Creative Futures Programme Day 8: Business Planning

Our live music event has the real possibility of becoming a fully fledged business venture, which made a session on business panning with Alison Surtees very appropriate. This was our second time with Alison, after first meeting her on Day 5 when we learnt about event planning. We were given an insight into the difference … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 8: Business Planning

Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Our eyes were opened to what our event could actually turn out like, as we heard from Ruth Daniel, who is part of the music events organisation, Un-Convention.  Ruth started out as a musician at a very young age, who then went on perform in bands and start her own record label. However, she eventually … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 7: Un-Convention

Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton

A fun, energetic vibe filled the Lives Not Knives unit as we were introduced to the software programme, Ableton, by Esa Williams.  Esa has been working with the software since 2005 and he also does one-to-one workshops in studios.  He says that Ableton "allows you to express yourself musically without being a musician". Ableton allows … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 6: Ableton

Creative Futures Programme Day 5: Event Planning

Event planning was today's sole focus at Lives Not Knives, as Alison Surtees helped us with the thorough planning of our live music event on July 26th.  Alison has a background in film, which then led to her setting up a couple of social enterprises, and she now works freelance. Alison wanted to find out … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 5: Event Planning

Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management

Day 4 of the Creative Futures Programme with Lives Not Knives and Rodney P gave us a lesson on events management by labels manager, Jean-Claude Charnier.  Jean-Claude has two companies - management company, Lionbeat, and events promotion company, Trinity Music London. Jean-Claude entered into the music industry through promotion, which he says is the easiest … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 4: Events Management

Creative Futures Programme Day 3: Social Media and Digital Marketing

Discussions and debates were in full flair during day three of the creative programme with charity, Lives Not Knives, and Hip Hop artist, Rodney P.  Today's interactive workshop was on social media, which we are all familiar with as young people, but we were given an insight into how to use social media as a … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 3: Social Media and Digital Marketing

Creative Futures Programme Day 2: Artist Management

The creative programme with Lives Not Knives continued, as we learnt about Artist Management.  Today's valuable information and advice came from Sumit Bothra, partner at the creative management company ATC, which has offices in Camden and Los Angeles. Sumit has been working in creative management for 13 years, after getting his start when an artist … Continue reading Creative Futures Programme Day 2: Artist Management