Location: Memorial Chapel, Main Building, University of Glasgow, West Quadrangle, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Date: Thursday 2nd March 2017
• Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop MSP
• Jo Dipple, chief executive of UK Music
• Geoff Ellis, chief executive of DF Concerts & Events
• Producer/engineer and Chemikal Underground label owner Paul Savage
• Dougal Perman, chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association
• Mungo’s Hi Fi founder Doug Paine
• Leo O’Brien, performer development specialist at PPL
• Professor of Popular Music Politics at the University of Glasgow Martin Cloonan
• Producer from Illyus & Barrientos, Ivan Hall Barrientos
• Jenn Nimmo-Smith of PR company Electric Shores
• Carla Easton, songwriter/musician from Teen Canteen/Ette
24/01/2017, London UK: UK Music will host ‘An Introduction To The Music Industry’ day at the University of Glasgow with a special introduction from Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs Fiona Hyslop MSP on Thursday 2nd March. Through a series of talks and workshops from various music industry professionals, the event aims to highlight the numerous career paths and opportunities available within the sector, as well as giving the attendees an invaluable insight into the worlds of songwriting and music production.
Fiona Hyslop MSP will introduce the day with Jo Dipple, chief executive of UK Music, in the Adam Smith building on the university campus. Music industry legends Geoff Ellis, chief executive of T in the Park/DF Concerts & Events, and producer/engineer and Chemikal Underground label owner Paul Savage will both discuss their careers and experiences in the industry.
A panel discussion with Dougal Perman, chair of the Scottish Music Industry Association, Doug Paine, founder of Mungo’s Hi Fi record label, Jenn Nimmo-Smith from music PR company Electric Shores and Ivan Hall Barrientos, producer/DJ from duo Illyus & Barrientos, will each share their pearls of wisdom for working in the sector and highlight the different aspects of the industry. Further workshops will take place with Hall Barrientos hosting a music production masterclass, Carla Easton from Teen Canteen/Ette delivering a songwriting workshop and Leo O’Brien will discuss the role of PPL.
Networking drinks will take place from 5pm to 7pm in the Gilchrist Postgraduate Club on the University of Glasgow campus.
Through talks and workshops from leading industry figures, UK Music aims to ensure more young people across the UK have access to the necessary information to take their first steps towards a career in the industry.
Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop said: “The Scottish music industry is an important part of Scotland’s flourishing creative industries. This event will help showcase the talent and opportunities that Scotland has to offer, as well as identifying areas where we need to work together to help the industry to continue to grow. The potential of our creative industries in Scotland is huge, and it’s great this event is involving our young musicians in helping to shape the future of this exciting and dynamic industry.”
UK Music chief executive Jo Dipple said: “We are delighted to bring together some of Scotland’s leading music industry professionals to share their wealth of insight and experience with the next generation of creative entrepreneurs. As the sector contributed £295 million to the Scottish economy in 2015, UK Music understands the importance of helping young people to access a hugely important industry and take their first steps towards a fulfilling career in music.”
Professor Martin Cloonan of the University of Glasgow said: “The University of Glasgow provides the UK’s only Music Industries postgraduate programme which combines industry work placements with world leading academic research. We are delighted to be hosting this Introduction to the Music Industry event with our partners from UK Music.”
Please note this is a free event. If you would like to attend the event please register via BIT.LY/UKMUSICGLASGOW