Tue 28 Aug 2012 | 7pm-10pm | Free (registration necessary)
A must-attend event for any band or company hoping to attend either SXSW or MIDEM.
To register for free go to http://sxswmidem2013scotland.eventbrite.co.uk/
This briefing session will explore what is involved in successfully showcasing at the SXSW music festival or at MIDEM and also outline to Scottish music companies and delegates why they may wish to attend these events in order to grow their businesses.
You’ll hear about the events themselves from festival staff; about showcasing and music trade missions in general; about why and when you should consider going; about the support that exists to assist people in attending these kind of events; details on how to go about applying; when a good time to apply and to go is; the costs involved with such events and you’ll get information from Scottish artists and managers who have successfully showcased at these kind of events in the past.
RUNNING ORDER |
17:45 Get in / set up
19:15 SXSW & MIDEM videos
19:30 Welcome (Stuart Thomas)
19:35 UKTI ROLE other events etc (Phil Patterson)
19:45 SDI Role & Smart Exporter (Kirsteen Higgins)
19:55 MIDEM (Javier Lopez)
20:10 Questions on MIDEM
20:15 SXSW (Una Johnston, UK and Ireland Manager)
20:30 SXSW from an artist and manager point of view (Three Blind Wolves)
20:45 Stuart Thomas, SMIA Showcase, Trade Fair, promotion, CD, Funding
21:00 Open Q&A
21:30 Informal networking
Javier Lopez (MIDEM)
Una Johnstone (SXSW)
Jamie Webster (Instinctive Racoon/Three Blind Wolves)
Kevin McKay (Three Blind Wolves)
Stuart Thomas (Scottish Music Industry Association)
Phil Patterson (UK Trade & Investment)
Kirsteen Higgins (Scottish Development International)
Legendary international acts, cult festivals and the most exciting new bands collide at one of the city’s most eclectic live venues.
It’s perhaps natural that, as one of the nation’s most unusual live music venues, our programme spans rock, pop, indie, electronica, soul, jazz, country, metal, folk, and the many sub-genres inbetween. The unique atmosphere and space of the building means it’s often used for anything from intimate acoustic gigs to stage-diving, sweaty rammies and slick, spectacular international concerts.
Supporting the best examples of the known and the not-so-known, the Arches stage is host to everything from the latest stars of leftfield pop, such as Grimes and Chvrches, to alternative indie rock acts such as Peace and Yeasayer, prog and rock heroes such as The Fall, Swans and Dinosaur Jnr, and cutting edge electronic talent, from Rustie to James Blake.
We also regularly plays host to international legends – from Martha Reeves to Ben E. King to Jane Birkin – and provide the perfect multi-room setting for various festivals, from Celtic Connections to the Glasgow Jazz Festival. In 2012, the hallowed arches played hosted to the UK-wide Africa Express tour, featuring Damon Albarn, Baaba Maal and a trainload of world music stars, and in 2013, the building was transformed into a sonic Cineplex for our own co-curated cult event the Glasgow Music and Film Festival, featuring live film scores and AV sets from Jeff Mills, Dieter Moebius and Raime.
“A classical gig in the vaults of Scotland’s dance mecca might sound an odd prospect, but the Arches proved the perfect setting”
The Arches Box Office | 0141 565 1000 | boxoffice at thearches dot co dot uk