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MADE FOR EACH OTHER – our 2021 World Mental Health Day offering

Made For Each Other is a day of free digital talks, workshops and coaching sessions, made by and for creative freelancers to help us all take a few moments for our own wellbeing and creativity on World Mental Health Day. It’s part of the hub’s ongoing Balance programme, which helps creatives take better care of […]Read More

Unity Theatre – HackStage Ideas Lab

Imagine the scene – 25 or so of the UK’s most curious and forward thinking theatre makers, creative technologists and technicians, gathered together at Unity Theatre, Liverpool for 3 days of plotting and conspiring, eating and drinking, thinking and doing. All in the name of exploring the next frontiers of live theatre, and how digital […]Read More

London Sinfonietta – Make Do & Bend

In 2016 the hub teamed up with the London Sinfonietta and NESTA to develop Make, Do and Bend, a project bringing together musicians, composers and creative technologists to explore how digital technology can open up new forms of interaction.   The first part of Make, Do and Bend was an invite-only affair – an intensive 12 hours of sharing, making […]Read More

Make, Do & Bend – the title of our Ideas Lab, yes, but also a good philosophy

Imagine the scene – 25 or so of Europe’s most curious and forward thinking composers, musicians and creative technologists, gathered together at NESTA HQ for a ‘nothing’s impossible’ day of plotting and conspiring, eating and drinking, thinking and doing. All in the name of exploring the next frontiers of live performance, and how digital technology […]Read More

Boomstand – the pop up sound system going places

Hwa Young Jung blogs on the latest outing of Boomstand, a pop up sound system developed during the hub’s Bring & Byte hack weekend in Hebden Bridge in May 2015. Boomstand is a sound system for public space. We install pop-up sound systems in public spaces for anyone to play music through and for musicians, poets, […]Read More

EventBox’s CEO Joey Baxter charts the process of bringing a new software platform to market

EventBox is a mobile app and website that lets you listen to gig listings to discover music events happening nearby.  It was supported to market through the hub’s Joining the Dots programme.  Here CEO Joey Baxter charts the process of bringing an idea to fruition. When we started Joining The Dots in March 2014, we had […]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

RE-SET: virtual action learning for artists and creative freelancers

RE:SET is a virtual action learning programme for creative freelancers, artists and other creative entrepreneurs based in England. Designed in response to Covid 19, it brings together peers from across the sector to help each other explore their challenges, opportunities and dilemmas and unlock new insights.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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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