How Bostin' was Austin?: 30 March 2009 - 7:00pm
At StageSide, Thorp Street, Birmingham B5 4AT
Now in its 23rd year, SXSW Music has grown from a tiny music festival in Texas to an essential event on the music industry calendar. It’s four hyperactive days of making connections for musicians, recording companies and every other business touching on music, from concert bookers to copyright lawyers, publishers to web geeks. We thought this would be an ideal opportunity to find out what the Birmingham team’s experiences were and what they've learned.
As the dust settles on the old way of doing things for the music industry, has SXSW shone some light on a new model?
We’ve lined up Kerry Thomas and Dave O’Coy from Fused and Lisa Meyer and Jenny Moore from Capsule, amongst others who are ready to be quizzed. Leading the quizzing will be Andrew Dubber and John Mostyn.
Andrew Dubber is the Degree Leader in Music Industries at Birmingham City University. Dubber teaches a range of music, radio and new media topics and is involved in a number of research and knowledge transfer projects through the university. Dubber’s current studies focus on music business online with research that includes investigations into digital culture, music radio, community radio, broadcasting technology, music business, new media, podcasting and virtual reality.
John Mostyn works in a wide range of areas of the music industry, having managed The Beat, Fine Young Cannibals and Alison Moyet amongst others. John also launched Ocean Colour Scene through his own Phffft record label. John now works on a variety of music projects including a live music agency, record label, artist management and film music supervision. John was one of the founder supporters of Creative Republic and remains actively involved since its inception a year ago.
So you might want to ask them a question or two as well. Timings for the event are:
* 6.30pm Arrival; cash bar available
* 7-8pm Panel discussion and questions
* 8-9pm Networking and event close.
There is no charge for attending but please RSVP so we can manage numbers. In return for providing a free event, our only request is that you sign up to our Charter. Numbers for the event are limited and if we are at capacity, priority will be given to Charter signatories. If you have not already done so, please sign up on line at www.creativerepublic.org.uk/charter. Alternatively if you prefer, and if numbers allow, you can sign up on the night as we’ll have hard copies available.
A map and directions for the venue are available here. I hope you can join us on 30th March.