Thursday 21 Feb 
Metropolitan Arts Centre (The MAC) Belfast

Initial sessions and speakers include:

What do live agents actually want when signing new bands? Featuring Mark Meharry (CEO Music Glue), Matthew Bartlett (Midnight Mango Agency), Steve Farris (13 Artists) and Stephen Curran (MCD)

Making compelling music podcasts Featuring Dave Hanratty (No Encore), Brian Coney (The Thin Air), Mick McCullagh (Son of The Hound / Mad Notions) and Stephen Hill (Riot Act Podcast)

CMU presents Get Paid As Well As Played (aka Top Five Reasons You Don’t Get Paid) featuring Chris Cooke (Complete Music Update) and more

Unpacking how to make Facebook advertising pay you more Featuring Rob Nancollas (Motive Unknown)

Music supervision in Irish comedy- Derry Girls and Young Offenders Featuring Pete Saville and Zoë Bryant (Derry Girls Music Supervisors) and Dina Coughlan (Young Offenders Music Supervisor)

CMU present Music Industry Speed Briefing Sessions (x 2)

How to conquer the world of Spotify Playlisting Mike Murphy (Ditto Music), Joe Mason (Ditto Music)

Where is folk and trad heading in 2019? Jarlath Henderson (musician), Tim Chipping (River Lea Records/FRoots Magazine) and more

How to crack Scotland Vic Galloway (BBC Scotland new music champion), Caroline Campbell (Belladrum Festival/Ironworks Venue), Joe McAlinden (ex Teenage Fanclub/Superstar) and Alex Smith (Xpo North Conference)

How to crack Wales Andy Jones (Focus Wales), Jo Southerd (Producer BBC Radio Wales), Gruff Owen (Director Libertino Records) and Liz Hunt (Wales Goes Pop and The Moon Venue, Cardiff)

IMRO present How to write a Radio Hit

The self-releasing music toolkit Nathan Barley Phillips (Tunecore)

Building your perfect team in rock and metal Simon Glacken (PR Anathema/Paradise Lost), Megan Burns (Tone Mgmt), Tony Boden (artery global) and Serena Cherry (Svalbard)

Media composers VS Music Supervisors-there can be only one! Joe Spicer (Music-Channel 4), Oisin Lunny (award-winning composer), Simon Pursehouse (Sentric) and more

Pay for indie PR or do it yourself? Navigating early press opportunities John (Jawdropper PR), Shauna Tohill (Rews), Lyndon Stephens (Quiet Arch) and more

In the evening there will once again be a raft of free showcasing, featuring the most exciting new Northern Ireland artists, taking place across Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter. Confirmed hosts include Champion Sound, Jawdropper PR, The Live Room Belfast, Chordblossom, The Thin Air, Nialler9, Midnight Mango, Girls Rock School NI, PRS For Music and IMRO

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