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July Hostel Events in Dublin

Artist & Repertoire seminar

Where: Generator Dublin

When: 6th – 7th July

We’d like to let you know the details of our first Artist & Repertoire seminar in Dublin! It will be taking place on the 6th-7th of July in Generator Dublin, and is a two-day interactive workshop event. We have amazing speakers who are at the very top of the international music industry giving interactive workshops on:

  • Record companies and what, how and why they sign artists.
  • Management and what a manger looks for in an artist before pitching them to the industry.
  • Marketing your music online at the grassroots level.
  • Record production and recording.

The speakers include:

  • Keith Harris (Steve Wonder’s manager)
  • Dave Bascombe (TOP UK producer and engineer)
  • Matthais Seifert (TOP UK artist manager)
  • And some of the Artist & Repertoire crew.

The benefits to you are:

  • Learn how to approach and get responses from labels.
  • Learn how to build your international contacts.
  • Learn how to build your music career, online and from the grassroots up.
  • Learn how to approach producing and recording your music to get a big, professional sound.

It’s going to be a really great weekend for anyone interested in or already involved in music, and places are strictly limited.

The cost of the weekend is €250 per person, for the two full days…

PLUS FREE IN to the Artist & Repertoire Showcase Gig on Saturday night, 6th July, in the same venue as the seminar!

If you’re interested in attending please contact us
Include your contact phone number and we will get back to you ASAP in person.
Remember, places are strictly limited, so don’t delay and book now to guarantee your place!

We will accept payment by instalments.

Guest Speaker Biographies:

Keith Harris

“Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974. His first job was at a small independent UK label called Transatlantic Records which represented mainly British folk musicians but also distributed the Blue Note and Milestone Jazz labels. In 1976 he joined EMI Records where he initially worked for several in-house EMI labels in the promotions department. These labels included Rocket where he worked on the Elton John album ‘Blue Moves’, Fantasy, Ariola and EMI International. He then joined EMI-licensed Motown Records for two years, eventually ending up as General Manager. During his period at the label he worked with artists such as Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson, The Commodores, Rick James, The Supremes, Thelma Houston and Stevie Wonder. Keith left Motown in 1978, moved to Los Angeles in order to work with Stevie Wonder and soon became Operations Manager for Stevie’s companies. On his return to the UK in 1982 he formed his own management company and has since been involved in the management of various UK-based artists, looking after Junior Giscombe, Junior Tucker, Paul Johnson and Omar among others. Keith also managed the late Lynden David Hall, and still represents Stevie Wonder to this day!”

Dave Bascombe:

“Dave Bascombe is indisputably one of the finest mix engineers/producers working in the UK today. His work on the seminal acts of English pop back in the eighties and nineties saw the likes of Depeche Mode, Tears For Fears, Peter Gabriel, Human League, ABC and Erasureestablish themselves as global heavyweights, selling millions of albums and defining a sound that many still regard as the highest point of British pop culture. Though his career has spanned many decades, it’s his latest work that keeps him at the top of his game. His recent mixes have spawned hits for a multitude of modern pop / rock/ electronic acts such as Goldfrapp, Ironik, Royksopp,Lady Antebellum and Pendulum, and has resulted in Dave being nominated for ‘Mix Engineer of the Year at the Annual Music Producers Guild 2012 Awards, alongside such luminaries as Spike Stent and Tom Elmhirst.”

Matthias Siefert:

“German-born artist manager Matthias Siefert has been living in London since the late 1980s. Initially a Warner/Chappell Music-signed musician/songwriter, he decided to become an advisor to artists instead and, following a stint as General Manager for Bronze Records Inc. (the re-launched former home of Motorhead, Hawkwind and Manfred Mann’s Earthband), set up his own artist management operation. Artists he has represented include Ben Langmaid of La Roux, Brian Eno-collaborator Leo Abrahams, US-indie band Eagle Seagull who got signed to Starbucks-label Hear Music on a worldwide deal, and many others. He is currently developing a number of artists, including ex-Eagle Seagull frontman Eli Mardock, whose debut solo album was mixed in New York by Vampire Weekend-engineer Justin Gerrish and is set for release during 2013.”

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