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Artist:Entrepreneur Day heads to Manchester with Brighter Sound

By | Published on Thursday 28 June 2018

Artist:Entrepreneur Day

The date has been set for the next edition of the Artist:Entrepreneur Day, the artist-to-artist education programme from the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY. This time FAC and CMU are teaming up with Brighter Sound to bring the A:E experience to Manchester, at Band On The Wall on Friday 20 July.

The A:E Day is a practical guide for early-career artists, explaining how they can grow a business around their music. Each edition is led by three of FAC’s ‘advocate artists’ – this time Roxanne De Bastion, ShaoDow and Femme – who open up their own artist businesses and describe their routes to success. The artists also question a range of industry experts, while CMU’s Chris Cooke is on hand to present A:E Guides on revenues, rights, gigging, marketing and business partners.

FAC CEO Lucie Caswell says: “The feedback from our recent London A:E Day was overwhelmingly great, so it is really exciting to be announcing our next edition in Manchester already. We are touring this programme all around the country over the next year, empowering young artists as we go. We are really looking forward to being in Manchester and sharing our knowledge with the city’s talented artist community, thanks to our partnership with Brighter Sound”.

Brighter Sound Head Of Programmes Kate Lowes adds: “It’s more important than ever for artists to take control of their own businesses. Part of our role is to make sure the young and emerging talent we work with has the information they need to be able to do just that. It’s great to team up with the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY to make that happen artist to artist, allowing artist entrepreneurs to learn from their contemporaries”.

Tickets for the day will be on sale soon at