Take Note: Full Timetable Of Talks, Inspire Or Hire Mentors & Point Blank Masterclasses Announced

Now less than two weeks away from the first edition of Take Note, the programme for Saturday 21st November is unveiled.

Encompassing seven panels spanning topics including Pick A Path, The Modern Social Media and Lifestyle Balance In Music, over forty speakers will share insights from their own career paths, ranging from the traditional A&Rs, booking agents, solicitors, producers, artist managers and media editors to those trialing new approaches in streaming platforms, label services and festivals.

Production and technology will be at the heart of Point Blank’s Production lab workshops held in a dedicated space nearby the main auditorium of Second Home, the innovative design space in East London recently featured in the Guardian that plays host to Take Note.

A full list of those partaking in the Inspire Or Hire scheme has also been announced, dedicating their time to face to face meetings with ticket holders to discuss career prospects and offering unique internship or work experience opportunities from the likes of Resident Advisor, Hospital Records, Insanity Management, MN2S and Mixmag.

Following networking drinks, ticket holders are invited to an intimate celebratory after show at Night Tales, close by in Shoreditch. The award-winning venture that combines the best of gastronomy, experimental bar culture will host a prolific artist panelist for a surprise performance to close out what promises to be an insightful day for electronic music.

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MAIN CONFERENCE AUDITORIUM PROGRAMME

10:25-10:30 INTRODUCTORY FILM
A short film hearing from influential industry individuals and artists offering advice and guidance to those starting their careers in music.

10:15-10:30 KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Protecting the Future of London’s Nightlife
Thomas van Berckel – Communications Manager, Night Time Industries Association

10:30 – 11:15 PANEL: Pick A Path
Hear from representatives of some of the most popular career avenues in music, explaining the inner workings of their field. A Q&A offers delegates the opportunity to explore the different job roles available before pursuing their career.
A&R / Label Owner – Ralf Kollmann – Mobilee Records
Agent – Finlay Johnson – William Morris Endeavour Entertainment
Concert Promoter – Jack Dowling – SJM Concerts
Festival Promoter – Mark Newton – Hideout Festival
Journalist – Duncan Dick – Editor, Mixmag
Lawyer – Halina Wielogorska – Solicitor at Clintons
Manager – Greg Burnell – Stack House Management
PR – Melissa Maouris – Maouris PR
Moderated by Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter

11:30 – 12:15 PANEL: A Generation of Entrepreneurs: The modern route to the top.
We are a generation of entrepreneurs and independent companies challenging the long- standing institutions. Hear how people entering the music industry can make an impact and open doors for themselves.
Danny and Kieran Clancy – Founders, krankbrother Records and Events, Restauranteurs
Ed Karney – Co-Founder, Grade Management
Jack Robinson – Founder of Dimensions Festival, Outlook Festival and Horizon
Jaimie Ritchie – Founder T Bar & SPL Agency
Nick Sabine – Founder, Resident Advisor
Moderated by Marcus Barnes – Editor & Writer / Author of ‘Around The World In 80 Raves’

12:30 – 13:15 PANEL: The Power Of Radio
Radio is undeniably the force breaking most new and successful dance acts in the UK, with some radio DJs holding the power to break a new act with one track play. Hear from the leaders in UK radio.
Becky Tong – Co-Founder, Juicebox / Radio Plugger
Charlie Tee – DJ / Broadcaster, Kiss FM / Kiss Fresh
Coco Cole – Broadcaster, Capital Xtra
Huw Owen – Producer, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix
Sam Potts – Head of Radio, Sony Columbia / Founder, Young Guns Network
Moderated by Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter

14:30 – 15:15 PANEL: Electronic music as pop music
Hear from the pioneers of electronic music in the mainstream world. They discuss the boom in dance music and the birth of EDM, it’s place in the mainstream creatively and financially, how it compares to other genres and it’s longevity.
Alistair Webber – A&R, Island Records
Brendan Long – Agent, William Morris Endeavour
Jerome Porritt – A&R, Warner Bros Music
Kate Hutchinson – Deputy Editor, the Guardian Guide
Matt Riley – Director of Creative, AWAL / Kobalt Label Services
Sophie Hall – Manager, Locket Artists
Tom Riley – A&R OWSLA / Manager, Catalyst Artist Management
Moderated by Marcus Barnes – Editor & Writer / Author of ‘Around The World In 80 Raves’

