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MusicTank events feature top-drawer speakers and attract a rich and dynamic cross-industry audience; open to all, they also afford excellent networking opportunities. These are pitched at mid-level and assume a level of knowledge concerning the music industry in general, if not the subject matter itself. Past events are archived in full.

The archive typically includes (1) a detailed 15-20 page transcript - free to members and event attendees (2) a 15-minute video edit; (3) more recently (from 2014), key points captured through rich graphical summaries.

Generator Northeast – Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management Course

20th March 2012 @ 10:30 am - 17th April 2012 @ 4:30 pm

MusicTank is taking its popular Live Music Industry course to the Northeast, courtesy of Generator, in association with The Bunker. Tutored by Andy Inglis, respected co-creator and manager of London venue The Luminaire, this course is designed as a much-needed, best-practice roadmap for live music promotion and venue management.

The Big Question: Can Streaming Go Mainstream?

23rd February 2012 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Once heralded as an industry saviour, a stigma is beginning to form around streaming services and the radio silence from labels on the detail of licensing deals.

Remake, Remodel: Challenging the ‘Dinosaur’ Myth

14th July 2011 @ 2:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join Tony Wadsworth and a raft of industry commentators, innovators and executives from across the business for this half-day conference that will bring together a mixture of opinion leaders, fact-based analysis and case studies to explore the future of the recordings business.

Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management Course 2011

16th May 2011 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Targeting tour managers, promoters, booking agents, marketers, DIY artists and small-to-medium sized venue owners and operators, this innovative 6-part course will provide all with a thorough grounding in the business of live music. Today’s best practice will be considered in an open forum, and strategies explored for improving attendances and revenues.

It Started With A Click: How to Spawn A Viral Hit

3rd March 2011 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The third of MusicTank’s Year Zero events aims to demystify the little-understood area of the business that is the viral hit and will inform and inspire those looking to understand how to make music go viral over social media. Lifting the lid and debunking dogma about how to create a viral hit, this illustrated session will combine panel-led debate with open round table discussion providing all with pointers, next step suggestions and an eye on how music will broken in the future..

The Written Word: Creative Music Writing And Journalism

18th February 2011 @ 10:00 am - 19th February 2011 @ 5:00 pm

This innovative FREE two-day course will focus on the many aspects of good and effective music writing - from reviews, interviews and online publishing through to pr activities including press releases, biographies and compelling promotional copy

The Brave New World of Location-Based, App-Driven & Immersive Marketing

9th November 2010 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This think tank will create a positive environment in which current technological innovations and trends, from social media, mobile apps, augmented reality, location-based games and hardware developments will be discussed and their positive application to the music industry debated.

‘Words Up’ – Music Writing For People Who Mean Business

11th October 2010 @ 6:00 pm - 29th November 2010 @ 9:00 pm

Confirmed contributors incl. Rob da Bank, Mojo, Hot Chip & Atlantic Records UK...This innovative music journalism course aims to engage a breed of writer who has the drive and talent to steer a new anti-churnalism campaign - with our help. This course aims to bring back excellent writing and journalism skills, with an unapologetic back-to-basics philosophy and is tutored by Lulu Le Vay, Journalist, Marketing Consultant and all round creative hustler.

Apple-Accredited Course – Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Express 9 and Logic Pro 9

2nd October 2010 @ 10:00 am - 4th October 2010 @ 6:00 pm

This Apple-accredited short course is based on the authoritative book ‘Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9’ by David Nahmani, and over three-days will provide a thorough insight into professional audio production with Apple Logic Express and Apple Logic Pro 9 (101)

Saving The Golden Goose: Improving The Live Experience

23rd September 2010 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

In the first of our Year Zero series of think tanks, MusicTank asks how we can improve the general public’s experience of live music, and in so doing protect an increasingly vital income stream?

