Announcing our Conference Schedule!
Posted – 2017-11-08
We can't wait to see you all to begin Off The Record 2017 this Friday at our music conference hosted at Central Methodist Hall!
So you can start planning ahead of time, below you'll find the schedule for the day with our music industry panels:
9:30 Complimentary Teas & Coffee with Manchester Coffee
10:00-10:25 How To Get A Job In The Music Industry
Matt Parsons reveals how to turn your passion for music into a full-time career on your own terms.
10:30-10:55 Perception Is Everything
The art of selling yourself.
11:00-11:25 What Happens On Tour No Longer Stays On Tour
This panel aims to separate the truth from the tales of touring the UK as an emerging artist.
11:30-11:55 In Conversation with Despa Robinson and VITAL
This panel will discuss the growth of grime in the music industry over the last decade.
12:00-12:25 Making Money From Merch
Everything an indie artist needs to know to make the most out of their merch.
12:30-13:00 How To Break A Band in 10 Weeks
The team at London media & partnerships agency MEC Wavemaker discuss how they broke an unsigned band in just a 10 week campaign.
13:30-14:00 Music In TV
This panel will discuss how music in television works from the point of view of the broadcaster, the music publisher and the composer.
14:05-14:35 Signed, Sealed, Delivered - All You Need To Know About Labels
This panel will reveal all you need to know about either going it alone or signing on the dotted line
14:40-15:10 In Conversation with Cabbage
The anarchic group joins this panel to divulge how they made “doing their own thing” work for them and provide, what they consider to be vital advice for aspiring bands wanting to take on the music business, in style.
15:15-15:45 New Kids On The Block
An exclusive insight into how to get started in the music industry, hear from the industries newest generation.
15:50-16:25 In Conversation with False Heads
Find out how the band found each other to how they ended up being championed and supported by some of the industries biggest names.
The Lincoln Room
12:00-13:00 The Age Of Streaming – How To Build Engaged Audiences
Our panel of experts will not only explore the challenges artists face in 2017 but also unearth opportunities to help artists, managers and labels build dedicated global audiences.
13:30-14:30 ReBalance – Addressing Gender Imbalance Within the Music Industry
Lucy Wood from Festival Republic, studio producer Grace Banks and artist Stealing Sheep come together with Katie Chatburn, composer and Senior Lecturer at The Royal Northern College of Music to discuss the barriers to entry for women musicians.
15:15-16:15 Breakdown Barriers, We Will Come: Attitude Is Everything
What can you as an artist or gig organiser do to support grassroots venues and include Deaf and disabled people at your shows?
16:15-16:30 AIE Launch
Night & Day Cafe
16:30-18:00 Ticket Line Delegate Drinks Reception