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Nov 29th 2016 @ Antenna

Nottingham, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
I Was There
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016
5:30 PM
Nottingham, United Kingdom Of Great Britain And Northern Ireland
Funding Your Music
In association with PRS for Music Foundation.
- Joe Frankland from PRS for Music Foundation
- Ellie Moore from Help Musicians UK
- Ronika
- Darren Blair
ADVICE FAIR - Like a freshers fair, loads of 'musician helping' organisations for you to meet and get advice from re how they can help you. From BBC Introducing to Notts TV (full list below).
Panel chaired by Mark Del from Nusic.
The Workshop will take its usual public Q&A format aiming to help Nottingham musicians acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts they need to get to where ever they want to go with their music. At this specific Workshop, the focus will be on funding your music. From how to get grants, and other ways to raise funds, through to how you can save money and record that ep, make that video and go on tour, all on a tight budget. 
Alongside this, before and after, we will also run the Nusic Advice Fair offering you the chance to get free informal one on one expert advice. For this Workshop, we have invited the following...

- BBC Introducing

- County Youth Arts

- DHP Local Team

- Nottingham Music Hub

- Nottinghamshire Music Hub

- Notts TV

- Nusic

- PRS For Music Foundation

- The Maze


We'll let you know as they confirm. 
JOE FRANKLAND - PRS For Music Foundation - Joe Frankland is Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. Through schemes such as The Open Fund, Momentum, the International Showcase Fund, Women Make Music, The Composers’ Fund, The Steve Reid Innovation Award and Flash Funding, PRS for Music Foundation supports the creation, performance, and promotion of outstanding music across the UK.
Which basically means... Joe is the man! This is your chance to learn from, and even chat to, one of the most connected people in the 'giving cash to musicians' world.

Ellie Moore - Help Musicians UK - Ellie Moore is Creative Programme Officer at Help Musicians UK, the country’s leading independent music charity. The charity supports musicians of all genres at every stage of their careers and lives, from starting out through to retirement. HMUK’s Creative Programme provides a range of learning and professional development opportunities to help musicians throughout their careers by investing in innovation across artistic practice, talent and skills development, and removing barriers that exist for many to launch and sustain professional music careers.
And of course... they offer cold hard cash! Help Musicians UK have a number of grant programmes including their 'Emerging Artist Fund' which offers between £2000 and £5000 per artist.

RONIKA - Ronika is an artist and producer originally hailing from Nottingham. She released her debut album, Selectadisc, in summer 2014, which was subsequently named an Album of the Year by The Guardian, NME and the Quietus ("one of the most exciting new British pop stars and producers in years" - NME). Having collaborated with the likes of Lindstrom, Mylo and toured with The Human League, Ronika is currently finishing off her second album, which will be released in early 2017.
Did you know? Ronika has successfully applied for grants from PRS for Music Foundation as well as the BBC, this is a musician who knows her  way around spreadsheets.

DARREN BLAIR- Darren is a music entrepreneur who's learned from the best, having graduated from an Apprenticeship with I'm Not From London. Darren promotes, manages and hustles. Artists he works with include Unknown Era as well as Motormouf, who he recently got to Italy after raising £500 in 24 hours to fund the trip.

MARK DEL - Nusic

This is a FREE TICKETED event. Five of our last eight Workshops sold out (in a free way) in advance, so please register asap to make sure you get a place.  
Doors Open (Advice Fair & Surgeries [tbc] begin) - 5.30pm
Workshop Question and Answer Panel Session (Advice Fair halts) - 6pm
Love Spreading - 7pm
Networking (Surgeries [tbc] & Advice Fair resume) - 7.15pm
Close - 8pm 
In Association with PRS for Music Foundation and supported by Antenna. Nusic supported by One Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. Thank you for your support since our first Workshop back in Feb 2009. 
Is it free?
Yes. Thanks to the support of our supporters, plus PRS for Music Foundation, this event is free.
What is 'Love Spreading'? Is this like speed dating for musicians?
No, although that's an idea! And now you mention it... Anywho, Nusic has a general philosophy of trying to spread as much positive energy as possible. Tangibly this means proactively connecting people, always looking for the positive and always acknowledging sources of help, assistance and/or knowledge. At Workshops it focuses on connecting people, before the relaxed networking (no one is forced to chat to randoms) starts we shout out any promoters, media peeps, lonely bassists etc in the room who you might want to meet. We also give you the chance to shout out if you're looking for vocalist, bassist etc to collab with, you could be sitting next to your perfect lead guitarist and not even know it, we try and make sure great connections that might otherwise not happen, do happen.
If it's free why do you say it might sell out?
We expect all the free tickets to be snapped up in advance, as such we expect the event to 'sell-out'.
 Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
This is open to anyone who is aged 14 or over, you do NOT have to be a Confetti student. ID is not necessary, but if you wish to use the bar you will need to show relevant ID. 
What can/can't I bring to the event?
There is nothing you need to bring with you except your eager selves and your ticket, bringing your demo cd is probably a good idea though!
What if I can no longer go?
We'd really appreciate you emailing us so we can let someone else go in your place -
 Where can I find out more?
Check out the Nusic's FAQ's for info on all the ways we can help Nottingham musicians here. Specifically on the Nusic Academy here
What's the difference between a Workshop and an Advice Fair?
Workshops are a public format based around Q&A with a panel. The Advice Fair will offer you the chance to go to a number of stalls each manned by an expert ready and waiting to offer you informal guidance. Surgeries offer you the chance to have half an hour to yourself with an expert for free One on One advice.
Where can I get more of this good music educational shizzle?