Artist:Entrepreneur Day. The day will be hosted by three FAC artist entrepreneurs – Benny Bizzie, Sherika Sherard and Shannon O’Neill (Sister Ghost) – who will each let you inside their individual artist businesses. They will be joined by CMU’s Chris Cooke and a team of music industry experts to provide insights, ideas and lots of practical advice.
You can join from wherever you are via zoom. Ticket-holders will be sent a link on the day. The day’s schedule is as follows:
12.00-13.30 Making Money From Your Songs & Recordings
If you’ve written a song, you have created a copyright. If you’ve recorded a track, you have created another copyright. Welcome to the copyright business!
Get CMU:DIY’s A:E Guide to music copyright and watch each of our FAC artist entrepreneurs dissect one of their tracks.
Find out the different ways you can make money from your songs and recordings – from streaming to selling discs direct-to-fan to the money that comes in via collecting societies PRS and PPL.
14:00-15.30 Building A Fanbase By Going Live (Again)
The other key revenue stream for most artists is – of course – live performance, with gigs and tours finally getting started again. Find out how the live side of the industry works and how to get your live career started.
Discover how you can use your shows to grow your audience – and the key role social and other digital platforms play in enabling potential future fans to connect with you and your music in the longer term.
16:00-17:30 Choosing Your Business Partners
As your artist business grows, you’ll need to start working with other people – and companies – to unlock all your potential revenue streams.
Learn more about the suppliers and business partners you might want to work with and hear from some key business partners and find out what services they offer and on what terms. Find out how our FAC artist entrepreneurs have put together their teams.