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Toolkit Session 2: The secrets of successful fundraising

Wendy Smithers (the hub) Think fundraising is a bit like the dark arts? Baffled by (the language of) funding? Want to know how to increase your success rate with funders? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then this really practical toolkit session is for you. Wendy has over 20 years’ fundraising […]Read More

Toolkit 3: What’s in a digitally savvy artists’ business toolkit?

Convenor: Grant Heinrich (Agency X) Chief toolkit builders:Chris T-T; Mishkin Fitzgerald (Bird Eats Baby); Karen Pearson (Folded Wing) Another practical session guaranteed to send any artist home bursting with new ideas – think of this one as a tag team approach to building the ultimate digital toolkit! Refereed by BBC Introducing’s Adam Walton, Chris, Mishkin and […]Read More

Toolkit 4: Building a digital toolkit for promoters

Convenor: Sybil Bell (Independent Venue Week) Chief toolkit builders: Shane Richmond (digital consultant and journalist) & Martin Franklin (The Place and SHPLive.tv) As promoters who want to get the most from the tech we use, where should we be focusing our limited human and financial resources? Analysing the intricacies of analytics for us, cutting big […]Read More

The One Dayer Pitch Party – Sponsored by PRS for Music

After many cups of tea and alot of deliberation, these seven companies were selected to present their game-changing ideas at the Pitch Party during our One Dayer on 12 September.  Muio.org Gigzine Steve Symons from muio.org kicked off the event with a pitch about muio’s Gigzine app and invited the audience to use Gigzine to vote for their […]Read More

Networking, or whatever you want to call it…

We have another ‘Off Axis’ show coming up this week – a band from Hastings and a band from Wrexham are playing together in Chester. If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know we’re working on a touring network that enables artists to visit new towns and cities for the first time, and play to […]Read More

Joining the Dots

Top 5 Tips – Getting the most out of your #OneDayer

This sounds like the sort of guide you might read on your way to a festival, which is exactly what we hope you’ll feel when you head to July’s One Dayer. It’s a chance to meet loads of people working in your industry, from musicians to techies, promoters to producers, journalists, funders and entrepreneurs. But […]Read More

The One Dayer Lowdown

Julia Payne, Director of The Hub explains what next month’s #OneDayer is all about.  So the One Dayer is for anyone who works in independent music – artists, promoters, managers, labels, everyone with an interest in the music. In a nutshell it’s about three things: where technology is going to take us, where the money’s […]Read More

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Avoid the scrum for early bird One Dayer tickets!

Early bird tickets for ‘The One Dayer: Finance, Technology & the Future of Independent Music’ are now on sale! But not for long. Our first Joining the Dots conference is at the historic Cecil Sharp House in London on Friday 12th September. The One Dayer is for anyone who works in or with the independent […]Read More

Getting the most from your online audience

Cautionary tales, radical thinking and uninhibited audiences. Plus how it is increasingly difficult to separate live and digital work. Wise words from the expert Sounding Out panel on how audiences and online collide. Read More

Glastonbury enables breakthrough in mobile games at festivals

Increased connectivity at festivals like Glastonbury means Joining the Dots winner Paul Archer is one step closer to launching his live music gaming app. Read More