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CMU:DIY and Urban Development put spotlight on getting started and building a team

By | Published on Thursday 16 February 2017

The next edition of CMU:DIY x Urban Development takes place at London’s Red Bull Studios next Tuesday, 21 Feb, once again providing tips and insights galore for aspiring artists and future industry talent.

This edition is called ‘Getting Started And Building A Team’ and – after last meeting month’s beginners guide to the music industry – provides practical advice for what DIY artists should be doing right now to capture and grow fanbase, get their music out there, and start building some initial revenues.

CMU MD and Business Editor Chris Cooke will kickstart the proceedings before interviewing A&R Shaurav D’Silva from 2-Tone Entertainment, artist manager Jamila Scott from Method Music and Will Spencer from direct-to-fan platform Music Glue.

Says Cooke: “New artists first engage with the music business these days by becoming a music business – which is to say by building a small business around their music. A plethora a digital tools help with this process, though time is always in short supply. So artists need to decide what to prioritise while also starting to build a team. We’ll be discussing those tools – and how to go about recruiting a team – next Tuesday.

Tickets for the session are just £5 – or if you join the UD Creative scheme for £20 a year you get in to all these sessions for free as well as a range of other benefits. Click here to book.