IW21 Day 2 Highlights

Tuesday March 9, 2021

Industry Week 2021 continued on day two today, with some brilliant guests. Take a look at some of the highlights below!

Trevor Plunkett

Tour manager Trevor Plunkett discussed what it’s like being a tour manager, the other elements of a tour such as organising and selling merchandise and what Brexit means for the future of international touring.

He spoke in detail about George Ezra’s tour and what is actually involved behind the scenes, from arranging schedules, rehearsals, promotion, working with venues and campaign planning to maximise ticket sales for the artist. He also touched on issues that can arise such as sound or lighting not working on the day, how important it is to arrange each detail of the tour and how each tour can differ. His important advice for students was to start with a small local band you like and  learn on the go.

Music - Trevor Plunkett - LIVE

Murray Matravers

We were lucky enough to interview Murray Matravers about his experience in the alternative band, Easy Life. He spoke about his journey so far in the band, how they have got to where they are, and provided advice for students on entering and succeeding in the music industry.

A particular topic he spoke about was songwriting, as he discussed how creating the concept is the hardest part. He suggested starting with the song title, regularly keeping notes and writing things down that inspire you.

Murray Matreavers

Sam Cooke

If you ever wanted to know and understand more about the ecology of esports then you really should tune in to Sam Cooke – MD and co-founder of Esports Business Insider. Sam delved deep into the world of esports to shed light on how in the past decade it has grown into such a global phenomenon.

As well as discussing the founding of Esports Insider and its role as media commentator on esports, he explained the ecosystem of esports – from the various stakeholders – broadcasters, tournament organisers, players and sponsors, right through to revenue streams and how it has become such a billion-dollar industry.

Games - Sam Cooke

NUSIC Workshop

Radio 1’s Jack Saunders and Radio 1 Xtra’s Snoochie Shy delivered a great Q&A session to round off day two of Industry Week 2021, talking all things radio broadcasting.

The pair spoke about the importance of work experience, learning on the job and getting practice in real-world settings; something Confetti is passionate about with our Do It For Real mantra. They emphasised the power of TikTok and video content, and how crucial it is for building a following in the music and media industries.

With their helpful tips for emerging musicians in Nottingham, and their natural ability to engage the audience, this event was one not to be missed!

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