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Why the One Dayer is a ‘must go to’ event for promoters and venues

the hub’s One Dayer – Independent Music, Money & Tech takes place in Camden on 1 July. In her latest blog, the hub’s Director, Julia Payne, talks about why the event is a ‘must go to’ event for promoters and venue bookers.     I’m not sure there’s ever been a tougher time to be a […]Read More

WHAT’S NEW AT THE ONE DAYER 2015?

The One Dayer is back by popular demand, rammed full of new thinking to rocket-fuel your future. Last year’s delegates went home galvanized by what they’d learnt and inspired by the fresh ideas and brilliant mix of people they met. So what’s new this year? Julia Payne explains why this year’s One Dayer is bigger, better […]Read More

One Dayer News – The Future of Digital Tech & Live Music

A major strand of the ONE DAYER on 1st July in Camden is dedicated to emerging digital technology and how we can all better harness it to drive more people to the live experience, and once they’re at our gigs spend more money.   The provocation, panel and insights sessions we’ve programmed as part of […]Read More

#VoteForMusic: the sector speaks – postings from The Great Escape

At a packed session at The Great Escape on 15 May, I took to the festival stage, to announce the results of our #VoteForMusic campaign. Joining me on stage were the musician and dj Dan le Sac, Cooking Vinyl founder and chief executive Martin Goldschmidt, The Great Escape’s Martin Elbourne and Yellowbrick music’s Meredith Cork […]Read More

NEWSFLASH – ONE DAYER KEY PROGRAMME PARTNERS ANNOUNCED

Thought-provoking questions and ideas keep us all on our toes, which is why we’re delighted to announce we’re partnering with two real heavyweights – The Digital R&D Fund and youth research agency YouthSight – on the programme for our #OneDayer on 1 July. As part of their partnership with us, each organisation will be giving […]Read More

WHY IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT YOU CAST YOUR #VOTE FOR MUSIC

With just one week to go till Election Day, it’s all getting a bit crazy here at #VoteForMusic HQ. Voting closes on 7 May, with results being announced from The Great Escape on 15 May. Plans are also taking shape for our #VoteForMusic debate, when senior politicians and others will debate key campaign issues. With […]Read More

#Vote For Music – kitchen table politics, for real

We’ve seen David Cameron slicing tomatoes in his, Nick Clegg drinking white wine in his, and Ed Miliband with a mug of builder’s tea in his. Politics these days seem to be all about cosy chats in kitchens. But in the case of #VoteForMusic, it’s true. Chief hubster, Julia Payne, explains how she came up with […]Read More

Them’s the breaks – could tax breaks help the independent music sector?

Last Friday, as part of our Joining the Dots programme, we turned our thoughts to tax and the independent music sector – and more specifically whether or not tax breaks might benefit musicians, promoters and producers working in independent music. For our – highly sparky –  hubchat, which came in the same week as the government […]Read More

Fundraising from Individual Donors – Top Tips

Cause4 supports charities, philanthropists and social enterprises to grow through creating innovative programmes, entrepreneurial business models and ensuring effective fundraising. This blog is written by guest blogger Alice Ravenscroft, Project Coordinator at Cause4. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to individual fundraising. Cause4 has worked with a wide range of organisations, from the English National Opera […]Read More

Developing young audiences – Good Reads

Ahead of Takes One To Know One, our free one-hour web chat looking at how to work with young people to develop young audiences, we’ve rounded up some of our favourite content from the web looking at young audiences. We’ve been busy talking to young people at the Roundhouse in London and posting the results on our YouTube channel. […]Read More