Break In The City: Fri 27th – Tues 31st October
Manchester, FREE Education days, Live music & club nights
Supported by Radio 1, BPI, Musicians Union, City College, Music Mart, PRS
The Band Agency & In The City presents an event for Artists, aspiring managers, & anyone else interested in breaking into the music industry. Break In The City, in its fourth year will host one of the UK’s largest free events, for new and unsigned artists with education day of seminars, one on ones and the open mic stage, plus numerous live industry showcases, club nights, demo in a limo sessions.
Now in its fourth year, BITC is an official partner event of In The City International Music Convention (www.inthecity.co.uk) run in conjunction with The Band Agency.
Saturday 28th October: Artist Academy
Bridgewater Hall, Lower Mosley St, Manchester, M2 3WS 0161 950 0000 www.bridgewater-hall.co.uk/
Artist Academy supported by Radio 1 is a FREE event, doors 11am to 6pm
· Music Business Education Seminar Series
· Demo Reviews
· Demo in a Limo : cruise the streets in style with A&R execs
· Open Mic Stage with Huw Stephens (Radio 1)
· Music Mart’s Musical Chairs (one on ones)
· Career guidance on hand for one on ones.
On Radio 1 Open Mic stage last year ‘Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly’ was discovered, he’s since been signed to Atlantic.
Music Mart Musical Chairs. You’ve heard of speed dating, well now you can speed network: for three hours, Music Mart’s Musical Chairs will see us host a mammoth one on one questions and answers session so you, the band, can pick the brains of an array of music industry insiders. Here’s the deal: we fill a room with music industry experts from A&R to live sound know-it-alls to media maestros to cunning management to production whizzes and much more besides, each of whom has their own mini-stand from which to solve your queries, while the DJ pumps out the finest new music in the background. You’ve got 15 minutes to ask as many questions as you possibly can before the music stops and you move on. Jam packed full of all the sharpest tips and tactics to get your band noticed. Genius? We think so.
Artist Rising, Live shows from over 150 acts across the 5 days of In The City
From All nighters with Stylish Riots, to over 100 acts with Glasswerk and Vman at The Dry Bar Festival, to the launch of Channel 4 Radio and SlashMusic showcase at M2 nightclub
featuring the 1st ever live DJ set from Tom Ravenscroft. Previous acts that have played stages Break ITC are The Subways, Mystery Jets, Liam Frost, The Long Blondes, Boy Kill Boy
Breakin The City is run by The Band Agency and In The City and is supported Radio 1, Stylish Riots, PRSF, BPI, AIM, PPL, Music Mart, City College Manchester, PlayMusic, Filter Magazine, Virtual Festivals, Carling, Myspace, Transit, New Deal, Armstrong Learning, Glasswerk, Vman Events, Go North, Access to Music, VIP Limousine Hire, Escalator, Designer Magazine, Musicians Union, Sub TV, Spin 28.com