question session 02 — 2017

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Stereo Bar

11.00 - 13.30

Everything but the kitchen sync

With acoustic instruments, playing in time comes naturally. You can jump in when the time’s right, and everyone keeps their flow. Playing together with electronic instruments hasn’t always been so easy. Now Ableton Link makes it effortless.
Take part in a synchronised jamming session with other electronic musicians using Ableton Link. Glasgow’s Rub A Dub and Ableton have joined forces to present an all encompassing workshop! They will have a collection of drum machines, synthesisers and modular gear all running together with Ableton Live, Push and sync’d using Ableton Link. You can even join in with your iOS device running a Link enabled app!

    13.40 - 14.00


    Liam Clarke aka L’ will discuss beat boxing culture, and how it has developed recently in Scotland.
    After he has provided a short introduction Liam will demonstrate the basic sounds of beat boxing and involve the audience in an engaging workshop.

    14.00 - 14.30

    Musicians Union with Caroline Sewall

    The Musicians' Union (MU) is a globally-respected organisation which represents over 30000 musicians working in all sectors of the music business.
    Caroline will deliver a seminar, focussing on the following points:
    • The MU – Who we are
    • MU Rates and Agreements
    • Getting it in Writing
    • MU Campaigns (including ‘Work Not Play’)
    • Benefits of membership
    • How to get involved
    • Q&A

    14.30 - 15.00

    Bridge 2 Business with Sukie Grewall

    The Bridge 2 Business programme offers college students first hand opportunities to engage with appropriate entrepreneurial role models. Role models who are relevant to college students who have an interest in setting up their own business now or in the future or for those who are looking to take enterprise skills to their workplace.
    Entrepreneurs will be speaking - sharing their knowledge, experiences and giving hints and tips about the music industry!

    15.00 - 16.40

    PPL with Keith Harris

    Established in 1934, PPL exists to ensure that those who invest their time, talent and money to make recorded music are fairly paid for their work.
    PPL licenses recorded music played in public or broadcast and then distributes the licence fees to its performer and recording rightsholder members.
    Keith will be deliver a seminar that articulates the PPL’s role in the music industry.

    16.00 - 18.45

    Ableton Presents “The Techno Toolbox” with Simon Stokes AKA Petrichor

    With so much software and hardware available it can be challenging knowing where to start. Trying to stay “in the loop”, often leaves us stuck in a loop!
    In this seminar Soma artist Simon Stokes AKA Petrichor will approach how he uses Ableton Live and a selection of hardware to help stimulate new ideas. Simon will be looking at some of the lesser known features in Ableton Live and how he uses them within his workflow

    Ableton Presents “The workflow of a performing producer” with Rachel K Collier

    Presenting your crafted productions to your audience is now a vital process in the modern music industry so come along for an insight into songwriting, modern music production and how to take your music to your audience.
    Building on her success so far in the UK, Rachel K Collier will perform and give an insight into her workflow in going from the studio to the stage.
    This is a chance to see an example of a hardworking songwriter, producer and performer at work. Rachel has co-written with a Grammy-nominated artist Mat Zo and had success in the UK Singles Chart with Ray Foxx's single "Boom Boom (Heartbeat)".

    Stereo Bar

    19:00 - 19.50

    Media panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Should online TV, radio and other media outlets be contributing more to artist’s revenue?
    • How much of an artis’ts success is spin as opposed to talent? How does the media contribute to this?
    • Online media’s longevity

    20:00 - 20.50

    Record label panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Is copyright infringement on the increase?
    • Ideas on how more revenue can be generated through streaming?
    • Is it important for labels to adopt a specific genre policy or should they try and incorporate different styles?

    21:00 - 21.50

    Artist Panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • Should artists be signing record deals or is a DIY approach better?
    • Tips on PR
    • Is image more important than the music?

    22:00 - 22.50

    Live panel

    Topics to be discussed:
    • With an increase in venues closing should the government intervene to preserve live music culture?
    • Is there an increase in gig attendance?
    • What obstacles is the current live music industry facing?