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Beyond the Livestream — What Is the Future for Online Gigs?

Wed 06 Oct 2021
16:00 - 17:30
The FuseBox, Brighton

About the event

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Are you a musician, venue owner or gig promoter who wants to discuss the implications, challenges and possible business models for livestreaming in the music industry?

How can new technologies like virtual reality and 5G impact the way that audiences engage with gigs, and is this an opportunity to develop more ethical business models?

Join us for the first in a series of events:

  • Find out more about the legal implications of recording and broadcasting live on different platforms, as well as business models for livestreaming - who gets paid?
  • Discover how grassroots musicians can be part of the future, and benefit from new business models.

Join us for a workshop and panel discussion, as well as live demos and networking.

Digit Debates - David Hesmondhalgh

A lot of controversy surrounds the music streaming services that are now commercially central to the music industry. Ahead of the event, you might want to view the video below where David Hesmondhalgh investigates the key claim that music streaming has made it harder for musicians to make a living from music.

Hosted by Chris T-T

The event is hosted and moderated by writer, broadcaster and musician C.J. Thorpe-Tracey. Chris writes on music, culture and technology for The Quietus, Dark Mountain, NME, The Morning Star and many others, including his own Border Crossing platform. Chris presents Slack City Social live discussion shows on Slack City Radio, hosts Folkhampton on Radio Reverb and runs audio production studio Lo Fi Arts. Chris spent 20 years in the music industry as an influential underground recording artist, under the name Chris T-T clocking up 10 critically lauded solo albums (SUNDAY TIMES, Top 5 Album of the Year twice; ‘One of the great underground artists of our time.’ — JON SNOW, Channel 4) and he also performed more than 2,300 live shows around the world.

Joining us on the panel:

Dean Marsh, Creative Law & Business
Dean is a highly experienced and very well-connected entertainment and media lawyer, IP expert and business advisor. He manage both the legal and the business needs of creative talent in the complex and fast-changing world of entertainment, media and art, as well as the music business. Dean’s knowledge and expertise also extends to other sectors such as digital media, TV, film, photography, art and design, literature, fashion, new technology/innovation, and live events.

Anna Moulson, Melting Vinyl
Anna teaches Event Management at BIMM Institute Brighton. She works in the live music industry, having promoted live music in Brighton and beyond for over 15 years. Her company Melting Vinyl is one of the largest music promoters in the southeast, working with a stylistically diverse range of local, national and international artists. She’s toured Europe as a Tour Manager and is passionate about developing and promoting both new local talent and established artists.

Donna Close, Brighton Dome
A festivals specialist, Donna has developed festival programmes and cultural strategy across the UK, Europe and further afield. Donna is Digital Culture Associate at Brighton Dome & Brighton Festival leading on the 5G Festival. Previous projects include AHRC funded XR Circus and 5G:XR Brighton Istanbul, Arts DRIVA, Digital Democracies with Threshold Studios and White Night Brighton.

Phil Jones, Wired Sussex
Phil is Managing Director Wired Sussex and is founder of the FuseBox innovation hub. Phil started his career in the music business as a journalist and promoter before starting Atomic Media with Bob Geldof and, eventually, rising to serve on the board of MTV (when it was still a music channel).

In partnership with Brighton Dome and part of the 5G Festival.