BBC Music Introducing LIVE, one of the UK’s biggest and most exciting music industry events, has announced a taster of what’s to come at this year’s three-day event, with more to be revealed in the coming months. From must-attend panels, masterclasses, networking sessions and top BBC DJs in attendance to offer their advice to attendees, this year’s BBC Music Introducing LIVE is not to be missed.
There will be a whole host of top BBC talent in attendance, including BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, Steve Lamacq and Tom Robinson, and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens.
What you can look forward to:
The Album Masterpieces. Digging deep into some of the most influential albums and songs ever produced, hearing from the people behind the music, this is an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding into some of the greatest albums of all time, the songs and the musicians who brought it all to life.
‘Face To Face’ Networking Sessions. Whether you’re looking for a job in the industry, or advice on your own music, this is the chance to speak with major players.
For those making their first steps in the music industry, the guidance and advice of a mentor can be invaluable. At BBC Music Introducing LIVE, Meet A Mentor will give mentees the opportunity to pair up with mentors from the industry to help with impartial advice, careers advice and counsel in more challenging times.
Leading companies from the world of music will be in attendance at the event, to share information on apprenticeships and paid internship programmes. Hear from employers, as well as people who are on the programmes right now.
For those starting out, there will be panels specific to jobs within the music industry, offering insight into the multitude of areas to explore. These include ‘What Does It Take To Start Out In A&R’, ‘Meet The Artist Managers’, ‘Meet The Music PRs’, ‘Jobs in a Label – Who Does What?’ and ‘How Do You Get a Job As A Music Promoter’.
For a deeper delve into the world of music, there are sessions focusing on ‘The Mistakes I Made’ – hard lessons it takes to become a great manager, a chance to hear artist booking agents talking about the artists who taught them the most in ‘The Artist That Changed It All’, and inspiration from top entrepreneurs disrupting the industry and doing it by themselves in the ‘Want To Do It Yourself?’ session.
Musicians will see many more practical sessions helping them develop their craft, and hear from the top experts on ‘The Art of Songwriting’, getting tips on ‘Making The Most Of Your Studio Time’, ‘Finding Your Sound as a Producer’, as well as topics like how to ‘Get Noticed in a Crowded Market’, plus advice on ‘Looking After Your Mental Health on the Road’.
Plus, there will be even more opportunities for musicians to perform at BBC Music Introducing LIVE in 2019, with details on how to get involved released soon. Attendees can also expect surprise performances from top UK and global artists, live showcase slots and surprise guest appearances across the three days. Last year, there were secret surprise performances from the likes of Clean Bandit, Tom Grennan, David Gray and Declan McKenna and huge live music events each evening, with Ben Howard and Deadmau5 taking to the stage to perform.
BBC Music Introducing LIVE will take place at Tobacco Dock, London, 31st October – 2nd November 2019. Limited early bird tickets are available here.