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Finding the Future 2015 at Covent Garden Apple Store

Finding the Future 2015 at Covent Garden Apple Store

Following a tremendously successful first year, City Showcase has announced the dates for Finding The Future 2015, the free music event encouraging enterprise, entrepreneurs and employability in the music and entertainment industries.

Taking place at The Apple Store in Covent Garden, the seminar will run from Wednesday 18th to Friday 20th November 2015, 1-30pm to 7-30pm each day. In a nutshell, the event gives leading industry executives the opportunity to share ideas, suggest and network with small companies, entrepreneurs, graduates, students and jobseekers.

Trot along and you’ll be lucky enough to see highly anticipated new artists, hear about employment opportunities and get the low-down on the latest developments in the production, marketing and sale of music, as well as speak with highly successful executives from the entertainment world.  Expect to see representatives from the likes of PRS for Music, Sony/ATV, Absolute, the Musicians’ Union, Ministry of Sound, BASCA and Believe Digital all speaking on panels.
The panels and presentations are set to be very instructive and wide-ranging with topics such as careers, artist relations and events, artist management and entrepreneurship, music publishing, and songwriting. For those interested in being the next James Morrison then make sure you head along to “A Million Love Songs Later- What are the elements of a great love song?” session. Our other hot picks include: “Hacking the International Music Market”; “Eat. Promo. Sleep. Repeat? A Career in Artist Relations & Events”; and “Creative Film & TV Songs: Writing To A Brief”.

The daily ‘Meet The Future’ sessions will be on between 7 and 7-30pm and feature publishers, managers and labels presenting their new and upcoming writers/artists who will perform and answer questions.

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There will also be interviews with legendary industry veterans including Daniel Miller from Mute Records, and Robomagic founder Rob Hallett interviewed by James Hanley from Music Week. UK Music Chief Executive Jo Dipple will also discuss the key issues and challenges facing the UK music industry as we head towards 2016.

The core UK music industry contributes £3.5bn to the UK economy and if you want to be a part of it, then make sure you lock Finding the Future 2015 in your diary.

For a full schedule of the panels and presentations, check out the website.

Finding the Future 2015, 18-20th November, www.findingthefuture.co.uk

[IMAGES: Alchemy Lifestyle PR]

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