Here is some stuff I did in July 2020…

AE:Day tomorrow

It’s the first Artist:Entrepreneur Day of the year tomorrow – somewhat delayed because of all the COVID stuff, though by being online, early-career and self-managed artists everywhere can tune in. We’ve got a great line up of experts including people from Bandcamp, Bucks Music, The Go 2 Agency, Help Musicians, Incendia Music, ie:music, Lewis Silkin, Mixcloud, PPL and PRS. You can still grab yourself a free ticket here.

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Wide Days is go!

Wide Days is upon us everybody! Things kicked off last night and run through to Saturday. CMU is presenting two sessions today on data things: fan data first, rights data second. Then tomorrow we’ll be talking music video, plus we’ll have a ‘Distribution Revolution’ informed panel on distributors and label services. It’s all happening online – why not tune in! Full info about all the Wide Days festivities is available via www.widedays.com

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Edinburgh online

We are currently putting together a list of all the Edinburgh Fringe groups, venues and performers who are planning online shows for August – ie when, in normal times, we’d be in Edinburgh for the Festival. We are going to be recommending shows and interviewing performers via our TW Weekly bulletin and on the ThreeWeeks website next month. If you are doing stuff – or know people doing stuff – email us the info. And sign up to receive our weekly TW bulletin here.

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DDD3 out now!

Thanks to everyone who tuned in to our ‘Digital Dollar’ book launch on Thursday. I think we were briefly ahead of that there Andrew Ridgeley in the Music Business Book Chart yesterday, then he reclaimed the top spot. But, I mean, that’s not even really a music business book is it?! You can watch my short presentation from the launch here. Or read it here. And buy the book here. Hurrah!

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A:E Day Online

Of all the events we do, the Artist:Entrepreneur Day with the FAC is one of my favourites. So very pleased to announce that – thanks to Help Musicians – we are able to present an online version on Saturday 1 Aug, hosted by artist entrepreneurs Emma McGann, Kimberly Anne and Roxanne de Bastion. Do spread the word to any early-career artists you know – info here.

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DDD3 Launch

So, I’ve finally finished the Third Edition of the ‘Dissecting The Digital Dollar’ book! Fully updated for 2020 to cover all the recent market trends, copyright reforms, industry debates and more – plus the ‘Fan Data Guide’ and ‘Song Royalties Guide’ are included at the back. MMF is launching it all this Thursday at 5pm with a super speedy presentation from me and a great panel debate. Sign up here.

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Wide Days sessions

We are just two weeks away from this year’s Wide Days. CMU is presenting two sessions this year. First, music data. We’ll be putting the spotlight on the rights data you have to push into the system and the fan data you can pull out. And then second, the video content at the heart of any music marketing campaign and how to make it on a budget. You’ll find more info about our sessions here. Check out the full Wide Days programme here.

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Setlist goodness

A seemingly possibly hopefully positive announcement from the government last night re COVID funding for the creative industries. Issued, of course, AFTER we’d recorded and edited a podcast in which we discussed last week’s #LetTheMusicPlay campaign and the music industry’s ongoing criticism of government. Though I think we probably spent most of that section talking about the fraggles anyway, so it’s possible no one will notice. You can tune into the only slightly out-of-date brand new edition of Setlist here.

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#LetTheMusicPlay

If you hang out in my echo chamber this logo is presumably filling your social feeds today and you’re super aware of the demands now being made of government to help ensure the UK’s live music sector can survive COVID-19. But if you sit on the edge or outside that chamber, there is a report in today’s CMU Daily on why 1500 artists have signed a letter to culture minister Oliver Dowden and more info on what they are asking for. You can check out that report here. #LetTheMusicPlay

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