Music seminars aim to lift the lid on becoming the next big thing
07 February 2011
Chart-topping group Roll Deep, leading record label Domino Records and internationally renowned DJ Andy Mac are to take part in three seminars unlocking the secrets of the music business for aspiring performers.
The seminars are organised by Merseyside ACME, part of Liverpool Vision, the city’s economic development company and form part of its on-going support for one of Liverpool’s most important creative sectors.
The first seminar called ‘Take Control’ and hosted by Ray Paul, co-founder of Radio1Xtra takes place on Tuesday, February 15 at Parr Street Studios (Liverpool) when members of grime music collective Roll Deep, including Wiley and DJ Target will hold a Q&A session on their experiences of the music business.
In the evening they will be performing at Liverpool’s premier small music venue, the 02 Academy on Hotham Street.
The second seminar will take place on Thursday, March 3, when DJ and producer Andy Mac will talk about why radio is an essential consideration for musicians and producers; how to get airplay and how to use radio to generate revenue. Andy Mac is one of the biggest names in clubland with his long-running Cream residency and globally famous dance music podcasts.
And on Monday, March 7, Head of Synchronisation at independent record label, Domino Records UK, Lynden Campbell will be inviting producers, musicians and film makers to a live workshop to demonstrate the process of syncing music to film; followed by a Q&A.
Domino Records artists’ roster includes, among many, The Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand, Tricky, The Kills, Animal Collective and Robert Wyatt.
Kevin McManus, director of Merseyside ACME, said: “All the seminars are designed to give the region’s music and digital industries, whether they are established in their careers or looking to break in; a better understanding of how the industry works from those who are making it work for them.
“Hopefully the insight offered during these sessions will help kick start or boost careers for those in Liverpool and the UK looking to find a foothold in these fast moving, exciting industries.”
For further information and for interviews contact Jonathan Caswell at Liverpool Vision on 0151 600 2946 or via email email@example.com
Note to editors:
• Liverpool Vision is the city’s economic development company which integrates economic and physical development and business and enterprise support designed to accelerate the city’s growth and build a sustainable economy.
• Merseyside ACME is the development agency for the creative industries on Merseyside. Ensuring that the sector remains at the forefront of the region’s strategy for economic growth; ACME works with public and private sector partners to proactively lobby and advise funders and policy makers. As well as its strategic role, ACME also provides practical support for businesses operating in the region which includes; tailored one-to-one mentoring and advice, professional development programmes, industry forums, information support services and sector specific networking opportunities. In 2009 Merseyside ACME joined forces with Liverpool Vision.