Music Future Conference 2012
October 22, 2012 in Events
Music industry descends on Newcastle for a full day of pioneering panels, keynotes and conversations around digital developments, future models and opportunities for innovative music businesses.
Thursday 22nd November 2012, Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle Quayside, 10am-6pm www.musicfutures.info
Music Futures, the North East music industry conference that brings together the most innovative minds in the music industry, is returning to Newcastle’s Live Theatre on Thursday 22nd November 2012 for another day of trailblazing industry insight and expertise.
Guest Speakers include:
Jeannette Lee – Rough Trade (The Smiths/Arcade Fire)
Tony Wadsworth – BPI Chairman and former Chairman of EMI Music UK
Stuart Fleming – PRS for Music
Martin Goldschmidt – Cooking Vinyl (Prodigy/Marilyn Manson)
Nick Detnon – Manager, Dizzee Rascal
Alison Wenham – AIM Chairman and CEO
Mike Smith – Mercury Records (Chase and Status / Jake Bugg)
Mark Wood – Manager, Imogen Heap
Steve Levine – Producer (Beach Boys/Culture Club) / PPL
Alex Bean – 679 Recordings & Artists (Plan B / Little Boots / The Streets)
Tom Campion – Universal Music
Debs Wild – Coldplay.com
Alex Branson – InGrooves Fontana
Paul Barton – Pledge Music
Simon Pursehouse – Sentric Music
Ian Rendall – Fairbanks Endorsements / Trashed Management
Stephen O’Reilly – Mobile Roadie
Key themes for the day will focus on exploiting your music across all the latest platforms, covering Future Revenue Streams, Future Artist Label Relations/Fan Funding, The Increasing Influence of Music Producers, and Crowd Sourcing and Fan Engagement. Alongside a full day of panel events, a Keynote speech by CEO of AIM, Alison Wenham, a special ‘In Conversation’ with BPI Chairman, Tony Wadsworth and co-owner of Rough Trade, Jeannette Lee, Music Futures offers the perfect opportunity to network to meet like-minded businesses and individuals.
Tony Wadsworth, BPI Chairman commented:
“At the core of our business is the artist relationship and Jeannette Lee is someone who understands this, having worked with some of the most influential artists of our time, at moments when they have made lasting contributions to popular music and culture. Music Futures is a great opportunity for music business practitioners in the North East to hear from national and global industry experts on the current issues of the day”
Generator have programmed representatives from major and independent labels, publishers and management companies, along with key players from the world of Fan Funding, Crowd Sourcing, App Development and Brand Partnerships to deliver a comprehensive pool of knowledge to our delegates.
This conference is a unique opportunity for delegates to:
- Understand how the music business is adapting to change
- Keep ahead of digital music industry developments and new technologies
- Network with established national and regional music businesses
- Meet representatives from key trade associations
- Develop new strategies for generating revenue
- Seize new opportunities in the independent music sector
Unlike any other music conference, Music Futures, places digital innovation at the forefront of discussions, focusing on the needs of creators and music business SMEs in the digital age.
Keynotes and panels throughout the day have a business support context and an abundance of networking opportunities offering delegates an opportunity to promote their business to other businesses directly. The strength of the speakers and delegates attracted to the conference is testament to its significance, to both the regional and national music industry.
Damian Baetens, Business Development Director at Generator says:
“Music Futures is now a national recognised music industry event and the profile of the speakers this year reflects the conference’s growing significance. We’ve tried to focus in on the emerging themes and developments within in the business such as fan funding and engagement, the increasing influence of music producers and where the future revenue streams are for labels and publishers. We are delighted to have respected figures such as Tony Wadsworth, Alison Wenham, Nick Detnon and Jeannette Lee confirmed for this year’s event.”
Music Futures is FREE to established and pre-start businesses based in the north east of England. To check your eligibility and for more information on Music Futures, see www.musicfutures.info.