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CMU at Sŵn Festival 2019

By | Published on Tuesday 24 September 2019

Sŵn Festival

Cardiff’s Sŵn Festival returns once again next month, with three days of shows across the city from 18-20 Oct. Running alongside the festival will be a conference programme on 17 and 18 Oct, presented by University Of South Wales and curated by CMU.

On the Thursday, CMU:DIY will present a series of workshops for early-career artists and those at the start of their music careers. These practical sessions will put the spotlight on gigging, streaming, marketing and direct-to-fan, plus the top five fuck ups music people often make, and how to avoid them.

On the Friday, CMU Insights presents a series of presentations, interviews and discussions, looking at how artists go about building sustainable careers in the streaming age, and how the local music community can better support new talent.

CMU’s Chris Cooke will talk through all the key music revenue streams, while CMU’s Sam Taylor will provide a concise guide to the modern music marketing toolkit. Later in the day we’ll also present a brand new guide as part of our Pathways Into Music project.

Alongside all that, numerous music industry experts will be on hand to share their experience and insights, and provide practical tips and advice on pursuing a career in music, building an artist business, growing an audience, and more.

Tickets are free to both the workshops and the conference sessions. More information here.