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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

Eventbox – a new era of music listings is starting but where?

Latest news on the app that lets you listen to listings. Eventbox mastermind Joey Baxter has decided in which area it will be launched and how he's going to ensure that venues get the maximum benefit. Read More

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Exploiting the challenges of digital music and arts journalism

A stellar list of music and arts experts are lining up to explore how the fracturing of traditional journalism can be exploited by musicians and composers. All at the Third Ear Symposium. Read More

Capturing Cafe Oto. The technical challenges behind the musical ambition

Revered experimental music venue Cafe Oto is recording all its live programme for wider distribution. Find out how they've pulled off this technically challenging project. Read More

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Ten tips to read before starting your music technology business

Do it now and don't keep it to yourself! Two of the 10 brilliant tips you must read before launching your music technology startup. Read More

First Off Axis gig brings new fans for out of town bands

It’s just after 9pm on Saturday night in Derby when Manchester’s Black Lights take to the stage. They’re the second band on of a three band line up, and spend the next half an hour delivering the kind of faultless, beautifully crafted songs that has seen them build a loyal and passionate fan base back […]Read More