15:30 – 16:15 PANEL: The Modern Social Media
Social media is now the leading personal and professional promotional platform and it is imperative to understand how it works and how to use it to your advantage in any your own ventures.
James Auton – Audiosplitter
Gareth Ingham – Crowdmix Co-Founder
Grahame Farmer – Founder, Data Transmission
Ben Anderson – Social media for Rudimental
Nicole Venter – MEOKO / Room 44
Moderated by Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter

16:30 – 17:15 PANEL: Lifestyle Balance in music
The music industry is a round the clock industry. Artists, managers, agents, label owners and any other position demands late nights, frequent travelling and exposure to a world of alcohol and drugs. How do you manage this to ensure the enjoyment we take from this industry doesn’t affect our health and general well-being?
Ben Molen – Artist Manager, Insanity Talent Management
Charlotte Lucy Cijffers – Digital & News Editor, DJ Mag
Clive Henry – DJ & Resident, Circoloco Ibiza
Dave Alcock – Agent, MN2SGeddes – DJ / Producer
Laura Jones – DJ / Producer
Rag Satguru – Co-Founder, Grade Management
Moderated by Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter

17:30 – 18:15 PANEL: The commercialisation of dance music and the concept of ‘selling out’.
Emerging artists are constantly faced with choices and ridicule regarding their musical output and direction with pressure from all sides to have a successful career whilst staying true to their sound. How can an artist achieve creative satisfaction and success at the same time?
Ben Pearce – DJ / Producer / Label Owner Purp & Soul
Kidnap Kid – DJ / Producer, Black Butter Records Jimmy Napes – Producer / Song Writer
Ralf Kollmann – DJ / Founder, Mobilee Records
Ali Love – Artist, Hot Natured / Infinity Ink
Moderated by Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter

18:15 – 19:15 Networking drinks in Jago Bar, Second Home

18:00 – Midnight Night Tales presents Tokyo Nights
Entrance is free. Collect your wristband on entrance to Take Note VERY special guest DJ to play 9:30pm

POINT BLANK PRODUCTION LAB PROGRAMME
10:30 – Geddes
Going in deep on drum programming with the house and techno veteran

11:30 – Hodgson
The London producer breaks down his bass-heavy club track Babylon System

12:30 – Alex Arnout
Get an insight into the production techniques from the Dogmatik label boss

14:30 – DJ Yoda
UK legend DJ Yoda continues to wow audiences across the planet with his revolutionary live sets. He breaks down how it works for Point Blank

15:30 – Stefano Ritteri
Talking mixing and sound design with the Defected and Dirtybird don

16:30 – Roni Size
The DnB legend looks back at his acclaimed career and forward with his favourite new music tool – PreSonus
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INSPIRE OR HIRE MENTORS
Becky Tong – Co-founder, Juicebox / Radio Plugger
Ben Molen – Artist Manager, Insanity Talent Management
Ben Pearce – DJ / Producer / Label Owner Purp & Soul
Brendan Long – Agent, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Carly Wilford – Founder, IAmMusicTV / Radio Presenter
Charlie Tee – DJ / Broadcaster, Kiss FM / Kiss Fresh
Charlotte Dunckley – Agent, Echo
Charlotte Lucy Cijffers – Digital & News Editor, DJ Mag
Duncan Dick – Editor, Mixmag
Finlay Johnson – Agent, William Morris Endeavour Entertainment
Huw Owen – Producer, BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix
Kate Hutchinson – Deputy Editor, the Guardian Guide
Kidnap Kid – DJ / Producer, Black Butter Records
Kim Smith – Founder, Phoenix PR
Marcus Barnes – Editor & Writer / Author of ‘Around The World In 80 Raves’
Mark Newton – Founder, Hideout Festival, Unknown Croatia
Matt Riley – Director of Creative, AWAL – Kobalt Label Services
Melissa Maouris – Founder, Maouris PR
Nina Scott – Culture Manager, Red Bull
Rag Satguru – Co-Founder, Grade Management
Ralf Kollmann – Founder, Mobilee Records
Sam Potts – Head of Radio, Columbia Records / Founder, Young Guns Network
Tom Riley – A&R OWSLA / Manager, Catalyst Artist Management

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