Hear From The Managers

SOLD OUT
12 noon

The Auditorium/Main Hall, Paisley Town Hall

Top managers of Biffy Clyro and Prides reveal the realities of managing successful artists.

Managing My Money

1pm

The Bank, Paisley Town Hall

Learn from the experts how to maximise your earnings, get registered for VAT, pay tax on overseas earnings and claim tax returns.

Digital Distribution

1pm

All Things Digital Room, Paisley Town Hall

Get the most out of online income streams and the digital economy with top digital music distributers Absilone and Emu Bands.

European Touring

1pm

The Globe, Paisley Town Hall

Find out the differences for getting paid and paying tax as an agent and musician touring Europe.

Media Training

1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

Media Training Room, Paisley Town Hall

Be interviewed on film, print and radio by broadcaster Ally McCrae and The Guardian journalist Colin Irwin.

Mixing It Up with John Logan

SOLD OUT
1pm

The Writers Room

Hear how John Logan, renowned composer and conductor for major concerts, will be working with Idlewild and the RSNO at this year’s Spree Festival in Paisley, plus his experiences with Admiral Fallow, Twilight Sad, King Creosote and Roddy Hart.

The Acronyms Explained

2pm

The Bank, Paisley Town Hall

Find out how to get the earnings you should from performance rights and music licensing companies with Keith Harris of Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) and Duncan McCrone and Stuart Fleming of PRS for Music and MCPS.

The Surgery

1:30pm, 2pm, 2:30pm, 3pm, 3:30pm

The Surgery, Paisley Town Hall

Discover top tips from Creative Scotland and PRS for Music Foundation on accessing artist and music industry grants.

Agents: Love Them Or Hate Them?

2pm

The Live Room

Some of Europe’s busiest agents reveal what they can do for you and how to get the best out of them.

Making the Most of Your Online Shop

2pm

All Things Digital Room, Paisley Town Hall

Maximise ticket, album and merchandise sales with top tips from Music Glue, one of the UK’s leading specialists in online retail.

MCPS in More Detail: Mechanical Royalties

3pm

The Bank, Paisley Town Hall

Learn about mechanical royalties and how to make sure you receive them with MCPS.

Getting It Right On The Road

3pm

The Live Room, Paisley Town Hall

Willie Knox, a production and tour manager with over 25 years experience, reveals how to survive on-the-road challenges.

Social Media and Online Marketing Tools

3pm

All Things Digital Room, Paisley Town Hall

Promote your music online through social media channels like Youtube, Mixcloud and Livestream with experts Inner Ear.

PPL in More Detail: Income from Recorded Music

4pm

The Bank, Paisley Town Hall

Find out how PPL collects and distributes money on behalf of performers and record companies for the use of their recorded music.

PRS In More Detail: Income From Live Touring

4pm

The Live Room, Paisley Town Hall

Make sure you’re getting paid for your music with top tips from performance rights and music licence companies.

Digital Publishing

4pm

All Things Digital Room, Paisley Town Hall

Make Google, Apple and Youtube your friend for publishing music with digital publishing experts Absilone.

Grant Keir – From Scotland With Love

4pm

The Writers Room, Paisley Town Hall

Hear how Grant Keir, producer and writer of the highly acclaimed feature documentary From Scotland With Love by director Virginia Heath with sublime musical score by King Creosote, financed, produced and distributed the film and top-selling album.

International Showcasing

4pm

The Globe, Paisley Town Hall

Hear from organisers of showcase events, such as Showcase Scotland, Womex, The Great Escape and South by South West, on how to get a performance slot and make the most of the opportunity.

Scotland’s Musical Map

5pm

The Auditorium/Main Room, Paisley Town Hall

The people behind some of Scotland’s top festivals reveal what is involved in programming and running a successful event like the Belladrum, Celtic Connections, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Heb Celt Fest and Wickerman festivals.