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MMF announces free event for young music entrepreneurs

By | Published on Wednesday 6 September 2017


The Music Managers Forum has announced You Are The Future Of Music, a free day of workshops and seminars aimed at the next generation of music entrepreneurs.

Taking place at the Old Granada Studios in Manchester on 27 Sep, music companies and organisations represented at the event will include Spotify, YouTube, AWAL, PledgeMusic, Sentric Music, Music Support, PRS Foundation, PPL, PRS For Music, BASCA and the Featured Artists Coalition.

As well as various talks on the music business, there will be practical sessions on areas such as label and publishing deals, songwriting, funding and finance, and mental health. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with established music industry figures.

You Are The Future Of Music will also mark the 25th anniversary of the MMF, which launched at Manchester’s In The City conference back in 1992.

“Over the past 25 years, the MMF has aspired to support and empower each new generation of music managers and artists, helping equip them for the next wave of technological change”, says MMF chief exec Annabella Coldrick. “To celebrate such a major birthday, we thought it was fitting to return to a city that remains such a beacon of musical innovation and talent, and to connect with some of the region’s brightest entrepreneurs and musicians”.

MMF chair Diane Wagg adds: “As a fledgling music manager at In The City in 1992, I remember the moment the MMF sprang into existence – so it feels entirely fitting that we’re returning 25 years on with an emphasis on helping upcoming artists and entrepreneurs further their careers. Education remains a huge part of the MMF’s remit, and this is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with some of the world’s most exciting music companies”.

Register for free tickets to the event here.