** DROWNED IN SOUND invites London's independent music industry and associated creative industries to a special 'networking' party! **
You are invited to a London Music Networking event on Thursday 8th September, 5pm - 8pm in the basement bar at Digress, Beak Street, London W1F 9RA.
AIM (the Association of Independent Music), the Canadian High Commission & www.drownedinsound.com are hosting the networking event in collaboration with City Showcase, the week long festival combining new music and fashion in London from 5th - 9th September 2005.
It's an opportunity for independent labels, the artists playing City Showcase, the Canadian representatives at the event, and some of London's creative agencies to meet under one roof, and share ideas on how to address some of the challenges facing independent music, as well as finding opportunities for people to work together.
Please Note: If you know anyone who may benefit from being at this event, please forward this message.
The event is supported by Creative London through the Mayor of London’s London Development Agency. The networking event is sandwiched by two free gigs at nearby central London venues.
The afternoon kicks off with an Acoustic Showcase in Kingly Court (Off Carnaby Street) in the afternoon including a set by The Bellagios.... www.cityshowcase.co.uk
....then there's the Networking with UK & Canadian music industry from 5pm - 8pm in the basement bar at nearby Digress in at 10 Beak Street, London W1F 9RA.
....followed by City Showcase's Alternative/Indie Music Night* at the Borderline featuring The Duels, Pure Reason Revolution, The Rifles and Tendai.
The showcase and drinks are open entry.
The gig at the Borderline is also free but you must request tickets in advance from www.cityshowcase.co.uk .
See More about the week of City Showcase Gigs, Workshops at www.cityshowcase.co.uk and below:
City Showcase is the pioneering London-based festival that amalgamates the worlds of up-and-coming music and fashion. City Showcase provides a unique opportunity for fashion designers and musicians to showcase their works to a wide consumer and trade audience through a series of live events in venues across London's West End.
In a nutshell, it promotes new talent in new venues to new audiences. City Showcase – Spotlight London was launched in 2003 and is a not-for-profit festival that features new and emerging musical talent, some dressed by up-and-coming designers, and provides a unique mix of in-store performances, evening gigs and workshops.
Previous City Showcase performers (then household unknowns) include: Razorlight, Keane, Amy Winehouse, Rooster, Rishi Rich and Jay Sean.
City Showcase aims to encourage new audiences to explore, sample and enjoy the wealth and diversity of new music and fashion in an everyday environment and thereby encourage consumers to access new music. The City Showcase audience is always wide and diverse, all events are free to the public - providing the public a unique opportunity to access music without prohibitive costs of paying for the ticket. This, in turn, provides an opportunity for artists to play to new and wider audiences.
City Showcase was founded out of a passionate belief that emerging creative talent both needs and deserves more opportunities to develop and showcase work. City Showcase wants to help tomorrow's talent make it in the commercial world of today.
City Showcase Festival - launch at Regent Street festival 4th September and continues 5th-9th September
London West End
Daytime Venues: Daytime performances in stores Regent Street, Oxford Street, Carnaby Street. Stores include: Apple, Virgin Piccadilly, Hobbs, Vans, Hamleys, Miss Sixty, Pepe, Urban Outfitters and American Apparel.
Evening Venues & City Showcase Fringe: A variety of gigs will take place throughout the week at more traditional venues such as 100 Club, Borderline. These are in association with Music Week, Xfm, Nihal & Bobby Friction, Ras Kwame. There are also a series of fringe nights at the Bar Academy, Metro, Comedy and Garage.
Canadian Collaboration: this year City Showcase is pleased to announce a collaboration with the Canadian government, who are co-hosting a Canada Rocks night at the 100 Club on Wednesday 7 September. As a part of this collaboration the final workshop on Wednesday 7 September will focusing on the Canadian music market and its impact on the North American music market. Can Canada be used as gateway to the USA?
Workshops: The City Showcase festival hosts free daily workshops providing advice, training and mentoring for aspiring artists, managers and indie labels/publishers. The panellists include DJ's, managers, trade associations, promoters and experts from industry.
www.cityshowcase.co.uk for listings.
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