the hub at The Great Escape

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The Great Escape is the UK’s leading festival and convention for new music and takes place in venues across Brighton next weekend (8-10 May), attracting over 400 artists and several thousand industry delegates. Saturday afternoon (10 May) sees us de-camp to the Old Ship Hotel for the Joining the Dots-inspired series of panels we were invited to…

Joining the Dots funds four game changers

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Four game changing projects have been chosen from more than 150 applications to the hub’s Joining the Dots project. A pioneering gig-swap network, opening up a digital music archive, a mobile game for gigs and a location based app for “listening to listings” will each received funding and expert support as they work to bring…

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…