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April 2020

Emergency support and new funding

April 16, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-1:45 pm BST
Free

The first in our series of free online webinars to support musicians and music professionals during the COVID-19 crisis, hosted by Remi Harris MBE.

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Replanning your finances

April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-1:45 pm BST
Free

An online session aimed at anyone that needs to replan their personal or professional finances or put together a project budget. Part of a series of free online webinars to support musicians and music professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Using intuition in uncertain times

April 30, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-1:45 pm BST
Free

Aimed at creatives who are fearful, anxious or overwhelmed due to the extraordinary times we are living through. Register now...

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May 2020

Communications, PR and media

May 7, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-1:45 pm BST
Free

Aimed at people considering how to change messaging, campaigns or promotion in response to COVID-19. Part of a series of free online webinars to support musicians and music professionals during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Digital Disruption with Alison Wenham OBE

May 14, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST
Free
Alison Wenham OBE

Join Alison Wenham OBE as she reflects on 20 years of digital disruption...

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Music and Recession with Sally-Anne Gross

May 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST
Free
Sally-Anne Gross

Join Sally-Anne Gross as she discusses music creation as a labour of love and the impact of this on sustaining your business during an economic crisis...

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Black Music: Locked out of the Mainstream with Keith Harris OBE

May 28, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST
Free
Keith Harris OBE

The third in a series of inspirational talks uncovering the stories behind how the music industry has previously overcome its biggest challenges...

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June 2020

Barriers to Women in Music with Vick Bain

June 4, 2020 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST
Free
Vick Bain

The fourth and final event in a series of inspirational talks uncovering the stories behind how the music industry has previously overcome its biggest challenges...

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November 2020

Music Practitioners Online Drop-In #1

November 3, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm GMT
Free
Imogen Heap

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network with others and have an informal chat over a virtual cuppa...

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Safe online delivery with young people

November 6, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

The first in a series of six online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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Music in hospital settings

November 13, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT
Partnerships

The second in a series of online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Getting started

November 16, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Learn about how to get started as an independent musician, how you get your music ‘out there’, what you need in place and who you need to know.

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Make Music with Mali Hayes

November 18, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Find out more about how Mali writes songs using unusual harmonies and layered melodies, and collaborate to create your own track using the same techniques.

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Measuring impact on mental health and wellbeing

November 20, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

The third in a series of six online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Making money

November 23, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Learn about how you can make money from music, the different careers and opportunities that are open to you – and how to access them.

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Make Music with Jamaal Monarch

November 25, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Get an insight into Jamaal Monarch’s approach to production, and learn how to use sample packs to mix and remix tracks.

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Reaching Out Network Meeting

November 26, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm GMT
Free

Share ideas, approaches and problem shoot plans for future music projects with children and young people - hosted by More Music and Brighter Sound.

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A-Z of online music group delivery

November 27, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

The fourth in a series of six online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Getting organised

November 30, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Learn more about what you need to do to get yourself organised and ready to manage your next steps, whether that be releasing your music or finishing a project.

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December 2020

Music Practitioners Online Drop-In

December 1, 2020 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm GMT
Free
Imogen Heap

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network with others and have an informal chat over a virtual cuppa...

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Make Music with Natalie McCool

December 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

How do you create the music for the next hit TV show, film or video game? Learn about how you can write music that sets a scene, creates a mood and responds to a theme.

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Boundaries and safeguarding in a mental health setting

December 4, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

The fifth in a series of six online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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Things I Wish I’d Known: Artistic identity

December 7, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT
0Mui

Find out more about how you define your artistry whilst staying authentic to yourself – and then use this to create a strong brand as a musician.

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Make Music with Breezewax

December 9, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm GMT

Learn about how to use field recordings in music - capture sounds from your own environment and get creative with making textures, beats and soundscapes for your own track.

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Online delivery methods for music engagement

December 11, 2020 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

The final event in a series of six online weekly workshops to support people working in the modern world of music facilitation.

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February 2021

Reaching Out Network Meeting

February 4 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

Join us for our first Reaching Out Network meeting of 2021

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March 2021

Inspiring Women: Stealing Sheep

March 10 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm GMT
Photo of the band Stealing Sheep

Hear inspiring stories from women making waves in the music industry, starting with alternative pop band Stealing Sheep.

