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Venues Day – championing the UK’s indie music venues

the hub is partnering with Music Venue Trust around the first Venues Day, which is happening in London next month. We’ll hopefully see a good few hub friends there, but in the mean time, we asked Mark Davyd, the Trust’s CEO, to tell us what inspired the event, who it’s for and what delegates can expect. Here’s […]Read More

Communication Breakdown

Unconvention’s Jeff Thompson flags up the importance of good communication and how it can make all the difference to a musician or band’s career. Next week Off Axis heads to Hastings for our first show on the south coast, which we’re really excited about. Once again we have some fantastic artists working together to make opportunities for […]Read More

The secret of growing your own business – What I’ve learnt

The hub’s intern Brenda Maleco talks about what she learnt at the recent Joining the Dots Away Day  On the 10th October I attended the second Joining the Dots away day, which took place at Cecil Sharp House, and had a focus on the growth of creative businesses and building social communities. What I learnt […]Read More

Publishing an app in the app store

In his latest blog for us, Joining the Dots award winner Paul Archer talks about how to publish an app.  Given that iOS 8 was released last month it seems like an appropriate time to comment on the various app stores and what that means for developing music products and apps for them. Starting right at the […]Read More

Curious and Generous

This time last week, the hub’s director Julia Payne, opened The One Dayer with a call for all of us working in independent music to be more curious and generous. Here she explains why she’s trying to kickstart a ‘community of the curious and the generous’… When we started planning JTD we had two truths […]Read More

Pitching to Win

Congratulations to Living Indie – winners of the One Dayer Pitch Party! As voted for live in the room by the Pitch Party audience, Living Indie won the battle of the pitchers at last Friday’s One Dayer. Livingindietv.com – live streams concerts, in London and Spain, to connected devices, while also offering a way for […]Read More

Using the Gigzine app for audience interaction

Steve Symons will be giving us a live demonstration of his audience engagement app at Friday’s One Dayer. If you’re coming to the event, you’ll get a chance to test out how Gigzine works as a voting app – during the Pitch Party – giving you a chance to tell us which pitch is the […]Read More

Firestarters? Gigstarter’s looking to create a big disruption

As they warm up for Friday’s Pitch Party at the #OneDayer – Gigstarter’s Donal Scannell talks us through one issue he says prevents musicians from making a good living in independent live music.  It’s worth remembering that artists and their fans are the ones ultimately paying for everything in the music industry including a lot of […]Read More

Our Speakers Said: Alan Davey, Arts Council England

Alan Davey, CEO of Arts Council England is taking part in the One Dayer this Friday 12 September – joining a panel of experts looking at the future of income generation and helping us navigate the funding landscape. We asked him what he thinks the burning issues are for musicians, venues and others working in independent music.  It’s important that […]Read More

Show me the money

Our Speakers Said….

We asked Kheron Kenardo (Live and Love Talent), Sybil Bell (Independent Venue Week), and Rich Myers (Transmit Start-Ups) what the One Dayer means to them.       1. Why are you excited to be part of The One Dayer?    Kheron: I’m excited about speaking at the One Dayer because it addresses an isolated […]Read More