Thanks to all of you who came on Monday to the UK Music SMS on The Olympics and the impact on Music.
Despite John Probyn being unable to attend and the rather soggy conditions outside, we had a really great insight from both Jo Dipple, CEO of UK Music and Clive Little, Director of Events and Programming, Olympic Park Legacy Company.
Jo kicked things off with a look at the economic impact on London and the UK as a whole and also the impact music has beyond just the sporting element.
What really struck me and others I spoke to are the plans surrounding the legacy of the Olympics. Clive’s enthusiasm for the space and venues was pretty infectious and it seems like there are going to be some amazing places for artists from all areas of the creative world to use to work, collaborate and showcase.
Big thanks to UK Music for providing us all with a drink or two and to the fab Carys Lavin for coming down and taking the pics ( http://caryslavin.tumblr.com/).
In other news, you may remember back in March we had the guys from BandApp present the SMS. We’re chuffed to bits for them that yesterday, they won the BPI’s award for Best Music Startup for 2012. If you want an app for yourself, FOR FREE, head to their site and get going.
The lovely folk at UKTI have put together a trade mission to Brazil. See the details below for how to be part of it.
- The mission will visit Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
- The chance to take advantage of the Rio Film Festival and UK Live Music event in Rio
- The Programme includes a full schedule of presentations, seminars, workshops and networking events
- Brazil is the seventh largest Internet market in the world with sectors of e-commerce, social networking, digital advertising, search and video leading in revenues.
- 2010 was a record-breaking year for private capital investment in film. Tax incentives and other subsidies for film co-productions resulted in the strongest performance in a decade.
- Brazil has a thriving Electronic, Alternative and Live music scene and offers great opportunities to UK companies.
Space is LIMITED, so don’t hesitate!
And finally, This December, 16 of the world’s most exciting international festivals, promoters and labels converge under one roof inside the legendary Blackpool winter gardens – a festival of festivals!
On the 8th and 9th December 2012, over 150 of the world’s hottest bands, artists and DJ’s perform alongside interactive art, film installations and winter market
One Of These Days will capture the essence of Field Day, Oya Festival, Melt!, Kendal Calling, Glastonbury Dance Village, Electric Elephant, End of The Road, DFA Records, SWN Festival, The Warehouse Project, Now Wave, Free Rotation, Eden Sessions, Fiber Festival, and Shambalato create a truly unique experience in the suitably elaborate and legendary Blackpool Winter Gardens, in the shadow of the Blackpool Tower.
So, if you need an early Christmas treat and want to head to the Winter Gardens, Blackpool , go to www.oneofthesedaysfestival.com and get yourself an early pressie from Santa.
That’s all for now folks. We take a break in August so we’ll see you back on 3rd September with news from FM HQ trickling through to your inbox over the summer.
Sybil and Joe