Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020

Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020
Watch our series of free online professional development courses for musicians delivered by four leading industry experts.

This series of online training sessions aims to help musicians from all genres to develop the skills necessary to respond to the music industry’s shifting demands. Initially streamed Live on Facebook during April and May 2020, the course offers relevant and up-to-date advice in the areas of sharing music in a digital environment, navigating the music publishing industry, self-management for artists and preparing for an audio recording.

Music in the Digital Environment with Nick Roth Session 1: Making Music

Musician and producer Nick Roth explores the fundamentals of how and why we make music during a period of systematic flux.

Music in the Digital Environment with Nick Roth: Session 2 'Sharing Music'

Musician and producer Nick Roth looks at how technology can enable artists to reach wider audiences, and how artists can use data to optimise their practise.

Publishing - The Fuel that Powers the Music Industry with Steve Lindsey: Session 1 'Something Out of Nothing'

Musician and publisher Steve Lindsey follows the early stages of a song’s life: protecting it, legitimising it, nurturing it and helping it enter the world at large.

Publishing - The Fuel that Powers the Music Industry with Steve Lindsey: Session 2 'Reaping the Rewards'

Musician and publisher Steve Lindsey considers how to get the best out of a song, explaining the music publishing industry’s role in nurturing creativity, safeguarding copyright, enhancing the value of compositions, and policing earnings.

Managing Yourself and Managing Your Workflow with Frances Mitchell: Session 1 'It's All About People'

Innovation and artist management expert Frances Mitchell focuses on the importance of networking, offering tips on how musicians can network and boost their presentation skills in order to pitch themselves effectively.

Managing Yourself and Managing Your Workflow with Frances Mitchell: Session 2 ‘What Tools Can Help Me?'

Innovation and artist management expert Frances Mitchell considers the different digital options available for self-management and why we should use them.

Preparing for an Audio Recording with Laoise O’Brien: Session 1 ‘Advance Preparation’

Musician and producer Laoise O’Brien discusses the subject of planning and preparing for a recording, from concept to finished product. Laoise’s first session, ‘Advance Preparation’, addresses the general principles of recording, and explores the initial artistic and practical questions facing a prospective recording artist.

Preparing for an Audio Recording with Laoise O’Brien: Session 2 ‘During and After a Recording’

Musician and producer Laoise O’Brien discusses the subject of planning and preparing for a recording, from concept to finished product. Laoise's second session offers information on the recording process itself.