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John Robb to interview 808State’s Graham Massey at Artist:Entrepreneur Day in Manchester this weekend

By | Published on Wednesday 17 October 2018

Artist:Entrepreneur Day

Artist and producer Graham Massey will be talking through his career in music at the conclusion of the latest edition of the Artist:Entrepreneur Day from the Featured Artists Coalition and CMU:DIY, which takes place this Sunday in Manchester.

Once again, A:E Day will see three artist entrepreneurs – this time Roxanne De Bastion, Lisbee Stainton and Jack Gourlay – open up their respective artist businesses to offer practical tips and advice on making a living from music.

The three host artists are joined by CMU:DIY’s Chris Cooke, who presents five A:E Guides, plus a team of industry experts, including representatives from PRS For Music, PPL, Sentric Music, Sparklestreet, Do The Rights Thing, Scruff Of The Neck and Shoosmiths LLP.

Then, at the conclusion of the day, Graham Massey will be in conversation with FAC Artist Advocate John Robb. He will discuss his career in music, from the early days signed to Factory Records, through the rise of 808State, and remixing and producing for the likes of David Bowie, Bjork, Goldfrapp and Primal Scream, to his current music-making projects. With both Massey and Robb being key players in the Manchester music community, they’ll also discuss the state of the local scene, and how new artists in the region can better support each other.

Taking place as part of the English Folk Expo, though open to early career artist and future industry talent from all genres, the A:E Day takes place at Home on Tony Wilson Place from 10am to 5pm. Tickets are just £10 and are available here. FAC also has a small number of free guest list spots for young artists and music students – to apply for one of those email with A:E DAY MANCHESTER in the subject line.

For more information about A:E Day and the topics that will be covered click here.

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