The Music Managers Forum UK hosts a wide-range of member events from awards shows, conferences, social/networking spaces, workshops, webinars, roundtables and working groups. Our events exist to empower our members.
Online Events/Virtual Manager Meetups
The MMF are running regular online events – an opportunity to our members to connect, share and learn. These events typically run in a similar format to our in person Manager Meetups, anchored around a core educational element followed by opportunity for Q&A’s, sharing and connecting in a virtual environment.
These events allow us to bring our community together without being tied to a specific location. Recently our members have benefited from online events engaging with a variety of our Associate members.
Monthly Manager Meetups
The MMF’s monthly manager meetups are a regular fixture for Members and Associates. Typically they include updates from the MMF with pressing news, industry updates, open discussion with members and feedback and short presentations from interesting music companies you may want to work with. The events provide a friendly environment, with dedicated time for networking, allowing you to build relationships within our community.
The Artist & Manager Awards
For just one night a year, leading artists and their managers come together to celebrate their past achievements, award their peers and look to the future with excitement.
The event is attended by 600+ executives across the business. MMF Members receive a 30% discount on tickets. For more information, please email email@example.com.
The Music Managers Forum annual Managers Summit is first and foremost, a celebration, bringing together the MMF’s diverse range of members, ensuring music managers remain at the cutting edge of new business developments and that your voices have representation. The one day gathering provides a programme of talks, discussions and workshops that provoked insight and debate leaving MMF Members inspired and energised.
Tribes are run by our members in their local areas and allow you to grow your music network in your community. We currently have Tribes running in Birmingham, Southampton and Manchester. These social events happen every few months and often feature curated panels and running Q&A’s with top industry experts. If you would like to see a Tribe set up in your region please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
MMF Event Overview
Here are just some of the free to attend events for Members we have put on over the past 24 months and the sorts of things you can expect to see invited to as an MMF Member:
Spotify for Artists x MMF Exclusive Workshop
Facebook/Instagram MMF Member Exclusive Workshops
Amazon Music MMF Member Exclusive Workshops
Apple Music MMF Member Exclusive Workshops
Soundcloud MMF Member Exclusive Workshops
Contract Negotiation Workshops
BBC Radio 1 MMF Members Exclusive Event
Maytree Suicide Prevention Training for Music Managers
Public Speaking and Financial Planning Workshops
Mixer Events with UK Music sister-organisations
Showcases with Karousel Music and SESAC for MMF Members
Annual SXSW Managers Brunch (March)
Annual Great Escape Managers Brunch Event (May)
Annual Managers Summit (June)
Artist & Manager Awards (November)
Previous Manager Meetup Events:
Focus panel on securing funding for artists/projects panel debate
“Creating Creative Content on a Budget” panel debate
Managing Expectations: Report launch/panel debate
How to Get Your Artists Paid For Neighbouring Rights
Developments in tech with Soundcloud & PEEX
Launch of the FanFair Guide to Ticketing Ts&Cs
Exploring Alternative Revenue Streams with MySnapp
Discussion: Digital A&R and Artist Development with Amuse and iluvlive
Focus on artist data with CMU and Soundcharts
Focus on the live music industry with ReBalance, CAA, Openstage and Love Music Hate Racism/networking
“What Does Sync Mean For Managers?” panel debate
Money Maker: Exploring Affiliate Deals (with IE Music)
Money Maker: Sync & Meet the Music Supervisors (with BT Sport)
Dissecting the Digital Dollar: MMF Members Debate/networking
All About PR, Plugging & Marketing: Building your campaign
The Blurred Lines of Plagiarism – Is your Artist at Risk of Stepping Over?
The MMF also runs various social events, a women in music meetup and regularly curates panels and networking events at various industry events including BBC Introducing Live, The Great Escape, Output Festival, Live UK Summit, ILMC, Futures Form and internationally at events such as Reeperbahn, SXSW and MIDEM.