Monday 6 March2pm - 4pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeReturning to IW23, Prodigy manager Nick Halkes will be interviewing the Force of Nature that is Sister Bliss and will walk through what’s been an astonishingly successful career as a DJ, electronic artist and composer. Hear all about the journey and learn how to navigate and sustain a career in music. Do not miss it!
Wednesday 8 March10am - 12pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeA rare chance to meet the act – the role model – the creative. Hear from the multitalented entrepreneur and his story as an actor and owner of the exciting Creature Bionics company. Get top tips on creature character development and the importance of branding.
Wednesday 8 March2pm - 4pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeThe vastly experienced duo discuss their TV careers. From producing the RTS award-winning documentary 'A Musical Family Christmas with The Kanneh-Masons', filmed in Metronome, to working for global giants Netflix and Paramount Plus.
Thursday 9 March12pm - 2pm | In person Confetti XConfetti XLearning, navigating and creating quality content for use on social media platforms is a key part of any organisation's development. Having clocked up lots of experience in the esports and games industries, Monika will share with you her journey, growth and tips for succeeding in the world of social media.
Thursday 9 March10am - 11am | OnlineZoomZoomImprove your knowledge of LinkedIn and build your confidence in using it successfully within your job search and to expand your network. This workshop will take a practical approach to the platform and outline tools such as the alumni finder.
Tuesday 7 March10am - 11am | OnlineZoomZoomFind out what employers are looking for to help you ‘get hired’ for jobs, work experience or placements. This workshop aims to help you consider your approach to getting hired and provide some useful tips to up your game!
Monday 8 March10am - 12pm | In personPerformance 3, MetronomePerformance 3, MetronomeDiving into the challenges and realities of YouTube, this talk will cover the sustainable route a single YouTube channel took to get started, grow and eventually hit millions of views per month, along with what it’s like to be a full-time YouTube Creator working on high-quality, low-volume uploads.
Friday 10 March4pm - 6pm | OnlineZoomZoomA deep dive into how record labels work from both a label owner and artist. Alex will be joined by Nottingham superstar producer Lone (who also runs his own indie label Magic Wire) to discuss all things record labels and electronic music. This is one that any electronic music producer would not want to miss.
Tuesday 7 March1pm - 4pm | In PersonMetronome, Studio 2Metronome, Studio 2Danny Nugent will talk through how products ideas are conceived, designed and made at Focusrite and Novation. How we gather quantitative and qualitative data from our users and how we test designs. If you are interested in attending, please email email@example.com
Wednesday 8 March10am - 12pm | In personConfetti XConfetti XJoin the NUEL Managing Director and Head of Product as talk about working in the esports industry alongside what you should be doing to maximise your chances for getting hired. They’ll also share some work opportunities this year for you to apply for!
Tuesday 7 March11am - 12pm | In personSeminar Room, MetronomeSeminar Room, Metronome Danny Nugent will talk through how products ideas are conceived, designed and made at Focusrite and Novation. How we gather quantatitive and qualatiitve data from our users and how we test designs. If you are interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 6 March4pm - 6pm | In personConfetti XConfetti XAn Introduction to Virtual Production : Introduction to several case studies, including short film - Percival, Virtual Concert XR experience, and process of previsualisation. Some of the key points cover from hardware, stage setup, to content creation.
Tuesday 7 March12pm - 2pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeJoe Barnett is the founder of Outlook and Dimensions, and a Director of New Bohemia Music LTD, who are responsible for Cross the Tracks, We Out Here and many more festivals. Learn from a key figure in live music about what it takes to build a festival empire, working with elite musicians from around the world, and how to manage events both in the UK and on an international scale
Monday 6 March7pm - 9pm | In PersonConfetti XConfetti XA chance for women in music to gather together as a community to share fresh inspiration and solidarity. Hear from two panels of inspiring speakers who are creating opportunities, challenging industry norms and amplifying marginalised voices. Each panel will be introduced with some fabulous short videos of panellists’ work.
Wednesday 8 March10am - 12pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeElizabeth will present a chronology of her career to date, discussing creative process and unconventional approaches to making and releasing electronic music, and composing for film, TV, theatre and video games.
Thursday 9 March4pm - 6pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeNottingham music royalty Jason Williamson - 50% of Indie-Beat-Pop merchants Sleaford Mods - will be live in the venue talking about his out-of-the-ordinary journey to riding the wave of critical and commercial success whilst never selling out. Relentless musical collaborator and occasional actor, this interview, on the eve of the Sleaford’s new album ‘UK Grim’, promises to be a highlight of IW23.
Thursday 9 March10am - 12pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeDanton is one of today's premier producers and mixers, having worked under some of the most influential engineers and producers before going on to forge a career working with the cream of the crop. From Coldplay to Kylie, Danton’s career is something we’ll explore in this event, looking at key recordings and techniques in his work.
