Taking place November 8-10, the event will welcome 15,000 budding musicians and industry talent at London’s Tobacco Dock. Get On Vision, a joint venture between Vision Nine and Get On Music Media, will produce BBC Music Introducing LIVE 18.
The event will build on the success of 2017’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify with a programme of performances, talks and masterclasses. BBC Radio will broadcast live from the heart of the event throughout the three days, ahead of live concerts each evening featuring high profile BBC Music Introducing alumni and guests.
More than 100 inspiring masterclasses and interactive sessions, workshops and question and answer sessions will take place, featuring more than 250 speakers from all quarters of the music industry.
Featured zones will include an A&R Listening Feedback Centre, providing one-to-one guidance on music played to decision makers, through to the Journey Theatre, where artists will give advice on how to progress in the industry. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience a recreation of the BBC Maida Vale Studio Sessions, with practical advice in live recording from BBC sound engineers.
The event will also host a wide range of activations and exhibitor spaces for music manufacturers and other relevant brands.
James Stirling, head of content at BBC Music, said: “BBC Music Introducing LIVE will be a unique event, drawing on the passion and experience of the entire UK music industry and providing unrivalled access for those aspiring to make their way in to the business.”
Jason Carter, director of Get On Vision, commented: “I was incredibly fortunate to have worked on the creation and launch of BBC Music Introducing back in 2007, and to steer its path for a decade, so it’s a privilege to lead the production of BBC Music Introducing LIVE at Tobacco Dock – the next exciting chapter in the journey of a critical platform for emerging talent in the UK.”
Michael Dugher, CEO of UK Music, added: “We’re proud to support this brilliant new event from BBC Music, which helps promote a diverse range of exciting new artists in such a vibrant venue. BBC Music is a great champion of the live sector, which contributes £1 billion a year to our economy, and BBC Introducing has an incredible track record for producing great new talent. It’s fantastic to see the BBC launching a new event, building on the success of last year’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify.”