Artist:Entrepreneur Day

Artist:Entrepreneur Day Online from FAC and CMU on Saturday 2 October 2021

Last updated on: Tuesday 31 August 2021

The Artist:Entrepreneur Day from FAC and CMU returns with support from Arts Council England and PPL – taking place online on Saturday 2 Oct 2021.

The day will be hosted by three FAC artist entrepreneurs – Benny Bizzie, Sherika Sherard and Shannon O’Neill (Sister Ghost) – who will each let you inside their individual artist businesses.

They will be joined by CMU’s Chris Cooke and a team of music industry experts to provide insights, ideas and lots of practical advice.

Those experts include: Ann Harrison from SBB; Colin Keenan from ATC Live; Dominique Frazer from Boileroom; Jataneel Banerjee from PRS For Music; Lucie Caswell from the Music Publishers Association; Rich Austen Smith from Giant Artist Management; Sam Etzioni from PPL; and Simon Raymonde from Bella Union.

Book your free place at this edition of Artist:Entrepreneur Day here.

The day runs from 12.00pm-5.30pm on Zoom – ticket-holders will be sent a link on the day.

12.00-1.30pm Making Money From Your Songs & Recordings
If you’ve written a song, you have created a copyright. If you’ve recorded a track, you have created another copyright. Welcome to the copyright business!

Get CMU:DIY’s A:E Guide to music copyright. Then watch each of our FAC artist entrepreneurs dissect one of their tracks. What rights are contained within? Who owns those rights? Where are those tracks streaming? How did they make money?

PLUS find out the different ways you can make money from your songs and recordings – from streaming to selling discs direct-to-fan to the money that comes in via collecting societies PRS and PPL.

2.00-3.30pm Building A Fanbase By Going Live (Again)
The other key revenue stream for most artists is – of course – live performance, with gigs and tours finally getting started again. Find out how the live side of the industry works and how to get your live career started.

PLUS at the outset gigging is as much about fanbase building as it is making money. Discover how you can use your shows to grow your audience – and the key role social and other digital platforms play in enabling potential future fans to connect with you and your music in the longer term.

4.00-5.30pm Choosing Your Business Partners
As your artist business grows, you’ll need to start working with other people – and companies – to unlock all your potential revenue streams.

Get CMU:DIY’s A:E Guide to the music industry, and learn more about the suppliers and business partners you might want to work with.

Then hear from some key business partners and find out what services they offer and on what terms.

PLUS find out how our FAC artist entrepreneurs have put together their teams. What companies do they work with? How did they choose their partners and why does it work for them?

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.

For full information on the wider A:E programme click here.