Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management - a unique 6-part course, Monday evenings, commencing April 4th

Event Info

Mon 4 Apr - Mon 23 May, 2011 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Central London, UK (Map)
Cost: From £150


Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management - a unique 6-part course, Monday evenings, commencing April 4th


MusicTank has partnered with Andy Inglis, the hugely respected co-creator and manager of north London venue The Luminaire to create a live industry course.


Designed as a much needed best-practice roadmap for live music promotion and venue management, this six part course draws on Inglis’ two decades of experience, sharing lessons learned and highlighting the pitfalls plaguing promoters and venue operators UK wide.


The course will cover an extensive range of topics concerning venue owners, promoters, artists and programmers including promotion, ticketing, legislative issues as well as the future concerns facing the UK’s live music industry.


Inglis will be joined by a raft of leading industry figures such as Dominique Czopor, founder of Guildford venue The Boileroom, to give their accounts of the industry focusing on areas of specific expertise. Czopor will focus on the litany of legislation imposed on event and venue operators, be it bureaucracy linked to the Licensing Act, or a mounting list of health & safety regulations. The course will draw to a close with a debate featuring Dave Newton, WeGotTickets - the leading UK paperless ticket agency, Howard Monk and Paul Hutton of promotions companies The Local and Metropolis Music and Andy Duggan of live music booking agency, Primary Talent.


Despite the 100 Club’s recent rescue from the brink there have been some much publicised London closures of late, The Luminaire itself not escaping the recession’s icy clutches. Part of the course will investigate the events that led to its closure, as well as what this award winning venue did to gain such an avid following and a special place in the hearts of Londoners.


Appealing to venue promoters and owners as well as tour managers, booking agents and artists this extensive course promises to guide and encourage those learning their trade as well as identify the risks felling even the industry titans in one of the last sectors of the business still able to generate income for new bands.


Andy Inglis, The Luminaire “I have 21 years experience in the music industry and co-founding and running The Luminaire has been, by turns, a hugely rewarding and massively frustrating experience. If I can't illuminate the mistakes I made and stop others from making them, then what the hell. At least I got to hang out with Wanda Jackson.



GUEST SPEAKERS: Dominique Czopor (The Boileroom); Dave Newton (We Got Tickets); Andy Duggan (Primary Talent); Howard Monk & Paul Hutton (The Local/Metropolis Music); Dave Philips (Koko)


DIARY: Dates: Apr 04, 11, 18 & May 09, 16, 23 | Time: 18.00 – 21.00 hr | Venue: tba, central London


COST: MusicTank members £150 | Trade bodies £180 | Full price £199


MEMBERSHIP: Why not buy MusicTank's annual membership (membership benefits here) for £30, reducing the course price to £150, saving £19 on the full price of £199?





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