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New MusicTank events – special rates for MMF members

09 November 2012

See below for details of a new Think Tank on ticketing as well as a course on concert promotion from MusicTank, including details of MMF member rate discounts for both. For more information visit www.musictank.co.uk.

TICKET TO RIDE: GETTING PRIMARY TICKETS BACK INTO THE HANDS OF FANS – DEC 05

MusicTank’s final think tank of 2012 is a special extended event, dedicated to one of this year’s most contentious issues: ticketing.

The secondary ticketing debate, that has raged for over a decade, is at something of a crossroads – a significant proportion of the industry have continued to voice their frustration for intervention whilst Government has shown no desire to interfere in the workings of an unregulated free market. And, all the while, online secondary sites are booming.

So…where do we go from here?

SUMMIT LINE UP:

Part 1 considers innovation in the primary market. Christiaan Munro, Sandbag, will present a case study of Radiohead’s recent world tour, its aims and lessons learned.  Keynote speaker Dave Newton, We Got Tickets will be joined by Songkick’s Dan Rogers – in charge of their innovative Detour/ crowd-funding project, and Topspin (speaker tba).

Part 2  looks at regulation, beginning with a keynote by PRODISS – the French organisation which has campaigned for legislative change in the French market.  Ben Turner, AIM and Bestival festivals, which set up the The Ticket Trust alongside Sandbag and recently launched a Fair Ticketing Charter, will join Richard Marks, Scarlet Mist consumer specialist Caitlin Graham, Which?

Both panels will be moderated by MusicTank Chairman Keith Harris.

In the wake of the Dispatches revelations (aka ‘The Great Ticket Scandal’), Government inaction, and the continued growth of online secondary sites, this event intends to move the debate on – not only in terms of potential legislation, but also opportunities to innovate in the primary market.

The secondary market is booming because the primary market is failing.  This extended MusicTank debate intends to help it get back on track!

DIARY: Wed 05 Dec | 17.30-21.00hrs
VENUE: Fyvie Hall, UoW, 309 Regent Street, London W1
COST:  £45 (saving £10 on full price) for MMF members when you BOOK before 5pm Friday 23.11.12 using the code MMFTIX

GET PLUGGED IN: LIVE MUSIC, PROMOTION AND VENUE MANAGEMENT – JAN 29, FEB 05 & FEB 12 2013

Back by popular demand, this refreshed and expanded course returns in 2013 with additional content and guest speakers for a packed three days of learning and insight, with new sessions including tour management, technology, digital marketing and new revenue streams.

Targeting tour managers, promoters, booking agents, marketers, DIY artists and small-to-medium sized venue owners and operators, this three-day course will provide all with a thorough grounding in the business of live music.  Today’s best practice will be considered in an open forum and strategies explored for improving attendances and revenues.

Bringing industry context and real world experience to bear on a range of key topics, Luminaire co-founder Andy Inglis will encourage all to look at the live sector’s continually evolving ecosystem, provide pointers for best practice, compare and contrast the UK and European markets, and help inform, encourage and inspire a new wave of live industry entrepreneur.

“Very enjoyable!  Has certainly helped out my business already…The course has given me insight in to better ways to promote a venue and the networking has been great for support.”

DIARY: Tue 29 Jan, Tue 5th Feb & Tue 12 Feb 2013 | 10.00-16.00hrs
VENUE: UoW, central London, tbc
COST: £269 (saving £30 on full price) for MMF members when you BOOK before 5pm 11.01.13 using the code MMFLIVE13

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