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Sensoria logoSenoriaPro Industry Day is a unique gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, record labels and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image.A must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking.

Sound Design for Games, Films & TV
A fantastic line up that covers music, sound design and dialogue production including sound designer Joanna Orland (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe), dialogue specialist Mark Estdale (OMUK) and composer Joe Henson.

We are also hoping to welcome Oscar-winning Niv Adiri (Gravity) and renowned field recordist and sound specialist Chris Watson.

PRS for Music present Music Publishing in Audio Visual Media
An overview of music publishing and audio-visual media in the UK with guests including manager Laurence Aston, composer Nainita Desai & sync expert Nathalie Du Bois.

Scoring Contest – Warp Films
We are pleased to announce details of this year’s Scoring Contest - an exciting opportunity for delegates to score music to a clip from Warp Films’ BAFTA nominated film For Those In Peril with the chance to have their submission critiqued at SensoriaPro by a panel of industry experts and music supervisors including Ian Neil (Director of Music for Film & TV / Sony Music), Gary Downing (Caroline) & Phil Canning (Music Supervisor).

Digital Media Labs
Benedict Philips presents a talk examining a new model for commissioning and developing digital artworks for the public domain. The talk will include an overview of the project as well as examples of prototypes, works in progress and final commissions from the first two iterations of the Lab.

Trailer Music – A Winning Formula
With Barry Gilbey (HodoMusic) plus Nick Evans & Jake Shillingford (Choppersaurus).



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MMF logoThe Music Managers Forum will be running their next Induction Day and is now taking bookings. The one day course will run on 9th September at London Metropolitan University, Room MG 315.

Suitable for new managers, artists and those looking to refresh their knowledge, the course is taught by MMF CEO Jon Webster and manager Erik Nielsen, as well as a panel of industry experts who will be on hand to answer your questions.

The day will give a great overview of the industry, plus releasing a record, marketing, distribution, legal, accounting and insurance advice.


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Music Tank logoMusicTank presents a vision of technology’s engagement with music; shedding light on what new technology fused with music is bringing to the industry.

 With technology companies never far from music industry headlines, MusicTank’s forthcoming think tank will shed light on what new technology fused with music is bringing to the industry.

Presenting a range of companies working on next-generation technological and musical innovation, this event will consider the optimistic future of music from its creation, performance, distribution and consumption through to fan interaction and crowd experiences.  Based on these new, forward-thinking, mind-blowing examples, a panel discussion will explore what the future marriage of tech and music will look like – and what kind of children they might be expected to produce.

Author, entrepreneur and digital consultant Jeremy Silver, will offer some introductory thoughts and introduce truly innovative companies who’ll each make a presentation, after which, a panel of invited guests will explore the implications of what they have seen.

Which are the most positive trends and where are the biggest challenges?  What forms of creativity will technology unleash for artists and bands and fans?  And what are the implications for markets and businesses?

JOIN US…(details and tickets here)


Date: Tues 16 Sept 2014 | Time: 18.30 – 21.00hrs

Speakers/presenters: Jeremy Silver - Thought Leader, Entrepreneur & Digital Media Advisor; Gerard Grech - Tech City UK; Keith Harris - MusicTank Chair / Director of Performer Affairs, PPL/ Keith Harris Music Ltd; Ben Dawson - Immersive Album; Uwe Maass – Musion; Adam Place - nu desine; Jean-Baptiste Thiebaut – ROLI; Rafe Offer - Sofar Sounds others tbc

Venue: Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster, 309 Regent Street, W1B 2UW

Prices: MusicTank members: £20.00 | Standard: £30.00 | Students: £15.00

USE THIS PROMOTIONAL CODE: MUSICTECH14 before 5pm Mon 18 August (subject to availability) and save £5 on the full price. 


Full detailshttp://www.musictank.co.uk/events/is-technology-the-new-beatles

Video overview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ruy3WhbSWeU&feature=youtu.be

The ever-popular Speakeasy social event will be held as usual at The Hospital Club on August 4th, from 7 pm. The bar is comprehensively stocked and reasonably priced, and the food is excellent.

The Hospital Club is a members’ club in central London for people in the creative industries and a great place to meet, work, collaborate, or just relax. The event is still free for all to attend.

The only requirement is that you book a free place by clicking the button below before 2pm on the day, so we can put you on the guest list.

If you are free, and want to have a couple of drinks with some like-minded people, you are more than welcome to join us. We hope to see you there!

AlbumAppThere will be a special presentation on this occasion by Dr Rob Toulson of Anglia Ruskin University: “Can The App Save The Album?” featuring a brand new idea for an app for mobile devices. Please arrive on time if you’re interested in this presentation (7 pm).

Album apps as a future music format?

The recent album Piano Ombre by François and the Atlas Mountains (Domino Records), was released in March 2014 on CD, vinyl, digital download – and as an ‘album app’ for iOS devices. This is the first album of its kind to utilize the app format as a comparable release platform, and the first music app to achieve chart eligibility.

This album app project is a case study investigation to see if the album app format is a viable digital option for the future, given previous explorations by a small number of artists including Bjork and Peter Gabriel. The work was funded by NESTA’s Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, and has been led by Jonathan Shakhovskoy of music content agency Script alongside Rob Toulson of Anglia Ruskin University and app developers Agency Mobile.

The benefits of the app format come from the fact that artwork, song lyrics, producer credits, guitar chords and exclusive content can be embedded in the app alongside the album music. However, there are considerable challenges regarding chart eligibility, royalty structures and future-proofing. In this MPG seminar, Jonathan Shakhovskoy and Rob Toulson will give an overview of the album app concept, a description of the development process, demonstration of the developed app Piano Ombre as well as the results of our feedback from consumers, artists and industry representatives.

We anticipate this will lead on to a lively discussion on future music formats, so please come along and share your thoughts!

Dr Rob Toulson BEng PhD CEng MIET FHEA
The Cultures of The Digital Economy Research Institute
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge


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