DIY Music & New Media Event | April 19th-21st, 2011

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London’s Premier DIY Music and New Media Event


19-21 April 2011

London’s premier DIY Music & New Media event, created by music professionals for music professionals, MusicConnex is the missing link in DIY Artists’ careers. The 3 day conference from Tuesday 19th – Thursday 21st April 2011, is designed to facilitate and promote social networking, informative discussion and inspiration amongst emerging and established music acts and new media. Embracing how the digital revolution has forever changed how we consume music, providing alternative routes to market, MusicConnex bridges the gap between innovative Acts looking to establish a career in the music industry, and the sophisticated tools with which to achieve this. A wealth of inspiring senior industry professionals will congregate in the heart of the UK this April to converse, advise and illustrate how to gain cut through and make it in the music industry.

Jon Mansfield, MusicConnex CEO said: “2011 is an exciting time for music, the digital age has enabled so much creativity and enterprise. There is a vibrant, thriving and innovative scene of home grown talent rapidly gaining momentum in the UK.  There is so much amazing talent and creativity at the moment with a new air of optimism as many Artists are beginning to cut through by utilising the numerous digital tools and platforms. The new digital music generation are driving change, and fast. At MusicConnex we want to embrace and celebrate the changes by exchanging ideas to provide inspiration to each other to build sustaining careers in music. MusicConnex – Innovation and People to Empower”.

The event is to take place at Kings Place, London N1, which contains the first public concert hall to be built in Central London since the completion of the Barbican Concert Hall in 1982. Featured guest speakers are to include Jamie Dolling (Youtube), Jonathan Forster (Spotify), Keith Harris (manager to Stevie Wonder), Tim Clark (manager to Robbie Williams), David Morgendorff (MTV), UBISOFT, Didier Lord (Worldwide Music Director), Matt Adell (Beatport CEO) and representatives from Facebook, as well as the most talked about emerging producer, writer and vocalist Labrinth. As if that wasn’t enough, the programmed discussions over the course are to include: How to get signed, How to create your brand, How to maximise social networks, Digital retail and How to sell internationally; it is bound to be an event of creativity and innovation. Individual tickets from £199 and Corporate tickets from £299 are available from www.musicconnex.co.uk

Are you an artist? Does your act have the best music video? If so, you could win 2 VIP all access passes to the conference and a live showcase at MusicConnex 2011; in front of major industry professionals and the most career advancing audience. Upload your original videos on www.fanshake.com/contests and get everyone to vote for you. For more information about the event, performers, as well as the culminating bash at the Indigo O2, see the website, like MUSICCONNEX on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.

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