Daytime Schedule

All events take place in the Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC) or the Oh Yeah Centre (unless otherwise stated)
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10:00am-11:15am

 

Opening addresses

DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAC, GROUND FLOOR, THE MAC

Crispin Hunt (Chief exec B.A.S.C.A and co-writer Florence and the Machine, YMA6, Jake Bugg) 

Lee Denny (Leefest) 

and Amy Lamé (Night Czar-London)

 

11:30am-12:30pm

 

Metal Machine Music- Cracking artist and business development in rock and metal
THE LAB, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Daniel P Carter (BBC Radio 1), Joe Dougan (The Limelight), Ian Rendall (Manager-Making Monsters), Ally McCrae (Two Up Music Management and Radio Promo) and Ali Tant (Red Essential)

 

The Producers
DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAC, GROUND FLOOR, THE MAC

Rob Ellis (longterm PJ Harvey collaborator and producer), Liam Howe (producer Lana Del Ray, Ellie Goulding, and FKA Twigs) and Rocky O'Reilly (Start Together Studios) open the lid of their award-winning production techniques

Speakers- Rob Ellis, Liam Howe, Rocky O'Reilly

 

Meet the Performance Rights Organisations
THE DEN, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Your chance to ask questions directly on royalty collection and songwriter rights organisations

Speakers- Stuart Fleming (PRS), Duncan McCrone (MCPS), Keith Johnston (IMRO), Dan Millington (PPL) and Dan Moore (BASCA)

 

Co-writing masterclass
GROUND FLOOR, OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

Back by very popular demand a masterclass from Notting Hill Music, London and global based multi award winning publisher. Please note this event will finish at 1pm

Speaker- John Saunderson, Notting Hill Music

 

AVA X SHESAID.SO PRESENT-IN CONVERSATION WITH AMY LAMÉ (NIGHT CZAR, LONDON)
THE HUB, 4TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Sarah McBriar (AVA Festival), Amy Lamé (London Night-Czar)

 

Pitch and sync- The rule book on placing music in film, television, and advertising
THE FACTORY, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speaker- Simon Pursehouse, Sentric

 

Ableton masterclasses
SECOND FLOOR, OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

In association with AVA. Your chance to skill up featuring Ableton tutors

 

1:30pm-2:30pm

 

Help Musicians UK Presents: Can Music Make You Sick? The next steps
THE LAB, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Adam Ficek (Baby Shambles), Sally-Anne Gross (University of Westminster), Katie Richardson (Artist), Christine Brown (Help Musicians) and Rachel Michaella Finn (London In Stereo)

 

Game on
GROUND FLOOR, THE OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

Lifting the lid on the story of the journey of making the sound design and music for the Playstation game Shadow of the Beast

Speakers- Adele Cutting (Soundcuts), Ian Livingstone (composer)

 

Meet the funders
THE DEN, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Your chance to ask questions directly to national and international funding and crowd-funding organisations

Speakers- Chris Tams (BPI/Music Export Growth Scheme), Elizabeth Sills (PRS Foundation), Benji Rogers (Pledge Music) and Alice Lewis (Live Music Now)

 

Branded! How to activate and grow the perfect partnership between bands and brands
DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAC, GROUND FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Daniel Cross (Record-Play/Head of Music- Adidas), Tom Carson (Head of Music- Jagermeister), Pete Beck (Head of Sync- Believe Digital) 

 

CMU Insights presents-The top 5 things Music PR’s do wrong
THE FACTORY, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Chris Cooke (CMU), Naomi Williams (PR Polydor), Simon Harper (Clash)

 

COUNTRY 2.0
THE HUB, 4TH FLOOR, THE MAC

From Jack White basing his home in Nashville, to mainstream radio saturation and sold-out arena shows country music has never been in a stronger place. What are the opportunities to develop in this area? A heavyweight discussion!

Speakers- Lynne McDowell (CMA Member and Head of Comms PPL), Milly Olykan (The O2), Stuart Banford (Downtown Country), Bobbi Boyce (CMA) and Iain Snodgrass (former VP Marketing UMG)

 

Ferry Gouw in conversation-Graphic designer for Major Lazer and more
FIRST FLOOR, UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER ART COLLEGE

Takes place 1st Floor, Ulster University, Belfast campus (Art College)

 

Ableton masterclasses
SECOND FLOOR, THE OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

In association with AVA. Your chance to skill up featuring Ableton tutors

 

2:45pm-3:45pm

 

CMU Insights presents top five streaming developments in 2017
DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAC, GROUND FLOOR, THE MAC

The essential briefing on how best to utilize streaming for artist development and music discovery

Speakers- Chris Cooke (CMU), Bryan Johnson (Spotify), Sammy Andrews

 

Block (Chain) Party
THE LAB, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

The musical revolution that will change how artists get paid

Speakers- Benji Roberts (Blockchain), Graham Davies (PRS for Music)

 

Meet the funders
THE DEN, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Your chance to ask questions directly to local and national funding and start-up equity organisations

Speakers- Patricia Malone (Princes Trust), Damian Baetens (Transmit start-ups), Ciaran Scullion (Arts Council NI), Christine Brown (Help Musicians NI) and Caroline Sewell (The Musicians' Union)

 

Developing a career in composing for television. 
THE FACTORY, 6TH FLOOR, THE MAC

Speakers- Marc Sylvan (composer for The Million Pound Drop, Total Wipeout, Tipping Point and Fifteen To One) and Ray Harman (award-winning television composer)

 

Spotify artist and manager session
THE HUB, 4TH FLOOR, THE MAC

A discussion led by Spotify open only to artists with management. Very limited capacity. For a more complete Spotify overview sign up to CMU event

Speaker- Drew Lam (Spotify)

 

AVA present-The Future of Festivals
GROUND FLOOR, OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

Trends, touts, tickets, and talent. How to develop a festival brand in 2017

Speakers- Sarah McBriar (AVA Festival), Lee Denny (Leefest), Jim Mawdsley (Chair, Association of Independent Festivals), Emmet Costello (AVA Festival) and Jen Long (Dice)

 

Ableton masterclasses
SECOND FLOOR, OH YEAH MUSIC CENTRE

In association with AVA. Your chance to skill up featuring Ableton tutors

 

4:00pm-5:00pm

 

Closing keynote
DOWNSTAIRS AT THE MAC, GROUND FLOOR, THE MAC

Speaker- Bob Lefsetz


 

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