Resonate Music Industry Event Announce Full Line Up For 2018 Including Maggie Crowe As Opening Keynote Speaker

Resonate Music Industry Event Announce Full Line Up For 2018 Including Maggie Crowe As Opening Keynote Speaker

RESONATE, the event for music industry professionals, musicians, students and aspiring artists alike, has announced its full line-up for 2018 with exciting workshops, masterclasses, panels and drop-in events taking place, all with the aim of encouraging a more collaborative Scottish music industry. Returning to BAaD (Barras Art and Design) in Glasgow’s East End on 15th November 2018RESONATE is set to be a day packed with insightful commentary from music industry professionals whilst providing aspiring musicians and professionals the chance to learn from each other and bring together the best of Scotland’s thriving music scene.

Voted one of the top 10 influential women in music by BBC’s Power Hour, alongside Beyoncé and Taylor Swift, Maggie Crowe will open RESONATE 2018 as the Opening Keynote Speaker. Director of Events and Charities at the British Phonographic Industry, Maggie Crowe has worked in the industry for over 30 years and is sure to provide countless invaluable insights and advice in her keynote speech. Having worked at the BPI since 1986, Maggie worked her way up and now runs BPI events including the BRIT Awards and Mercury Prize – two of the biggest music events in the world, ensuring her Opening Keynote speech will be unmissable for anyone looking to make it in the music industry.

Workshops for 2018 include; ‘International Trade & Music Export Growth Scheme’ – BPI, ‘The A&R Sessions National Tour’ – Tileyard Education, ‘Crowdfunding with Pledge and Emme Woods, ‘Surviving in the Music Industry – Help Musicians Scotland’ and ‘International Development – The World Is Your Stage’ – DIT. Topics include how the BPI Music Export Growth Scheme which runs grants from £5000 to £50,000 can help independent music companies, how to crowdfund as a musician plus, an always relevant topic in today’s creative industry, Help Musicians Scotland will lead a discussion on starting out in music, mental health and self-care.

RESONATE will also be running ‘Drop Ins’ in a speed-dating style where delegates can stop in for a chat with some of the best creative minds in the business. The full Drop In line-up includes; ‘Meet the Media’ featuring journalists from STV News, The Skinny and Tenement TV, ‘Building Your Brand’ featuring photographers, artist management and PR specialists, ‘Meet the Funders’ presenting representatives from Creative Scotland, Help Musicians, PRS Foundation, Musicians Union, Glow Arts Consultancy, PledgeMusic and BPI, plus ‘Meet the Creative Community’ where Musicians Against Homelessness, Vox Liminis and The Sound Lab will all offer their advice and expertise to aspiring creatives.

The event will also be running Tech Hubs on a variety of topics and challenges facing musicians today, whether that is the cost of recording or accessibility in music. The full Tech Hub line-up is; ‘Recording On A Budget’, ‘Electronic Music Production’, ‘Accessibility + Live Mixdown’, ‘The Songwriting Workshop’, and ‘Modular Synthesis’.

Following a phenomenal inaugural event in 2017, RESONATE will continue to bring the most important issues in the music industry into the open for discussion, proving to be an essential fountain of knowledge for professionals and aspiring musicians alike last year. 2018’s already-announced panelist line-up includes; ‘Benefitting from Music Conferences’ , ‘Future of the Music Industries ’, ‘What You Syncing 2.0’ , ‘Scotland And Emerging Markets’ and ‘A&R: Get Picked Up’ .

RESONATE  is targeted towards industry professionals from across Scotland and concentrates on innovation, music industry training, collaboration and business development. With a key focus on encouraging collaboration within the industry and nurturing conversation about Scotland’s music scene and infrastructure, RESONATE aims to inform, educate and provide ample opportunity for networking to working artists and business professionals here in Scotland.

Offering invaluable industry advice and inspiration across panel discussions, workshops, Q+As, drop-in sessions, one-to-one meetings, demonstrations and more, RESONATE is not to be missed.

