Level Up: Plan Your 2020
Venue: Terrace Bar, Colston Hall, Colston Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR
Date: Wed 26 Feb 2020
Time: 6:30pm until 10pm
Price: £5 incl. bf
Created by Young Guns Network and presented by Multi-Track
Join Young Guns Network and Multi-Track for an in-depth guide to the music industry. Gain the basics of financial management for the self-employed, DIY artist or freelancer, get a handle on your finances and learn how to negotiate fees and, crucially, get paid for your work.
Packed with game-changing advice, practical takeaways and unrivaled insight from the music industry’s biggest players, this forward-thinking professional mini-course will enable you to upgrade your hustle and teach you how to manage your own music business career.
At this session you will:
- Discover 50 income streams for artists
- Find out about funding and fundraising incl. grants and sponsorship
- Understanding income streams, recording expenses and calculating profit
- Learn about negotiating fees and pricing
- Discover how to build multiple income streams
- Learn how to get clients to pay
Meet the Speakers
Danny Desai – NOWHERENEAR & former Virgin EMI Records
Danny is the co-founder of talent management company NOWHERENEAR. Currently working with rapper Ay Em, singer/songwriter Dyo & producer Maestro ‘The Baker’, he has worked in management for four years and been involved in the wider music industry for nine, with experience in digital, marketing and studio engineering.
Danny started off as a recording/mix engineer, receiving his first label experience at One Little Indian Records in their digital department. Whilst working there, he started working with Young Guns Network, a network for young music industry professionals. This, along with his experience at One Little Indian led Danny to landing a job at Virgin EMI Records in 2013.
There he worked on campaigns for Alessia Cara, Jamie T, Naughty Boy, Krept & Konan, Halsey and more. Danny started managing his first client the Ivor Novello nominated Dyo in 2016 and left to start NOWHERENEAR with his business partner Hannan Malik in 2017.
Remi Harris MBE – Young Guns Network
Remi Harris is, at heart, someone who loves supporting creative people, and has spent over 20 years finding ways to increase their knowledge and success, whilst being a passionate advocate for diversity in the industry.
A founder staffer at AIM in 1999, Remi produced over 100 events, mentoring and training programs, creating the London Connected program while General Manager at AIM in 2007 to improve access to the digital market for hundreds of indie labels.
As Director of Operations at UK Music in 2011 Remi lobbied for better access to finance for music companies, inspiring her to write the book: Easy Money? The Definitive Guide to Funding Music Projects in the UK (2013) described as “essential reading for the DIY Sector”.
In 2013, she co-founded the Young Guns Network for young professionals in the industry, which has produced around 50 networking, training and music hack events.
In 2017 she was awarded an MBE for services to the Music Industry. She now runs her consultancy Remi Harris Consulting where she uses her experiences of working with small businesses and her MBA degree to train and advise creative businesses and people in business skills like planning, fundraising, governance, strategy, freelancing and finance. She also writes and speaks about parenting in the music industry.
Clients include Brighter Sounds, Somerset House Trust, The Barbican, Metal Culture, Small Green Shoots, The Musicians’ Union, Help Musicians UK, PRS Foundation/Keychange, Creative United, SPACE and many individual artists and small businesses.
DATE: 26th February 2020
VENUE: Colston Hall