INTERACTIVE SESSIONS: Friday 12 May 2017

WYNNSTAY ARMS HOTEL, YORKE STREET, WREXHAM


10:00 – MUSICIANS’ UNION WORKSHOP

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The wide variety of music industry agreements to be currently found – and the complexity of terminology used – remains a confusing and vexing area for the unwary. The vast majority of agreements will need negotiating to some degree, so how do you know if you are being offered a fair contract? What rights are being sought from you and how long for? What does the other party expect from you (and you from the other party), and what might the implications be of signing without obtaining independent legal advice? Join the MU’s Paul Gray for an overview of the various agreements that musicians and songwriters are most commonly presented with – forewarned is forearmed!


11:30 – ‘THE WORLD AT YOUR FINGERTIPS’ CHAIR: DANNY KEIR (SOUND DIPLOMACY)

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Advice from around the globe from our expert panel, for taking new, export ready acts on their first trips abroad.


1:00 – ‘WHAT’S IN A SONG?’ CHAIR: JOHN HYWEL MORRIS (PRS FOR MUSIC)

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With a huge amount of hit songs between them, our panel of songwriters explore what it takes to create to make your song as successful as possible.


2:30 – ‘THE INDEPENDENTS’ CHAIR: ANASTASIA CONNOR (SONG BY TOAD / GIITTV)

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How have independent record labels and their roles evolved? Our panel discuss how the Indies have adapted to the 21st Century.


4:00 – ‘MEET THE AGENCIES’: CHAIR: AL FARQUHAR (MODERN ART MANAGEMENT)

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Our panellists from a selection of the UK’s best known live agencies discuss breaking and developing new acts.

 


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