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Imogen Heap to join four fellow FAC artist entrepreneurs at A:E Day London

By | Published on Tuesday 5 June 2018

Imogen Heap

The Featured Artists Coalition’s Artist In Residence, Imogen Heap, will join the conversation at the London edition of the Artist:Entrepreneur Day, which takes place at the Islington Assembly Hall next week – on Monday 11 June from 10am-5pm. The FAC is currently touring the Artist:Entrepreneur Day around the UK and the London date is part of the Mayor Of London’s Sounds Like London programme.

A:E Day – which has been developed by the FAC with CMU:DIY – is an artist-to-artist, education programme. Over the day a team of artist entrepreneurs – this time Roxanne De Bastion, Eckoes and Femme – provide practical tips and advice for aspiring artists and future industry leaders on how to build a career and a business around music. They do this by opening up their own artist businesses and explaining how they have built a brand, grown a fanbase and generated revenue around their music.

The team will be joined by music industry experts who will also provide tips galore. Taking part in the London edition are Beckie Sugden (X-Ray Touring), Sammy Andrews (Deviate), Roisin Brophy (PPL), Gee Davy (AIM) and Sophie Little (BBC Introducing), with more to be announced. CMU’s Chris Cooke will also present five A:E Guides as part of the proceedings, while representatives from sponsors AIM, PPL and Resonate will also be on hand to answer questions.

FAC Artist Advocate Nadine Shah and FAC CEO Lucie Caswell will be MCing the day alongside the three artist entrepreneurs. Meanwhile FAC’s Artist In Residence Imogen Heap will also join the day to be ‘in conversation’, discussing her career to date as a songwriter, producer, performer and entrepreneur, and explaining why creative entrepreneurialism is very much part of being an artist today.

Tickets for the A:E Day are just £10 (plus £1 admin fee) and are available from the FAC website and Dice. For more details about what the day involves check the schedule here.