AHEAD of its return on Thursday 14th November, music industry event RESONATE have announced key speakers and panellists for the 2019 event. Featuring its most exciting and extensive programme to date, an impressive mix of industry heads, musicians and professionals will provide key insight across a number of exciting panels and workshops in what is shaping up to be one of the most eagerly anticipated music industry events of the year.

Back for the third year running and returning to the  Barras Art & Design Centre (BAaD), this year’s event has a noticeable focus on collaboration, creativity, accessibility, development and artist inclusion. The newly announced panels will discuss huge pressing music industry issues and topics ranging from creativity, international success, education, income opportunities, career development, collaboration and more.

Robert Kilpatrick of The SMIA said: “RESONATE has quickly but firmly established itself as a not-to-miss event for anyone working in – or wanting to work in – music in Scotland. Whether you’ve worked in music for years or you’re just starting out, RESONATE has value for all who attend; not least in the fact that the event provides an incredible networking opportunity that compliments a wide range of engaging and highly relevant panels and workshops. The SMIA is delighted to again partner with the event as it enters its third year. We’re very much looking forward to what will be an incredibly valuable, insightful and inspiring day for all.”

Jamie Houston of Creative Scotland said: “Now in its third year, RESONATE has become an important fixture in the Scottish music calendar, and a valuable platform for networking and learning within the industry. We are pleased to support 23rd Precinct in offering Scotland’s vibrant music sector this opportunity for global collaboration and engagement with key industry representatives, to strengthen Scotland’s music scene.

Among many of the impressive panels and workshops available to attendees, double GRAMMY winner and BAFTA nominee Dame Evelyn Glennie will sit on the ‘Let the creators….create’ panel in the stunning BAaD Courtyard which will give the audience an exceptionally unique opportunity to hear first-hand from some of Scotland’s most celebrated and inspiring musicians.

RESONATE will also offer attendees the incredible opportunity to meet the team behind MI·MU and to see their highly unique product in action. Elsewhere, music producers and musicians are invited to join Jake Manley, Void’s UK Sales Account Manager, to hear their own tracks played for a 30-minute session during workshops held at RESONATE Music Conference. ‘Void Acoustics – From The Studio to Sound System’ will be an ideal opportunity for artists to explore how their tracks sound when played on a premium Void club system.

The Mezzanine, overlooking the stunning BAaD courtyard will host a number of insightful sessions such as ‘In Conversation with ‘The Album’. Featuring input from new media sponsor DIY’s Rupert Vereker, The SMIA’s Robert Kilpatrick and Scottish artist Stina Tweeddale from Honeyblood. The session will be a chance to discuss the evolution of the album, its concept, importance and relevance in today’s industry.

After the success of the last two years, RESONATE’s highly popular Drop-In Sessions will return in 2019, giving delegates the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with some hugely experienced industry professionals. Securing an agent is a massive turning point for any aspiring artist, and delegates will get the amazing chance to ‘Meet the Agents’ at this year’s event and seek advice from those who have years of experience in the UK live sector. And back again after its popularity last year, get precious one to one time with top tastemakers in the media world at ‘Meet the Media’; Nadine Walker – Tenement TV, Rupert Vereker – DIY, Martin Low – Discovery Music Scotland, Amy Ferguson – BBC Radio Scotland, Tallah Brash The Skinny and Kenny Lavelle – SnackMag

A welcome addition to RESONATE this year is new break out space, Creative East End. Located less than two minutes away from the central hub of BAaDand a stone’s throw from Many Studios, the new space will feature a variety of workshops and an opportunity for delegates to conduct meetings.

Building on their ethos of promoting creativity and opportunities for development, RESONATE will be also be running additional live events in the lead up to the main conference event. Each event will focus on one specific genre, showcasing a vast range of musicians from an array of musical backgrounds. The first of which is taking place at Amsterdam Bar on Bell Street on Friday 23rd August, showcasing Banshee, Amy Lou and The Monday Club and Dogtooth.

With a commitment to be an inclusive event, RESONATE are introducing their new deposit scheme which will allow delegates to reserve their ticket with an initial £25 payment. Two more subsequent payments of £25 will then secure the full day delegates pass. In addition to this new payment plan, there will be the introduction of a student discount pass which will be available for those who hold a valid student card at the time of purchase.

A day that music industry professionals, artists, students and fans don’t want to miss, check out the rundown of panels and workshops below.

COMPERE – Janice Forsyth

PANEL 1 – Hello, is it opportunities in music you’re looking for?

Stephen Kirkwood (Skapade Studios / Artist), Hilary Brooks (Scottish Women Inventing Music / Musical Director), more TBC

PANEL 2 – Thriving In The Music Industry with Help Musicians Scotland

Suzanne Miller (Help Musicians Scotland), more TBC

PANEL 3 – Why Do You Need A Sync Agent?

Pam Lewis-Rudden (Plutonic Syncs), Scott Fair (Woodwork Music), Kiran Patel (A&G Syncs),  Sian Rodgers (Siren) more TBC

PANEL 4 – Let the creators…create

Kobi Onyane, Dame Evelyn Glennie, Jim Duguid, more TB

PANEL 5 – The Road To Europe…And Beyond

Pat Carr (Remote Control Agency), Rupert Vereker (DIY), Ben Wynter (PRS Foundation)

Chris Tams (BPI), more TBC

Drop In Session 1 – Meet The Support Organisations

Jamie Houston (Creative Scotland), Ben Wynter (PRS Foundation), Suzanne Miller (Help Musicians Scotland), Jennifer McGlone (Creative East End/Glow Arts), Caroline Sewell (Musicians’ Union)

Drop In Session 2 – Music To The Masses – Meet The Distributor

Nina Condron (Horus Music), Toni Manlyn (EmuBands), Rich Orchard (CD Baby), more TBC

Drop In Session 3 – Meet The Media

Amy Ferguson (BBC Radio Scotland), Nadine Walker (Tenement TV), Rupert Vereker (DIY), Martin Low (Discovery Music Scotland), Tallah Brash (The Skinny), Kenny Lavelle (SnackMag), more TB

Drop In Session 3 – Meet The Agents

Gail Cooke (Laughing Dog Music), more TBC

Drop In Session 4 – Promoting Your Music – Meet The PRs

Joel Summerling (Concrete Evidence PR), Stephen Archibald (Jump The Shark PR) more TBC

Tech Workshop 1 – Mi.Mu Gloves – Music Through Movement

Adam Stark (Mi.Mu Gloves), Nigel Mphisa (Mi.Mu Gloves)

Tech Workshop 2 – Void Acoustics – From Studio To Stage

Jake Manley (Void Acoustics), Nadar Shazad (Blue Audio)

Tech Workshop 3 – The Sound System Project

Anders Rigg (Samson Sounds)

Tech Workshop 4 – Sensatronics Lab

David McCluskey (Sensatronics/Sense Scotland)

Workshop 1 – CD Baby – How To Make The Most Of Your Release

Rich Orchard – Director of Market Development, UK/EU at CD Baby

Workshop 2 – In Conversation… The Album

Rupert Vereker (DIY), Robert Kilpatrick (General Manager, Scottish Music Industry Association (SMIA), Stina Tweeddale (Honeyblood)

Workshop 3 – The Route To Festival Stages

Holly Calder (Freakender), Chae Houston (Tenement Trail) more TBC

Workshop 4 – Money Money Money with Help Musicians Scotland

Contributors TBC