Joining the Dots – The One Dayer: Finance, Technology and the Future of Independent Music

Cecil Sharp House, 12 September 2014

The One Dayer took place on 12 September 2014 – designed for anyone working in or with the independent music sector – indie, folk, jazz, contemporary music. Part of our Joining the Dots programme, the One Dayer included in-conversations, panel debates, practical how to sessions, oodles of networking and product demos. The One Dayer took place at Cecil Sharp House, London and was live-streamed on the web.

Video content from the event is now available to view in the Resources section of the website.

The event had a strong focus on two key areas that are crucial to all of us who work in independent music being able to make a living from the music we love:

  • new financial models for live music
  • how to use digital technology to drive up live income

The #OneDayer looked towards the future in a bid to ensure as many of us in the independent music sector as possible are as ready for it, as much a part of that change, as we can be. Delegates were invited to get inside, and be inspired by, new trends, models and ways of working, to exchange ideas, talk shop, and meet new people.

One Dayer Programme.pdf

Panel sessions

Click the titles to read full descriptions of the sessions. 

Toolkit sessions

 Show and tells

  • Get the lowdown on the 4 potential game-changers we’ve supported
  • ‘Pitch’ party – vote for your favourite new ideas for independent music – sponsored by PRS for Music


  • Quality 1-1 time with reps from industry bodies, funders and other experts
  • Networking lounge for the millions of meetings & catch ups you’ll no doubt want to have

The Speakers

Some of the savviest people from across the music and technology sectors – a top level mix of artists, promoters, managers, agents, journalists and broadcasters, music lawyers, games and app developers. Here’s the who’s who of the #OneDayer.

Here’s the full twitter list of speakers and panel conveners, or follow the individual links below to get in touch with the speakers.

If you have any questions please email Julia Payne at

The One Dayer is part of our Joining the Dots programme, funded by Arts Council England, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, Cultural Institute at King’s College London and Musicians’ Union, with support from The Guardian, Kings Cultural Institute and the English Folk Dance and Song Society. The Pitch Party was sponsored by PRS for Music.