Music magazine DIY are bringing their live event to The Hope and Ruin, Brighton on Wednesday 28th November.
This will include a series of talks and tips from people in the industry giving advice and sharing stories of their experiences. It’s a great opportunity for anyone interested in music whether that’s through the production, promotion or journalism – local professionals will be providing the opportunity to wedge your foot in the door towards your career path.
Some of the panellists include: Lisa Wright from DIY and James Balmont from Swim Deep teaching you how to sell yourself as a professional. Adrian Cook from Arts Council and Brighton record label Cannibal Hymns teaching you how to sustain yourself whilst going DIY with your art. Local label and promotions company Love Thy Neighbour and tour manager, Justine Thomson will be talking about life on the road.
In the evening, there will be performances from Brighton’s freshest DIY artists: scuzz rock band DITZ, as well as indie bedroom pop from Porridge Radio, and lo-fi dream pop artists Penelope Isles.
This event will be a great way to learn about the industry whilst still maintaining an independent DIY attitude – great for Brightonians aiming to keep the indie music scene alive. The idea behind it comes from their stand-alone Summer issue called ‘Do It Yourself’ encouraging young people and aspiring music professionals to learn about the reality of the industry. By creating a space where they can directly connect with the industry, people can learn the best tips and tricks to navigating the difficulties that can be faced.
Tickets are £5 from DICE