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Showcasing Online

FOCUS Wales, The Great Escape, Sound City, and Wide Days discuss how artists can make the most out of showcase festivals both online and offline.

6pm – 7pm



SPEAKERS:
Andy Jones (FOCUS Wales)
Becky Ayres (Sound City)
Michael Lambert (Wide Days)
Nathalie von Rotz (The Great Escape)

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Rehearsing, Recording, and Going Live

Discussing the current standard practices across studio and rehearsal spaces in Wales, and the importance of capturing live performances.

2:30pm – 3:30pm



SPEAKERS:
Steff Owens (Glyndwr TV / Seazoo band)
Bernie Plain (Musicbox Studios)
Liz Hunt (Creative Republic of Cardiff / The Moon)

Links:
https://gov.wales/rehearsing-performing-and-taking-part-performing-arts-guidance-phased-return
www.musicboxstudios.co.uk
Music Box Video 1 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZEMUqG3T8o
Music Box Video 2 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6tfYS8wnhQ
Music Box Video 3 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGmQ5MLa_m0

Glyndwr TV – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rf6jkOr7uU&t=596s

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PRS & PPL

Find out how to make money from writing and performing music from the UK’s collection societies PPL and PRS for Music. Plus, a chance to quiz our experts.

5pm – 6pm



SPEAKERS:
Davy Wales (PPL)
John Hywel Morris (PRS)

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Parenting and Music

Discussing the ways in which musicians balance parenting with their careers, and how lockdown has affected this balance.

5pm – 6pm



SPEAKERS:
Beth Elfyn (BBC Radio Wales)
Lisa Jên Brown (9Bach)
Mason Burnett (Mace The Great)

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Sync

Exploring the world of music sync with Dan Koplowitz of Friendly Fire Licensing, USA and Welsh composer Sion Trefor.

6pm



SPEAKERS:
Dan Koplowitz (Friendly Fire Licensing, USA)
Sion Trefor (Musician)

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Music & Race in Wales

Privilege Café Sgwrs #5 – @ Out of Focus. Tŷ Cerdd in collaboration with Privilege Café discuss ‘How can we effect change through talent development?’

12:30pm – 2:05pm


SPEAKERS:
Benji Wild (Musician)
Laura Lewis-Paul (Saffron)
Lekan Latinwo (Intricate Management)
N’famady Kouyaté (Musician)

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Going worldwide on the web

Exploring what effect Brexit and the Pandemic may have on exporting music?

4pm – 4:45pm



SPEAKERS:
Matt Covey (Tamizdat)
Andy Jones (FOCUS Wales)
Lisa Whytock (Showcase Scotland/Global Music Match)
Eluned Haf (Wales Arts International)
Tom Sweet (British Council)

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A Working Live Sector – Road to recovery

How has the live sector responded, not just to Covid 19 but also to the problems it faced before and how will we shape it, going forward?

2:30pm – 3:30pm



SPEAKERS:
Sam Dabb (Le Pub)
Bev Burton (Black Deer Festival)
Gugai Macnamara (Roisin Dubh/Galway International Arts Festival)
Rob McGee (Empire Agency)
Beverly Whitrick (Music Venues Trust)
Craig Pennington (Future Yard/Bio Lito!)

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HMUK – How can Help Musicians help me?

How can Help Musicians help me?
Find out about all the ways the charity Help Musicians can support musicians in their career, through health and welfare, creative career development and building confident business skills. Help Musicians offers a lifetime of support when it’s needed the most.

1pm – 1:45pm



SPEAKERS:
Barnaby Duff (HMUK)
Kirsty Curtis (HMUK)

links

Help Musicians: www.helpmusicians.org.uk
Information, advice and support during the crisis:
www.coronamusicians.info
You can access the Thrive wellbeing app and join the Help Musicians mailing list here: https://bit.ly/2HoyP1i

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Keynote – Henca Maduro Q&A

The founder of ‘New Skool Rules’ the international Hip Hop and r&b showcase in Rotterdam. Henca will talk about her life and career with Ffion Wyn (ladies of Rage)

4pm – 4:45pm



SPEAKERS:
Henca Maduro (New Skool Rules)
Ffion Wyn (Ladies of Rage)

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Mental Health Check-in

Music Mind’s Matter lead an informal group chat checking in on our mental health, and sharing tips and advice.

2:30pm – 3:30pm



SPEAKERS:
Joe Hastings (Music Minds Matter)
Ach Dhillon (Killing Moon)
Ellie Giles (Step Music Management)

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FUNDING CLINIC (live)

Arts Council of Wales, Creative Wales, and PRS Foundation discuss various funding streams available to help musicians, music industry workers, and live music venues throughout the ongoing pandemic.

