12/11/18: UK Music hosted a packed Careers Fair at last week’s BBC Music Introducing Live, featuring speakers, panels and 1-to-1s with friends from across the industry.
The busy space during one of our 'Meet the Artists' sessions
We took over North Vault 3 at east London’s Tobacco Dock for the three-day event to host a range of speakers, panellists and industry experts.
We had a great line-up each day with a range of activities including KAVE and BroomX’s Immersive VR Experience, ‘Meet the Industry’ career drop-ins (with UK Music members, Handle recruitment agency, BIY People & Talent, Urban Development, Kycker, Glen Rowe Muse’s Tour manager, Yorkshire Music Forum, ERIC Festival, Outstanding MAP Graduate nominees and others) and ‘Meet the Artists’ sessions.
Artists who popped in to see us during these sessions included SK Shlomo, ShaoDow, Skatta & Y-Etizm, Emma McGann, Eckoes, Eric Martin, Lauren Deakin-Davies and Satin Beige. Satin is a vocalist and cellist who received the Special Mention during UK Music’s Music Academic Partnership (MAP) Outstanding MAP Graduates Awards (the OMGs) in 2017.
The panellists at our Tech in Music event: (L-R) Lenny Bedford (Kycker), SK Shlomo, Emma McGann, Autumn Rose Palmer (Kycker), Stephen Partridge (Bucks New Uni)
On Thursday night, we hosted a panel on careers in publishing with Hal Leonard and the MPA amongst others and on Friday we discussed Tech in Music with Kycker, KAVE and others. Very successful networking events were held after both panels.
On Thursday morning the MPG and Eric Martin (Technotronic) discussed how to work as self-producing artists on a budget and on Friday and Saturday mornings AIM presented on how to ‘Get paid to do what you love’. The PRS Foundation and Urban Development held one-to-one drop-in sessions each afternoon.
We also held Scratch Showcase opportunities for Music Academic Partnership (MAP) institutions with students and graduates from Southampton Solent University, LCCM and University of Northampton performing. Guitar maker Fidelity displayed their instruments on Thursday and Friday with many happy attendees giving them a strum.
Students from Bucks New University captured the whole event on film and collected lots of talking heads on advice for people wanting a career in the music industry – these will be shared soon.
Students from many MAP institutions performed in our space, including Bash! from Southampton Solent University