A seminar to simplify the music industry for budding musicians, writers, producers and managers will include an interview with Damon Albarn of rock band Blur. Participants will also get to hear opinions, advice and tips from a panel of successful music industry artists, managers, labels, lawyers and agents who, according to the ECCA events page, created, managed and promoted the careers of artists such as Blur, Robbie Williams, The Verve, Supergrass, Foo Fighters, Ash, Gorillaz, Arctic Monkeys, Gomez and The White Stripes. A very impressive line up indeed, then.
The "Lost in Music" seminar organised by Tenon Media is on 24 February 2007 at the Scala, King's Cross, in London - yes, that's THIS Saturday. You can register to apply for a ticket, which will only cost a tenner.
More info here. They'll cover getting started in the music business, your rights, the future of the music industry in the digital age, management of finances and working with people after you've got your deal. So it sounds more targeted at singers, musicians and songwriters than producers or managers.
The ECCA page on this seminar says it's from 9.30 to 4.30 (the Lost in Music site just says "late afternoon") and your £10 will even include lunch. Sounds like a bargain to me, but believe it or not I have to stay at home for a delivery this Saturday. Sod's law & all that. If anyone attends, let me know how it went. And if advice from the seminar leads to your music business success, you can mention me in your memoirs... (Though chocs would do as well. Or a suitable contribution from your pending millions!)