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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Be Your Own Agent

Jerwood Space 8, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN, 29 October 2019, 2:30pm

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Be Your Own Agent

Jerwood Space 8, 171 Union Street, London SE1 0LN, 29 October 2019, 2:30pm

Worried about your first steps as a freelance musician? Join other freelancers and our panel of experts for key insights to help you make career decisions and ask your questions.

Panellists include: Etta Morgan (Askonas Holt), Atholl Swainston-Harrison (International Artists Managers’ Association), Emma-Jane Wyatt (EJ-Arts) and Alasdair Tait (YCAT) in a panel discussion and Q&A, followed by networking drinks.

Tuesday 29 October at 2.30pm, at the Jerwood Space, Space 8

Topics will include:

– What is the role of an agent?

 What opportunities do I want that I feel I can’t get without extra help?

– Do I need an agent to approach promoters

– What makes a career attractive to prospective agents?

– How to approach promoters, journalists and venues in ways that will grab their interest

– How to use social media effectively

Contact us at if you would like to submit questions in advance, and to let us know what panel topics you want us to feature this season.

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Project mentoring

Four to six month project mentoring for artists with a clear and passionate vision for a project.

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“I’ve recently launched a project and am pleased by how it’s going, but I need help to take it to the next level and don’t know who to ask for professional advice”

Individual coaching

50 minute individual coaching sessions for graduate musicians and students approaching the end of their formal study.

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“I’m entering the profession and I am feeling quite confused by all the options out there.
I think I need a bit of help with sorting out which options might be best for me.”

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