Apple-Accredited Course – Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Express 9 and Logic Pro 9

10th July 2010 @ 10:00 am - 12th July 2010 @ 5:00 pm

Taught by Gary Bromham - an Apple-selected Distinguished Professionals - this Apple-accredited shortcourse is based on the authoritative book ‘Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9’ by David Nahmani, and over three-days will provide a thorough insight into professional audio production with Apple Logic Express and Apple Logic Pro 9 (101)

Apple-Accredited Course – Logic 101: Introduction to Logic Express 9 and Logic Pro 9

29th May 2010 @ 10:00 am - 31st May 2010 @ 5:00 pm

This Apple-accredited short course is based on the authoritative book ‘Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9’ by David Nahmani, and over three-days will provide a thorough insight into professional audio production with Apple Logic Express and Apple Logic Pro 9 (101)

Never Mind The Box Set: The Album Post-iTunes

20th May 2010 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

What can the recordings industry do to revive the album's flagging condition? From the sensible to the extreme we'll hear from those who believe that technology, design, and marketing can provide a shot in the arm to the format that gave us 'Dark Side Of The Moon', 'Nevermind', 'OK Computer' and 'Please Hammer Don't Hurt 'Em', and hear from those who have turned their back on the album altogether.

‘No. 1’ With A Bullet: Is Pre-Release Killing Our Business?

10th March 2010 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

George Ergatoudis, Head of Music, BBC Radio 1 is the latest speaker confirmed for this event that will consider the pressures on the release process. In an age where a track is generally 'available' as soon as the first promos have been sent out, MusicTank will ask how labels should market and promote their releases in a post-digital age and whether it is possible or even desirable for the media and music businesses to wean each other off their addiction to release dates.

Jazz And The Beeb: A Love Supreme Or Kind Of Blue?

19th January 2010 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

BBC R3 Controller ROGER WRIGHT & LEWIS CARNIE, Head of Programmes, BBC R2 and 6 Music confirmed. Central to this think tank is the BBC's role in supporting and developing jazz and other niche genre. Should the BBC adopt both a policy and a strategy for the support of its national jazz scene? With current interest in jazz experiencing a current high, are its pleas for more support from the ‘the nations favourite’ justified? All event bookers will be entered into a free prize-draw to receive one of three Roberts DAB radios!!

Live Music: Licensed To Thrill?

13th October 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Prepare for a clash of opinions, with individual livelihoods and the future of the industry at stake. One of Risk Assessment Form 696's most strident critics, UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey is confirmed to keynote this debate and is sure to question one of its key architects, Met Police Chief Inspector Adrian Studd who will also be speaking. Kent Davis of the Rainbow Pub, Digbeth - a venue affected by a noise abatement order - will likely quiz LACORS Director of Policy, Mark Du Val on the implementation of the Act. Licensing Consultant Philip Doyle, Home Office and DCMS Select Committee Advisor on the Licensing Act 2003 and Noise Abatement Society MD, Lisa Lavia are among others confirmed.

Millennials & The Social Media Explosion

7th July 2009 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This MusicTank session will lift the lid on the social media phenomenon and reveal how rights holders can better engage with this social space and make sense of its increasingly complex future. Beginning with a presentation from artist, composer and serial social media experimenter Steve Lawson, this event will also update on progress of our chosen Millennials artist James Yuill, twelve-months on from MusicTank’s Millennials conference at which Terry McBride spearheaded a unique 360-degree artist road-map assisted by the amassed 180-strong conference audience. Closing this event will be a 90-minute debate looking at the future of social media in an attempt to gauge where it’s heading and its impact on rights holders, with a panel comprising far-sighted entrepreneurs, commentators and digital culture experts.

Media Composers: New Rules Of Engagement?

4th June 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

This think tank debate will compare traditional and evolving commissioning models for composers and producers of music for advertising and television. From production music libraries to media content producers and publishers, this session will examine what’s changing (and why) and consider the impact on music creators in this highly competitive sector.

Can The Music Industry Afford To Go Green?

30th March 2009 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Launching at MusicTank's think tank debate on sustainability, environmental coalition Julie's Bicycle will unveil a unique initiative providing grants to help music companies with carbon audits, training and tools for sustainable energy management. Many music organisations have made great strides in cleaning up their acts but, as we lumber through this recession, how many green initiatives will be sidelined by cost cutting measures? Many will argue that we can’t afford to go green, not just yet at any rate. This evening’s debate will sort fact from fiction and examine what sustainability measures are financially sustainable at this point in time.

Meet The Millennials @ Canadian Music Week

13th March 2009 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

MusicTank Chairman Keith Harris will introduce the executive keynote speech by Terry McBride at this year's Canadian Music Week, for which Terry will expand on the ethos behind MusicTank's seminal 2008 report.

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