The music industry has a communication problem

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The problem with the music industry is not a lack of innovation – it’s a lack of communication. So says Dr Rob Toulson of the  Innovation in Music conference which he co-founded to bring together big thinkers across musicology, technology development and the music industry as well as the artists themselves. “Unless you have all these people in the…

the hub’s director offers fundraising tips

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Our recent call for proposals for our Joining the Dots funding resulted in a mountain of applications – over 150 people submitted a short film about their idea. Our panel of assessors had a tough job; pretty much every single one had a really great idea at its heart, yet we could only take 1 in 4…

How to run an award-winning festival

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It’s perhaps as well for the 15,000 people attending this year’s Kendal Calling, that the independent festival’s founder Andy Smith was such a poor musician. “I was in a band at school with some mates but I was terrible, too lazy, so they threw me out and made me their “manager”. ” They’d never played…