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Business Growth Pipeline

The Business Growth Pipeline is Generator’s bespoke service, developed to provide ambitious North East based SMEs with the right conditions to achieve:

Full Growth Potential – Increased Turnover – Expanded Workforce

 

To find out how YOUR business can access this support click here!

  • Ladders Creative Careers Conference

    23 May

  • Evolution Emerging 2017

    27 May

  • Writing for Moving Image

    1 Jun

  • Presentation Skills Masterclass

    8 Jun

  • SEO & Content Marketing

    6 Jul

Ladders Creative Careers Conference

23-05-2017 10:00 Newcastle City Library

Calling all 17-24 year olds, you’re invited to a free conference, offering you the opportunity to gain an insight into careers in music, film, TV, animation and software development. We’ll be showcasing some of the region’s industry and educational experts discussing the opportunities and how to get a step on that all important ladder!

What can a Creative Development Agency do for you?  1:15pm – 2:05pm  

We’re delivering a session to explain what it is we do, chatting about the opportunities available to you via Ladders, and offering advice and guidance on the skills you need to get your foot in the door of your chosen industries.

Sign up here. 

You can view the full timetable on TICE’s website here. 

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Evolution Emerging 2017

27-05-2017 00:00 The Cluny

 

Evolution Emerging is the North East’s biggest event for new music and annually presents over 40 exciting emerging artists in some of the region’s best independent music venues.

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Presented by the UK’s leading music development agency, Generator and now in its ninth year, Evolution Emerging continues to unearth countless new artists from the North East and beyond and has previously showcased notable performances from the likes of Nadine Shah, Hyde and Beast, Lanterns on the Lake, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza and the Bear, Lisbon, Shields, The Lake Poets and Lulu James.

For more information and to buy tickets please visit evolutionemerging.com

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Writing for Moving Image

01-06-2017 18:00

Generator are pleased to announce a special 2 day masterclass at Loft Studios for producers and composers looking to develop the skills needed to write music for moving image including Film, TV and Video Games. This is also aimed at film-makers looking to gain an insight in to the process and network with producers and composers in the region.

Thursday 1st June: 6.00 – 9.00pm

The first day is an industry expert panel discussion open to all with an interest in the subject and will provide an engaging discussion around the creative and business processes involved in writing for screen in 2017.

Andrew Archer from Loft Music will head up a panel of industry experts including:

Mark Gordon (Score Draw Music)
Martin Hewett (On The Beach Music / Sony)
Steve Bowden (Vita Nova Films)

The panel will include discussion around the following key questions…

  • What does the writing process involve when writing to brief?
  • How do you build contacts and source work?
  • What fees and/or royalties are involved?
  • What are filmmakers looking for?
  • What is involved in clearing rights?

Friday 2nd June: 10.00am – 6.00pm

The second day is a unique opportunity for 8 producers/composers to work in pairs and write to an existing brief while receiving mentorship from John Elliott at Loft Studios. To be considered for the second day please complete the appropriate section in your registration. Producers and composers will be required to submit examples of their work in the form of a private Soundcloud link or similar.

Applicants for Day 2 will be selected by the mentors at Loft Studios and you will be advised if you have been successful by Friday 26 May.

PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses. This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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Presentation Skills Masterclass

08-06-2017 09:15

Many of us are required to deliver presentations or pitches to clients or investors as part of our roles, but few of us have had training in this area. Designed as a follow on from the Communication masterclass, this workshop is for those who need to develop skills in speaking to audiences, including delivering formal presentations, pitches, and public speaking.

You will work with a theatre director on your own pitch or presentation, applying similar techniques to those used in a theatre rehearsal process, considering structure and how to present your content in a compelling way. You will be asked to come with a pre-prepared 2-minute presentation to work on throughout the day.

This workshop includes:

  • Use of voice and body language in presentations and pitches
  • Applying the science of persuasion to the delivery of your content
  • Stagecraft and use of visual aids, and avoiding ‘death-by-PowerPoint’
  • Practising your presentation on a stage and with an audience
  • Personalised feedback and coaching

The schedule of the event is as follows:

  • Registration – 9.15am
  • Morning session – 9.30am to 12.30pm
  • Lunch break – 12.30pm to 1.30pm
  • Afternoon Session – 1.30pm to 5.00pm

Refreshments will be provided but lunch is not included.

Please register here.

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SEO & Content Marketing

06-07-2017 09:30

The Art Of Online Storytelling & Organic SEO

Discover how to improve your rankings with this Free Organic SEO Masterclass.

Do you want to dramatically improve your organic rankings? Have you ever wondered how other businesses appear so highly in the search engines? If the answer is yes, then Generator can help. You probably already know that one of the best marketing channels you can master is search. With the right organic SEO strategy, you can bring in hundreds or even thousands of targeted visitors looking for your product or service.

Build it and they will come!

What will the masterclass cover?

  • Content Marketing Introduction
  • Content Marketing Strategy
  • What is organic SEO?
  • Content Marketing Channels
  • Content Creation
  • Content Promotion
  • Content Marketing Tools & Technology
  • Measuring Success

Who is it for?

For anyone involved in the planning, implementation of content to improve their company’s search engine rankings and online profile.

Please register here.

‘Digital Futures’, Generator’s business support programme, is designed to meet the business development needs of the North East’s creative and digital businesses.

This programme is part-funded by England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

Places at this event are FREE OF CHARGE for creative and digital businesses from North East England, thanks to ERDF funding.*

*County Durham, Northumberland, Tyne & Wear

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