Music design and packaging specialist Modo has teamed up with Essential Music & Marketing to co-curate a free event at the forthcoming Great Escape convention (TGE 15) in Brighton, UK this Thursday (May 14).
‘The Fireside Sessions’, a full day of music industry interviews and live band performances, will be part of ‘The Alternative Escape’ – the official Fringe program for TGE 15.
Taking place at The Basement, a venue in central Brighton, The Fireside Sessions will see a number of top music industry figures sharing their wisdom, ahead of an evening of live music from acclaimed artists.
Confirmed to take part in the afternoon’s ‘Fireside Chats’, which will be hosted by Music Business Worldwide founder Tim Ingham, are Jeff Barrett, boss of legendary independent label Heavenly Recordings, Lohan Presencer, CEO of Ministry of Sound and Renaat Vandepapeliere, President of Belgian dance music giants R&S Records.
Artists confirmed to play at this event include, Scottish singer/songwriter C Duncan, London rapper Ghetts (pictured) and Dralms, led by songwriter Christopher Smith.
“This event will combine insight from key figures from independent music with three of the most interesting artists around.”
Tim bevan, modo
Entry to this event will be free of charge and open to all TGE 15 delegates with a wristband on a first come-first served basis.
Tim Bevan, Joint Managing Director of Modo said, “As a Brighton based company and one that is involved in the cultural life of the city Modo felt it was important to participate in The Great Escape.
“This event, which is part of ‘The Alternative Escape’ will combine conversation and insight from key figures involved with the independent music sector alongside performances from three of the most interesting artist around at the moment.
“We hope TGE 15 delegates will come along and enjoy what we hope will be a relaxed and enjoyable event.”
Mike Chadwick, Managing Director of Essential Music and Marketing said, “We are really looking forward to ‘The Fireside Sessions’, which promises to be an opportunity to enjoy a great day of music and performance by the seaside.
“We are proud to be associated with TGE 15 and have worked with our friends at Modo and Steve Rowland at For the Record to curate a program of educational and inspirational industry chat combined with music from three of the amazing labels we represent – namely Fat Cat Records, Disrupt and Full Time Hobby.”
The Fireside sessions: Event details
Thursday 14th May, (12 noon – 12 midnight)
24 Kensington Street,
Brighton, BN1 4AJMusic Business Worldwide