The Music Network would like to pass this on to you from our friends at Generator

Generator Presents: HEAD2HEAD
Thursday 11th December 2008 The Stanwix Arts Theatre & The University of Cumbria, Brampton Road, Stanwix, Carlisle
A day of seminars and workshops designed to support both the musical and professional endeavours of the musician and promoter.
Sound-scope song writing session
The Stanwix Arts Theatre
1.00 – 3.00pm
Songwriting Workshop with Peter Brewis – ‘The Week That Was’ and formerly with ‘Field Music’.
With a musician whose influences are so diverse, expect this session to draw in all kinds of music and be concerned with quality work, both in song writing and composition.   
Peter and his brother formed the core of ‘Field Music’, a band whose line-up at times have featured members of both ‘Maximo Park’ and ‘Futureheads’. Peter will be describing what songwriting means to him, and how he approaches the task.  While there are no hard and fast rules to composition, there are certain guiding principles which may be useful for your personal, musical development.
Live Music Promoter Workshop
The Stanwix Arts Theatre
4.00pm – 6.00pm
Open to anyone interested in promoting live music events of any genre.
This workshop will be an interactive discussion based on the fundamental principles of promoting live music events, including:
  • How to become established
  • Costings and financial elements
  • Promotion and marketing
  • Venue management
  • Licensing issues
  • Dealing with agents
  • Artist liaison  
  • Outdoor events
  • Production elements   
HEAD2HEAD – A&R panel session
The Stanwix Arts Theatre
4.00pm – 6.00pm
A&R representatives from 1965 RecordsUniversal and 4AD will be on hand for a panel discussion between 4.00-6.00pm; they will offer their views on what is getting signed, what record companies are looking for and what they expect to see from a band before taking them seriously.  
Formerly with Rough Trade, where he signed the Libertines, James Endeacott recently set-up 1965 Records where ‘The View’ became the first act on roster to  secure a number one in the album charts.

What do you look for in a band? Attitude and a beating heart. (James Endeacott)

Bands and musicians are invited to bring in their demo’s for inclusion in the demo jury where the assembled A&R will be using their wide-ranging experiences to offer some instant feedback on your music – again, spaces are extremely limited and CD’s will be selected randomly.
Panellists include –
James and Raf: 1965 Records
Joe Etchells: Universal
Ed Horrox: 4AD
Individual one-to-one surgeries
The University of Cumbria, Brampton Road Campus
12.00 – 6.00pm (hourly sessions)
If you are:
  • Artists looking for feedback on their music
  • Bands/musicians who need guidance with management, publicity/marketing/finding gigs
  • People who want basic information on key music areas:- publishing, copyright, contracts
Admission is free for all of these sessions but places are limited and subject to advance booking.
Please contact JO to book your space:-
(0191) 245 0099 extension 3
Further information:
Stanwix Arts Theatre & The University of Cumbria, Brampton Road Campus
Brampton Road
(01228) 400 300

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