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Music industry experts advise you on how to get funding (yes, free money) for your music. For free.

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WORKSHOP - Music industry experts advise you on how to get funding (yes, free money) for your music. For free.


- BRU-C - MC, founder of Krudd Events, and recipient of funding. Sharing his wisdom on funding, hustling, and supporting your music.

- ELLIE MOORE - Help Musicians UK - An organisation that gives out funding, and support, for musicians, in the UK. See what they did there?

- WESTLEY HOLDSWORTH - PRS Foundation - PRSF have a great track record this past few years in giving NG musicians dollar towards recording time, promo campaigns, even tours in Korea. Westley will be sharing how ya can best increase your chances.


ADVICE FAIR - Like a freshers fair, loads of 'musician helping' organisations for you to meet and get advice from, eg. how they can help you. From BBC Introducing to Musicians Union (full list below).

Panel chaired by Mark Del from Nusic.


The Workshop will take its usual public Q&A format aiming to help Nottingham musicians acquire the knowledge, skills and contacts they need to get to where ever they want to go with their music. The Workshop will focus on advice on what you should, and shouldn't do, to be successful with your funding bids.

Alongside this, before and after, we will also run the Nusic Advice Fair offering you the chance to get free informal one on one expert advice. Previous entities have included...

- Arts Council England

- BBC Introducing

- Confetti

- County Youth Arts

- Creative Quarter

- DHP Local Team

- Forever Records

- Leftlion

- Musicians Union

- Nottingham Music Hub

- Nusic

- PRS for Music

- PRS For Music Foundation

- Rough Trade Nottingham

- The Maze

- Young Creative Awards

Full confirmed lineup coming v soon.

This is a FREE TICKETED event. Most of our Workshops sell out (in a free way) in advance so please register ASAP to make sure you get a place.


Doors Open (Advice Fair & Surgeries [tbc] begin) - 5.30pm

Workshop Question and Answer Panel Session (Advice Fair halts) - 6.00pm

'Love Spreading' - 7.15pm

Networking (Surgeries [tbc] & Advice Fair resume) - 7.30pm

Close - 8.30pm

This Workshop is kindly hosted by Metronome.

Big love to all of our supporters.



- Is it free?

Yes. Thanks to the support of our supporters, this event is free.

- What is 'Love Spreading'? Is this like speed dating for musicians?

No, although that's an idea! And now you mention it... Anywho, Nusic has a general philosophy of trying to spread as much positive energy as possible. Tangibly this means proactively connecting people, always looking for the positive and always acknowledging sources of help, assistance and/or knowledge. At Workshops it focuses on connecting people, before the relaxed networking (no one is forced to chat to randoms) starts we shout out any promoters, media peeps, lonely bassists etc in the room who you might want to meet. We also give you the chance to shout out if you're looking for vocalist, bassist etc to collab with, you could be sitting next to your perfect lead guitarist and not even know it, we try and make sure great connections that might otherwise not happen, do happen. It has been described by BBC Radio 1 DJ Daniel P Carter as 'Mind Blowing', so, ya know, probs worth getting involved.

- If it's free why do you say it might sell out?

We expect all the free tickets to be snapped up in advance, as such we expect the event to 'sell-out'.

- Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

This is open to anyone who is aged 14 or over, you do NOT have to be a Confetti or Trent student. ID is not necessary, but if you wish to use the bar you will need to show relevant ID.

- What can/can't I bring to the event?

There is nothing you need to bring with you except your eager selves and your ticket, bringing your demo cd is probably a good idea though!

- What if I can no longer go?

We'd really appreciate you emailing us so we can let someone else go in your place -

- Where can I find out more?

Check out the Nusic's FAQ's for info on all the ways we can help Nottingham musicians here. Specifically on the Nusic Academy here

- What's the difference between a Workshop and an Advice Fair?

Workshops are a public format based around Q&A with a panel. The Advice Fair will offer you the chance to go to a number of stalls each manned by an expert ready and waiting to offer you informal guidance. Surgeries offer you the chance to have half an hour to yourself with an expert for free One on One advice, we are hoping to bring these back at this Workshop.

- Where can I get more of this good music educational shizzle?

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