8th & 9th October - 2 Day Weekend Workshop 9.30am to 6pm each day, with networking in the bar afterwards!
"I've got the song, now what do I do?"
Today, there's probably more opportunity to kick off a career in songwriting and music than there's ever been. Having a brilliant song is step one, but if nobody hears it then all that inspiration, effort and cost is for nothing.
Whether you're just starting out, already writing and gigging, or simply not getting noticed, The Insider's Guide workshops and masterclasses are designed for everyone to fast track their way to success.
Join us at London's legendary Metropolis Studios with our amazing special guests for this not-to-be-missed weekend workshop.
We'll share our lifetime's knowledge of music business secrets, and give you the skills to get in, stay in and build a successful career in our ever-changing music industry.
Guest Speakers & Masterclasses:
One of the UK's most sucessful, respected and award winning hit songwriters, the brilliant Charlie Dore, will be joining us for a unique masterclass & interactive workshop.
She’ll help you look at and understand the music business from different angles. Charlie's masterclasses and workshop sessions are fun, inclusive and thought-provoking – no two sessions are ever the same!
Charlie's credits include songs for: Tina Turner, Celine Dion, Lisa Stansfield, Paul Carrack, George Harrison, and many more. Charlie has had hits all over the world including a UK Number 1 & US Number 4.
Legendary Label boss, Manager & Publisher, Steve Tannett will be joining us to take us on a journey through the music business, looking at all aspects and telling it like it is!
With knowledge second to none his talks and advice are invaluable to artists and songwriters starting out, coming back to the industry or to those wanting to take their careers to the next level.
Be ready for an honest, fun and exhilerating talk from a music industry legend who has been involved in literally hundreds of artists careers as a manager, label boss (IRS Records, Ark 21 & MD of Marshall Records) and publisher, working with REM, The Police, Duran Duran, Black Sabbath, Sting, Jools Holland, Zucherro, Paul Carrack, The Alarm and many many more.
Cutting through the noise is getting increasing difficult. But it won’t be so hard after your session with digital marketing, promotion and social media guru, Romeo Crow. He’ll guide you step-by-step through the wonderful world of digital. You’ll learn how to use the most important asset we have after our music and how NOT to get caught up in the maze.
Romeo's knowledge and wealth of experience with marketing is partnered beautifully with his talent as a superb singer–songwriter. You’ll get the framework, tools and confidence to take you and your music to a whole new audience around the world.
She’s an award winning songwriter (Max Martin, Roger Sanchez, Jorgen Elofsson), talented music journalist (The guardian, Sky News & BBC) and head of business for music rights management platform Auddly.com.
Helienne Lindvall will take you through the world of music rights, registration and give you insider information on the best and easiest way to protect your work. This is probably one of the most important and relevant parts of the music industry – you can't get paid for your music if it's not registered.
SongLink International founder, editor and publisher David Stark will give a fantastic talk about who in the industry is looking, what they’re looking for and the best way to get your song cut.
He’s the official consultant for the prestigious Ivor Novello Awards and World Music Awards. With over 30 years working all over the world, David has had a great career with publishers and labels (DJM Dick James Music, Decca Records (international press officer), MAM Records (head of international promotions), Billboard / Music & Media, MIRO (Music Industry Research).
TIM FRASER AND RITA CAMPBELL
And last, but certainly not least, The Insider’s Guide founders and hosts, Tim Fraser and Rita Campbell, are Platinum-selling songwriters, who’ve written and worked with superstars such as Tina Turner, Cher, Michael McDonald, Kim Richey, The Brand New Heavies, Steps, Marcella Detroit, WestLife, Paul Weller, Billy Myers and many, many more, having sold millions of records worldwide.
Together they sit on The Songwriter's Executive & Gold Badge Committees at BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers & Authors) and have judged for prestigeous awards as The Ivor Novello Awards, The Gold Badge Awards and The Eurovision Song Contest.
Tim and Rita have built their careers by concentrating on what’s relevant, effective and rewarding. Join them as they discuss the 7 ways to instantly improve your lyrics and exploring the Essential Songwriter's Toolkit.
They’ve learned their craft the hard way, and between them have two working lifetimes of discovering what works and - crucially - what doesn’t...with amazing results!