The One Dayer – Independent Music, Money & Tech 1 July 2015

Cecil Sharp House, 1 July 2015
  • Musicians, promoters, funders and techies thinking big about the future of live independent music
  • A day of provocative thinking, debates, networking and practical advice
  • Talks and panels with experts in funding, fan engagement, music law and audience development



Our second One Dayer conference in London gathered together some of the brightest brains to prepare and inspire us about the future of live independent music. We were joined by musicians, producers, funders, venues, promoters and techies to talk about how technology can get us there; how the audience is changing; and where the opportunities lie for funding and revenues.

The One Dayer was packed with provocative thinking, debates, networking and practical advice designed for anyone who cares about or is involved in making, promoting and sharing non-mainstream live music.

There were chances to participate in a live debate with senior politicians to lobby them about the future of live music; hear from insightful expert speakers, join practical show and tell sessions and take part in panel discussions about the opportunities for live music, audience development, technology and finance.  Follow the links below for film and audio content from the day or watch streamed content at our One Dayer YouTube Playlist

Keynote and Vote for Music Debate



This year, we kicked off the OneDayer with a keynote from Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England and former Chair of Endemol.




Vote For Music Debate

We hosted a heated music industry debate with Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey, Shadow Secretary of State Chris Bryant, BASCA's Vick Bain and Arts Council Chair Peter Bazalgette.


Digital Tech and Live Attendance Strand


Digital Tech & Live Attendance: Provocation and Panel Debate 

Imagine a world (or an independent music at least) where we’ve all – artist and promoter alike – completely nailed how we can use digital technology to grow our live audiences...

Read more and watch films from the events


Digital Tech and Live Attendance: Insights

These short and sharp presentations by Brittney Bean and Chris TT gave real and practical insight into using tech to build fan engagement...

Read more

Young Audiences Strand


Young Audiences: Provocation and Panel Debate

How can we engage better with and grow young audiences? A panel of youth insight experts revealed trends, habits and some fascinating research results...Read more and watch films


Young Audiences: Insight Sessions

Everything you need to know about data - what to listen to and what to ignore, and a must-hear session on what the social media generation is up to...Read more

New Financial Models Strand


New Financial Models: Provocation and Panel Debate

Some truly 'on the money' thinking from NESTA's Tim Plyming, Pat Kane author of The Play Ethic and a bunch of very smart minds...Read more and watch films


New Financial Models: Insight Session

It may well be a rich man’s world, but what we all need is to is how to get some of that money, right? Wendy Smithers debunks funding myths....Read more

Show and Tell and Surgeries


Joining the Dots Show & Tell

Delegates could find out about the 4 potentially game-changing ideas we've supported for making independent music more financially viable...Read more



Our surgery sessions with industry and funding bodies were as popular as ever and enabled delegates to get one-on-one advice from the Arts Council, PRS Foundation, Creative United and more .  

The Nitty Gritty


OneDayer Programme Timetable.


A-Z speaker biogs for the 2015 One Dayer  


Conference tickets include light refreshments. Please bring your own lunch, or buy lunch at the Cecil Sharp House cafe.


The conference takes place on the Ground and First Floor of Cecil Sharp House. Ramp access is available to all conference rooms. Please get in touch with us HERE to discuss what you need and visit the Cecil Sharp House website for more information.


Parking is limited on street at the venue. HERE's everything you need to know about public transport for anyone coming by bicycle, on foot, and via road, rail or tube. Disabled parking is available - please get in touch here to book a space. 


Standard entry is £40.00 (includes refreshments, but please bring your own lunch or buy lunch at Cecil Sharp House Cafe).

The ONE DAYER is part of JOINING THE DOTS, 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. 

New Financial Models for Touring, Commissioning & Presenting Live Music is in association with The Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, a £7 million fund to support collaboration between organisations with arts projects, technology providers, and researchers.

Building Younger Audiences for Beyond Mainstream Music is in association with YouthSight, the UK's leading youth research agency. 

The Tech & Live Strand is presented in partnership with PRS for Music.  

This year, we kick off the OneDayer with a keynote from Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England and former Chair of Endemol. We think he’s probably one of the ... ...Read more

Join us for the first high profile music-industry debate of the new parliament. Following on from our keynote, we’ll be welcoming Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture and the Digital Economy), ... ...Read more

We want to help you fast-track your thinking and get around obstacles, so we've assembled a team of experts to offer you face-to-face advice and answers to burning questions. Book in on the day ... ...Read more

Joining the Dots Show and Tells

Cecil Sharp House bar - across the day At the tail end of 2013, we put out a call for people with potentially game changing ... ...Read more

'POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE' PROVOCATION  Karim Fanous – Head of Research & Insight, MusicAlly Imagine a world (or an independent music at least) where ... ...Read more

INSIGHT SESSION: Money, Money, Money. Always Funny… The when, what and why of fundraising 2.0 Wendy Smithers, the ... ...Read more

INSIGHT SESSION: Data Dos and Dont's, Will and Wont's Felix Canetty-Clarke, Media Insight Consulting ...Read more

INSIGHT SESSION: What’s on the digital horizon? Brittney Bean (Spintune) ...Read more

'POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE' PROVOCATION Josephine Hansom, Director of Youth Research & Insight, Youthsight ...Read more

'POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE' PROVOCATION Tim Plyming, Director of Digital, Arts & Media - NESTA ...Read more