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Live Q&A: Action Learning Collective

March 16 @ 1:30 pm-2:30 pm GMT
A panelist speaking to an audience member

Join us live on Facebook or YouTube to find out more about this free peer-to-peer support network for producers, managers and freelancers. Open to women and gender minorities in the North of England, our Both Sides Now: Action Learning Collective is currently open for applications until Mon 29 Mar. In this hour-long session you'll hear from the hub's Julia Payne, who will be facilitating the network, and Brighter Sound's Head of Programmes Kate Lowes. They'll discuss what's involved, break down…

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Reaching Out Network Meeting

March 25 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

Join us for our next Reaching Out Network meeting...

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Music Practitioners Online Drop-In

March 25 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pm GMT

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network, talk through challenges, share ways of working, and test out workshop ideas and activities.

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Music Practitioners Online Drop-In

March 26 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm GMT

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network, talk through challenges, share ways of working, and test out workshop ideas and activities.

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April 2021

Inspiring Women: Lisa Murphy and Eve Horne

April 14 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm BST

Hear inspiring stories from women making waves in the music industry, up next music producers and engineers Lisa Murphy and Eve Horne.

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Positive Approaches to Managing Challenging Behaviours

April 20 @ 6:00 pm-April 22 @ 8:00 pm BST
£10
Reaching Out

An online course for music facilitators wanting to consider how they manage challenging behaviours through positive approaches.

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Let’s Reconnect: Both Sides Now x BandLab Workshop

April 26 @ 1:00 pm-3:00 pm BST

A space for women and people from marginalised genders to come together, develop skills on BandLab and meet new collaborators.

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Let’s Reconnect: Libersea Listening Party

April 26 @ 7:00 pm-8:00 pm BST

Join us for the first listen of Libersea's new EP 'Can You Hear Me?' - a new collaboration by Caitlin Laing-McEvoy (Manchester, UK) and Ditte Elly Goard (Aarhus, Denmark).

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Let’s Reconnect: Digital Marketing Masterclass with Amelia Ideh

April 27 @ 6:30 pm-8:00 pm BST

Trying to stand out from the crowd? Join us for this digital marketing masterclass with communications consultant Amelia Ideh. 

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Let’s Reconnect: Staying Well in the Music Industry

April 28 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST

An upfront and informative discussion on how to stay well and prioritise your mental health in the music industry, during and after a pandemic.

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Let’s Reconnect: Queer Narratives in Music

April 29 @ 1:00 pm-2:00 pm BST

How can marginalised narratives be amplified as we work towards a more equitable music industry? 

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Music Practitioners Online Drop-in

April 29 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pm BST

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network, talk through challenges, share ways of working, and test out workshop ideas and activities.

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Let’s Reconnect: Jamz Supernova

April 29 @ 8:00 pm-9:00 pm BST

Join us on Mixcloud Live for an exclusive set from DJ, broadcaster, label owner and A&R & podcast host Jamz Supernova.

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Music Practitioners Online Drop-In

April 30 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm BST

An informal drop-in for music practitioners and facilitators to network, talk through challenges, share ways of working, and test out workshop ideas and activities.

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May 2021

Inspiring Women: Vick Bain

May 12 @ 5:00 pm-6:00 pm BST

Hear inspiring stories from women making waves in the music industry. Up next, music industry consultant and campaigner Vick Bain!

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June 2021

Reaching Out Network Meeting

June 10 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm BST

Join us for our next Reaching Out Network meeting...

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July 2021

Demo Tapes

July 13 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm BST
Young musicians working on electronic music

Join us next week on Mixcloud Live for an evening of protest music in response to sound archives from the North West, created as part of Demo Tapes.

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Music Mash at Barnaby Bright – Live from Mash Guru

July 28 @ 8:00 pm-11:00 pm BST
Photo of the band The C33s

A showcase gig to round off Music Mash - a month-long artist development programme with four up-and-coming Macclesfield bands and musicians.

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September 2021

Funding for Music Projects with Arts Council England

September 9 @ 10:30 am-12:00 pm BST
Free

A free online webinar for musicians and music professionals interested in applying for support from Arts Council England.

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October 2021

Reaching Out Network Meeting

October 7 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm BST
Free

A training, development and future-thinking network hosted by More Music and Brighter Sound.

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