Newsletter EVENT MAILING November 2007
MUSICTANK DEBATE – THE CHANGING FACE OF ARTIST MANAGEMENT
Stressed, frequently under-appreciated and working longer hours than your average hedge fund manager, artist management is hardly the easiest of jobs. And, given the seismic scale of the current industry shake-up, it could be about to get even more complicated.
360 deals and self-release strategies open up a world of possibility to artists and managers willing to go against the industry norm. MusicTank’s last think tank of 2007 will dissect and evaluate the emerging trends of diversification and fragmentation of label services, to ascertain the best future configurations of management and label teams.
Stick with an established label? Find an investor then pick and choose services? Is there a best release model for the 21st Century and if so, what is it?
Keynote: Tim Clark (ie:music)
Panel: Paul Bedford (Ingenious), Martin Goldschmidt (Cooking Vinyl/Essential), Peter Thompson (Vital Group/Integral); others tbc.
Date: Wed 5th December ’07; Venue: MCPS-PRS Alliance, Berners Street, London; Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs.
Price: £20 MusicTank Members | £25 Trade Body Discount | £30 Full Price. Tickets include drinks and MUST be booked and paid for in advance!
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Our sister network, New Media Knowledge (http://www.nmk.co.uk) has a fascinating Christmas lecture instore…
Martyn Ware’s ‘Future of Sound’ – the NMK/Cybersalon Xmas Lecture
Music has been at the vanguard of the creative industries & has impacted upon new technologies. Digitisation and the growth of the Internet have had profound effects on music production, distribution and even the way we listen. Now music and sound are at the forefront of emerging technologies that can make truly immersive, sensorial experiences – akin to the Star Trek ‘holodeck’ – a step closer to reality. What does this ‘Sci-fi Hi-fi’ future hold for the musicians of tomorrow?
Martyn is best-known as a seminal 80s pop icon and co-founder of The Human League and Heaven 17. As record producer and artist, he has contributed to recordings totaling over 50 million sales worldwide. More recently through the Illustrious Company – his recent creative venture with Vince Clarke of Depeche Mode, Yazoo and Erasure – and his current Arts Council supported art project, the Future Of Sound, Martyn has developed a reputation as a convergent media ‘Svengali’ – working with and showcasing some of the latest developments in immersive media and emergent technologies.
Date: Thurs 6th December ’07; Venue: University of Westminster, New Cavendish Street, London; Time: 19.00 – 22.00hrs.
Price: £5, include drinks and MUST be booked and paid for in advance!
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