Wednesday, 15 April 2009 00:00
News - Live Music & Gigs
City Showcase, London's leading festival for new music, has announced this year's timetable of free industry workshops taking place at The Apple Store on Regent Street in May. Sessions will offer advice on topics like A&R, music promotion, production and on-line marketing. There will also be critique workshops, giving workshop attendees the opportunity to get advice on their recordings and live performances from leading industry experts.
Throughout the three-day festival there will be advice from the top 'movers and shakers' in the music industry, including:
- Brian Message (ATC Management)
- Matt Priest (DX Media).
- Chris Morrison (CMO Management)
- David Stark (SongLink Founder)
- Jon Webster (Chief Executive MMF)
- Judie Tzuke (Singer and songwriter)
- Mark Sutherland (International Bureau Chief, Billboard Magazine)
- Nigel McCune (National Media Organiser, Musicians Union)
- Patrick Rackow (British Academy)
- Paul Brown (new UK MD Spotify)
- Seán Devine (ASCAP)
- Stuart Galbraith (Kilimanjaro)
- Seven Webster (7pm Management)
- Darren Saddler (Undergroove Records & Rock Sound Magazine)
- Guy Lowman (Fierce Panda)
- Chris Difford (Singer and songwriter)
These workshops are available free for the public and provide a broad base of knowledge of the music industry in general. So, whether you are interested in a career in music or just curious, these captivating workshops offer something for everyone.
Places at the free workshops are limited. So book your free wristbands online now at: www.cityshowcase.co.uk.
Established as a key date for music lovers and industry talent spotters, City Showcase is a rare opportunity to see tomorrow's future stars for free. Some artists who have gained recognition through City Showcase include Razorlight, Scouting For Girls, Newton Faulkner, Keane, Amy Winehouse, N-Dubz, Akala, Lady Sovereign and Sway (See page 28 in issue 6 of Freeq Magazine to read our exclusive interview with Sway).
Alongside the featured workshops, up-and-coming artists will perform at shops, cafes and bars in the West End over the three days. Venues include: Vans, Wranglers, Puma and Ben Sherman in Carnaby Street, The Apple Store, Liberty, Timberland and Esprit in Regent Street and Zebrano in Ganton Street.
To find out more visit: www.cityshowcase.co.uk.