For the first time Handmade will be introducing The Handmade Conference to the Friday preceding the Festival.
The Handmade team will be working with some of the festivals partners, including music rights organisation PPL - Phonographic Performance Ltd, to put together a programme of talks and discussions about the music industry and more. The day will be a valuable experience to young people, new bands and artists, those already pursuing a career in the industry, and anyone with an interest in taking a look behind the scenes.
Futher details of the programme will be released very soon. Entry is completely free but places will be on a first come first serve basis.
10:30 - 11:15
KEYNOTE TALK: CELIA ARCHER FROM THE BIG MOON
11:15 - 11:45
HOW TO GET A BOOKING AGENT
This panel will give an insight to the work of Booking Agents. How do you get one? What do they do? How do you handle artists expectations?
Chaired by Nik Sharpe (Handmade / The Cookie / Future Perfect) with Chris Meredith (ATC Live), Simon O’Neill (13 Artists) & More to be announced
12:00 - 12:30
AN INTRODUCTION TO MUSIC FUNDING
This panel will give crucial insight into available support for emerging music creators and their upcoming projects. Experts will outline funding schemes, giving top tips while also discussing the impact funding can have on the careers of artists. The panel will also discuss ways in which regional artists can build a buzz in order to attract support from funding bodies including PRS Foundation, Help Musicians UK and Arts Council England.
Chaired by: Dean Jackson (BBC Introducing) with Elizabeth Sills (PRS Foundation), Joe Danher (Help Musicians UK), Anita Dinham (Arts Council England) & Jamie Joseph (Funded Artist)
12:45 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:15
PPL PRESENTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH JULIA RUZICKA OF FUTURE OF THE LEFT
Julia Ruzicka is a music industry polymath. Charlie Ashcroft (Amazing Radio) will talk to Julia about her career to date; from bass player in Future of the Left (and previously, Million Dead), to being a mum on tour, label boss, radio presenter and producer, and music college principal (at BIMM in London).
14:15 - 15:00
DOING IT YOURSELF: BUILDING SOMETHING FROM NOTHING
This panel will look at the alternatives to the mainstream music industry and how our panelists have, in their various areas, worked to create something significant under their own steam.
Chaired by John Helps (Handmade Festival / Maybeshewill) with James Scarlett (2000 Trees Festival & ArcTanGent Festival), Kevin Douch (Big Scary Monsters Recordings), Kelly Bennaton (Default This / Head of Marketing at DHP Family) and Alexei Berrow (Johnny Foreigner / Yr Poetry / Itoldyouiwouldeatyou)
17:30 - 19:00
15:00 - 16:00
INTERSECTIONAL FEMINIST DIY: MINORITIES IN MUSICAL SPACES
This panel will be a discussion on the experience of taking up space in spaces that weren’t built for everyone. How a new wave of artists, organisers and promoters are evolving the ethos of local live music and performance. New politics and practices of the UK’s DIY feminist music scene and the potential impact on the wider industry. Responsible organising as refuge and platform for intersectional voices.
Chaired by Kristy Diaz with Nadia Buyse (Dubais), Grace Petrie, Emily Teece (Kermes) and INTRSKTR
15:00 - 15:30
HOW TO MAKE MONEY FROM YOUR SONGS: AN INTRODUCTION TO PRS FOR MUSIC
PRS for Music represents the rights of songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK and around the world. As a membership organisation it works to ensure that creators are paid whenever their musical compositions and songs are streamed, downloaded, broadcast, performed and played in public. This session provides an overview of the function of PRS for Music within the music industry and provides the opportunity to meet PRS for Music representatives.
16:00 - 17:30
PPL IN SESSION
PPL exists to ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are paid the royalties they are due for their work. PPL in Session provides a great opportunity for members to meet our dedicated team, and to learn more about our services. The free tutorial will cover a variety of topics and leave time for a Q&A session. To reserve your place register via the EventBrite.
Register for this session through their eventbrite page.
Founded in 1934, PPL is the UK music industry’s collective management organisation (CMO) for tens of thousands of performers and record companies. We license recorded music in the UK when it is played in public (shops, bars, nightclubs, offices etc.) or broadcast (BBC, commercial radio, commercial TV etc.) and ensure that revenue flows back to our members. These include both independent and major record companies, together with performers ranging from emerging grassroots artists through to established session musicians and influential festival headliners.
PPL has a market-leading international collections business, with 87 agreements in place across 41 countries, helping members to maximise their revenue when their repertoire is played overseas. We collected £212.1 million in the UK and internationally in 2016 and paid over 92,000 performers and record companies.