ZONE 1 - MAIN AUDITORIUM - Time: 12:00-12:15

Sculpture Music - Live Demo

 

ZONE 1 - MAIN AUDITORIUM - Time: 12:30-14:00

MUSIC INDUSTRY SEMINAR: THE STATE OF THE MUSIC NATION

Subtopics include: 

    • The pros and cons of playing live
    • The impact of streaming services
    • Is there still a role for the record label?
    • The lack of long-term thinking
    • The secondary ticketing market
    • The buzz - standing out from the crowd

This years panel is chaired by Nick Tarbitt, senior lawyer in the CMLG, with years of experience in the record industry advising in media and entertainment law cases and co-founder of Integrity Records, current home to Valentiine, Miniature Dinosaurs, Futur Primitif (ex-Low Anthem), the Lights, Travis+Julie, Pet Dog Storm, Plutonik, Silhouettes, Horse Party and more...

 

 

GUEST SPEAKERS

 

 

       Image courtesy of Gunnar Hoffsten

 

 

 

 

RICHARD BARBIERI

 

English synthesizer player, keyboardist and composer Richard Barbieri has been performing live and releasing albums for more than 35 years. Originally coming to prominence in the late 1970s and early1980s as a member of new wave pioneers Japan who achieved critical and commercial success with their 5th studio album "Tin Drum". He is now best known as the keyboard player in the twice Grammy nominated progressive rock band Porcupine Tree.

 

In 1993, Barbieri formed the Medium label (with Steve Jansen and Mick Karn) with the objective being to enable artists to create music and collaborate with fellow musicians on projects without record company interference and restriction.

 

He has sound designed for Roland Corporation and Propellerheads software.

 

In 2012 a long intended project was realised when the 'Not The Weapon But The Hand' album was released on Kscope Records, a collaboration with vocalist/lyricist Steven Hogarth (Marillion). 

 

In 2013, he performed at the IBExpo in Sweden, tracks from the album as well as a new rendition of the Japan classic "Ghosts".

 

 

STEVE CRADOCK & SALLY CRADOCK

 

Steve Cradock formed Ocean Colour Scene with fellow band members Simon Fowler, Oscar Harrison, and Damon Minchella 21 years ago. After releasing “Moseley Shoals” and “Marchin Already” they were set in stone in the British music scene, selling millions of records worldwide.

 

Steve has a reputation of being one of the hardest working musicians in the industry. Obviously OCS was his first band, but he since joined Paul Wellers band in 1992. Steve has played and made written contributions on many of Paul’s albums, such as Wild Wood, Stanley RoadHeavy SoulHelliosentricIlluminationStudio 150As Is Now22 DreamsWake up The Nation and his latest work Sonik Kicks, as well as extensively touring the world with Paul over the years.

Sally Cradock has been involved in the Music industry over the last 30 years. Beginning her career as a make- up artist she then stepped into the roll of Radio and TV promotions working for major Record labels such as Virgin, AVL their subsidiaries, MCA, Death Row, and Universal. Working along side major Artists such as Cher, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, Stone Roses, Aerosmith, Guns n Roses, Beck, to name but a few. She then set up her own promotions company before residing into management, a part-time musician and Director of her and he husband's record label Kundalini Music. Sally and her partner of 17 years, Steve Cradock also have been gigging for the last 7 years. Steve has 3 solo albums that Sally helped write, produce and sing on and together they formed The Cradock Band.

 

VILLE LEPPANEN

 

Ville owns and runs The Animal Farm, a London based music company offering record production and artist management services. Under their umbrella The Animal Farm also operates a record label, a publishing company and a booking agency.

 

Ville started out in the business as a songwriter in 1992 and, from the late 90s until mid noughties, toured the world in a rock band. He stopped performing in 2005 to set up The Animal Farm. The company has five full time and three part time staff working out of their offices and two recording studios in Central London.

 

Notable releases include One Night Only (Universal), iremembertapes. (Global/Rough Trade), The Manic Shine (The Animal Farm), Ejectorseat (Taste Media) and more ...

 

 

MARTIN WALKER

 

By the time he became a professional musician and sound designer in the 1980s, Martin Walker had already been an electronic engineer in radar and then hi-fi, a training manager for Atari, and a software author with a handful of well-received computer games to his credit.

His next seven years were spent on game soundtrack and sound effect commissions, completing over 100 projects across nine computer game formats. By the mid-1990s he had also started contributing heavily to music technology magazines such as Sound On Sound and Audio Technology, writing columns, reviews and features.

 

Martin now divides his time between writing, sound design, and releasing ambient albums on his own Yew Tree Magic label. Recent sound design projects include Steamworx for Camel Audio, Kitnetix for Applied Acoustic Systems, and Geosonics ft. Chris Watson for Soniccouture.


ZONE 1 - MAIN AUDITORIUM - Time: 14:00-14:30

MEET THE VIPs: 1-1 sessions with keynote speakers (see above)

 

 

ZONE 1 - MAIN AUDITORIUM - Time: 16:15-16:45

PRIZE DRAW with Martin Walker (Sound on Sound)