Creative Times have teamed up with John Robb for a brand new series of events for people breaking into the music business, FREQUENCY, and if you’re working in any part of the music industry they’re for you.

We’ll be looking at how to build your audience, new ways of making money, and how not to get ripped off!

Tickets for these events are FREE, but limited.

FREQUENCY 1: “It’s a sh*t business: How to lose money in the music industry”
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Our guests for this session are Martyn Walsh [Inspiral Carpets] and Dom Sotgiu [Blood and Fire], who will share some of their least best decisions in the music industry, whilst renowned music lawyer Andy Booth [Turner Parkinson] will be on-hand to tell them what they really should have done at the time…

Chair: John Robb.  Panel: Andy Booth, Turner Parkinson, Martyn Walsh, Inspiral Carpets, Dom Sotgiu, Blood and Fire

FREQUENCY 2: “The record industry is dead – but the music industry is booming”

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The digital revolution has transformed the music industry, decimating the traditional industry model and forcing the entire sector to radically re-think how to monitise music. As media migrates to the screen via web, mobile and games, we consider the impact that has on artists – how music breaks, how you reach your audience and the ways in which you can make money through your music.

Chair: John Robb.  Panel: Chris Meehan – Sentric Music, Duncan Sime – Red Deer Club

FREQUENCY 3: “New sounds and visions: Getting your music out there”

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
There’s never been an easier time to get your music out to people. The internet has democratised distribution, but at the same time it’s made it harder than ever for bands to be heard – there’s just so much music out there! So just how do you make yourself heard amongst the noise? Is online really the answer in its own right?

This session will talk to the people behind two of the North’s most exciting online music platforms and to The Ruby Lounge’s Jay Taylor about getting heard in 2011.

Chair: John Robb.  Panel: Toby and Sam – Manchester Scene Wipe, Jay Taylor – The Ruby Lounge, Ben Martin – The Source

All events take place at the Cornerhouse, 70 Oxford Street, Manchester, Manchester

Frequency is run by Creative Times, The White Room and Cornerhouse, and funded by Manchester City Council and Vision+Media. In partnership with The Blue Orchid and The Unsigned Guide.