NUSIC ACADEMY WORKSHOP – Getting Media Exposure (Mar 2018)

Ey up,

Our next Nusic Academy Workshop is our biggest ever. As part of Confetti’s Industry Week, and supported by PRS Foundation’s ‘Talent Development Partner Network’ we’ve gone and got some HUGE media names down to share their wisdom with you beautiful people, all for free

WORKSHOP – You know what these are: several music industry experts share their advice and wisdom, you take a seat and soak it all up. Mostly led by your questions, the Workshop sees industry professionals share all their wisdom, and you get the chance to speak to ’em afterwards. The speakers for this Workshop are…

– DANIEL P CARTER – BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show DJ, Dan has toured the world in multiple hardcore / rock bands, curates The Pit stage at Reading and Leeds, and has given many musicians their first National radio play on his show.

– SIAN ANDERSON – 1Xtra DJ, freelance journalist for i-D Magazine / The Fader + loads more, and all-round ‘Grime ambassador’.

– KATE HOLDER – BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra producer for almost 10 years. Kate has a passion for supporting new artists, and spent the last 3 years producing Huw Stephens’ show on Radio 1.

– MIKE WALSH – Head of Music at Radio X / XFM since 2005. With over 20 years of experience in the industry, Mike has worked with artists as huge as Coldplay and Blur.

Come the end of the Workshop, there will be one of our famous Spread The Love sessions. Which is basically like speed-dating for musicians. You put your hand up and say you need something (new band member, producer, manager, video director etc etc) and then, the peeps that do what you need raise their hands. Then you make beautiful (metaphorical) musical babies.

MUSICIANS ADVICE FAIR – Like a Freshers Fair, there’ll be loads of musician helping entities setting up stall before and after the workshop. This time, it’s our biggest EVER. From HUGE names like Arts Council England and Musicians Union, through to killer local peeps like BBC Introducing and Leftlion.

All confirmed so far: Arts Council England, BBC Introducing, Confetti, County Youth Arts, Creative Quarter, DHP Local Team, Forever Records, I’m Not From London, Leftlion, Musicians Union, Nottingham Music Hub, Nusic (we’ll represent Notts TV too), PRS for Music, The Maze and Young Creative Awards.

The event is part of Confetti’s Industry Week. BUT, as with all Nusic Academy events, it is entirely open to the public! Yup, you, your brother, your bandmate, your pet frog (okay, maybe not your frog), you get the picture. Loads of free music advice, for free. Did we mention it’s free?

Make sure you hop on the Eventbrite ASAP to get your tickets. This is all part of the Academy part of Nusic, which aims to give musicians advice at the start of their career. Previous workshop videos and resources can be found HERE.

And spread the love. Get your musician mates down too. It’s the kind of love spreading your mates will actually appreciate.


Yours in Love of New Music,
Sam Nahirny x