FAC + CMU present Artist:Entrepreneur Day

Building a career and business around your music.

An educational partnership between the UK’s Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY, A:E Day is an artist-to-artist learning programme providing practical support for early-career music-makers through interactive guides and artist-led conversations, delivered live and online.


Look out for details of upcoming A:E Day events here soon

For information about past editions of the A:E Day click here.

To discuss hosting an edition email [email protected]


• 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 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.