artist is tough, however, there are plenty of great funding opportunities out there to help you along the way. In this session we take you through our top tips for securing funding and take a look at some of the funds currently open to artists, including Sentric’s Academy Fund.
To attend RSVP here

 

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Horus Music House at The Tempest Inn
13:00-13:45
Indie vs Signed: What defines a successful artist in 2022?
How is 2022 shaping up for the music industry, and how can you as an artist stay ahead of the game? This panel offers expert industry advice from all sides of the coin.
Moderator – Nina (Director Distribution Horus Music)
Speakers
Andy Bernstein (Nowhere Talent Management/Touring/Media/Development) Deborah Smith (Director Anara Publishing)
Bloom de Wilde (Artist)
Paul Dechert (Independent Artist Relations Manager Deezer)
1) What do you think it means to be ‘successful’ as an artist?
2) How do you measure your success as an artist?
3) What do you look for in an artist before working with them?
4) What do you think artists should have in place before reaching out to industry heads?
5) What are the biggest ‘Don’ts’ for artists looking to break into the industry?

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Horus Music House at The Tempest Inn
14:00-14:45
Horus Music in conversation with VEVO
Vevo is the world’s leading music video network, connecting an ever-growing global audience to high quality music video content for more than a decade. We get up close and personal with Kate Shury Content Operations Manager from the Music Talent Team at Vevo to discuss how independent artists can get the best results for their music.

Head of Music & Talent at Vevo to discuss how independent artists can get the best results for their music.

1. How can independent artists benefit from Vevo?
2. What is the difference between uploading your video to YouTube and uploading to Vevo?
3. What extra features are available through Vevo for artists to promote their content?
4. What is the importance of video in addition to audio releases in the modern-day music industry?
5. How do artists at all career stages benefit from partnering with Vevo?
6. Can you tell us more about Vevo’s flagship emerging artist program LIFT?
7. What are some tips and tricks for artists who are releasing their music on Vevo?

With…

Kate Shurry
Carl Young

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Horus Music House at The Tempest Inn
15:00-15:45
Horus in conversation with SoundCloud
1. How can independent artists grow their music career with Soundcloud?
2. What is the difference between a manually created profile and an auto-generated profile and how can I ensure my content is monetized
3. As Soundcloud allows users to upload music without a distributor, what is the benefit of Horus Music having a direct partnership with Soundcloud to the artists and labels we represent?
4. How can artists utilise Soundcloud to gain recognition by labels?
5. How can artists and labels use Soundcloud as a marketing tool?

 

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Friday 13th May

 

Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
10:00 -11:00
Music from Ireland presents: Challenges Facing Artists Touring in the UK Post Brexit
With…
Willie Ryan (Lawyer)
Charlene Hegarty(Artist Manager)
Joe Clarke (Artist Manager)

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Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
13:00 -14:00
Music Declares Emergency presents:
How can musicians, and the music industry talk positively about climate action?
Music has always been at the forefront of social movements and the climate crisis is no exception. With industry responses and plans for decarbonising businesses now well underway and artists using their position to speak out on the need for action, we discuss the barriers to speaking out, how music can play a central role in promoting solutions to the climate emergency,and how to create a global music community driving positive climate action.
With…
Moderator Fay Milton (Music Declares Emergency)
With Jude McArdle (AIM – Association of Independent Music)
Elspeth Merry (Artist’s Way)
Kate Llewellyn (On Road Media)

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Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
14:30 -15:30
Music Support presents: Removing the stigmas surrounding mental ill-health and addiction in the industry
As partner charity of The Great Escape, Music Support, the charity that helps those who work in music and live events affected by mental ill-health and/or addiction, would like to invite you to join us at the Conference for an open and honest discussion on the issues affecting our industry during the global pandemic (and beyond). We will also discuss how Music Support empowers our peers to protect the wellbeing of their colleagues (and themselves).
The session will be hosted by Andy Franks, the multi-award-winning Tour Manager who overcame his own addiction challenges to co-found this essential charity. Andy will be joined by George Levers who manages Music Support’s frontline services, with a background in music and live events and lived experience of the issues the charity covers. The panel will also feature Chris De Banks, founder of Not Saints, the UK’s only record label and events company dedicated to working with artists in recovery from addiction.
With…
Host: Andy Franks (Tour Manager)
George Levers (Music Support)
Chris De Banks (Founder of Not Saints)

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Jury’s Inn Waterfront – Conference Room 2
16:00 -17:00
Key Production presents: How can you make your release more sustainable?
Do you know how vinyl is made? And more importantly, have you ever thought about the environmental impact that manufacturing music products can have on our planet? As an artist or a label, you have the ultimate power to make a difference when it comes to making your release as environmentally friendly as possible. At Key Production, we pride ourselves on constantly researching and adapting to offer more sustainable practices in music manufacturing to our clients.
Join us at The Great Escape where we are hosting a panel alongside Nigel Adams (Full Time Hobby and MDE) and Jude McArdle (AIM) to discuss what you can do to make a difference.
With…
Karen Emanuel – KEY Production Group, Moving the Needle, Jicaro Ecolodge
Nigel Adams – FullTime Hobby, Music Declares Emergency
Jude McArdle – AIM (Association of Independent Music)

 

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Marine Room (Harbour Hotel)
12:00-13:00
On Track presents: in conversation with Yard Act and Steve Lamacq
In Conversation with PRS Foundation International Showcase Fund and PPL Momentum Music Fund supported Yard Act and Steve Lamacq
On Track is a day of sessions from PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation at the Harbour Hotel.

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Marine Room (Harbour Hotel)
13:45-14:45
On Track presents: Staying Local – Building Your Music Career In Your Hometown
Featuring PPL Momentum Accelerator supported Chiedu Oraka (Yorkshire-based artist) and Abby Meysenburg (Liverpool-based industry professional)
On Track is a day of sessions from PPL, PRS for Music and PRS Foundation at the Harbour Hotel.