This is a two-part seminar that has been re-scheduled from 2017, it will run over two days, a week apart. Come to one or come to the other, but if you want the complete picture you should definitely come to both.
Covering financial backing, HR tips, A&R strategies, pitching, international support, hiring consultants and much more. This truly is a “one-stop shop” for everything you need to know to grow your business from the ground up.
You can find the full schedule and current list of speakers below, please note many more speakers will be added very soon.
Numbers are limited so booking early is highly recommended.
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The Team – How to recruit the best
It’s no secret people make the company. How to recruit the right fit for your organisation and then retain and motivate the best staff is key in building a successful business. Here we cover all aspects of HR; how to recruit a star team, hiring apprentices and interns; the importance of HR policies, sourcing training, what to do when things go wrong; benefits and legal entitlements, and importantly, where to find advice.
The Talent – How to acquire, nurture and keep it
Writers are the cornerstone of any successful publishing company. With everyone chasing that next big writer, how do you find the ever elusive needle in a haystack? Once you’ve found that hidden gem, how do you then persuade them to sign to you, develop their career, keep them happy? Here we have some of the top execs in the industry give insider knowledge, tips and advice on how to attract and retain talent.
The Business – Which systems? DIY or Outsource?
The importance of data cannot be understated. From song registrations, to copyright splits to royalties and where to host your data; it’s a (very complicated) minefield that underpins our entire industry. Here we explore your options; whether building your own system outweighs buying one in, whether outsourcing to an external company is better than doing everything in house, and where to start to ensure your system is as future proof as it can be.
The money – grants, funding and JVs
Show me the money! Whether you’re looking for investment to expand, sign new talent, or just get the business off the ground, where do you look for funding? Here we explore options as to how to finance your venture, where to look for people to back your business and what kind of funding is right for you.
To book, please download the booking form here.
Networking – The importance of networking
The phrase “it’s not so much what you know, it’s who you know” is one that certainly rings true in our industry. Having the right contacts can deliver opportunities which might just break your writer or launch your business and mean that ever important introduction that leads to something amazing. Here we look for top tips from the best; how do you approach strangers? How to decide which events are worth going to for music publishers? What’s the best way to grow your network? After this session you’ll be equipped with the tools you need to make an impression and build your contact list.
Sub Publishing – How to find a sub publisher and other international options
Publishing is a truly international business with the British music publishing industry delivering £649m a year in exports to the British economy, so how do you get your share of that? Choosing your international partners is key but where to start? What is the difference between a sub-publisher and an affiliate, or should you be a direct member of collection societies internationally? Let us help guide you through
Who and how to choose
So which is the best lawyer for you? How about accountant? Or other professional services such as sync agencies or royalty trackers? Deciding who to choose can be a minefield, and getting it wrong can be costly. Here we explore how to work out what’s best for you and how to cut through the sales spiel you may be given by companies to work out what you actually need.
The pitch – Knock it out the park
So you have amazing talent, you believe in their work, but how do you deliver the perfect pitch? Whether it’s getting a cut on a record or pitching for sync here we discover the secrets to getting your writers out there from superstar pitchers, (and top execs being pitched to) in the business.
Success! – How we made it
Hear how they did it! These people have built diverse and successful businesses from the ground up. Here we take invaluable insights from success stories; what they’ve learned and where they’ve come from, alongside insider tips to avoid any pitfalls.
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