Thursday, June 9
11.30-12.30: Born To Be Wide, Music and Brands
Brands sponsorship is everywhere in music; with drinks companies, mobile phone operators, supermarkets and even electricity suppliers getting in on the act. What do these partnerships offer bands, managers and promoters and how are potential downsides avoided? How can those working on the music side engage with brand managers to get sponsorship?
Moderator: Olaf Furniss
Keren McKean (We Make Music Work)
Julia Jones (Gibson, Hard Rock Cafe)
Adam Lewis (Planetary Group)
Paul Knowles (International Music Community)
13.00-14.00: Musicians Union Ten in Ten Panel
Have you ever wondered what the music industry would be like in ten years time? Music
Supported Here, an initiative from the Musicians’ Union, decided to find out with the launch of the Ten in Ten poll. We’ve lined up 5 high profile figures from across the music industry to discuss and debate the findings of the survey.
Moderator: Jen Hunter (Musicians Union)
Caroline Gorman (Rage Music)
Duncan McCrone (MCPS)
Keith Harris (PPL)
Jamie Gilmour (BACSA)
Stewart Henderson (Chemikal Underground)
14.00-15.00: UK & US Music Supervisors
Music supervisors are constantly looking for new international talent and as budgets at the front-end continue to tighten for synchs across all media, the marketplace continues to look towards emerging independent acts, labels and publishers to make increasingly limited budgets work. This event will put UK and US supervisors in front of attendees to explain how they research and find music, what the food chain for placement in a show or spot is, how they like to receive music, and where the marketplace is headed in this area.
Moderator: Mark Gordon (Score Draw Music)
Nicky Bignell (BBC Music Rights Manager)
Daniel Cross (Record Play)
Amine Ramer (States Of Sound)
14.00-15.00pm Technology, Creativity, Health And The Over 50’s
Still young, quickly adopting new technologies and consuming all sorts of creative content, this is a rapidly expanding age group. The discussion will be wide ranging looking at issues from hobbies, interests and purchasing power, to promoting health and well being, the demands of family and the effects of a longer working life.
Moderator Julia Jones
Shaun Allen (Co Founder Vector76)
Prof. Grenville Hancox MBE (Professor of Music at Canterbury Christ Church University)
Dr Gaenor Rodgers (Centre for Rural Health at the University of the Highlands and Islands)
15.15-16.15: Born To Be Wide, Modern Management
How has the role of the artist manager developed to adapt to the ever changing face of the music industry? Does modern management require a whole new set of skills as acts increasingly take care of the areas previously handled by the record label? Or is it simply a matter of tweaking a few practices and carrying on with business as usual?
Moderator: Allan McGowan
Jamie Gilmour (We Were Promised Jetpacks)
Bob Miller (Corinne Bailey Rae)
Scott Cohen (The Ravonettes)
Bruce Craigie (Idlewild)
Jen Anderson (Unicorn Kid)
16.30-17.30: Music Week Keynote
Music Week’s Christopher Barrett will conduct a keynote interview with UK Music CEO Feargal Sharkey
Friday June 10
11.30-12.30: PPL, Let The Music Pay
This panel will focus on the importance of PPL to performers, and will give PPL performer members the opportunity to meet and quiz the Chairman of the PPL Performer Board Gerald Newson and Director of Performer Affairs Keith Harris.
12.45-13.45: Born To Be Wide A&R Panel
How has the role of A&R changed in parallel with wider industry shifts? This panel will bring together some of the most respected names in the business to set the current function of A&R in context, discuss how signing decisions are made and what the job involves in the present climate.
Moderator: Olaf Furniss
Stephen Jones (Music Week Talent Editor)
Alex Knight (Fat Cat Records)
Monte Malone (A&R Worldwide)
Stuart Henderson (Chemikal Underground)
Kenny McGoff (Sony ATV Publishing head of A&R)
12.45- 13.45pm Media As A Community Asset
This panel session will look at the role that local papers, radio and television play in the community. The panel will also look at issues around the relevance and sustainability of local media in a digital world.
Moderator: Peter Urpeth (HI-Arts writing development officer)
Liz MacIntyre (Manager of Radioskills at the Moray Firth Media Trust)
Jake Schumacher (Station Manager for Urbana Public Television)
Archie MacKay (Editor of Am Paipear)
Angus MacLeod (WJM)
14.00-15.00: Music Blog Panel
Over the last five to ten years music blogs have become an increasingly influential part of the music press, attracting many of the most passionate fans, hosting the most active debate, and breaking the biggest bands. Smaller, nimbler and hence able to move faster than the traditional press, music blogs are increasingly becoming the platforms radio producers, label A&Rs and professional journalists look to find the best new music. Usually run by passionate amateurs, they are also more accessible to bands looking for their first exposure.
Moderator: John Robb (Louder Than War)
Matthew Young (Song By Toad)
The Pop Cop
Lloyd Meredith (PEENKO)
15.30-16.30: Worldwide Radio Summit
goNORTH in partnership with A&R Worldwide and AllAccess.com are set to take the Worlwide Radio Summit to the UK for the first time. Building from the Worldwide Radio Summit in Los Angeles, a panel of experts will discuss the current trends and future forecast for all things radio. Whether it be terrestrial, digital, satellite, online or mobile, radio remains the world’s strongest communicator of sound. Radio’s interaction with audience now connects via various touch points around the globe. Our panel will focus on where radio is going from a cumulative, revenue, technology, music and marketing stand-point. Get an incredible insight from our experts on how you as a vested partner in radio can prepare for radio’s future benefit to you.
Moderator: Sat Bisla (MUSEXPO)
Markus Kuehn (Motor FM)
Brad Savage (WCNR)
Jeff Zycinski (BBC Scotland)
17.00-18.00: Founder of FatCat Records Alex Knight in conversation with Olaf Furniss.
Register FREE for goNORTH 2011: http://www.gonorth.biz
goNorth is a festival for contemporary and cutting edge music of all genres. It aims to highlight the best emerging talent from Scotland, the rest of the UK, and a selection of international contenders.
goNorth features acts across all contemporary music genres, with the line-up split equally between artists from the Highlands and Islands, other parts of Scotland, the UK and the rest of the world. In recent years, the event has brought acts from the USA, Russia, Scandinavia, Australia and the Basque Country to the north of Scotland. The goNorth 2011 compilation featuring a selection of showcasing artists will be released directly to industry via MUSICWEEK.