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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Photographing Music Do It Yourselves
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.
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.
Do It Yourselves