76 Industry insights in total for Music
Since he was a teenager, Marcus Davey has enjoyed 'putting on concerts, making things happen.' This passion has led him to become Arts Manager for Dartington Hall Trust and Chief Executive of the Roundhouse.
Rhiannon Jones is a graphic designer working for Warner Music Group. She spoke about how a 3 month internship led to a permanent job in the music industry.
Many of today’s musicians, producers and DJs build a varied ‘portfolio’ career combining performance, teaching, and a range of other music and non-music activities.
Who are the different people that make a signed act work? This is an overview of the various roles that work with music artists – understand what they do and where you can fit in.
sevens7 are a live events company, specialising in event management, show production, tour support, event IT and brand activation. They’ve worked everything from large-scale summer festivals to the Diamond Jubilee.
Choir leader, Lottie Greenhow, shares how modern Rock Choir has changed the traditional idea of a choir. She shares 5 ways to enhance your own singing
Simon Banks is the founder of SB Management, based in Shepherd’s Bush, who manage several music artists. He describes a regular working day as an Artist Manager.
Celeste Lazarenko is a successful opera singer. She’s sung roles in a Philip Glass opera and for the English National Opera. She’s performed in Hong Kong, across Europe and in her home country of Australia.
A lot of people want to get into music, but very few understand how they'll be paid once they do. Knowing more about the money means you'll be better armed to take on the business on your own terms.
Tommy Four Seven got his first club residency at the age of 17 and has worked his way up to launching his own record label. He shared five pieces of advice for succeeding as a DJ.
Nathan Lee has built a successful musical career with his unique method of playing the flute and beatboxing at the same time. He spoke to Creative Choices about how he got started.
Andrej Bako is one half of electronic music duo Loop Ellington, which he set up with Andy Diagram. He spoke about how technology has enabled him to create and perform music in an affordable way.
Scottish music producers Tigerstyle talk about their course where young people learn basic music production skills, and why living in Glasgow makes them better artists.
Rob Lloyd's journey into technical management started with him doing "bottom of the pile" work in theatre, but evolved into roles with much greater responsibility as he rapidly gained new skills. He eventually sidestepped into the music industry. Read more about his career.
Brian Harvey launched Open Ear in Glasgow in 2007, which designs musical identities and environments for businesses. Open Ear works closely with the independent music industry in order to licence music to use in bars, cafes, shops and showrooms.
Naomi Palmer works at the Elastic Artists agency and represents DJs Gilles Peterson and Theo Parrish. She spoke about getting into artist representation and building a career as a music agent.
Riz Ahmed has built a creative career as an actor, rapper and writer. With leading roles in The Road to Guantanamo and Four Lions, and the musical alter-ego 'Riz MC', he spoke about pursuing multiple creative interests.
Digital recording studios, online music stores, on-demand streaming and webcasting. New technologies have greatly reduced the cost barriers to the creation, distribution and sale of music. So how do musicians generate income from these opportunities?
Can music help disadvantaged people move forward with their lives? Matt Peacock is CEO of Streetwise Opera, who work with people who have experienced homelessness. He shared 5 tips for starting your own social enterprise.
Simon Lovelace, founder of technical crew training company Crewclass, has seven tips for finding backstage technical work.
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