Learn about the journey of the artist from the bedroom to the big stage with ICMP at BBC Music Introducing’s Amplify.

ICMP is delighted to be hosting five panel sessions exploring The Artist’s Journey as part of BBC Music Introducing’s Amplify event in October.

Taking place at London’s Excel venue 6th - 8th October, the sessions will run across all three days and feature some of the music industry’s leading thought leaders and influencers.

James Brister, Artist Manager and Industry Liason Executive at ICMP’s career advice unit The Hub, will moderate the sessions with topics ranging from perfecting your release strategy to the most effective ways to get your music featured on playlists. 

ICMP will be joining many of the music industry’s top organisations in partnering with the event alongside the likes of PRS for Music, Musicians’ Union, AIM, PPL, PRS Foundation and the National Skills Academy. 

Paul Kirkham, ICMP Chief Executive, said:

We are delighted to be partnering with BBC Music Introducing Amplify. This is a great opportunity to share our extensive experience of working with up and coming talent and our network of industry partnerships to provide the latest insights into the journey of an artist in 2017." 

James Brister added:

The music industry is evolving at a rapid rate, meaning the challenges for new artists are changing all the time. I can’t wait to welcome some of the industry’s leading lights to our panel sessions to help us learn how emerging acts can turn these challenges into opportunities and make an impact in 2017."

With the help of our network of music industry experts, ICMP will chart five of the key steps in the journey of the artist from those first tentative songwriting urges to getting your musical creations played on the radio. All sessions will feature guest speakers and Q&As - further details can be found here.  
Friday - 3pm

The Artist’s Journey: Songs and sonic identities
Everything in the music industry starts with the song - but what genre or style? Here you can learn from our panel on the best ways to define, then develop your unique creative voice.
Saturday  - 11am & 2pm

The Artist’s Journey: Perfecting your release strategy   
Branding, communications, marketing… with our panel of industry experts, we make sense of these industry buzz words and give you the best advice on how to release your music in 2017. 
The Artist’s Journey: How to rule the world 
We explore the world of record labels and music publishing and the opportunities they can create to help you turbo boost your music career.
Sunday - 12.30pm & 2pm

The Artist’s Journey: Turning it up to 11
Playing live is crucial for emerging acts as it’s often the first time an audience will hear your music. Our expert panel advise you on how to get the most from your live opportunities both on and off stage…
The Artist’s Journey: Press, plugging and playlists 
Now you’ve got your sound and honed your live skills where next? From press to playlists, we meet the influencers who can help take your career into the stratosphere.

More than 100 sessions and 250 speakers will make up Amplify’s conference schedule with The Libertines, Bugzy Malone, Blossoms and The Courteeners, as well as Annie Mac, Huw Stephens, Steve Lamacq, Jo Whiley and MistaJam among the speakers and panellists.

Tickets are available to ICMP students, details of which will be communicated via email.

Visit the Amplify website to view the latest confirmed programme.

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