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MusicTank Promotion Course Bolsters Speaker Lineup

By: MusicTank | January 31, 2012

Sofia Hagberg (End of the Road Festival) and Dominique Czopor (The Boileroom / we:Live) Finalise Line-up for 'Get Plugged In'
Sofia Hagberg, director of the hugely successful End of the Road Festival and Dominique Czopor, Owner of Guildford venue The Boileroom complete the lineup for MusicTank's music promotion course Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management. Following the success of its oversubscribed debut in 2011, MusicTank is again partnering with Andy Inglis, the hugely respected co-creator and manager of north London venue The Luminaire.
Inglis will be joined by a raft of leading industry figures such as Jonas Vebner (head of Music Export Norway's UK office), Steve Tilley (National Promoter, Kilimanjaro), Dave Newton (founder, WeGotTickets) and now Sofia Hagberg (Director, End of the Road Festival) and Dominique Czopor (Owner, The Boileroom).

Designed as a much needed best-practice roadmap of the processes involved in live music promoting and venue management, the five part course draws on Inglis' two decades of experience, sharing lessons learned and highlighting the pitfalls plaguing promoters and venue operators UK-wide.

The course will cover an extensive range of topics concerning venue owners, promoters and programmers such as promotion, ticketing and licensing legislation as well as the future issues facing Britain's venues.

Despite the 100 Club's rescue from the brink there have been some much publicised London closures of late, The Luminaire itself not escaping the recession's icy clutches. Part of the course will investigate the events that led to its closure, as well as what this award winning venue did to gain such an avid following and a special place in the hearts of Londoners.

Appealing to venue promoters and owners as well as tour managers, booking agents and artists, this extensive course promises to guide and encourage those learning their trade as well as identify the risks felling even the industry titans in one of the last sectors of the business still able to generate income for new bands.

Jonathan Robinson, Programme Director MusicTank said "Despite the economic challenges that lie ahead, 2012 could be a breakthrough year for small venues across the UK. With reforms to the Licensing Act set to ease the sector and the appetite for big ticket arena concerts on the wane, there's no better time for small venue operators and promoters to update their knowledge, refresh their skills and drive new business."

Said Andy Inglis; "The Luminaire was a six year long education for me in customer service, what's right and wrong with the live industry in London, and what's so important about socks and 9v batteries that they appeared on almost ever backstage rider I ever saw. I'll lay bare my experiences without concern for my own embarrassment, celebrate those who helped both artist and audience in their search of a fulfilling gigging experience, and castigate those who seek to put obstacles in their way. And I'll swear reasonably frequently."

Course: Get Plugged In: Live Music, Promotion and Venue Management

Date & Time:
18.00 - 21.00 Feb 27 2012, Mar 05, 12, 19 & 26
The Boardroom, University of Westminster, Regent Street, London, W1B 2UW
MusicTank Members: MT student members £150 ' MT Individual members £170 ' Full price £229

•Course tutor: Andy Inglis, co-creator and manager, The Luminaire

•Jonas Vebner (head of Music Export Norway's UK office)
•Steve Tilley (National Promoter at Kilimanjaro)
•Dave Newton (founder of WeGotTickets)
•Sofia Hagberg (End of the Road Festival)
•Dominique Czopor (Owner, The Boileroom / we:Live)

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