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Music:Leeds Launchpad Conference 2020

In the current circumstances we have taken the decision to cancel our public facing events which we were due to host in the coming weeks. This decision will come into effect from Monday 16 March and covers all events scheduled until 30 April 2020. Events planned after this date will be kept under review. Please keep checking for updates.

Created in partenrship betweeen Leeds Beckett University and Leeds College of Music, the first ever Music:Leeds Launchpad Conference takes place this year throughout the day on Saturday 28th March across Leeds College of Music & The Wardrobe.

The conference is a free day of panels, workshops, presentations and networking for those working in, or aspiring to work in the music industry, with speakers from the local music scene, and those working on a national and international level.

If you are involved in music at any level and hope to gain a better understanding of the music industries – as an artist, producer, manager, promoter, enthusiast or otherwise, you can come to our event to find out more from leading experts and professionals.

This years event includes:

*Keynote talk from Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)

*The Art of Songwriting - Working Collaboratively panel with Simon Barber (sodajerker podcast), Emma Stakes (Gary Barlow, Nicole Sherzinger, Craig David) + more!

*Female Magik: Building Your Own Brand as a Creative Panel

*Come Play With Me Selection Panel

*PPL present: Getting Music PPL Paid Workshop

*UK Music MAP Roadshow Careers Panel

*Mental Health support in the music industry Panel

*Music:Leeds Launchpad Panel

*Meet The Experts one to one meet-ups

*PPL & PRS For Music Networking Drinks

Organisations represented include:

BBC Radio 6 Music, BBC Music Introducing, Long Division Festival, PPL, AIM, Female Magik, PRS For Music, Come Play With Me, Help Musicians UK, Sodajerker, PRS Foundation, Girl Gang Leeds, Cloth Cat Leeds, Healthy Minds, UK Music, Think Tank, Tight Lines & more!

The conference is free to attend, but you need to register in advance. You can do this, and see the latest information on speakers, panels and event information on our website.

Music:Leeds Launchpad Conference is brought to you by the team who have run the Unconference over the last 10 years and is partnered with Leeds College of Music & Leeds Beckett University as part of their UK Music Academic Partnership (MAP), alongside industry partners AIM, PPL and PRS For Music. The Music:Leeds Launchpad program is supported by Youth Music and using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Leeds 2023, arts@leeds, and as a PRS Foundation Talent Development Partner.

Event Details

28 March 2020 -
28 February 2020
10:00 - 18:00
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