BBC Music launches three day festival to discover new talent

BBC Music launches three day festival to discover new talent

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BBC MUSIC has announced a brand new three day music discovery festival – BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18’. Taking place on November 8-10th 2018, the event will welcome 15,000 budding musicians and industry talent at London’s iconic Tobacco Dock.

Supported by BBC Music and the breadth of the UK music industry, this year’s event will build on the success of 2017’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify with a programme of inspiring performances, talks and masterclasses.

BBC Radio will broadcast live from the heart of the event at Tobacco Dock throughout the three days, ahead of live concerts each evening featuring high-profile BBC Music Introducing alumni and guests.

Over 100 inspiring masterclasses and interactive sessions, practical workshops, Q&As will take place and feature over 250 speakers from all quarters of the music industry. Music industry experts ranging from the recorded, live, broadcast and digital sectors will share their insider knowledge alongside all the key UK music industry bodies, providing invaluable support for emerging home-grown talent as they take the next steps in their careers.

Featured zones will include an ‘A&R listening feedback centre’ providing one-to-one guidance on music played to the music decision makers, through to the ‘Journey Theatre’ where high profile artists will give advice on how to progress in the industry.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience a recreation of the iconic ‘BBC Maida Vale Studio Sessions’, with practical advice in live recording from leading BBC sound engineer experts.

James Stirling, Head of Content, BBC Music said: “BBC Music Introducing LIVE will be a unique event, drawing on the passion and experience of the entire UK Music Industry and providing unrivalled access for those aspiring to make their way in to the business.”

The event will host a wide range of activations and exhibitor spaces for music manufacturers and other relevant brands.

David Joseph, Chairman and CEO Universal Music UK, commented: “Last year’s Amplify event captured the essence of BBC Music Introducing, which has done so much for undiscovered and unsigned musicians over the past 10 years.

We were proud to support several masterclasses for the next generation of artists and executives at Amplify and look forward to doing so again at November’s expanded event.”

Tickets on sale details and programme activity will be announced in June, and you can find out more on their website.

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