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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

#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

December Good Reads

We’ve rounded up some of our favourite reads across the internet this month. This blog from US band Pomplamouse forensically details how much touring actually costs – and although they’re based in the United States, the figures make fascinating reading and should dispel any myths that gigging is where the money is. Fresh on the Net […]Read More

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Why do you do what you do?

We'll soon be announcing the winners of our Joining the Dots project and finding out what inspired their brilliant music industry ideas. In this blog entrepreneur Derek Sivers offers advice on what should NOT inspire your bright idea. Read More

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Why my code and ideas are public

Our six winning Joining the Dots applicants will be sharing their progress and learning as they put their project into practice over the coming months. Musician and entrepreneur Derek Sivers blogs on why sharing is such a good idea.Read More

Isaac Mao

Why it pays to give your ideas away

Isaac Mao is the godfather of “sharism”. The core spirit of Web 2.0 has, he says, led to an “evolutionary leap” which is challenging orthodox notions of copyright and helping to generate wealth – and happiness – for those of us who are willing to share our knowledge.Read More

Cultural Institute Arts and Digital Ideas Labs – courtesy of Tim Mitchell

Need inspiration? Speak to people who think differently to you

Katherine Bond is the Director of Innovation at Cultural Institute, King's College London which is funding and supporting Joining the Dots. She tells the hub how brilliant ideas don't come out of no-where and why she's in favour of sharing knowledge.Read More

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Top tips for partnership from our New Music Plus… producers

Six great pearls of wisdom from our New Music Plus... producers on partnering with a large organisation. From nailing the budget early on to challenging your host organisation to think differently.Read More

In search of maverick new models…

Over the last few weeks the future of the music industry, who controls it and the role of technology has been under the spotlight. the hub's Matthew Linley aggregates the arguments surrounding music's brave new world.Read More

Joining the Dots offers funding and support for the most exciting independent music sector ideas

A clutch of brilliant ideas will get a £10,000 bursary plus expert mentoring to test their brilliant ideas and ultimately make your career - and the sector - more sustainable.Read More