question session 02 — 2017

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Level 1 - Tower Room

10.00 - 10.40

Introduction to modular synthesis

A short workshop aimed at absolute beginner's on the basic principles that make up modular synthesis. This workshop will give participants hands-on experience with a eurorack modular synthesiser and will provide them with an overview of the most commonly used modules in that format. Perfect for anyone looking to start a modular system or just curious about the approach to synthesis and sound design that this method provides.

10.50 - 11.30

Understanding artist management

This workshop will provide some insight into the role of an artist manager.

11.40 - 12.20

Promoting your music successfully

Publicist Kate Malcolmson (Brixton Agency, One Little Indian) will work with you, examining approaches to press, media and getting the word out about your project.

12.30 - 13.10

Production Question & Answer

With releases so far for on Defected, Suara, Toolroom, Exploited Records and Glasgow Underground and gigs at Space Ibiza, Ministry of Sound, XOYO,  Riverside Festival and Boardmasters Festival, Glasgow production duo Illyus & Barrientos have cemented their status as one of the hottest DJ and production duos in the UK. For Question Session they will take part in an intimate Q & A session giving you the opportunity to engage with them and ask questions.

13.25 - 14.00

Introduction to modular synthesis

A short workshop aimed at absolute beginner's on the basic principles that make up modular synthesis. This workshop will give participants hands-on experience with a eurorack modular synthesiser and will provide them with an overview of the most commonly used modules in that format. Perfect for anyone looking to start a modular system or just curious about the approach to synthesis and sound design that this method provides.

14.10 - 14.50

How to fund your music project

This workshop will highlight the range of funding options for your music related project. Are you in the process of starting up a business, taking your enterprise to the next level or pursuing further study? Your project could be used as a case study. You will have the opportunity to speak to each funding organisation in turn. This session will continue in the designated Break Out Area on Level 6 - The Viewing Platform from 4.15pm till 5.15pm.

15.00 - 15.40

Introduction to modular synthesis

A short workshop aimed at absolute beginner's on the basic principles that make up modular synthesis. This workshop will give participants hands-on experience with a eurorack modular synthesiser and will provide them with an overview of the most commonly used modules in that format. Perfect for anyone looking to start a modular system or just curious about the approach to synthesis and sound design that this method provides.

15.50 - 16.30

Legal issues resolved

Author and music industry lawyer Ann Harrison will be on hand to provide specialist guidance on contracts, copyright and all your legal queries.

16.40 - 17.20

Increasing social media awareness

Find out how to make social media work for your project with specialist Cat Ure (Colours)

Stereo Bar

11.00 - 13.30

Everything but the kitchen sync

With acoustic instruments, playing in time comes naturally. You can jump in when the time’s right, and everyone keeps their flow. Playing together with electronic instruments hasn’t always been so easy. Now Ableton Link makes it effortless.
Take part in a synchronised jamming session with other electronic musicians using Ableton Link. Glasgow’s Rub A Dub and Ableton have joined forces to present an all encompassing workshop! They will have a collection of drum machines, synthesisers and modular gear all running together with Ableton Live, Push and sync’d using Ableton Link. You can even join in with your iOS device running a Link enabled app!

    13.40 - 14.00

    Beatbox

    Liam Clarke aka L’ will discuss beat boxing culture, and how it has developed recently in Scotland.
    After he has provided a short introduction Liam will demonstrate the basic sounds of beat boxing and involve the audience in an engaging workshop.

    14.00 - 14.30

    Musicians Union with Caroline Sewall

    The Musicians' Union (MU) is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.
    Caroline will deliver a seminar, focussing on the following points:
    • The MU – Who we are
    • MU Rates and Agreements
    • Getting it in Writing
    • MU Campaigns (including ‘Work Not Play’)
    • Benefits of membership
    • How to get involved
    • Q&A

    14.30 - 15.00

    Bridge 2 Business with Sukie Grewall

    The Bridge 2 Business programme offers college students first hand opportunities to engage with appropriate entrepreneurial role models. Role models who are relevant to college students who have an interest in setting up their own business now or in the future or for those who are looking to take enterprise skills to their workplace.
    Entrepreneurs will be speaking - sharing their knowledge, experiences and giving hints and tips about the music industry!

    15.00 - 16.40

    PPL with Keith Harris

    Established in 1934, PPL exists to ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.
    PPL licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast and then distributes the licence fees to its performer and recording rightsholder members.
    Keith will be deliver a seminar that articulates the PPL’s role in the music industry.

