Creators

Beth Nielsen Chapman Songwriting Seminar

Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Beth Nielsen Chapman will be giving a free masterclass to PRS for Music members on ‘Creative Flow Songwriting & Finding Your Voice.

Best in show

With more opportunities that ever before for playing live, M has practical advice about getting yourself in front of the right crowd.

Festivals

Festivals these days aren’t just about hanging out in some sprawling greenfield site. Cities host their own versions too - they also have the advantage of being on the industry’s own doorstep, and therefore a great place to be seen by more people who can make a difference to your career.

Urban festivals

Festivals these days aren’t just about hanging out in some sprawling greenfield site. Cities host their own versions too - they also have the advantage of being on the industry’s own doorstep, and therefore a great place to be seen by more people who can make a difference to your career.

Showcase nights

Promoter George Eason hosts more frequent gigs. He set up Showcasing Live Events three years ago and the concept has become a winner with emerging talent and the A&R community.

Pub gigs

For a lot of acts starting out, local live music pubs and bars offer no finer place to grow a fanbase and learn the art of live performance. PRS for Music sponsors the Music Pub of the Year category in The Publican’s annual trade awards. M caught up with some of the shortlisted music publicans to find out more about their showcase nights.

National trade shows

In recent years, a number of annual events in the same vein as the International trade shows (below) that have sprung up on home soil and provide multiple showcase opportunities for aspiring acts.