SAT OCT 14 - indie101 UK Conference
Entry Requirements: Must be 16 or older
*BIMM Manchester *(8 Great Marlborough St, Manchester M1 5NN) 11:30 Doors Open
*12:00 - 12:40 MEDIA *From planning your campaign to press releases, from securing radio play to reviews and interviews, dealing with the media is a critical element of success. Learn the best DIY strategies to get your message in the hands that can deliver to the public and get the media on your side. Moderator: Steve Cusack Panelists: Dom Gourlay (Drowned in Sound) / Marty Hill (Under The Radar) / Cath Bore (Bido Lito/Get into This) / James Hughes (Too Many Blogs / Judge for Green Man Rising and Glastonbury Emerging comp)
*1:00 - 1:40 Artist Development *Artist development in the music industry has evolved over time, leaving most of the early progress to the artist themselves. Can an artist have a successful career without a label? What are labels looking for in artists? We take a look at what artists can (and are expected to) do for themselves and the role that labels play in artist development today. Moderator: Anastasia Connor Panelists: Shell Zenner (BBC Introducing Mcr/Amazing Radio) / Mark Daman Thomas (Shape) / Dom Gourlay (Drowned in Sound)
*2:00 - 2:40 LIVE! *How to make DIY touring work? Is it possible to secure important festival bookings without a booking agent? How best to pitch yourself to a venue or a promoter? The global downturn in the sales of recorded music has prompted the rise of the live sector as an increasingly important income stream. We look at the opportunities and economics of playing live for artists at the start of their career. Panelists: Lauren Jones (The Music Manual) / Vicky Pearson (Deathly Records) / Clare Dean (Liverpool Noise)
*3:00 - 3:40 Demo Listening *A certain drum pattern, a vocal tone, a lyric the production value…a slight adjustment can potentially mean success or failure when it comes to a song. Many of the hits have been through rewrite sessions and reworkings before hitting the airwaves. Get your song heard and receive feedback from members of the industry. Panelists: James Hughes (TMB) / Dom Gourlay (DiS) / Shell Zenner (BBC Introducing Mcr/ Amazing Radio) / Steve Cusak
*4:00 - 5:00 Mentorship Sessions *Indie 101 is a series of seminars, demo listening sessions and mixers. Indie101 is hosted by some of the most knowledgeable and respected experts in the entertainment industry. It will include seminars on music, film and tech, designed to help anyone succeed in the entertainment industry.
Indie Week UK is in its 4th year of showcasing the best in independent talent in 6+ venues, over 5 nights. 25+ acts from all over the world will play in front of music industry professionals.
Indie Week UK just wrapped up its 7th year, showcasing the best in independent talent. The festival has taken place in cities across Ireland for the past 6 years. This year Indie Week Europe travelled across the pond to the new host city of Manchester for its 4th Year. The festival runs over 5 days in 6+ venues in the city of Manchester, showcasing artists from all over the world.
*PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: *MIKE JOYCE (Drummer of The Smiths) CHRIS BIRKETT (Led Zeppelin, Sinead O’Connor, Hans Zimmer, Quincy Jones)