Dubrek runs free Write:Record:Release sessions for music makers

Dubrek Studios, in association with Real Creative Futures, are running free sessions throughout May and June with experts sharing experience across a range of music disciplines.

Write:Record:Release will run on Saturdays at Dubrek and feature many locally-based music industry experts sharing their experience through workshops and panel discussions. Real Creative Futures (RCF) is Nottingham’s New Art Exchange’s offering to The Big House programme. RCF is a business support programme, aimed specifically at the creative and digital sectors, using  expertise and insight to help launch, innovate and grow creative enterprises.

The full line up of sessions boasts an impressive array of names from across the music industry and brings together a vital resource for those learning the craft in the city or wanting to hear more about experiences of working in industry today. The sessions include:

  • recording and production with MJ of Hookworms and Robin Newman of Snug Recording Studios
  • performance and stagecraft with vocal coach Hannah Sharples
  • music management and A&R with Spencer and Baby J
  • mastering and formats with Joe Caithness of Subsequent Mastering and Jason Marshall of 74Sound
  • composition with composer Richard J Birkin
  • record labels and music media with Sarah Lay and Pete Darrington of Reckless Yes
  • songwriting with LostAlone frontman and singer / songwriter Steven Battelle.

Storge editor Sarah Lay will be part of a session on 2 June in her role as co-founder of Derby-based record label Reckless Yes, alongside business partner Pete Darrington. The pair will share insight into setting up a label, other ways of releasing music, pitching to labels, and how to get the media interested in your music and draw upon their respective experiences as music journalists and PRs, musicians, producers, promoters, and label bosses.

Lay said, “Both Pete and I have been in and around music for a long time in different ways as individuals and we’ve used our combined experience to find success as a label, in a way that is still relevant to artists who could quite easily self-release. It’s a pleasure to be asked to share that experience as part of Write:Record:Release and the whole series is a great thing for Derby and a not-to-missed chance for people making music in the area to gain insight from people working and finding success in the industry.”

The full listing of all the events on the Real Creative Futures website. Sessions are free but places must be booked.

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