Take Note Academy London makes a welcome return to East London’s design space Second Home on September 15th. Riding high on the success of previous years, and with new partner Resident Advisor, London’s first music conference for young people has programmed a day full of inspiring talks, masterclasses, one-on-one mentoring and a live performance. Take Note aims to educate, inspire and connect the next generation, bringing together those who will shape the future of the music industry.
“The music industry is one of the most exciting and rewarding career choices but can be difficult to break in to and a constant challenge to navigate. It is important to find your place and be creatively fulfilled on your own unique path to ‘success.’ Take Note aims to support the next generation by giving them face to face access to the professionals who can open doors as well as inspiring young people to come together, collaborate, and work towards a healthy future for electronic music.”—Bianca Mayhew – Founder, Take Note Academy
“The future vitality of the electronic music industry depends on the passion and contribution of the next generation. But despite its importance to the health of our scene, there isn’t a forum for knowledge sharing and inspiration that caters directly for people who want to embark on a career in our industry. Until now. The future of our scene will be in a better, healthier and more vibrant place because of the knowledge shared, conversations had, and relationships formed at Take Note.”—Nick Sabine – Founder, Resident Advisor
The day kicks off with a morning Q&A session on how to fit into the electronic music industry with panelists from varying job roles including A&R Manager (Ninja Tune) and Tour Manager (Drumcode). Throughout the day, respected DJs and producers such as Phonox resident HAAi, Ben Pearce and Radio 1’s B Traits will be offering invaluable advice on a range of topics, including; social media, a new era for London nightlife and the career path of XL Recordings A&R Manager, William Aspden. Attendees will also hear the inner workings of one of the UK scene’s most respected independent labels, LuckyMe – home to Eclair Fifi, Hudson Mohawke and Jacques Greene.
For those interested in the practical side of music, Take Note will be running masterclasses in DJing, production and broadcasting. Cassy will talk on her style of DJing, whilst Tom Demac, Kasra and Matador will be delving into the finer points of making music and DJ/radio producer Martha will talk broadcasting.
Drinks will be served from 6pm, encouraging attendees to talk to each other and the professionals on site in an informal setting and make connections. There will be an intimate live performance to close off the day to leave Take Note attendees inspired and excited.
Get your tickets here.