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February 2020


Songwriting Residency

Launching at the Academy For Music & Sound in Gateshead on Monday 17th – Friday 21st February, the residency will focus on developing 12 artists’ songwriting skills and professional practices by exploring ways of writing across different genres, working to briefs and collaborating/co-writing.


Digital Marketing For Artists

Are you unsure of how best to promote yourself as an artist online? Struggling to navigate the Facebook ad maze? This is the event for you! After the success of our Digital Marketing for Artists Masterclass in 2019, we’re pleased to bring back Matthew Wooton, the founder of Plectrumm, a digital marketing agency exclusively working in the music industry, for our 2020 Masterclass.

December 2019


The Fundamentals of Self Releasing Workshop and Q&A

This session will give you an overview into the best practises for self-releasing your first wave of music, from getting your audio / visual assets ready, to delivering your music to Spotify, Apple et al and creating a solid release strategy along the way.

October 2019

June 2019


Songwriting Masterclass With Bernard Butler

As part of Tipping Point Live we are delighted to offer the unique opportunity for a chosen artist to work on one of their compositions in a live setting with Brit-award winning producer Bernard Butler.


Tipping Point Live Conference

As part of the Tipping Point Live new music showcase across Newcastle’s Ouseburn Valley on Friday 21st June & Saturday 22nd June, Tipping Point (powered by Generator) are pleased to announce the Tipping Point Live Conference!

The conference is supported by some of the UK’s leading music industry trade bodies, including award-winning music publishers Sentric Music, The Musicians’ Union, the UK’s premier royalty collection agency PRS For Music, licensing organisation PPL and independent music charity Help Musicians UK.

In addition to this, Spotify UK’s Drew Lam, part of the Artist & Industry Partnerships team, will present Spotify’s Artist Masterclass, joining a list of celebrated music industry professionals set to descend on Tyneside.


Tipping Point Live

Our line-up consists of a range of artists and genres, fantastic venues, an extra day of showcases, commissions, film screenings, masterclasses and music industry sessions, exciting food offers and bespoke events for music lovers with young children.


How to Progress as an Emerging Jazz Artist

Tipping Point (Powered by Generator) and DJAZZ: The Durham City Jazz Festival are excited to announce a new collaboration in the form of a talent development masterclass focusing on Jazz and Jazz-influenced music creators! This is the very first time Generator has supported artists from this genre.

February 2019


In Conversation with… Everything Everything

Tipping Point in collaboration with International Centre for Music Studies of Newcastle presents.. In Conversation With Everything Everything

Taking place at The Boiler House in the heart of Newcastle University’s Campus, on Thursday 7th February from 7 pm, the band has promised to reveal and discuss the magic behind their four critically acclaimed albums – which includes three top tens – and the secrets behind the band’s on-going global notoriety and creative processes.

December 2018


Music Masters: DIY Touring

In our fourth session of our latest round of music masters event events, we’re pleased to bring you DIY TOURING, talking all things touring and getting those first few out-of-town shows. Whether it’s gig-swaps or festival slots, our experienced panellists will tell you just how to get yourself going.

November 2018


Music Masters: The World Of Music Press

In the third instalment of our music masters evening events, we’re pleased to bring you The World Of Music Press, a comprehensive discussion on all things radio, magazines and blogs and how best to get the attention your music deserves.

October 2018


Music Masters: Cash In On The Likes

In the second session of our latest round of music masters evening events, we’re pleased to bring you Cash In On The Likes, giving you, the artist, an all-you-need-to-know guide to branding and crucial techniques needed to turn those likes and retweets into sales and fans on seats.

September 2018


Music Masters: Start Your Own Record Label

In the first session of our latest round of music masters evening events, we’re pleased to bring you Start Your Own Label, a comprehensive guide to the workings of the record label and how you can do it yourself. Start releasing music under your own brand in no time after our essential tips event.

August 2018

June 2018



Taking place on June 9th within the stunning Ouseburn Valley, this unique, multi-venue festival aims to uncover and showcase the best emerging talent from the region and beyond drawing in crowds of up to 2,000 people.



Generator is proud to present the region’s largest music industry conference in celebration of the 10th annual Evolution Emerging Festival.

May 2018


Songwriting and Performance Masterclass with The Lake Poets

Join us for a rare one-off masterclass from Marty Longstaff (The Lake Poets). He will share his unique insights into the often mysterious art of the song, exploring a myriad of topics from getting that original spark to what apps can help songwriters.


Music Futures Masterclass – Digital Marketing

Always in huge demand, Generator’s Digital Marketing Masterclass features insight and practical advice from special guest Tom Packer (Director) and Rob Nancollas (Digital Marketing Manager) at Motive Unknown.

April 2018


Demystifying The Dark Art Of Music Publishing

Whether you agree or not the music industry is essentially a rights business. When you by a CD or stream a track, someone must pay the rights holder to use that content. You are essentially buying a copy of the recording and it’s more often than not that the record label owns the rights.

March 2018

February 2018

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