UK: BBC Music Introducing Live has revealed the first details of its sophomore edition, set to return to London’s Tobacco Dock from October 31 – November 2. Once again the event will consist of panels, masterclasses, and networking sessions, with top BBC DJs on hand to offer their advice to those aspiring towards a career in the industry.
Some of said BBC talent in attendance will be BBC Radio 2’s Jo Whiley and Jamie Cullum; BBC Radio 6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Gilles Peterson, Steve Lamacq, and Tom Robinson; and BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens. Furthermore, there will be live broadcasts from a purpose-built studio at BBC Music Introducing Live going out on BBC radio stations across the three days.
Huw Stephens said: “BBC Music Introducing LIVE is such a wonderful event. Not only does it provide practical information, but it brings creative newcomers and professionals together to talk about their futures. Last year at Tobacco Dock something really special happened, and after a decade of BBC Introducing it felt like the start of a new chapter. The experts on the panel, the partnerships and the eager musicians made it a really memorable event.”
The event’s 2019 edition will feature several new additions, including Album Masterpieces, a session that delves into the creative processes and stories behind some of the most influential albums across Western popular music.
Elsewhere, Tell Us How It Is affords attendees the opportunity to share their ideas with industry experts. Presenting itself as a unique chance to discuss experiences and highlight any areas that could be improved upon, this aspect of the event hopes to be an open forum for everyone to help create more of an open, diverse and inclusive industry.
What’s more, BBC Introducing Live will offer both face to face networking and mentoring sessions, providing attendees with the opportunity to receive feedback on their work and receive impartial career advice, respectively.
For more information on BBC Introducing Live’s panels for 2019, visit its official website.