Help Musicians UK is delighted to have an official presence at this year's AIM Indie-Con Conference, taking place on 1 February at Glazier's Hall.
HMUK will be on two panels during the full day conference, one hosting a discussion as part of the wider Mental Health campaign, and another where Senior Creative Programme Officer Lucy Bampton inputs her knowledge on funding. See below for full details of both panels:
Help Musicians UK Presents: Can Music Make You Sick? 12pm
‘It’s time for the music industry to talk about mental health’. Help Musicians UK discuss the results of the first and second phase of their groundbreaking MAD (Music and depression) study, considering the working conditions within the industry and the knock-on effect that working in music has on mental wellbeing. The panel consider what measures can be taken to support the mental wellbeing of those working within the industry. Speakers: Sally-Anne Gross (University of Westminster), Tom Robinson (BBC 6Music), Sofia Genders (Co-founder, End of the Road festival), Lauren Aquilina (artist) and Amy Studt (artist). Chaired by Christine Brown (Help Musicians UK).
Show Me The Money! Successful Funding Applications 4.10pm
What sources of funding are available to independent labels and their artists, and what makes a good application? The key funding bodies outline their criteria and offer best practice guidelines for successfully applying for funding. Speakers: Chris Bye (Arts Council England), Paul Barton (PledgeMusic), Lucy Bampton (Help Musicians UK) and Joe Frankland (PRS For Music Foundation). Chaired by Annabella Coldrick (MMF).
Visit the AIM Indie-Con 2017 website for full details of the programme, or follow @AIM_UK or @HelpMusiciansUK for live updates throughout the day.