Futures in Music – 7th July 2021

An online music and creative careers conference day for north-east based secondary schools with UK music, Nrthrn Baby Records, Newcastle and Northumbria Universities and NAME.

Facilitated by North Tyneside Music Education Hub in partnership with Music Partnership North.

Futures in Music 07/07/21

9.00 - 9.15


9.15 - 9.30


9.30 - 10.30

Newcastle University Music Department

A presentation from staff and students at Newcastle University Music Department on pathways into studying music and careers in the music industry.


10.35 - 11.15

Northern Academy of Music Education

Dan Donnelly (Wonder Stuff / The Celtic Social Club) and Barry Hyde (The Futureheads) on working in the music industry (on behalf of Northern Academy of Music Education in partnership with Sunderland University).

11.30 - 12.30

Nrthrn Baby Records

Nicola Coaker (publicist, journalist, artist manager, and social media manager), Simba Shore (highest streaming rapper in the north east), Johno Ramsay (YouTube creator, photographer and journalist) and Lee Hawthorn (social media lead at BBC Introducing North East) make up a passionate north-east focused panel from Nrthrn Baby Records.

13.15 - 14.15

UK Music

Join Dr Oliver Morris (Director of Education & Skills for UK Music) for a discussion on careers in the music industry. We will be joined by a panel of exciting young music industry professionals who will be sharing some of their top tips to help you find the right career in music, including Ninja (singer with Mercury Music Prize nominated band The Go! Team), Adam Gammage (Drummer for Tom Grennan and studio owner), Jess Iszatt  (DJ and Presenter on BBC Radio 1), James Hayward  (Stage Manager for The Specials) and Cicely Balston (Mastering Engineer with Alchemy Mastering at AIR Studios).

14.30 - 15.30

Northumbria University Music Department

Join the staff and students of Northumbria University Music Department for a session on studying music and the wide range of exciting career options in the music sector, the arts and beyond.

Sign up by 25/06/21

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