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Resonating with artiste aspirations

NXT News & Features
22 October 2019

GLASGOW-BASED new music festival and conference Resonate has announced the full programme for this year’s event.

The third edition, which will take place at the Barras Art & Design Centre on 14 November, will feature keynote speeches by Katie Duffy from Glasgow Life, which manages venues such as the city’s Royal Concert Hall (cap. 2,500), and broadcaster Janice Forsyth.

Panels include The Road to Europe … and Beyond, discussing strategies to help artistes and managers break into new markets, Thriving in the Music Industry (mental health issues, with guidance from charity Help Musicians), and Hello is it Opportunities you’re Looking for? (approaches to amplifying an artiste’s success).

“Since our inception in 2017, we’ve built upon Resonate’s core pillars of collaboration, creativity, accessibility and development,” says Resonate project manager Susan Montgomery.

“This year sees the addition of a new venue – enabling us to bring more workshops and opportunities for skills development and host an array of music professionals.”

The event also offers workshops, technology hubs and drop-ins aimed at helping emerging artistes.

Among the six acts performing after the conference are Rascalton, Scarlett Randle and Awkward Family Portraits.

“Our Resonate Live closing showcase is a wonderful opportunity to see some of Scotland’s rising stars and demonstrates the strength and diversity of Scotland’s musical landscape!” says Montgomery.

General admission costs £75, while students can attend for £40.

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