Jamie Houston, Music Officer at Creative Scotland, partners of RESONATE said: “It’s an exciting time to be a musician in Scotland. As talent continues to emerge, Creative Scotland are focused on working with partners to generate platforms for discussion, networking and access to the global music industry.  We are pleased to support 23rd Precinct in delivering Resonate, offering an accessible opportunity to meet key industry representatives, showcase emerging talent and strengthen Scotland’s music scene.”


Check out the full RESONATE 2018 line-up below:

Opening Keynote

Maggie Crowe (Director of Events and Charities at the British Phonographic Industry)


Benefitting from Music Conferences

Javier Lopez (Midem), Becky Ayres (Liverpool Sound City), Lee Morrison (Brighton Music Conference), Mike Nicholson (Dumfries Music Conference)

Future of the Music Industries

Dr Joe Lyske (MXX Music), Sammy Andrews (Deviate Digital), Jesper Skibsby (WARM), Nick Breen (Reed Smith), Anna Xambo Sedo (Norwegian University of Technology and Science)

What You Syncing 2.0

Toby Williams (Leland Music), Ciara Elwis (Air Edel), Julz Baldwin (BBH Advertising), Bonnie Reilly (Vice Media), Alex Hancock (Freelance Music Supervisor)

Scotland And Emerging Markets

Robert Kilpatrick (SMIA), Sharon Riley (InGrooves), Phil Patterson (DIT), Joe Frankland (PRSF), Ed Peto (Outdustry)

Get Picked Up

Alex Peppiatt (Parlophone), Dylan First (One House Artists), John Thompson (Distiller Music), James Harwood (The Label)


BPI Workshop – International Trade & Music Export Growth Scheme

Chris Tams (Director of Independent Member Services – BPI)

The A&R Sessions National Tour

Paul Whalley (Mumford & Sons, NAO, Wretch 32, Ellie Goulding)

Crowdfunding With PledgeMusic

Luke Arthur (Campaign Manager), Emme Woods (Artist)

Surviving In the Music Industry – Help Musicians Scotland

Achil Dhillon (Killing Moon), Calum Hendrie (Specialist Psychologist and Member of British Association of Performing Arts & Medicine)

International Development – The World Is Your Stage

Phil Patterson (Music Specialist, DIT), Joe Frankland (Senior Grants & Programmes Manager, PRSF), Una Johnstone (SXSW UK & Ireland Manager), Javier Lopez (Director of UK Sales, Midem), Chris Tams (Director of Member Services, BPI), Jamie Houston (Creative Scotland)


Meet the Media

Claire Francis (The Skinny), Katie Scott (Sofar Sounds), Nadine Walker (Tenement TV), Laura Boyd (STV News), Michelle Harkness (Groove City Radio)

Building Your Brand

Charlie (Braw Robot), Gerry McGee (Braw Robot)  Alice Hadden (Photographer), Stephen Archibald (PR/Digital Marketing), Jamie Webster (Artist Manager),Rosie Watson (Manager of CRYSTAL)

Meet the Funders

Jamie Houston (Creative Scotland), Joe Frankland (PRS Foundation), Luke Arthur (Pledge Music), David Culbert (Help Musicians Scotland), Chris Tams (BPI), Jen McGlone (Glow Arts), Louise Stanners (Musicians Union)

Meet the Creative Community

David Hanbey (Musicians Against Homelessness), Louis Abbott (Vox Liminis), Paul Sullivan (The Sound Lab)


Recording on a Budget

Paul Grady (Audio Production Lecturer, SAE), Craig Hamilton (Audio Production Lecturer, SAE)

Electronic Music Production

Orvar Thorvaldsson (Audio Production Lecturer, SAE), Michael Leslie (SAE Lecturer)

Accessibility + Live Mixdown

Chris McCarron (SoundSense), Professor Barry C. Smith (CenSes), Natalie Barker (Musical Vibrations), Jacob Adams (Attitude Is Everything)

The Songwriting Workshop

Jamie Searls (Tileyard), Penny Foster (Sigala, Lana Del Ray, DJ Fresh, Imani Williams)

Modular Synthesis

Rob Spencer (GMSN!)

Closing Keynote

Tim Abbot (Manager The Blinders/Former Manager at Oasis, Robbie Williams, Primal Scream)





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