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British electronic music pioneer and 808 State co-founder Graham Massey

Music industry management and promotion students co-organise specialist symposium in Manchester

Creative students at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) are teaming up with industry leading experts to organise a special electronic music symposium in Manchester.

MA Music Industry Management and Promotion students will join UCLan lecturer Tony Rigg, a seasoned music industry practitioner, to bring music makers together with established sector people for the one night extravaganza.

Taking place on Tuesday 25 April, in Manchester’s iconic Factory venue, the panel of experts will be answering questions and discussing topics such as the key elements of great electronic music, how to make it and being part of the industry.

The panel will include British electronic music pioneer and 808 State co-founder Graham Massey, DJ/record producer and co-founder of the Twisted Nerve and Finders Keepers record labels Andy Votel, DJ/producer and technical expert Tom Francis from the Autobots and Skyping in from Ibiza will be globally renowned DJ/Producer Doorly.

Other panellists from the electronic music eco system will include music venue and festival magnate Aaron Mellor, who has built a 32 strong music venue chain and co-owns the Lost Village Festival. Representing Electronic Sound Magazine will be electronic music connoisseur and award-winning blogger Fat Roland, plus more.

For those who haven’t been to one of our events before, imagine a cross between Parkinson and Question Time but for people who are really into music. Really informative but also great fun.

The Electronic Music Symposium is ideal for serious musicians and music makers, people wanting to work in the industry and with people seeking more immersive experiences these days it also provides a great opportunity for real music fans to get deeper into the music.

The event, which is a collaboration between UCLan and Manchester MIDI School, is the latest in a series of events that explores key topics from different areas of music.

Talking about the series, Tony said: “For those who haven’t been to one of our events before, imagine a cross between Parkinson and Question Time but for people who are really into music.  Really informative but also great fun.”

The Music Symposium is also teaming up with computer music experts SCAN Pro Audio, who will be bringing some of the latest equipment for people to try. Music makers are invited to bring along their own mixes to check them out on Audeze mastering quality headphones.

The doors open at 7.00pm at Factory251, Manchester, and tickets are £10 or £5 for students and concessions. They are available to purchase on skiddle.

Rachel Atkinson | 10 April 2017