The Make It Happen Seminar: Interested in a job in the Music Industry

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Welsh Music Foundation Seminar: Make It Happen

Saturday the 17th of July 2010
The Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd
Morning: 10:30 12:00
Afternoon: 13:00 15:30

Need some practical advice on what to do next with your music?  Like tounderstand the routes to a job in the Music Industry? Here’s yourchance.

Make It Happen is a free event featuring a hand-picked panel offeringpractical advice for songwriters, artists, managers, labels and more inthe context of today’s music industry.

Presented by the Welsh Music Foundation in association with RhonddaCynon Taff County Borough Council’s Cultural Services, as part of theDesigns for Life Programme, this day-long event will see a number ofsessions taking place at the Muni Arts Centre, Pontypridd, on Saturday17th of July. As well as a morning session featuring a panel of guestspeakers from the various different parts of the music industry, therewill also be a surgery session with the Welsh Music Foundation who willbe on hand to give advice to aspiring music companies.

Panellists include Rob Hawkins, lead singer of chart-stars TheAutomatic; BBC Radio Wales DJ and new music champion Adam Walton;Martin Bowen of Probation Management; Rhiannon Price of digital designand marketing company Green House Group and Alexandra Otley, Sales andMarketing Manager of Cardiff International Arena.

In the afternoon there will also be advice for bands, musicians andbudding music journalists, through a special interactive workshop withFakerocker, who will be giving advice on promoting your band to themedia, as well as interview and promotional techniques. The ‘Promote& Plug’ session will also cater to those interested in musicjournalism, giving practical advice on interviewing musicians andapproaching media outlets, and will feature an introduction from‘Plugged In’ Magazine the music magazine for Wales based in RhonddaCynon Taf.

When registering a place at this event, please state whether you wantto attend the morning or afternoon sessions, or both. The afternoonsession with Fakerocker is aimed at budding bands and journalists.

To ensure that discussion covers the areas YOU want to know about,we’re encouraging you to email in your questions and subjects inadvance, as well as ask on the day…

 To register a place, email:

For more information on the Designs for Life Programme, click HERE

To Download the Event Poster Click HERE

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