Music Network free online-training programme for musicians

Music Network has announced a free online professional development course for musicians delivered by four leading industry experts called Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020.

The special series of live online training sessions aims to help musicians from all genres to develop the skills necessary to respond to the music industry’s shifting demands. Streamed Live on Facebook, the presentations will take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 3pm from 28 April – 21 May, delivered by Nick Roth, Steve Lindsey, Frances Mitchell and Laoise O’Brien.

The course will offer relevant and up-to-date advice in the areas of sharing music in a digital environment, navigating the music publishing industry, self-management for artists and preparing for an audio recording.

Musician and producer Nick Roth will present two sessions addressing the current restructuring of how music is being made and shared (28 & 30 April), while Steve Lindsey, musician and publisher, will cover essential areas of music publishing, including details on copyright ownership, song splits, registrations, Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), income streams, contracts and music usages (5 & 7 May).

Innovation and artist management expert Frances Mitchell will speak about how musicians can manage their careers, focusing both on personal presentation skills and on getting the most out of the digital tools available (12 & 14 May) and musician and producer Laoise O’Brien will present on the subject of planning and preparing for a recording, from concept to finished product (19 & 21 May).

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