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Future Choices: The Music Edition
Fri 3 March 2017, 18:00 – 21:00 GMT
Do you have a passion for music?
Want to find new ways to showcase your talent?
Want to make key connections in the music industry?
If you answered 'yes' to any of the questions above then you need to be at Future Choices: The Music Edition! It's open to anyone with an interest in the music industry, so if you're a singer, rapper, producer, songwriter, musician, marketer, A&R, manager, sound tech.....come along! There will be something for everyone, whether you've just started out in music or you've been involved for a few years.
As one of our most popular events we wanted to make this one really special, so we've invited some key music industry players to join our panel and share their knowledge with you.
With over 15 years in the music industry, the award winning DJ Smasherelly is a force to be reckoned with. Starting off as a radio DJ and moving on to support international stars such as Angel Haze, Kid Ink and British born songstress Estelle (who he worked with for nine years), he is now official tour DJ for Sonna Rele and Wretch 32. As well as being a DJ he is also a music producer, with "Nothing Will" on Wretch 32 and Avelino's Young Fire Old Flame" being one of his hits.
Joe is Senior Grants and Programmes Manager at PRS for Music Foundation, the UK’s leading funder of new music across all genres. Through schemes such as The Open Fund, Momentum, the International Showcase Fund, Women Make Music, The Composers’ Fund, The Steve Reid Innovation Award and Flash Funding, PRS for Music Foundation supports the creation, performance and promotion of outstanding music across the UK. Find out how you could get up to £15k to support your music career or project.
Hannah V is a London based music producer, song writer, pianist and keyboard player. She was previously a touring keyboard player for many major pop acts including Rihanna, Jessie J, Jason Derulo, Lalah Hathaway, Taio Cruz, Jay Sean, Sugababes and Anastacia. She released her debut EP ’Version 2.0’ and single ‘It Ain’t Right’ with Sony Imprint ‘Pitched Up’ in 2015. ‘It Ain’t Right is the soundtrack of Rimmels global ‘The Only One’ Lipstick Campaign. Hannah has recorded, produced and written with artists such as JP Cooper, Misha B, Andreya Triana, Mousse T, Alani, The Heavytrackerz and Cherri V. She was a recipient of PRS’s ‘Women Make Music’ grant and is currently working on new material.
North West London songbird Sonna Rele has built up a following of over 125,000 You Tube subscribers, 600,000 Facebook followers and 250k Instagram followers with her original music and #musicmondays series, where she covers popular songs. She was chosen to sing on the soundtrack for Disney's Cinderella movie and is RnB star Neyo's first international signing. He gave her a record contract live on stage at one of his concerts after asking her to support him at the gig. Ne-Yo said: "There is a quality about Sonna’s voice that lingers in your ears after she performs a song".
Sonna Rele will supporting NEYO on his 12 city UK tour at the end of March.
After panel workshops:
Funding, Programmes and Grants - PRS for Music Foundation
Talk to the PRS Foundation team about funding opportunities to help with writing, recording, touring and marketing your next project. In this workshop, you will be able to discuss future plans and how funding grants may help to fast-track your music career.
The Business of the Music Industry - SHAN (Producer, Singer, Songwriter and Musician)
SHAN is an accomplished musician and songwriter. He'll be giving you and understanding of how to manage yourself in the music business and letting you know how you can unlock your inner music entrepreneur.
Hannah V's Listening Party! - Hannah V
Hannah V will be sharing some of her new material and inviting the audience to ask questions about her work. You'll also have the chance to play her your music and get feedback!
Don't miss out!
Our last event was fully booked with lots of people on the waiting list, so make sure you buy your ticket today and secure your place! £6 and £7 tickets remaining - get yours today!