Evolution Emerging Artist Masterclass
Saturday 8th April: 11.00am-5.00pm The Toffee Factory
With Evolution Emerging 2017 on the brink of bursting into life, artists performing at the festival will be taking advantage of the great opportunities that accompany their place on the line up. This year Generator is offering the performers an embarrassment of riches when it comes to talent development, advice and connection with a wide range of music industry professionals.
This hive of activity peaks with a legendary event, the Artist Masterclass. This is a chance for festival performers to hear from a host of industry experts and gain practical knowledge on everything from building their audience to artist management and development.
Generator is renowned for bringing together the industry’s biggest names at their events (The Great Escape and Music Futures Conference to name a few) and this year Evolution Emerging does not disappoint. With Special guests from Sony/Columbia Records, Universal Music Publishing, Brace Yourself PR, Live At Leeds Festival, Vevo, Kartel Music Group, Primitive Management, The Musicians’ Union and PRS for Music, along with Generator’s Talent Development team, artists can look forward to an exciting menu of practical advice and industry insight. A media session compliments the event, with a chance for artists to meet regional and national print, online and radio guests as well as take part in filmed interviews with Evolution Emerging festival.
See last year’s artist interviews here
Generator’s Talent Development Events Coordinator, Ged Robinson says: “Generator are really pleased to continue this additional support for Evolution Emerging artists, alongside the showcase opportunity they can develop their knowledge of the music business and learn about publishing, working with records labels, the live industry, artist management, attracting press and radio as well as how to plan their releases. This professional development alongside existing creative talent is crucial to build industry awareness and audiences, artists will also benefit from sessions from PRS for Music and The Musicians’ Union along with experience of interviews with regional press and radio.“
Now approaching it’s ninth birthday, Evolution Emerging has unearthed countless artists from the North East and beyond, with memorable performances from Lanterns on the Lake, Nadine Shah, Mausi, Beth Jeans Houghton, Eliza and the Bear, Lulu James, The Lake Poets, Bridie Jackson & The Arbour, Boy Jumps Ship and Gallery Circus. Last year’s highlights including Cattle & Cane, A Festival, A Parade and EAT FAST. The event’s reputation for offering a truly varied lineup of amazing talent is undisputed, with over 1,500 punters filling all venues. Bookings for the festival are growing a wider reach – with last year’s successful set from She Drew the Gun being followed with more and more emerging artist bookings from across the UK.
*Evolution Emerging is on Saturday the 27th of May 2017 across venues in Ouseburn Valley in Newcastle. *
Artists Masterclass Saturday 8th April 11.00am-5.00pm at the Toffee Factory, Lower Steenbergs Yard, Ouseburn, Newcastle – Free entry to Evolution Emerging artists
See www.evolutionemerging.com for the full lineup and tickets