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POSTPONED – Sustaining a Career in the Music Industry

Whether it’s as a musician or behind the scenes, working in the music industry is often considered the dream livelihood, but the realities of sustaining a career in music, when taking into consideration the varying levels of income, are much more of a challenge.

 

Hosted by Tipping Point powered by Generator: Sustaining a Career in the Music Industry

Wednesday 22nd April, 6:30pm-9pm

Whether it’s as a musician or behind the scenes, working in the music industry is often considered the dream livelihood, but the realities of sustaining a career in music, when taking into consideration the varying levels of income, are much more of a challenge.

Join us on Wednesday 18th March at The Cluny 2 as we discuss self-employment, negotiating costs, managing your workload and above all, how to maintain and sustain a career in the music industry.

Guests include:

Matty Aston

“Having started his role at London-based music marketing company Super Cat in 2015, Matty splits his time between the capital and Newcastle, planning and executing print and online PR campaigns
for emerging acts that make sense in the modern music industry.

In addition to his position as publicist, Matty is currently co-editor for Generator’s Tipping Point blog, and assists in the running of their annual new music festival Tipping Point Live.”

Martha Hill

“Northern musician Martha Hill left her coastal Scottish home aged 17 to busk her way around Europe before settling down in Newcastle and throwing herself into the UK music scene. Newcastle based musician Martha Hill writes left-field pop that is both hard-hitting and catchy as hell. An energy of husky vocals and melodic hooks, her introspective storytelling delivers socially conscious themes over a backdrop of guitars, cellos and synths,
thriving in reinvention and fusion.

After being tipped as one of BBC Introducing’s “ones to watch”, followed by a feature on Jools Holland, Martha Hill is one of the most exciting upcoming artists of 2020. Funded by the coveted PRS’s Women Make Music Fund, and also a Rebalance finalist, Hill released her debut EP “Be Still” in October 2019 which received support from BBC 6music, BBC Introducing, Amazing Radio and Spotify Playlists (amongst others). It’s amazing what you can achieve when you carve your own path in life, and Martha Hill’s journey is only just beginning.”

Rianne Thompson

Rianne presents and produces the BBC Music Introducing on Radio Tees show which celebrates the local music scene through live sessions, stages and coverage at local festivals as well as various creative projects. She also presents and curates the BBC Music Introducing Playlist, a weekly show on BBC Radio Tees which champions new and emerging music from across the UK.

Outside of the studio Rianne co-curated and hosted Noisy Daughters music project; an independent showcase of up and coming female musicians from the North East, with a limited edition vinyl release at the heart of the project.

This masterclass is part of the Supply Chain North East programme and aims to give you in-depth insight of self-employment, negotiating costs, managing your workload and above all, how to maintain and sustain a career in the music industry.

Supply Chain North East will see four key partners joining forces to work with over 800 businesses between 2018-2021 supporting businesses to identify opportunities in new and existing markets. An integral part of the North East Growth Hub, Supply Chain North East will be delivered across the region by RTC North, Generator, North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) and North East Process Industry Cluster (NEPIC). Supply Chain North East is receiving up to £3,148,514 of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.

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