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ISSUE 219, April 2018

Wider scope for Edinburgh showcase 

MULTI-VENUE showcase and conference Wide Days has announced the full programme and speaker list for its forthcoming event in Edinburgh. 

Founder Olaf Furniss says that the programme, which covers topics including A&R, ticket touts, streaming and label models, has been designed to create a level playing field for newer members of the industry to network with more experienced delegates.

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Emerging talent gets a lift

EKLECTICA, A new 8,000-capacity festival taking place in Isle of Wight’s Robin Hill County Park is encouraging local artistes to take the warm-up slot for headliners The Hoosiers.

Clare Ross, marketing manager of Vectis Ventures (VV), says that the event will provide a unique opportunity for the winning act.

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Ditto lends development support 

ONLINE MUSIC distribution platform Ditto, designed for independent artistes, managers and labels, has announced a new one-day unsigned music conference and networking event, Ditto X.

Mike Murphy, who manages the ‘record label in a box’ side of the platform, says that the goal is to build panel discussions that help independent artistes understand the wider world of the industry. The event takes place in London’s Shoreditch on 2 May.

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Touring triumphs on south coast

THOSE LOOKING to book shows in the Southampton and Bournemouth areas would do well to contact Ricky Bates who hosts regular shows for acts of the rock and punk persuasion.

Operating in venues including The Joiners Arms (cap. 200), for which he acts as head booker, The 1865 (750) and Southampton Guildhall (1,700), Bates has seen a huge number of national and international acts tour through the region, with recent artistes including Crazy Arm, Kevin Devine, Xcerts and Joyce Manor.

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  UK Best Venues for Contemporary Live Music
Part 2 Open-air venues, stadiums, arenas, campus venues, arts centres, clubs, pubs & bars.

The annual 88-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring interviews with and profiles of key figures.
  UK Venues for Contemporary Live Music (2017)
Part 1 Theatres and Concert Halls

The annual 92-page round-up of the most proactive venue managers and operators working predominantly with contemporary live music, featuring a directory, interviews with and profiles of key figures.