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CMU to provide insights for music people at Edinburgh Fringe

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2012


ThreeWeeks’ sister publication CMU – the music business website – has just announced involvement in two events at this year’s Edinburgh Festival, the first part of a series of events run by the Fringe Society at Fringe Central, aimed at those working in the creative sector. CMU will run one such session for those  starting out in music on Sunday 5 Aug at 1pm.

Packed with insights and advice for any artist starting out, or label or manager working with new talent, ThreeWeeks Co-Editor and CMU Business Editor Chris Cooke will lead the proceedings with contributions from Edinburgh-based label owners Matthew Young (Song, By Toad) and Scott Maple (Armellodie), plus Soundcloud’s Ben Fawkes, the BBC’s James Bursey and Scottish music journalist Lisa-Marie Ferla. Entry is free, and there’ll be drinks after the panel provided by Deuchars. You can reserve tickets right now via this URL.

And for grass roots music makers in Edinburgh this August, that’s not your only opportunity to gain insights into making it as an artist in the modern music industry. The following weekend the CMU Training team will present the first ever CMU Music Business Bootcamp at StageTime, a new two day event for artists about live performance taking place from 11-12 Aug.

The Bootcamp, on Saturday 11 Aug, will cover all the basics that artists need to know about the modern music industry, including how music can be monetised, music companies and artist deals, copyright and licensing, and how to use social and traditional media to build an audience. For more details about StageTime go to www.stagetimeconf.com