On Point Music Conference

On Point is Tees Music Alliance's contribution to the the UK's music conference circuit.

With a distinct emphasis on DIY - we endeavour to bring some of the finest thinkers available to give their views on breaking into the music industries and making a success of the local music scene.

During a day of discussion and networking, music creators and activists were helped to steer in the right direction and featured an array of guest speakers from the local and national music industry. There were panel talks and round table discussions to give artists, promoters and those who work in the industry the information they might need to succeed.

The inaugural On Point conference was held on January 31st 2020 as part of our Independent Venue Week celebrations.  Due to Covid-19 pandemic, there was no On Point in 2020 or 2021.

On Point returned in an online format for 2022, and featured...  

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On Point Slide 1

Our opening session sees rapper and actor Kema Kay talking to R&B/Soul artist Chloe Castro about how, as artists, they adjusted their activity to get through the pandemic, as well as offering advice on what you can do to succeed as some level of normality returns to the music industry.

Watch the video HERE

🎧 To listen to the audio version, click here: https://bit.ly/OnPointAudio

🖱 Links

Kema Kay: https://www.facebook.com/kemakayofficial

Chloe Castro: https://www.chloecastro.co.uk/


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On Point Slide 2

Hosted By Teesside Rapper Shakk and featuring Eva Davies (Come Play With Me / Long Division Festival / Grrls Do That Too), Scott Lewis (Clue Records / Come Play With Me) & Lisa Murphy (Production Room Studios). The panel discuss the process of recording and releasing your music and offer advice on selecting the right song for a single, picking a recording studio and choosing a producer to work with, putting your music out there effectively and much more.

Watch the video HERE

🎧 To listen to the audio version, click here: https://bit.ly/OnPointAudio

🖱 Links

Shakk: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShakkOfficial

Come Play With Me: https://www.musicglue.com/cpwm/

Clue Records: https://cluerecords.awesomedistro.com/

Long Division Festival: http://longdivisionfestival.co.uk/

Production Room Studios: https://productionroom.co.uk/

Grrls Do That Too: https://www.facebook.com/grrlstoo/


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On Point Slide 3

Hosted by Sarah Wilson (Tracks / Noisy Daughters)... feat. Jayne Dent (AKA Me Lost Me), Matt Hanner (Runway Artists) & Sue Collier (Durham BRASS Festival / Lamplight Festival / Mouth of the Tyne Festival).

In this session the panel offers valuable insight into all things gig related, including approaching venues and promoters to get a show, organising tours, applying to festivals, putting on a DIY event and a whole lot more.

Watch the video HERE

🎧To listen to the audio version, click here: https://bit.ly/OnPointAudio

🖱 Links

Tracks: https://tracksdarlington.co.uk/

Noisy Daughters: https://twitter.com/NoisyDaughters

Me Lost Me: https://www.melostme.com/

Runway Artists: https://runwayartists.com/

Durham BRASS Festival: https://brassfestival.co.uk/

Lamplight Festival: https://www.facebook.com/lamplightfes...

Mouth Of The Tyne Festival: https://mouthofthetynefestival.com/


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On Point Slide 4

Hosted by Paul Burns (Tees Music Alliance)... feat. Barnaby Duff (PRS for Music Foundation), Louise Henry (Youth Music) & Dan Jones (PRS)

The panel discuss funding for young artists, emerging artists and how songwriters can claim royalties for performing their work.

To watch the video click HERE

🎧 To listen to the audio version, click here: https://bit.ly/OnPointAudio

🖱 Links

Tees Music Alliance: https://teesmusicalliance.org.uk/

PRS For Music Foundation: https://prsfoundation.com/

Youth Music: https://youthmusic.org.uk/

PRS: https://www.prsformusic.com/


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On Point Slide 5

Brought to us by Forward NE, a supportive network for women, trans and non-binary people, working for equality and diversity in the North East music industry. Hosted by Claire Dupree (NARC. Magazine) and featuring Laura Rothwell (Crystallised), Helen Walkinshaw (Generator) & Kay Greyson (rapper).

The panel discuss how to communicate to your audience effectively and expand your audience, tips on release strategy, digital communication and social media, what makes good social media posts, managing social media campaigns, as well as advice on positive mental health and looking after yourself.

To watch the video click HERE

🎧 To listen to the audio version, click here: https://bit.ly/OnPointAudio

🖱 Links

Forward NE: https://www.facebook.com/forwardne/

NARC.: https://narcmagazine.com/

Crystallised: https://crystallised.co.uk/

Generator: https://generator.org.uk/

Kay Greyson: https://www.facebook.com/kaygreyson/

Supporters

Big Society Capital
Key Fund
Lottery Funded Arts Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Youth Music