Take Note Academy London makes a welcome return to East London’s design space Second Home this September. 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 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.
Daytime discussions featuring:
Alice Favre (London Warehouse Events)
Alex Zinn (Allen & Heath / PLAYdifferently)
B.Traits (DJ / Producer / Radio Broadcaster)
Ben Pearce (DJ / Producer)
Carly Wilford (DJ, Presenter & Creator of SISTER Collective)
Clare Scivier (Artist Behavioural Psychologist, Coach and Mentor)
Dan Parry (Dubzoo)
Dominic Flannigan (Director of LuckyMe, International A&R Manager at Warp)
HAAi (DJ / Producer)
Hannah Shogbola (Agent, Echo Location Talent)
Jorge Nieto (Creative Director, Village Underground)
Joshua McGovern (Dubzoo)
Lev Harris (Head of Live Programming, Jazz Café / Columbo Group)
Pedro Vila (Tour Manager, Drumcode)
Rachael Williams (Venue Programmer, Five Miles)
Sarah Anderson (Music Business Manager, Thomas St John)
Steven Braines (Manager, The Weird & The Wonderful)
Vidhi Gandhi (A&R Manager, Ninja Tune)
William Aspden (A&R Manager , XL Recordings)
Cassy (DJ / Producer)
Thomas Ragsdale (Live Act / Producer)
Tom Demac (DJ / Producer)
Martha (DJ / Radio Producer)
Matador (DJ / Producer / Live Act)
Kasra Mowlavi (Owner, Critical Music / DJ / Producer)