1pm – 1:45pm



links:

info@prsfoundation.com
grants@arts.wales
creative@helpmusicians.org.uk
creativewales@gov.wales
Launchpad Fund – https://twitter.com/HorizonsCymru

SPEAKERS:
Aja Garrod-Prance – PRS Foundation
Aeron Roberts – Arts Council of Wales
Dave Ball – Creative Wales
Lucy Bampton – Help Musicians UK
Mike Corcoran

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Keynote – Dave Stewart, TRACKD, and Otto

World renowned artist, writer and producer and founder of Eurythmics: Dave Stewart and Trackd discuss Remote Music Collaboration. Theme: Exploring music collaboration in the age of the internet. A keynote exploring tools for remote songwriting collaboration and recording.

4pm – 4:45pm



SPEAKERS:
Dave Stewart
Grant Tilbury (Trackd)
Otto (Musician)

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Building your strategy Part 2 – Digital Platforms

Platforms: What’s New and how to make the most of them. More than ever, it is vital for artists to have an up to the minute knowledge and command of the latest online platforms available and how to get the most out of them.

2:30pm – 3:30pm



SPEAKERS:
Aly Gillani (Bandcamp) 
Becky Ayres (Sound City)
Bronnie (Musician)
Michael Lambert (Wide Days/A Modern Way)
Kev Tame (PYST/AM)

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The future of music media

Our expert panel will discuss the challenges, currently facing music media and how the future will look.

1pm – 1:45pm



SPEAKERS:
Matthew Neale (Freelance Journalist)
Dom Gourlay (Under The Radar)
Alex Petropoulos (Songlines)
Anastasia Connor (Noise Unit PR)
Jen Long (The Line of Best Fit)
Rachel Grace Almeida (Crack)

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Keynote – Gareth Evans Q+A

Youtuber and the founder of Goliath Guitar Tutorials – a youtube channel with in excess of 750,000 subscribers – Gareth will explain how he managed to turn his skill as a musician into a global, online business.

4pm – 4:45pm

SPEAKERS:
Gareth Evans

Re watch the session here:


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Building your strategy Part 1 – Planning for the worst and hoping for the best

What are the options for  planning and developing an artist’s career path under the current circumstances?

2:30pm – 3:30pm



SPEAKERS:
Ach Dhillon (Killing Moon)
Ellie Giles (Step Music Management)
Rob McGee (Empire Agency)
James Barker (Mystic Sons PR)
Chris Brearly (Scruff of the Neck)
Anika Mottershaw (Bella Union)

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DIRECT INPUT – Stealing Sheep in Conversation

 

6pm – 7pm

Direct Input is a Future Yard webinar series which looks to lift the lid on the techniques and tactics utilised by the teams behind a range of today’s most successful artists. Becky Hawley joins us for this webinar Q&A, to talk about her career experiences with her band Stealing Sheep.

Sign up for this event here.


SPEAKERS:
Becky Hawley (Stealing Sheep)
Cath Hurley (Future Yard)
Craig Pennington (Future Yard)

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MU PRESENTATION (live)

Discover what the Musician’s Union are currently offering in terms of support (financial and advice), lobbying, and also what other support is available for musicians right now.

12pm – 12:45pm


SPEAKERS:
Andrew Warnock (Musicians Union)

Re watch the session here:


Links from Andy’s talk

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/
https://www.cultcymru.org/
https://www.coronamusicians.info/

https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/Education
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/Advice/covid-19/music-teaching
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/coronavirus
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Home/About-Us/who-we-are/Wales-SW-England
https://www.musiciansunion.org.uk/Join

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Spike Griffiths (Forte Project)

Forte Project | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Supporting young people from South Wales into the music industry, Spike Griffiths has developed a two unique young people music projects, namely Forte Project and Young Promoters Network. Forte Project annually selects ten emerging acts to embark on a year long artist development scheme. The Young Promoters Network provides opportunities for young people to learn first hand about all aspects of the industry.

Ed Townend (Forte)

Project Co-ordinator (Events & Release) | WEBSITE

Ed Townend works part-time for the Forté Project, mainly concentrating on putting together the events the project puts on for its acts. He also works in the second half of the project’s year to release, promote and create content for acts around the music they have created whilst being on the project. Ed also works as a sound engineer and events technician, manages the Cardiff band Junior Bill and founded the Cardiff Music Awards in 2015.

