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Making it in the Music Industry

19th March 2014 <b>Making</b> it in the Music Industry

Calderdale College presents 'Making it in the Music Industry' a series of (free entry) interviews and question and answer sessions with professionals working within the industry.

Making it in the Music Industry series will take place over five evenings throughout March and April from 6.30pm-7.30pm in the Empty Space Theatre on Francis Street and are free and open to the public. 

The seminars will inform, educate and challenge attendees, giving them a first-hand insight into the workings of the music business, including PR agencies, promoters, artists, tour managers and sound engineers.

Thursday 6th March: The role of PR in the music industry and how to run a successful business. In conversation with David Cooper, Owner and founder of In-house Press, the largest music PR company outside of London & Melodic record label.

Thursday 13th March: The role of agents in the music business. In conversation with Damian Morgan, owner and founder of Brave Music Agency.

Wednesday 19th March: Being a music promoter, tales of triumphs and disasters. In conversation with Thomas Stabler, Belgrave Music Hall/The Beacons Festival, Ben Adey, The 1970 Company  & Michael Ainsworth, Doghouse Music Promoters.

Wednesday 26th March: Being in band and life on the road - the thrills and pitfalls. In conversation with Tom Hingley, Lead Singer of Inspiral Carpets,  Merlin Kalanovic, Tour Manager for Tim Burgess, The Klaxons, Embrace and more.

Thursday 3rd April: The role of a sound engineer in recorded and live music and how to be successful. In conversation with Joss Worthington, Distant City Recording Studio and Craig Rothery, Live Music Engineer.

John O'Halloran, Music Technology Lecturer and Course Leader said: “The Music Department at the College has a wide range of industry partners that include Calrec Audio, manufacturer of world leading digital audio broadcast consoles, The Calderdale Music Hub, SORM Studios and many more. These seminars are another way of engaging with the industry to further develop our department and what it offers. If you are interested in music in any way, then I would suggest you come along.”

If you are interested in Music and would like to gain a real insight into how the industry works please come along. Tours of the music facilities will also be available. Pre-booking is highly recommended, please email, call 01422 399 377 or text 07813452753.

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