Yorkshire Music Forum
Belgrave Music Hall and Canteen
1a Cross Belgrave St
Yorkshire Music Forum is a free day of expert panels
presentations and networking opportunities aimed at music organisations,
artists, creators and talent development presented in partnership with BPI,
Leeds Business Week and Leeds 2023 & Sounds. Doors 11am - 6pm
PRS Foundation Presentation. 11.30am-11.50am
PRS Foundation is the UK’s leading funder of new music and talent development across all genres, investing over £3m per year into music creators and organisations to support the creation and performance of new music. Find out how they can help your next music project.
Joe Frankland, Senior Grants & Programmes Manager, PRS Foundation
Women and Music 11.55am-12.35pm
This panel of female music industry professionals will discuss their diverse careers and how they have navigated the music industry to be successful.
Jo Hilditch, Co-Director of Sounds & owner of Yeeha PR
Helen Searle, Lawyer – Searlelaw
Kim Hawes, Tour Manager
Dr Julia Jones, Chief Executive – Found in Music
Autumn Palmer, Artist Relationship Manager - Kycker
MUSIC:LEEDS Presentation. 12.45pm-1.05pm
Music:Leeds has been established to act as a single, centralised point of contact that will coordinate activity to support, promote, develop and grow music-based activity within the city across any level, medium, genre or pathway. Founder Sam (Whiskas) Nicholls will talk through how the organisation has been established, the work achieved so far and plans for the future.
Brexit: Good News for the Music Industry? 1.15pm-1.55pm
As Brexit looms ever closer the panel will look and the effects the process will have upon the music industry.
Achal Dhillon, Director - Killing Moon
Iain Moss, Director of Public Affairs - BPI
Barry Dalman, Regional Officer North of England – Musicians Union
Robert Scott, Vice Chair Northern Regional Committee - Musicians Union
Chris Hurne, Senior Account Manager, Music and Games - DIT
SYNC or SWIM (Part 2) - 2.05pm-2.45pm
Following on from last year the panellists will discuss what works and what doesn’t and the best advice to land a sync for your content.
Vanessa Higgins – Regent Street Records
Pamela Lewis-Rudden – Plutonic Group Syncs
Barry Whittaker-Gilbey– Hodo Music
Sarah Giles – Felt Music
Time to Dance – 2.55pm-3.45pm
Our first open discussion on the Yorkshire Dance scene.
What makes it tick and how to keep up momentum?
Curated by: Berni Dollman Featuring:
Jez Willis - Utah Saints / Sugarbeat - Leeds (Moderator)
Emma Hyde - Back to Basics / The Church - Leeds
Josh Plews - Back to Basics / The Church - Leeds
Lo Shea - No Bounds Festival / Hope Works - Sheffield
Terry Spamer - Deja Vu / Tokyo Group - Hull
Special Guest: Dave Beer
Introduction to Yorkshire Music Forum 3.45pm-4.25pm
Yorkshire Music Forum is a consortium of not for profit organisations working in artist and music industry development across the region.
In this session, YMF partners will discuss how the consortium has emerged, the collaborative work undertaken so far, and how it can grow with a greater involvement across the region. Alongside this will be Q&A with:
no fixed idENTITY (YMF supported artist)
Stew Baxter (The Warren, Hull)
Nicola Greenan (Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Board Member)
Keynote Interview with Woody Woodmansey 4.35pm-5.25pm
Woody Woodmansey was the man behind the drums on four of David Bowie’s seminal albums: The Man Who Sold The World, Hunky Dory, The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars and Aladdin Sane. He has recently written a book of his memoirs and is about to head out on tour with his band “Holy Holy” in February of next year.
Christian Ulf-Hansen in conversation with Woody Woodmansey
Closing Remarks by Chris Tams, Director Independent Member Services - BPI
7pm Live YMF Showcase at The Domino featuring: Maya Kally & Patrick McCallion
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