Louise Schofield (Forte)

Communications Officer | WEBSITE

Louise works part-time for the Forté Project. Louise concentrates on creating social media content for the project and sets up artist workshops and progress meetings. Louise also runs a music site, Unique Lullaby, and interviews artists across the UK and at festivals.

Bryn Law (Oddjob)

Bryn is a football reporter with Sky Sports by day but, by night, he’s one half of a promotions company, Oddjob, who have been putting on gigs in Leeds since 2016. They recently put on a sell-out show featuring Welsh bands Omaloma and Lastigband in their first ever appearance in the city.

Alun Llwyd (Turnstile Music)

TURNSTILE MUSIC | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Alongside Gruffydd Jones, formed the influential Ankst Records in 1988 which went on to release over eighty records from the likes of Datblygu, Y Cyrff, Gorky’s, Super Furry Animals etc. Subsequently formed Turnstile alongside Kevin Tame who have managed amongst others Perfume Genius, Girls, Cate Le Bon etc and continue to manage Gruff Rhys, Gwenno, Charlotte Church etc. Recently, also alongside Kevin Tame, formed PYST – the first Welsh global distribution and label services set up aimed at Welsh indie labels and self-releasing artists – which by now distribute and promote releases by the Libertino, Ikaching, Sprigyn Ymborth, Jigcal, Cosh and Sienco labels amongst many others.

Kerry Adams (PPL)

Performer Relations and Development Manager | WEBSITE

Kerry is Performer Relations and Development Manager at PPL.  She set up the Performer Relations & Development team in 2010 in order to provide a high quality, proactive service to key performers and their representatives.  The team’s role is to maximise their clients’ international and UK royalty collections, whilst delivering a best-in-class service to them.  As well as being responsible for the strategic management of the team and their client relationships, another focus for Kerry’s team is her ongoing work with emerging artists to ensure they are registered with PPL and receive the money they are entitled to.

Simon Carpenter (Gigantic Tickets)

Business Development Manager | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Originally from Lincoln and now based in Nottingham, Simon has worked as a promoter, tour manager before moving into the ticketing industry 10 years ago. His current role as Business Development Manager involves working with new and existing clients on their ticketing package from pricing to marketing to onsite operations. His role also covers commercial relationships and product development that allows him to feedback from clients to the dev team to tailor the Gigantic platform to its users. Simon has recently completed work on their partnership with ethical ticket reseller Twickets, as well as currently launching their new iOS scanning app as well as lot of other additions coming in the coming months.Gigantic Tickets have been operating from Nottingham for over 10 years now. 2017 saw an increase of tickets sold by 38% compared to 2016. Gigantic work with a breadth of clients and venues including UK Live, Tramlines, Live Nation, Kilimanjaro, DHP Family, AEG Live as well as a host of independent festivals including Leopalloza, Indietracks, 110 Above, Chagstock, Southbeats, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and more.

Sian Thomas (Arts Council Wales)

Director of Enterprise and Regeneration | WEBSITE

Sian Tomos is currently Director of Enterprise and Regeneration for the Arts Council of Wales. It’s a portfolio that includes leading on Arts and Health, Arts and Regeneration, local government and the Creative Industries. Prior to this Sian was regional director for North Wales during which time she was instrumental in developing many ground breaking arts and health initiatives.
Sian has been a leading advocate and innovator of the Well-being of Future Generations Act in Wales which uses the sustainable development principle to promote better health and well-being across the population.

Tobias Pugh (SYNCR)

MARKETING MANAGER | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Tobias is a Sync and Marketing Manager at Syncr Music, overseeing aspects of playlisting, partnerships, networking and research. With a background in music journalism, Tobias also manages blog and social media posts, keeping himself and others up to date with the advancements and changes within sync, the most profitable and exciting aspect of the music industry right now.

Kayleigh Watson (SYNCR)

MARKETING MANAGER | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Kayleigh is a Sync and Marketing Manager at SYNCR. She handles brand partnerships, account management and digital and social media marketing (follow @syncrmusic on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!) She is a frequent contributor to The Line of Best Fit’s Discovery segment and is a managing editor of on-the-ball new music blog Born Music.

Samantha Daly (SYNCR)

MARKETING MANAGER | EMAIL | WEBSITE

Sam is a sync and marketing manager at SYNCR, but also has extensive music journalism experience, currently the managing editor at Born Music, she also has bylines in publications such as Dork, DIY and more. Her involvement in the music industry doesn’t stop there however, as she’s been promoting gigs under the name UNCOVER for just over a year now.

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