How To - Make Your Music Pay
PRS for Music is visiting Liverpool to
offer a free event for local music creators. Following a string of successful
panels in Manchester, Newcastle and Sheffield last year (2016), this year
(2017):- 'How to Make Your Music Pay' will take place at FACT, in the heart of the independent Ropewalks quarter,
on Monday, 15 May 2017.
Across 2 panels, industry professionals with hands on experience will provide
guidance and help music creators gain knowledge and understanding about the
music business. Attendees will learn about the importance of protecting their
music rights, as well as the various ways that creating music can help to
generate an income.
'How To - Create Your Masterpiece' panellists will be discussing the journey
of a song; from the initial idea for a tune, a beat, a title, or a complete
work, through to copyright and the unwritten rules of song writing and finally,
the importance of quality and fit for purpose production.
The 2nd panel:- 'How To - Get Your Song Played And Paid,' will focus on
generating exposure across radio, TV and the media, building a fan base and
setting the foundations for a successful career in music.
Both panels will be moderated by Daniel Jones, PRS for Music's Education and
Outreach Manager for the North of England, who commented:- "These panels
are designed with composers and songwriters at every point in their careers in
mind; whether you've just written your 1st song or your 50th. As a
membership organisation, PRS for Music doesn't just collect royalties on your
behalf, we're also here for creators to turn to for advice and education on the
While the event is free, space is limited so please ensure you book a space
online if you wish to attend. Both non members and PRS for Music members are
encouraged to attend.
Panel attendees will also have the opportunity to network and see PRS for Music
members Her's (Line of Best Fit) and The Vryll Society (BBC) perform at a
special PRS Presents gig. See below for further information.
6:15pm - 7:15pm:- 'Panel - How To - Create Your Masterpiece'
Technology today means almost anyone can make a decent sounding home recording.
However there's still a huge difference between a homemade demo and a
professionally produced and mixed studio recording. And despite all the
innovations, a good song will always be key. This panel will discuss the journey
of a song, from its inception, through the recording process on to career
defining masterpiece status.
Daniel Jones (PRS for Music) - Moderator.
Steve Levine (Record Producer).
Dave McCabe (Songwriter/The Zutons).
Natalie McCool (Songwriter).
Elizabeth Sills (PRS Foundation).
7:30pm to 8:45pm:- 'How To: Get Your Song Played And Paid'
You've created your masterpiece, but now comes the challenge of getting
audiences to actually hear your songs and making money from them. In the age of
streaming services and curated playlists, is radio still key for up and coming
artists? What qualities are music supervisors looking for in a song to place it
on a TV show? Is getting press still key for breaking an artist? And what are
the different revenue streams for songwriters in the digital age? These are just
some of the questions we'll be exploring on this panel.
Daniel Jones (PRS for Music) - Moderator.
Karen Buse (PRS for Music).
Dave Monks (Radio Presenter at BBC Introducing Merseyside).
Kate Blakemore (Music Supervisor at Lime Pictures).
Hattie Pearson (Radio Presenter at Key 103, DJ, Manager).
Craig Pennington (Editor of Bido Lito! Magazine).
8:45pm - 11:00pm - Gig and Networking.
Following the panels, the evening continues with a gig nearby at Leaf, on Bold
Street. If you would like to attend the gig, please select the ticket that
includes PRS for Music Presents. We will have local members The Vryll Society
and Her's performing.
Security experts to give
free advice to local businesses
THE British Security Industry
Association (BSIA) is encouraging local businesses to register for their free
place at the upcoming North West Security Procurement Conference, taking place
at the Holiday Inn, in Central Liverpool, on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. Sponsored by ATEC
Fire and Security Ltd and Securitas UK, and supported by Merseyside Police, the day event gives delegates the opportunity to hear from a range of expert
speakers on the importance of quality in order to make the most out of their
ACC Ian Critchley QPM of Merseyside Police will officially open the event,
followed by a range of presentations aimed at helping businesses make smarter
purchasing decisions to make sure the security they have in place is fit for
purpose and will deliver long term business benefits.
Confirmed speakers include:-
Pauline Norstrom, Managing Director of NetVu and Immediate Past Chair of the
BSIA. With a 16 year background in the security industry, Pauline is passionate
about the importance of quality as a purchasing decision. Her presentation
covers:- 'The real price of security systems', examining the whole life
cost of the security system and exploring the price vs quality debate from the
perspectives of both buyers and sellers of security solutions.
Detective Inspector Robbie Moss of Merseyside Police, will present on:-
'Reducing threat, harm and risk to local business', discussing an investigation he led
as Senior Investigating Officer into armed robberies at several newsagents in
the North Merseyside area, and how security solutions can be an effective tool
in solving crime.
David Wells, Commercial Director for Securitas Security Services (UK) Ltd in the
North, will be advising on best practice procurement for security guarding.
David has 17 years' experience in the private security industry, with a wealth
of operational knowledge across a variety of sectors.
Steve Lampett, Technical Officer at the BSIA, will be speaking about British
Standards and the important role they can play in helping businesses choose
quality security products and services.
Simon Adcock, Chief Executive Officer of ATEC Fire and Security and Chairman of
the BSIA's CCTV Section, will explore the idea that:- 'Price is not everything',
Simon will be helping technology buyers define their needs in order to find a
great security partner.
As well as a comprehensive speaker programme, delegates will also have the
opportunity to network over a light lunch and see a range of security products
and services from a variety of exhibitors, including: Securitas Security
Services (UK) Ltd, ATEC Fire and Security, Gallagher Security, Humax Electronics
Co Ltd and Safer Shred.
Delegates can register for their free place
Southport residents called
on to nominate projects for ₤250,000 Jewson Building Better Communities
JEWSON has opened nominations for its
2017 Building Better Communities competition, and is calling on people in
Southport to nominate community building projects that are in need of a helping
This year's total regional prize fund has doubled to ₤200,000 and is open to
applications from improvement projects across England, Scotland and Wales.
Community groups can apply for a share of the overall prize fund; anything from
₤500 to ₤10,000 to spend on building materials; or put their project forward
for the top prize of ₤50,000 for building materials and labour.
In a new addition to the 2017 competition, communities can also nominate a
Hero' who is a tradesperson who plays a big role in their area, whether it's a
roofer who has fixed a leak in the village hall or a builder who has supported a
local children's charity. The winner of the Trade Hero category will receive
₤50,000 worth of building materials to enable them to complete a worthy
Mark Rayfield, CEO of Jewson, explained:- "Since Building Better
Communities launched in 2015, we've seen the difference that the competition has
had on local communities and charities. We know there are many more projects
that could benefit out there, which is why we're encouraging people in Southport
to nominate a cause close to their hearts.
We've also introduced a new category for 2017; the Trade Hero award. We know
that tradespeople are working hard to help their communities on a regular basis,
and we really want to champion these people and enable the work they're doing."
Since the 1st year of the competition in 2015, Building Better Communities has
helped over 40 community projects across the UK. This year, the competition is
supported by a number of Jewson partners including:- Velux, Norbord, Marshalls,
Polypipe, Recticel, Tarmac and British Gypsum.
Community groups and tradespeople have until 5 May 2017 to put forward their
project. Nominations can be made