Ey up,

Our next Nusic Academy event is so big, it’s gone and ended up transforming into a Megashop. The Megashop sees a Workshop and Surgeries come together, alongside our brand new experiment of a Musician Advice Fair. Here’s the breakdown..

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…

– JOHN KENNEDY – XFM – John is the DJ responsible for playing the most new music on any radio station in the UK. Host of the Xposure show, John plays brand new music, twelve hours a week, broadcasting to a huge audience (The XFM network has approximately 1.1 million listeners). Having championed artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal to Adele, John is arguably the most important new music DJ in the country outside of the BBC.

– RHIAN DALY – NME – As Assistant Reviews Editor at one of the most well known music magazines in the world, Rhian has a wealth of musical knowledge on the hottest new music in the industry. She recently wrote the piece on Notts DIY scene in the NME, and has shown a fair bit of loving for Notts.

– DOM GOURLAY – Drowned In Sound – As a senior contributor and columnist for one of the most widely read music website in the country, Dom is always surrounded by amazing upcoming music. Outside of London, we’re struggling to think of a Journalist who’s articles are wider read.

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 there hands. Then you make beautiful (metaphorical) musical babies.

SURGERIES – One-on-one advice with music law and music finance experts. You get to ask them all of those pressing questions privately, and don’t have to worry about the usual fees cos it’s free. Slots available on the night if they haven’t already been booked. Drop an email to nusic@leftlion.co.uk to confirm which slot you want. Slots available are 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 8pm.

MUSICIANS ADVICE FAIR – Like a mini Freshers Fair, there’ll be loads of musician helping entities setting up stall before and after the workshop. You can go up to ’em, find out what they’re about, have a bit of a chat, and hopefully walk away with plenty of wisdom and knowledge of what you’re gonna do when you get home.

Entities confirmed so far: Acoustic Rooms Arts Council, strong>BBC Introducing, Leftlion, Nottingham Music Hub, Notts In A Nutshell, Nusic (we’ll also represent Notts TV), YMCA, and the 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 dog (okay, maybe not your dog), 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