Topics and Workshops
PARTIAL LIST. Updated and full schedule with times and dates will be announced closer to the date
First Day Orientation - How to maximise your time at a conference
Getting the Most Out of Your Showcase Performance - Workshop
EMERGING ARTIST BOOTCAMP
A workshop for emerging musicians, featuring industry experts discussing challenges and opportunities for up-and-coming artists. Topics include developing a unique sound, building a fanbase, approaching record labels, and promoting your music through social media. Panellists will offer insights and advice based on their own experiences and encourage interactive engagement.
DIY or Die: How to Make it in the Music Business as an Independent Artist
DIY Music Business: Exploring the challenges and opportunities for independent artists, and how to build a successful DIY music career. Topics: self-releasing music, touring on a budget, and building a team without a record deal.
Branding for Musicians: From Bland to Bandstand
Visual branding and the importance of graphics and design of your entity (band, company, etc.). Hear about strategies for developing a unique brand and tips for effectively managing your brand image.
THE IMPORTANCE OF ARCHIVING YOUR WORK
What you do from Day 1 is an important part of your journey, so keep track of it all! There are so many reasons for building your archive. Start from the beginning and hold on to every memory along the way (effectively writing your story as it unfolds!)…
BLOCKCHAIN: Not Just for Cryptocurrency Anymore
Exploring the potential of blockchain technology to revolutionise the music industry, from secure and transparent royalty collection to new models of music ownership.
STREAMING: The Good, the Bad, and the ...
Music in the streaming era: A discussion on the impact of streaming on the music industry (both positive and negative) addressing topics such as the economics of streaming, playlist curation, and the role of streaming in breaking new artists.
MUSIC FOR THE SOUL: When Sound Heals
The Intersection of Music and Wellness: Exploring the growing trend of music as a tool for promoting wellness, and the potential of music therapy and other music-based interventions to support mental and physical health.
FOLKIN’ EDUCATION: Creative Approaches to Teaching Music
New Models of Music Education: Exploring innovative approaches, from online courses and digital platforms to community-based programmes that prioritise inclusivity and accessibility.
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: The Newest Band Member
Music and Artificial Intelligence: The potential of AI to transform the music industry, from music composition and production to personalised music recommendations and immersive listening experiences.
GREENING YOUR GROOVE: How to Make Your Music Career Eco-Friendly
Strategies for reducing the environmental impact of the music industry, from sustainable touring and event production to eco-friendly merchandising and packaging.
SURVIVING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY SERIES: A Guide to Long-Term Success
PART 1: SUCCESS DEPENDS ON YOUR END GOAL
Success is subjective - what’s your end goal? Seeking fame and fortune is a myth. Change your mindset - many successful people are NOT famous. The real success is in the ability to sustain your career and earn a decent living. Anything more is a consequential development.
PART 2: DEVELOPING A SUSTAINABLE CAREER IN MUSIC
A workshop on sustainability, exploring strategies for musicians to build long-term careers in a challenging and rapidly evolving industry, and providing guidance on how to navigate the ups and downs of a music career.
Speed dating for musicians and a diverse range of international talent buyers.
SONGWRITING SECRETS: How to Create That Elusive Hit Song
A discussion on music production and songwriting, delving into the creative process behind successful songs and albums, and providing tips for aspiring artists looking to hone their craft.
MENTAL HEALTH FOR MUSICIANS: How to Keep Your Sanity While Chasing the Dream
Mental Health and Self-Care for Musicians: Strategies for musicians to prioritise self-care and maintain good mental health on tour and in the demanding and often unpredictable music industry.