UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE CONFERENCE
11:00 Keynote: Vick Bain
11:30 Cut Through Panel
Final year student Charlotte Rogers will be joined by panel guests Nadia Khan (Women In Ctrl). Jess Partridge (London in Stereo/Keychange.eu), Magdalena Jensen (CHIMES) and alumna Gwen Thomas (Solar Management) is a session that will look at early career challenges experience by women within the music industry (1 hour)
13:00 From The Top Panel
Chaired by final year Music Business student Rebecca Rees this panel will look at the recent impacts to affect policy change through exploring opportunities to promote great diversity and equality within the music industry. This session draws on the significant experience and expertise of our panel, which features Becky Ayres (Sound City MD / She said.so), Naz Hussain (BRITS, Mercury Prize, BPI Panel for Equality & Justice). Vick Bain (our Keynote speaker) and Hannah Matterson (CEO Generator) (1 hour)
14:00 Breakout Groups
Sass and Snarl: How to Sell Your Soul
Led by Keely Liptrot
Ever felt disheartened when taking steps to accelerate your career in the music industry? This is the workshop to show you how to fulfil your purpose without sacrificing your passion. We all know that in such a competitive industry, passion is cheap and not to be dramatic (it definitely is) it is like selling your soul. But this workshop is here to teach you how to SELL your soul. A difference? It’s all about communicating your value and investing in your future so you can build that rep, cut through the clutter, and get the recognition you deserve.
LGBTQ+ Representation in Music
Led by Fraser Bryan
Just over a third of LGBTQ+ people chose not to disclose their identity at work for fear of experiencing homophobia or transphobia. LGBTQ+ people also often feel like there is no place for them in mainstream music. That’s why, in the music industry, we need to be striving towards having more representation and stronger allies who will stand up for LGBTQ+ people. In this half an hour discussion, we will be discussing not only what it’s like to be an LGBTQ+ person working in the music industry, but also what straight/cis people can do to make sure they are being inclusive and how to be a better ally.
Sustainability in a Post-Covid World
Led by Mark Robinson
COVID19 potentially offers an opportunity for the music industry to rebuild in a fairer, more sustainable way. This group aims to discuss the areas in which the music industry is making events, merch, and general distribution more suitable for the future due to the current climate trajectory. With companies such as Milky Chance printing merch at events with customer provided t-shirts, festivals creating massive campaigns to reduce waste and reuse, Billie Eilish having Climate education at her shows while being, in her words ’as green as possible’ it is more important than ever that we continue to talk about the future of sustainability in the music industry and the issues we might encounter along the way.
HOW TO SELL YOUR SOUL
THURSDAY 10TH SEPTEMBER | 18:30
Ever felt disheartened when taking steps to accelerate your career in the music industry? This is the workshop to show you how to fulfil your purpose without sacrificing your passion. We all know that in such competitive industries, passion is cheap. Not to be dramatic (it is) but this can often feel like selling part of your soul. This workshop is here to teach you how to SELL your soul. A difference? It’s all about communicating your value and harvesting that energy so you can build that rep, cut through the clutter, and get the recognition you deserve.. without a deal with the devil of course.
Sass and Snarl all started because like a lot of us, we were fed up with seeing amazing talent being wasted and fed up with the lack of representation we have in our industry. In this workshop, you can learn how you as an individual can take action and advocate for a better you and better music industry.