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- Where: Business Room, Global House
- When: Wednesdays 11.00 – 12.00
- With: Julia Martin, Ewan Grant, Oli Sussat
- Who should attend: SECOND YEAR BUSINESS STUDENTS
Think Different is a forum for Yr 2 Business degree students chaired by senior lecturing staff. These sessions are to encourage critical thinking, development of business skills and extended understanding of the fast paced digital world of the music industry. Each week we’ll set a topic for discussion and debate, with the intention of exploring solutions from a music business perspective. We are also working directly with Music Ally on specific industry projects.
This is an excellent inclusion on your CV for those of you about to enter the music industry and wishing to know more about boardroom and business strategy and debate. Understanding of current industry trends and issues will give you more to talk about on your application forms and in the interview itself and the confidence to apply for internships and jobs. It’s also likely to get pretty heated….!
DISCOVERY AND DEVELOPMENT
- Where: Ground floor, Global House, audition and interview rooms.
- When: 10.00-11.00
- With: Ewan Grant
- Who should attend: FIRST YEAR BUSINESS STUDENTS, ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Discovery and Development offers Year 1 Business degree students the opportunity to experience the professional process of finding and developing artists. Students form project groups and will be required to choose and develop one artist from our Artist Development course. You will gain experience of: project management, product development, marketing, PR. In addition you will develop your skills of negotiation, pitching, presentation, organisation, research and management. This is your chance to experience the industry in action, set up your own nights and gain valuable experience in working with, promoting, managing and developing artists.
- Where: Teaching Control, Rm 16 Rodboro
- When: Wednesdays 12.15- 13.15
- With: Fraser Smith
- Who should attend: ARTIST DEVELOPMENT AND BUSINESS DEGREE STUDENTS
Artists and students from across ACM are invited to join Fraser’s panel where each week he will guide you through aspects of the A&R process in practice: professionally critiquing songs, thinking about promotion, designing and producing promotional web features for your chosen artists. For those of you interested in all aspects of A&R, this session is for you.
For those artists in the business school you are invited to submit music yourselves, play live to the panel and get constructive feedback on your songs from the experts!
‘SHOW’BUSINESS – PERFORMANCE PRO WORKSHOP
- Where: Vocal Room 8
- When: Mondays 1715 – 1845
- With: Katie Hector and Colin Doran
- For: ALL BUSINESS DEGREE STUDENTS AND ARTIST DEVELOPMENT
Open to Artist Development and Business students, Katie Hector and Colin Doran will be offering the chance for students in the business school to perform. It really isn’t ‘all business’ now! With their wealth of enviable, diverse industry experience and skills Colin and Katie will be offering critique and advice on style, presentation, performance, technique, stage presence and repertoire. They’ll be ensuring that you have the chance to perform and some constructive advice on development. With their credits including: Emeli Sande, Lou Reed, The Voice and Hundred Reasons – they’ll have industry-leading advice, whatever your style or genre.
INDUSTRY LINK – COMPULSORY
- TIMETABLED COMPULSORY SESSIONS FOR ALL DEGREE AND ARTIST DEVELOPMENT STUDENTS
- With Chris Parles
IndustryLink is a series of real –world industry facing sessions for Artist Development and Business students. Chris Parles, Head of IndustryLink, will be offering advice on all aspects of the music industry: from developing yourself as an artist, marketing and understanding label and A&R processes to presenting yourself for internships, CV and interview advice and how to create opportunities for yourself in the music industry today. These sessions will comprise structured advice and group tutorials and give you the chance to get out there into industry with a competitive edge.