Newsletter Event Mailing May 2010
EVENT MAILING – THE ALBUM POST-iTUNES & APPLE LOGIC COURSES
MAY 20: Never Mind The Boxset: The Album Post-iTunes
SPEAKERS FROM SONY, WARP, PURE GROOVE, UNION SQUARE MUSIC AND MUSICDNA CONFIRMED…
Union Square Music’s Director of Marketing Steve Bunyan, Head of Marketing and New Projects at Warp Records Steven Hill, MusicDNAPresident Dagfinn Bach and Pure Groove’s Head Buyer Simon Singleton join Paul Conroy, Universal Music’s Catalogue and Box Set Consultant in debating the future of the recording business’s flagship format.
As the recordings business combats a double-edged sword of illegal downloaders and those with pick ‘n’ mix purchasing attitudes, album unit sales have declined in each of the last five years, down from 163m in 2004 to 129m in 2009 (BPI). This event will consider whether technology, design and marketing can provide a lifeline to this ailing format.
Kicking off proceedings, Sony Music‘s Head of Consumer Insight Mark Uttley Head of Insight and VP Communications & Artist Relations Emma Pike will present findings of the Future Business Research Group’s first ever industry-wide segmentation of the British music buying public. So get ready to meet the Digital Dabblers, the High Spending Pirates, Physical Fanatics and Generation Free.
Dagfinn Bach, President of Music DNA will be discussing the future of digital music and his plans to bundle tracks with a host of additional content. And we hear from Warp and Pure Groove, who are discovering other ways to rejuvenate it, keeping back catalogues alive with re-mastered and special anniversary edition releases – physical innovations whose very existence has been fostered by the unlimited shelf space of the digital world and the power of a good mailing list.
DIARY – Date & Time: 20 May ’10 | 18.30 – 21.00 hrs | Venue: Basement Bar, PRS for Music, Berners Street, London W1
Cost: £25 MusicTank Members | £30 Trade Body | £35 Full Price – price includes complimentary drink on arrival and free post-event transcript.
Full details & booking: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/album-format
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Attend this event for FREE by signing up to Creative Futuresand commiting to participate in a complimentary programme of business support for a minimum of 12 hours over the next 3-years. Creative Futures is funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
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MAY 29-31: Apple Logic Course
Based on the authoritative book ‘Logic Pro 9 and Logic Express 9’ by David Nahmani, this three-day, Apple-accredited short course will provide a thorough insight into professional audio production with Apple Logic Express and Apple Logic Pro 9 (101). Taught by Gary Bromham – one of only three Apple-selected Distinguished Professionals (APD) in the UK – this course combines in-depth lessons with accompanying book and DVD material to provide a comprehensive introduction to audio and MIDI production, including setting up a studio and building and mixing a song, as well as preparing the ground for Logic Pro 9 (301) Professional.
Gary has worked with many high profile artists including Sheryl Crowe, George Michael, The Editors and Graham Coxon. He brings a high level of experience, practicality and professionalism to the training – not to mention a 90% student pass success rate – and will guide you through the necessary knowledge needed for attaining Level 1 certification.
(This course will run again on 10-12 July incl.)
DIARY – Date & Time: 29-31 May ’10 | 10.00 – 17.00 hrs | Venue:University of Westminster’s Apple Lab, Harrow Campus, Watford Road, Harrow, HA1 3TP
Cost: £549 MusicTank Members | EARLY BIRD £569 ENDS TOMORROW – May 07 | £579 Trade Body | Full price £599. Price includes Level 1 certification, book and DVD.
Full details & booking: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/apple-logic-course-may-10
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