Tuesday 7 March4pm - 6pm | OnlineZoomZoomEg will talk about his career as an A list songwriter….the technical, musical, and the softer skills needed to draw out the best from the artist. From his first steps in a pop band, through to writing for Kylie, Adele, Sam Smith, Dua Lipa and Florence and the Machine, Eg is the genius you need to hear from if you want to follow your songwriting dreams.
Monday 6 March12pm - 2pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeDewhirst returns to Confetti to present a history and overview of the DMS (digital model shop) department at the world-famous Industrial Light and Magic. Find out how the modelling/texturing and groom departments work at ILM London, showing examples from Star Wars and Jurassic Park.
Thursday 9 March12pm - 2pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeAnatomy of a Song: This unique event will see the world’s best podcast-about-songwriting hosts use their insight from interviewing songwriting legends such as Paul McCartney, the 1975, Paul Simon, Noel Gallagher and St Vincent, Beck and Diane Warren to dissect what makes a great song. Whether you’re writing songs from the heart or for the wallet, this event is for you!
Wednesday 8 March12pm - 2pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeThis double headliner event is bound to be an Industry Week highlight: a pair of A&R experts with advice for days, this session will cover the role of A&R, and how you as an artist can stack the odds in your favour to get signed.
Tuesday 7 March2pm - 4pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeIf they’ve made music, John’s probably managed their tour…..from the Clash to Mark Ronson via Yoko Ono and INXS, you’ll get to hear the stories from the road, and what makes a great tour manager in 2023. The long days and strict budgets, is it really like being The Mum or Dad of the band? Let’s find out!
Monday 6 March12pm - 2pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeRick’s story is one of perseverance and talent. Learn what it’s like to be one of the most in demand session players around today: what personal, professional and technical skills you need to sustain a life in the studio and on the road as a gun for hire!
Tuesday 7 March2pm - 4pm | In personConfetti XConfetti XDive into the world of esports through the eyes of the team at Williams Resolve, an esports organisation partnered with Williams F1. Covering topics including team management, tournament engagement, content creation, and what it takes to be successful in the booming esports industry.
Tuesday 7 March2pm - 4pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeA legend in the world of design, Watson is the co-founder of Nomad and has worked with some of the biggest brands in the world. Hear how it all started - as a junior designer - and how he went on to create an agency whose work is seen by billions of people, every day!
Thursday 9 March12pm - 2pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeHear first hand the designer's experiences on award-winning local designs, working alongside professional clients on large projects, as well as progression advice for those looking to enter the industry and create a brand or move towards design in university.
Tuesday 7 March12pm - 2pm | In personConfetti XConfetti XHear from three contemporary creators - united by digital media and a forward-thinking mindset – on how social media has impacted on the music and media industries, pushing the boundaries around diversity, equality and inclusion.
Tuesday 7 March4pm - 6pm | In personPerformance 2, MetronomePerformance 2, MetronomeThe lighting designers and operators Luke and John will be delivering an insightful session on how MIDI is used in Jacob Collier’s live show. You’ll get to hear about a typical day in the life of the lighting team, and you’ll get some tips to put into practice to move your career on….one for those who need a ‘light bulb moment’ !
Wednesday 8 March1pm - 4pm | In personMo Cap Suite, Confetti HQMo Cap Suite, Confetti HQCreature Character Development For Video Games: Learn character development to apply to video game mechanics (movement designed on for video game animation) in this performance workshop.
Wednesday 8 March2pm - 4pm | In personPerformance 3, MetronomePerformance 3, MetronomeFind out what a 360 camera is, how it works, and the creative potential it offers. In this hands-on workshop you'll explore five unique shots that can be captured using a 360 camera, filming your own shots and editing them using the Insta360 app.
Wednesday 8 March12pm - 2pm | In personPerformance 3, MetronomePerformance 3, MetronomeWe'll be getting into the importance of being mindful when it comes to social media, who you follow and creating content; authenticity; and how important it is to just be you and not compare yourself to others!
Thursday 9 March2pm - 4pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeThis event is like having a walking encyclopedia from the world of modern recording right in front of us. Ken will walk us through his audio career, throwing in some stories about recording with the Beatles, Elton John and David Bowie…along with some special behind-the-scenes audio treats thrown in.
Friday 10 March10am - 12pm | OnlineZoomZoomDon't miss one of Industry Week's most popular events when some of Confetti's most talented alumni return to where it all began to talk about life after graduation, securing a job in the industry, and everything they have learnt along the way.
Monday 6 March10am - 12pm | In personVenue, MetronomeVenue, MetronomeFor this guest talk, as i complete my first year as a Producer with Creative Assembly, i wanted to give the students insights into what it is like joining a new company and the challenges of working on new IP in a very competitive market.