Beats Working For A Living *

Beats Working For A Living *


3:30 pm - 8:00 pm

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SensoriaPro presents…

Beats Working For A Living*

An informal afternoon / evening of talks, discussion and advice for musicians or those tempted to pursue music as a career.

As part of Year of Making.



  • PRS for Music surgeries with Daniel Jones (PRS for Music) and Nigel Humberstone (In The Nursery, Sensoria)
  • Grants for the Arts advice from Richard Brown, Relationship Manager, Music inc. Education Hubs, Arts Council England
  • Distribution advice from Sophie Townsend (freelance Music Consultant, ex-AWAL/Kobalt)


Meet representatives from a Record Label (Cath Hurley, Rough Trade), Booking Agent, Artist Manager (Sarah Brooksbank, The League International) and Sophie Townsend (Moderator), (freelance Music Consultant).

Find out what our guests do, what types of artists they work with and why and get the latest info on trends in their area of the music sector.

FOR THE LOVE OF IT (panel session)

– Diane Rodgers (Moderator), (Sheffield Hallam University, Black Light Ray)
– Luke Twyman (Audacious Art)
– Winston Hazel (Kabal, DJ)
– Nigel Humberstone (In The Nursery, Sensoria)

To what extent ‘doing it for the love/for the kids’ is sustainable in the current climate and do Sheffield musicians do things differently – are we distinctly DIY?

CITY TALK – (discussion)

– Auriel Majumdar (Moderator)
– Polly Ives (Music In The Round)
– James O’Hara (Picture House Social, The Great Gatsby, Threads Management)
– Jo Wingate (Sensoria)

Is Sheffield a Music City – one that is musician-friendly, had great venues and a great reputation beyond it’s own borders?

This isn’t about getting a ‘blue peter badge or external validation’ it’s about whether we function well and everything is in place to make music happen the way we want it to.

If not, how do we change that?


NETWORKING DRINKS – all participants will get a free drink voucher.

Accompanied by live music.

FREE but booking required

*title in tribute to Martin Lilleker.



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