ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY

FAC + CMU present Artist:Entrepreneur Day

Building a career and business around your music.

The Artist:Entrepreneur programme from the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY is a series of artist-led events that provide important information and practical advice to help you build a long-term career and sustainable business around your music.

We stage the full Artist:Entrepreneur Day across the UK in partnership with local venues, festivals and educational organisations, plus present the Meet The Artist:Entrepreneurs session at events across the world.

The A:E programme is made possible because of the kind support of our industry partners AIM, PPL, AWAL and Help Musicians, and our host partners including Cambridge Live, Islington Assembly Hall, Brighter Sound, English Folk Expo and Beirut & Beyond.

UPCOMING EVENTS

ARTIST:ENTREPRENEUR DAY BELFAST | Saturday 26 Jan 2019
10.30am-5.00pm – The Sunflower, 65 Union Street, Belfast

The Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY bring A:E Day to Belfast for the first time on Saturday 26 Jan in partnership with Help Musicians NI, and with support from AIM, PPL and AWAL.

The day will be hosted by artist entrepreneurs Jack Gourlay, Lisbee Stainton and Cormac Neeson who will be joined by a team of music industry experts.

Those experts include Joe Dougan from Shine, Lyndon Stephens from Champion Sound, Francesca O’Connor from Quiet Arch Records, Mark Gordon from Score Draw Music, Levi Deeble from Sentric Music and marketing expert Caroline Fleck. FAC’s Lucie Caswell and CMU’s Chris Cooke will also be on hand with plenty of tips and advice.

On top of all that, Duke Special will be in conversation discussing his career to date and how he has gone about building a business around his music.

CLICK HERE for the full A:E Day schedule.

Tickets are £10 – CLICK HERE to buy yours. For information about guest list and group discounts email info@thefac.org


For information about past editions of the Artist:Entrepreneur Day and who took part click here.


INTRODUCING THE A:E PROGRAMME

• Any artist who wants to make a living out of their music today needs to think like a small business. Which means, once you have some songs written and tracks recorded, it’s time to start getting the business side sorted.

• The Artist:Entrepreneur programme from the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY is a practical guide to building a long-term career and sustainable business around your music.

• With knowledge shared artist-to-artist, you’ll hear and learn from fellow artist entrepreneurs who will let you inside their careers and their businesses, explaining: how they make and monetise their music, how they built and evolved a brand, how they found and engaged a fanbase, and how they chose suppliers and business partners to work with along the way.

• The A:E events also include the Artist:Entrepreneur Guides from CMU:DIY. These help you navigate and understand the business of music, providing insight and information that will inform your own artist business. The artist entrepreneurs taking part in each event will then bring this insight and information to life by discussing their projects and experiences.

• The Artist:Entrepreneur Day is a full-day programme that also features interviews with numerous music industry people explaining the role each artist business partner plays. Check the full schedule of A:E Day here.

• The shorter Meet The Artist:Entrepreneurs session features many of the key elements of the full day, including some A:E Guides, plenty of artist-to-artist insights and industry guests.


GET MORE FROM FAC

The Artist:Entrepreneur Day is just one way the FAC supports artists. It also runs a wide range of other educational and networking events, as well as providing the wider artist community with a collective voice. For more information check the FAC website here.