'Number 1' With A Bullet: Is Pre Release Killing Our Business?

Event Info

Wed 10 Mar, 2010 from 6:30pm - 9:00pm
The Basement, PRS for Music,
Copyright House, 29-33 Berners
London,, W1T 3AB, UK (Map)
Cost: Standard: £35.00, Trade Body Members: £30.00, Members: £25.00


'Number 1' With A Bullet: Is Pre Release Killing Our Business?


The UK release process is one of the most front loaded in the world, with pre-release promotion starting up to three months ahead of release. The problem is that, with everything riding on building pre-awareness, we’ve produced a system that creates demand for a product that is by definition not legally available – which doesn’t work when it takes just one promo CD to be uploaded to a p2p network for a release to spread around the world. Industry bodies including the MMF are calling for abolition of pre-release windows in their entirety. With speakers including George Ergatoudis the BBC's Head of Programmes for Radio 1, this event will see leading lights from across the business attempt to build a consensus on the way forward.

FORMAT & SPEAKERS: In a marked change to its standard think tank format, this event will attempt to crowdsource some of the answers. Following the keynote presentation, attendees will be split into groups, each led by one of the panellists, who will set to work developing their own ideas before presenting them back to the wider group for wider discussion.

Introduction: Martin Talbot (OCC)

Keynote: (tba)

Panel: George Ergatoudis (BBC Radio1); Joe Taylor (Artist Manager & Consultant); others tbc.

Chairman: Keith Harris - MusicTank/Keith Harris Music Ltd /PPL

DIARY: Date & Time: Wed Mar '10 | 18.30 - 21.00hrs

Cost: £25 MusicTank Members | £30 Trade Body | £35 Full Price

**Price includes drink on arrival and post-event written transcript **

Venue: The Basement, PRS for Music, Copyright House, 29-33 Berners Street, London, W1T 3AB

Booking: http://www.musictank.co.uk/events/charts-and-the-release-process

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