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SOUNDBYTES IN LANCASTER ON OCTOBER 9TH

1.30 pm – 5.30pm, Saturday 9th October 2010          The Storey Creative Industries Centre  Lancaster

Lancashire County Council’s Creative Lancashire Team, present the second in its series of SoundBytes: music industry sessions with a panel discussion and Q&A with Chris Cook (UnLimited Media/CMU), Ben Challis (Music Industry Lawyer – Glastonbury Festival/Africa Express), Louis Barabbas (Debt Records) and Jay Taylor (The Ruby Lounge). The debate will be chaired by John Robb (journalist, broadcaster, musician & author).

The event forms part of the Lancaster Music Festival programme (October 8th-10th 2010), will address some of the current issues in touring and live music management including:

  • Planning a tour
  • Production management
  • Merchandising
  • Tour/Product promotion
  • Relationship between management, label & artist 

BBC Radio Lancashire Introducing’s Sean McGinty will be reporting from the event and recording segments for future broadcast.  Throughout the day bands and leading industry professionals will be visiting the SKIDDLEBUS – a multimedia events centre which allows live updates, interviews, video uploads and digital broadcasts from the event direct to the web. The bus will be parked directly outside the venue.

Registration

The SoundBytes: live music industry session is free to attend but places are limited. Go to www.creativelancashire.org

For more information contact: Ed Matthews-Gentle on 01772 536647 or email emg@creativelancashire.org

On the same day Lancaster Music Festival will also host How to tour overseas independently and on a limited budget’ a workshop on international touring with Ben Ruth (CME Artist Services) and Karen Holden (UKTI) who will offer informal surgeries to musicians and promoters interested in taking music overseas, dealing with permits (specifically US, UK and Australia), the tour exchange philosophy, and UKTI grants and trade missions.

For more information about this workshop and other Lancaster Music Festival events please visit: http://lancastermusicfestival.com

Itinerary

13.30    Registration – Teas, Coffees and light refreshments served

14.00    SoundBytes Industry Session:  Panel discussion followed by Q&A – chaired by John Robb

15.30    Networking

16.00    Lancaster International touring workshop/surgery with Ben Ruth (CME Artist Services) & Karen Holden (UKTI)

17.30    End

Venue

Storey Creative Industries Centre,
Meeting House Lane
Lancaster, LA1 1TH      Telephone: 01524 509000

http://www.thestorey.co.uk/