Home of London’s new urban music talent Urban Development specialise in professional development, events and education.
Urban Development and Multi-Track present a one-day conference where the UK music industry’s A-list and cutting edge urban underground talent collide.
In this one-day conference, we bring everything you need to get ahead in the music and creative industries. The music industry revolution is here: are you ready to take control?
Registration for the conference is at 11am, with a conference start of 12pm.
Scroll down for the full conference programme, line-up of speakers and ticket information.
Full programme and line-up of speakers for the day is revealed below.
Building a career around music means understanding how artist businesses work. Each artist has their own business honed to suit their music, their fanbase and their brand. Three artist entrepreneurs from the Featured Artists Coalition will let you inside their respective artist businesses, discussing the decisions and partnerships they’ve made along the way. Chris Cooke from CMU:DIY will also provide a speedy Artist:Entrepreneur Guide to an artist’s key revenue streams and primary business partners.
Most artists still dream about signing with a label or publisher at some point in their career. But, what’s the right deal and how do you cover yourself legally? In this session, We explore what exactly labels and publishers do and what record and publishing deals look like. We’ll look at how you can get your music in front of the key decision-makers, and what to do next.
From Artists to Business, Media and Events we speak to high profile panellists about their journey and how they overcame obstacles to become successful within their field and create a legacy within the music industry. We will explore their views on the future of the music industry and the advice they would pass on to the next generation of Game Changers.
A career in music can be one of the most rewarding but the business is often precarious and unpredictable. For aspiring and emerging creatives the struggle can be – and is for many – real. The difficulty of sustaining a living and the inability to plan your time and future can be tricky. We look holistically at well-being and what services are out there to aid you in preserving yourself and creating a healthy business plan.
With elements of the music industry changing rapidly by the day, how does this affect the role of a manager? Do you need one? Would you like to become one? What skills do you need? How did they get started? We find out how important having management is from our panel of experts from the music industry.
New artists need to build a fanbase and the best way to do that is to get on stage. Once you’ve built that fanbase, live music generated money can be a hugely lucrative way to earn a living in music. We take a look at some of the players involved, how money is made, how you can stage a gig or club night to start your own buzz and build a following, then how you get booked by promoters, venues and festivals. With a particular focus on the legendary Glastonbury Festival which has been supporting urban talent on stage and behind the scenes through the Emerging talent Competition
Today, creating and managing an image is just as important as making the music. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to create a strong personal brand and network your way to success. You’ll also find out how to use blogs, radio, and other media to publicise your brand and your music.
In this session our panel of industry experts debate the meaning of “urban”. Responding to the recent article in Music Business Worldwide we’ll also be looking at the social impact of urban culture on society, in particular its most recent iterations grime, drill and afro-swing. Plus, we’ll also predict what’s next for the UK’s biggest cultural export.
Industry Hangout Space
Venue: Front Room
Join the UK Music industry network of organisations to speak directly with the experts in their fields and get 1-2-1 advice. Find out about the wide range of services and opportunities they each offer for emerging creatives working in the music business or those looking to start.
View the session handouts for the Industry Take Over All-Dayer conference with keynote and workshop summaries and speaker biographies.
Joint tickets are available for the conference and showcase.
25yrs and under Joint Conference + Showcase tickets: £15 incl. booking fee
Standard Joint Conference + Showcase tickets: £25 incl. booking fee
To buy joint tickets, click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button above and select your ticket type from the drop-down menu
Single tickets for the conference and showcase are also available.
25yrs and under conference only: £10 incl. booking fee
Standard conference only: £17.50 incl. booking fee
To buy tickets for the conference only, click the ‘Buy Tickets’ button above and select your ticket type from the drop-down menu
25yrs and under showcase only: £7.50 incl. booking fee
Standard showcase only: £12.50 incl. booking fee
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Multi-track proudly presents a showcase of new music from Bristol artists bursting out the blocks: Splitz P, Charece and Solomon O.B. Plus 2018’s one-to-watch in grime, Yizzy, and a headline set from the multi-award winning UK rapper Ms Banks.
Taking place from 7pm at Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, Bristol, BS1 4QA
Multi-Track is Bristol Music Trust’s into-industry talent development portal.
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.