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.
PPL PRESENTS: IN CONVERSATION WITH JULIA RUZICKA OF FUTURE OF THE LEFT
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
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) & More to be announced
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)
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
PPL IN SESSION: AN INTRODUCTION TO PPL
PPL in Session provides a great opportunity for members to meet our dedicated team, and to learn more about our services.