NUSIC ACADEMY WORKSHOP (And Advice Fair) - Getting Media Exposure
NUSIC ACADEMY WORKSHOP (And Advice Fair) - Getting Media Exposure

NUSIC ACADEMY WORKSHOP (And Advice Fair) - Getting Media Exposure

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Nottingham Trent Students Union

Shakespeare Street



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WORKSHOP - A Radio 1 & 1Xtra Producer (Kate Holder), Radio X's New Music DJ (John Kennedy) and Metal Hammer Features Editor (Eleanor Goodman) advise you on how to get media exposure for your Music.

BREAKING NEWS - Jamz Supernova from BBC 1Xtra has been added to the line-up!


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 Notts TV (full list below).

Panel chaired by Mark Del from Nusic.

Part of Confetti ICT's Industry Week - the only session open to the general public!

Please note: the venue, day and start time differ slightly to usual Workshops.


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 for getting media exposure for your music, from the experts from Radio X (formerly XFM), Radio 1 and Metal Hammer.

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. Regular entities include...

- BBC Introducing
- County Youth Arts
- DHP Local Team
- Nottingham Music Hub
- Nottinghamshire Music Hub
- Notts TV
- Nusic
- PRS For Music Foundation
- The Maze
+ A whole load of new organisations, that we have room for thanks to the larger venue.

The full, confirmed lineup will be announced closer to the time.


KATE HOLDER - BBC Radio 1 and 1 Xtra producer for almost 10 years. Kate has a major focus on new and undiscovered artists, producing Huw Stephen's show.

JOHN KENNEDY - Radio X's (formerly XFM) patron saint of New Music. Having championed artists as diverse as Dizzee Rascal, Adele and M.I.A, John is one of the most important radio DJs in the UK.

ELEANOR GOODMAN - Features Editor at Metal Hammer and found in mags as diverse as Kerrang! and Bizarre. Eleanor is one of the most connected individuals in alternative media.

JAMZ SUPERNOVA - Daytime DJ at BBC Radio 1Xtra, and founder of Future Bounce - a platform dedicated to upcoming producers in the UK. Jamz is all about new music, and broadcasts to a huge audience.

Chaired by Mark Del.

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.

TIMES (Please note: slightly different to normal.)

Doors Open (Advice Fair & Surgeries [tbc] begin) - 6.30pm

Workshop Question and Answer Panel Session (Advice Fair halts) - 7.00pm

'Love Spreading' - 8.00pm

Networking (Surgeries [tbc] & Advice Fair resume) - 8.15pm

Close - 9.30pm

Nusic is supported by One Nottingham and Nottingham City Council. Thank you for your support since our first Workshop back in Feb 2009.



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.

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?


Thank you to Mark Leary for the introducion to Eleanor.

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