Program


07.30-09.30
Breakfast
Hotell Norge
09.30-11.30
Photographing Music
Hotell Norge
09.30-11.30
PR: How to…
Pir6
09.30-11.30
Demo Workshop 1
Krutt Studio
11.30-13.00
Lunch
Hotell Norge
13.00-15.00
Planning Events: Your…
Hotell Norge
13.00-15.00
Drummers clinic
Pir6
13.00-15.00
Demo Workshop 2
Krutt Studio
15.30-17.30
TBA
Hotell Norge
15.30-17.30
Do it Yourself!
Pir6
15.30-17.30
Demo Workshop 3
Krutt Studio
18.00-19.30
Dinner
Hotell Norge
20.00-23.00
Concerts
TBA

07.30-09.30
Breakfast
Hotell Norge
09.30-11.30
TBA
Hotell Norge
09.30-11.30
TBA
Pir6
09.30-11.30
Demo Workshop 4
Krutt Studio
11.30-13.00
Lunch
Hotell Norge
13.00-15.00
Songwriters workshop
Hotell Norge
13.00-15.00
Work your music
Pir6
13.00-15.00
Demo Workshop 5
Krutt Studio
15.30-17.30
Vocal clinic
Hotell Norge
15.30-17.30
Music Business
Pir6
15.30-17.30
Demo Workshop 6
Krutt Studio
18.00-19.30
Dinner
Hotell Norge
20.00-23.00
Concerts
TBA

07.30-09.30
Breakfast
Hotell Norge
All day
Rigging and soundchecks
Kilden
10.00-12.00
Demo Workshop 7
Krutt Studio
12.00-14.00
Lunch
Hotell Norge
12.00-14.00
Demo Workshop 8
Krutt studio
14.00-16.00
Demo Workshop 9
Krutt studio
18.00-19.30
Dinner
TBA
18.00-23.00
International Final
Kilden


An introduction to starting your own music business
An introduction and overview of the business aspects of todays music business. Stein will give you knowledge, practical strategies and an entrepreneurial framework for approaching your music, talents, and skills (or of the artists/ songwriters/innovators you represent). Today, being an artist, musician or a manager means that you are already a «running» a small business. In the ever-changing and beautiful world of music, business skills are something you need to survive, and to be able to make a living doing what you love the most; a lot of fun and a lot of work.

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STEIN BJELLAND has been working in the music business for over 20 years, both as an artists and musician and for the past 10 years with festivals, management, labels, alternative financing and branding. Stein met the international music industry with his band The Getaway People, who signed with Columbia Records in New York, touring the US and Europe extensively between 1997 and 2001. He has been president of the artist development company Great Moments, and currently manages the Numusic and Nuart festivals I Western Norway.

Demo workshop
This year’s Imagine Festival will offer a unique opportunity to the participating bands: the possibility of recording one of your songs in a professional recording studio! Each band will get two hours in Krutt Studio, so come prepared to use your time efficiently, and you can go home not only full of knowledge and new friends, but with a high quality demo in your toolbox.

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RONNY BØE is 32 years old and the owner of Krutt studio, a recording facility at Odderøya, Kristiansand. He has been working with everything from children to proffesional musicians, and is looking forward to working with some of Europe and Afrikas most promising young musicians during Imagine.

Drum clinic
Baard Kolstad will give an insight into the complex and spectacular drumming that has made him known worldwide over the last years. Complete performances will be broken down and shown in details; supplied with tips and tricks for beginners and up to an advanced level. Guaranteed a rythmical experience to remember, both for drummers and other musicians!

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BAARD KOLSTAD first achieved international fame at only 17 years of age, when a video of him playing drums on an Oslo sidewalk reached Youtube and got almost three million views. In 2012 he was named the world best drummer in the V-Drums World Championship 2012 in Los Angeles, and today plays in numerous bands of different genres.

Songwriters workshop
A practical exploration of songwriting techniques. Songwriter, singer and giutarist Ida Collett Belle will take participants through a variety of songwriting techniques and work with text, rhythm and melody styles. Participants will have the opportunity to try out different songwriting methods in the second half of the session and use Ida as a guide if they so wish.

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IDA COLLETT BELLE grew up in New York City playing in a basement punk band with Patti Smith’s offspring and attending countless rock shows. She wrote her first song at 13 years of age and since that time worked with countless musicians and producers from New York, Australia, the UK and Norway. Songwriting is a passion and a need but also a skill which needs to be honed and practiced. Throughout the years Ida has tried many different songwriting styles and techniques and is excited to share her experiences with the participants at Imagine Festival 2013.

PR: How to make people talk about you
In this crash course in PR we’ll discuss how to put toghether a press release and who you should send it to. If the radio wants to play your song our you want the newspaper to come see your art you need to know how to tell them.

Planning Events: Your party should have guests!
We’ll take a quick dive in to how to make an event successful. How do you establish a team to work with you and who should they be? Who do you invite and how? Facebook events are not always the best soloution. When should the band be booked or the room

ESPEN MENTZONI is born and raised in Norway, but as a music manager he now travels between Norway, London and Berlin. At 21 years old, he is already the owner of an artist management company and has put together more than 100 concerts. He manages SEA CHANGE from Berlin and Dråpe from Norway, among others. He has studied tourism management in Norway and music management in New York.

How to work your music in 2013
This workshop will spin around issues such as motivation, how to work as a team and on why you’ll need people around you in order to gain best possible results with you band/career. The workshop will be personal and open, meaning we will not settle in a «Teacher Vs. Class» – setting. Everyone will be invited to share their experiences and get direct input on how you can present your music in a best possible way.

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JAN TRANSETH has been working in the music industry for more than 20 years, first as an artist, then as owner of the record label and management Karmakosmetix Records. As an artist, he participated on more than 20 records, first and foremost with the norwegian metal band In the Woods. The band had approxematly 10 releases out between 1995 and 2003 and sold over 150.000 records. «The experience I gained from being both a record producing and touring artist has been essensial in order to build our record label and management» he says. In this workshop he will share some of that experience with you!

Photographing Music
Music photographer Kenneth Sporsheim will give us a peak into the world of concert photography. He will talk about how to work as a photographer in the music industry, how to take good pictures in difficult lighting conditions, ethics, guidelines, tips & tricks and opportunities. Here you also will get an inside look and advice about how to get jobs as a concert photographer.

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KENNETH SPORSHEIM is one of Norways most experienced concert photographers. He has taken pictures of artists like Snoop Dogg, Pearl Jam, Alice Cooper and Metallica, and is currently a music photographer for big magazines like Metal Hammer Norway and numerous music websites.

Do It Yourselves
Not all music is made for the mainstream, and not everyone has the big contract as their goal. Lucky Malice will share their experiences with booking, touring, recording and promoting the DIY way.

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LUCKY MALICE is a norwegian three piece riot grrl band, which has done the ostensibly impossible: reaching the overground with their underground music. The energetic punky act has played all over Norway and Europe, and in 2012 released their debut album Homme Fatale.


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