schedule 2018

Theatre - 1st Floor

11.20 - 12.50

An introduction to radio presenting

BBC Radio Scotland

Lee-ann Howieson, BBC Music Producer, will teach the basics of being a radio or podcast presenter.  There will be tips and tricks for the budding broadcaster but also advice on being a producer with a practical exercise and feedback.

13.00 - 18.00

How to create an artist's electronic press kit

In association with Become One Music, this will be a session with four interactive workshops delivered by industry practitioners. The overarching theme of these sessions will be to construct a press kit for one of Become One Music's signed artists. These engaging workshops will give attendees the opportunity to learn new skills, apply them in an industry context and have their work actually utilised in a real life industry scenario. The function and contents of a press kit will ultimately be explored, allowing each workshop to contribute to the content. The workshops will address branding and imagery, band interviews and video material, band press shots and how to formulate a press release. It is only possible to participate in one of these workshops. Group sizes will be small so availability will be limited.
Workshop A - Capture the image with Euan Robertson
Learn how to take a professional photograph of an artist for an electronic press kit.

This workshop is designed for those wanting a career in music photography. If possible please bring along your own camera. (This is not essential as camera equipment will be provided if necessary)
Workshop B - Design for Music with Scott Alex Watson
Learn how to create artwork for a single release for Become One Music Records.

This workshop is designed for those wanting to learn how to design artwork for a music product.
Workshop C - The importance of video content with Wavvy Music
Learn how to create video content for a promotional campaign.

This workshop is designed for those wanting to learn more about the importance of video content and how to create video footage.
Workshop D - Creating the press kit with Jonas Stone
Learn how to construct a press kit with press release and other materials for a promotional campaign.

This workshop is designed for those interested in music promotions.

Cinema - Ground Floor

11.20 - 12.10

Understanding the importance of music publishing

MCPS and EPM Music (publishing).
  • How has publishing developed over the past three decades?
  • How important a revenue stream is music publishing?
  • Has there been a dramatic increase in self-publishing over the last five years and if so why?
  • What is the future for publishers and collection societies?

13.00 - 13.50

How important is radio, TV and press to the promotional campaign?

BBC Radio Scotland, Prescription PR and Tenement TV.
  • How important is radio and TV to the success of an artist?
  • How have promotional campaigns changed over the last ten years and what is the most effective current method to promote an artist?
  • What challenges do FM radio stations face?

14.50 - 15.40

The importance of representation

Musicians Union, All Night Artists and Music Managers Forum.
  • Why is it important for artists to be represented by a trade union?
  • What is a manager’s role and why is important for artists to have one?
  • Why is the MMF so important to the industry?

18.00 - 18.50

What financial support is there for musicians and musical projects?

Creative Scotland, Help Musicians UK, Pledge and PRS Foundation.
  • What types of music projects can be funded?
  • Is there advice for applicants before they apply for funding?
  • What does a successful application look like?
  • What successful projects have been funded recently?

20.00 - 21.00

Adapting to change. What will happen next?

EPM Music (distribution), Kontraband Merchandising Sub Pop Records and Braw Gigs.
  • Will record labels take more responsibility for the live aspect of their artist’s career?
  • What advances in technology have affected merchandising revenues?
  • How have record labels coped and adapted to the ever-changing industry?
  • What is the future for distribution?
  • Is live music becoming more popular than recorded music?

Cinema - Ground Floor

12.20 - 12.50

Youth, Music, Community and Recording studio

Reeltime Music will explain the operations of a community based recording studio. The session will also discuss the government support for youth development and community based music projects.

14.00 - 14.40

What it takes to be a creative entrepreneur and what you need to succeed

David Smith from Cultural Enterprise will explain what it means to be  a creative entrepreneur and will discuss how someone can succeed in doing something creative.

16.00 - 16.30

An insight into music therapy and it's practises

Leading UK independent music therapy charity, Nordoff Robbins​ will deliver a seminar that examines music therapy. The session will highlight how rewarding a profession it is and how people benefit from the therapeutic practices.

16.50 - 17.50

Sample Pack Creation: From Concept to Distribution

Loopmasters and industrial Strength's Lenny Dee will be talking about Sample Packs, from inception to fruition. He will discuss changing business models and the new Loopcloud. Loopmasters will be Offering a 20% Discount code for For all in attendance.

19.00 - 19.50

Become One Music record label presentation

New College Lanarkshire will discuss the college's record label, Become One Music and music course options that are available.

Club Room - 2nd Floor

11:30 – 12:30

The Beginners Tool-Kit

Discover Ableton Live with the Producer-girls co-founder, Maya Nightwave. Producer-girls are collective of music producers who run free DIY music production workshops for women around the UK. This session is open to anyone new to music production who wants to get started making music. Feel free to bring your own laptop, headphones and download the demo of Ableton Live 10 from the Ableton website.

12:45 – 13:45

Breaking the 4/4

Renowned TedX Groningen and Ableton Loop keynote speaker, Dr Milton Mermikides and Ableton Certified Trainer Phelan Kane take a look at some less than conventional ways to generate rhythms and sound. Using Live and custom Max for Live devices, this workshop introduces a range of tools and methods to break out of standard repetitive cycles of electronic music composition. Through a series of exercises using custom-built Max for Live devices, they’ll explore Euclidean sequencers, odd meter, micro timing, hypermeter, swing and latency, with the aim of unleashing your creativity and exploring uncharted territory beyond the standard 4/4 landscape.

14:00 – 15:00

In Session with Shimon

Dive deep into the word of renowned Drum & Bass DJ & producer Shimon, as we trace back his early roots in the defining of a genre, through his close affiliation with Andy C, Ant Miles & Ram Records. We’ll follow his journey through to present day, with the eventual forming of his own record label AudioPorn. We’ll also have the chance to explore some of Shimon’s current projects in Ableton Live, and gain some incredible insights into the inner workings of one of DnB’s best loved artists.

15:15 – 16:15

What is Max for Live?

Max for Live is a platform to build your own instruments and effects, tools for live performance and visuals, and much more. Although it is a visual programming language it doesn’t need to be something only for developers. In this session Ableton Certified Trainer Phelan Kane introduces Max for Live in a way that helps musicians and producers get the most out of this amazing extension to Ableton Live. If you want to follow along, feel free to bring your own laptop, headphones and download the demo of Ableton Live 10 from the Ableton website.

16:30 – 17:30

Integrating Classical Music Practice into Music Production

Experience the creative mindset of London based electronic music producer “Prayer” and how he uses his classical music practice background when approaching modern music production.

17:45 – 18:45

Just One Synth

Ableton Certified Trainer, Artist, and owner of Shoogle Studios Simon Stokes will show how to create every sonic element of your track using the new Wavetable synthesizer in Ableton Live 10. This is an excellent opportunity to learn how limiting your options can yield wonderful creative results.

Club Room - 2nd Floor

19.30 - 22.00

Networking Session

In the evening there will be a networking session in this room which will provide a platform for participants and attendees to engage in dialogue, exchange contact details and hopefully create opportunities.

Theatre - 1st Floor

19:30 - 23:00

Become One Music label showcase

Exclusive live performances from emerging musical talent.
Weekend Debt
The Underground
Rats Club
Crystal Waves


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