Music Seminars Scheduled for Belfast Music Week

Industry professionals to discuss all aspects of the international music industry

 

Music Week brings industry heavyweights to Belfast

During Belfast Music Week, which runs from 30 October – 6 November, Belfast City Council has arranged a series of seminars and workshops featuring some of the most knowledgeable and experienced people in the international music industry, who will be sharing their expertise with local bands, producers and other in the business here.

The events will look at a wide range of subjects, including music journalism, recording and production techniques, licensing music for film and television, publishing, marketing and technology.

Among the high profile speakers will be:

• World famous producers Mike Crossey and Chris Sheldon, who are best known for their work with bands such as Arctic Monkeys, Razorlight, Keane, The Black Keys, The Pixies, Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro and Anthrax

• Jonathan McHugh, former Senior Vice-President at Island DefJam, and Amine Ramer, who commissions music for networks and companies such as HBO, Lions Gate, Comedy Central, NBC

• the Los Angeles-based DJ, music supervisor, and twice Grammy-nominated record producer, Thomas Golubic, whose music supervision credits include the television series ‘Breaking Bad’, ‘The Walking Dead’, ‘The Killing’ and ‘Six Feet Under’, and the film ‘After The Sunset’, among a number of other film and television projects

• Phil Antoniades and Carl Jacobson of Nimbit Inc., the direct-to-fan sales and marketing platform;

• Chris Lakey, of Kobalt Music, who has worked with the likes of Gwen Stefani, Lionel Richie and Moby, who will be talking about music publishing and licensing

• Jason Spitz, who, while working for Rhino Entertainment, oversaw direct-to-consumer E-commerce for The Grateful Dead, and developed the web store for the Frank Sinatra estate, who will be addressing why fans will pay for valuable products and how to add value to the fan experience

• Marketing expert Chandra Lynn, who has worked with artists such as Black Eyed Peas, Linkin Park, Nine Inch Nails, Sting and companies like Live Nation

• Tim Self, from Propellerhead Software, the Stockholm-based developer of computer tools for musicians, and Bil Bryant, one of the pioneers of the commercial sample industry
• Los Angeles PR consultant Sara Griggs, specializing in pro audio, music technology and artist relations, and A&R guru Kim Nieva, a music industry professional whose experiences range from music licensing, artist development, and label management.

Venues for the various workshops include the Oh Yeah Music Centre, the Ulster Hall, the Spring and Airbrake and the Black Box.  Belfast Music Week takes place from Sunday 30 October – Sunday 6 November. Around 170 events will be taking place at more than 40 venues across the city, as part of the build up to the MTV EMAs, which will be broadcast live from the Odyssey Arena on Sunday 6 November.

Belfast Music Week is organised by Belfast City Council with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013.

All events are free, but advance registration is essential, as places are limited.  Registration information and full details of all the events can be found at www.belfastcity.gov.uk/musicweek

Belfast Music Week takes place from Sunday 30 October – Sunday 6 November. Around 170 events will be taking place at more than 40 venues across the city, as part of the build up to the MTV EMAs, which will be broadcast live from the Odyssey Arena on Sunday 6 November.

Belfast Music Week is organised by Belfast City Council with support from the Northern Ireland Tourist Board, Tourism Ireland, Invest Northern Ireland, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and the European Regional Development Fund under the European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for Northern Ireland 2007-2013.

 

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