Industry Takeover Seminar: Building a Fanbase, Social & Music Media

Venue: Engine Shed

Date: Thu 14 Dec 2017

Time: doors 18:30, start 19:00

Price £3.00 incl. booking fee

Presented by Urban Development x Multi-Track

In the second of this series of Industry Takeover Seminars, Urban Development and Multi-Track get underneath how build a fanbase and grow your social media channels. Online platforms, social media and other digital tools are vital for capturing and growing your fan base. Find out which social media and digital channels matter; how do you get the most out of them on a limited budget? At what stage should you start reaching out to magazines, radio and how is the most reliable way to get their support?

Packed with game-changing advice and unrivalled insight from the music industry’s biggest players and new-wave of disruptors, Urban Development and Multi-Track’s specially curated, forward-thinking seminars will deliver advice to help aspiring artists and industry professionals get a foot in the door.

Ages 16+

Meet the speakers

Chris Cooke – CMU:DIY (Chair)

Chris Cooke is MD and Business Editor of CMU, a service provider to the music industry. Best known for its media – the CMU Daily, CMU Digest, CMU Trends and Setlist podcast – the CMU business also provides training and consultancy to music companies, runs the CMU:DIY education programme for new talent, and presents the CMU Insights conference at The Great Escape each May. CMU is part of Chris’s company 3CM UnLimited, through which he also publishes cultural recommendations service ThisWeek London and its sister magazine ThreeWeeks Edinburgh; and helps to run the award winning PR training charity the Taylor Bennett Foundation.


Carly Heath – Gutterfunk/freelance marketer

Carly is a marketing professional who has worked across all areas of the music business. She’s been an integral part of the Bristol music scene, from running the Gutterfunk record label with DJ Die, Subloaded with DJ Pinch and a myriad of parties and festivals across the city. Previously part of the Bristol Music Trust team, Carly now works freelance for a number of arts and culture organisations.


Eva Greene – Black Acre




Eva co-runs Black Acre, a Bristol-based independent record label and management company. Established in 2007, the label has released debut records by the likes of Rocks FOE, Romare & Connie Constance. As an artist manager she represents Clap! Clap!, Branko & Julie Adenuga.


Duncan Harrison – Crack Magazine

Duncan is the online editor at Crack Magazine, looking after all creative content for its website and social media channels. He’s also written cover stories on Dave, Lil Yachty and Kehlani and produced videos with Mac DeMarco, The Flatbush Zombies and Thundercat. Before working at Crack Magazine Duncan interned with Beggars Group in New York and Polydor Records in London.


*Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances, Cassie Rowan is no longer able to take part in this Building a Fanbase seminar.

DATE: 14th December 2017
TIME: 19:00
VENUE: Engine Shed

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