    16.00 - 18.45

    Ableton Presents “The Techno Toolbox” with Simon Stokes AKA Petrichor

    With so much software and hardware available it can be challenging knowing where to start. Trying to stay “in the loop”, often leaves us stuck in a loop!
    In this seminar Soma artist Simon Stokes AKA Petrichor will approach how he uses Ableton Live and a selection of hardware to help stimulate new ideas. Simon will be looking at some of the lesser known features in Ableton Live and how he uses them within his workflow

    Ableton Presents “The workflow of a performing producer” with Rachel K Collier

    Presenting your crafted productions to your audience is now a vital process in the modern music industry so come along for an insight into songwriting, modern music production and how to take your music to your audience.
    Building on her success so far in the UK, Rachel K Collier will perform and give an insight into her workflow in going from the studio to the stage.
    This is a chance to see an example of a hardworking songwriter, producer and performer at work. Rachel has co-written with a Grammy-nominated artist Mat Zo and had success in the UK Singles Chart with Ray Foxx's single "Boom Boom (Heartbeat)".

    Stereo Bar

    19:00 - 19.50

    Media panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Should online TV, radio and other media outlets be contributing more to artist’s revenue?
    • How much of an artis’ts success is spin as opposed to talent? How does the media contribute to this?
    • Online media’s longevity

    20:00 - 20.50

    Record label panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Is copyright infringement on the increase?
    • Ideas on how more revenue can be generated through streaming?
    • Is it important for labels to adopt a specific genre policy or should they try and incorporate different styles?

    21:00 - 21.50

    Artist Panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Should artists be signing record deals or is a DIY approach better?
    • Tips on PR
    • Is image more important than the music?

    22:00 - 22.50

    Live panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • With an increase in venues closing should the government intervene to preserve live music culture?
    • Is there an increase in gig attendance?
    • What obstacles is the current live music industry facing?

    Level 4 - Gallery 4

    11.00 - 11.50

    Creative Direction with Blue May

    Blue May (Creative Director)
    Tom Glendinning (Ableton Certified Trainer/ELPHNT)
    The life of a creative director is a busy and varied one covering numerous angles of the arts world including sound, stage, production and more. Mercury Music Prize and Brit Award nominated Mixer, Producer and Creative Director, Blue May will discuss his beginnings in the industry and the steps that led him to become one of the most renowned and innovative figures in the industry working with some of the biggest names including Stormzy, Lily Allen and Kano.

    12.20 - 13.10

    Production and Sound Design with Secaina

    Secaina (Artist, Songwriter and Producer)
    Tom Glendinning (Ableton Certified Trainer/ELPHNT)
    As one of the few young female producers in the industry, Secaina has been blazing a trail in the UK music scene since the tender age of 18! Her first EP garnered support from the likes of Diplo and has also released popular cover remixes of Katy Perry, James Blake and Little Dragon. Join Secaina to find out how she began her career and the pivotal moments within it. She will also introduce you to her unique approach to production methods, sound design techniques and workflow within Ableton Live. Don’t miss this masterclass full of useful tips and tricks to kick start your next project.

    13.40 - 14.30

    'Max' your career

    Darren E Cowley (Isotonik)
    Tom Glendinning (Ableton Certified Trainer/ELPHNT)
    Max is making a huge impact on the way we think of and approach music production. Join us to discuss how Max for Live changed Tom and Darren’s careers and the way they perceived the audio industry forever. From Darren’s Isotonik Studio Collective to Thomas Glendinning’s (AKA ELPHNT) expert Ableton knowledge, it’s safe to say this session is in good hands. If you’re looking to get started in the Max for Live realm, then this is an excellent start.

    15.00 - 15.50

    Press Start to Begin

    Alkis Livathinos (Afield Audio)
    Tom Glendinning (Ableton Certified Trainer/ELPHNT)
    With numerous independent video game developers garnering vast amounts of awards and recognition, it’s safe to say the indie game industry is booming and sound designers are venturing into the digital realms to pave a career in sound design and composition. Alkis Livathinos will join Tom Glendinning to reveal how he got his break into the video game industry that led him to work on the award-winning 2016 indie game HUE.

    16.20 - 17.10

    Exploring the art of Mastering with Cass Irvine

    Cass Irvine (Wired Masters)
    Mike Greig (Ableton Certified Trainer)
    When it comes to mixing and mastering, there are few with the same experience, range and career span as Cass Irvine. For 20 years, he’s been the secret weapon for numerous loyal record labels, artists and producers. Now, Cass will share how the advancements in audio technology have changed his approach to mastering. Come along to pick up some good tips for preparing your tracks for mastering.

    Doocot Cafe - 5th Floor

    11.15 - 11.45

    Jack Alexander Bestow

    12.15 - 12.45

    Greg Henderson

    13.15 - 13.45

    Chloe Hawkins

    14.15 - 14.45

    November Lights

    15.15 - 15.45

    Toni woods

    The Old Hairdressers

    Level 6 - Viewing Platform

    This is a designated area for delegates and participants to network, connect and discuss any industry related issues. We encourage delegates to engage with participants in this area after each session. The Viewing Platform can only accommodate 10 people at a time so a queuing​ system will be in place. Access to this area is only via the elevator. This area will also be used between 4.15pm and 5.15pm as an additional opportunity to discuss any funding questions you have for Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation and Scottish Music Industry Association.