New TMF workshops announced

The Traditional Music Forum is presenting workshops in response to some of the points that came out in the report ‘Working as A Traditional Musician in Scotland’.  The topics covered are Rights and Publishing, with Stuart Fleming, Negotiating Skills with Chris Grady, and Stage Presence with Kath Burlinson. (Details on workshop leaders below.)

Maximising your income as a musician means getting the most out of your songs and tunes. In this workshop Stuart Fleming keeps you right on the ins and outs of music publishing (including self-publishing) and explains the rights you have as a music creator.

Negotiating with promoters, negotiating with your agent, negotiating with fellow band-members – the skills of negotiation, arriving at a solution that suits all parties, are an essential part of the musician’s life. In this hands-on workshop you’ll work with real life situations, exploring the options that ensure everyone gets what they need.

Skill as a musician is only part of the job. Almost as important is the ability to command the stage and connect with your audience. In this workshop you will explore how to acquire these skills, complementing your musical message with a confident, attractive stage presence.

Workshops are free. You can sign up for as many as you wish, but they must be pre-booked as space is limited. You can book by following the links below.

Feb 11 Edinburgh Stage Presence Scottish Storytelling Centre 10.30 – 1.30

Feb 19 Edinburgh Rights and Publishing  Scottish Storytelling Centre, 11.30 – 1.30

Feb 19 Edinburgh Negotiating Skills Scottish Storytelling Centre, 2.00 – 4.00

Feb 26 Glasgow Rights and Publishing Scottish Music Centre, 11.30 – 1.30

Feb 26 Glasgow Negotiating Skills Scottish Music Centre, 2.00 – 4.00

Mar 11 Glasgow Stage Presence Scottish Music Centre, 2.00 – 5.00

Apr 29 Inverness Rights and Publishing MacGregor’s, 11.30 – 1.30

Apr 29 Inverness Negotiating Skills MacGregor’s, 2.00 – 4.00

Stuart Fleming is the Senior Membership Manager in Scotland & Northern Ireland for PRS for Music, With a background as a songwriter & producer, Stuart has worked in both the creative and business side of the music industry. Having worked for both major and independent record labels, he moved to the management and touring side of the industry whilst continuing to be a published songwriter in his own right. His role at PRS sees him work with many of the most successful Scottish and Northern Irish songwriters and composers of the modern era, whilst creating wider industry partnerships and career development opportunities for emerging writers.

Chris Grady has run, built, marketed, and created theatres and festivals over 30 years. Most recently heading marketing and fundraising for the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds, after being General Manager for the Pleasance Theatres and Head of International Licensing for Cameron Mackintosh. He has worked for the Society of London Theatre and the BBC. Among other things he is currently preparing to run the Creative Production MA at the RCS, running his coaching and mentor service CGO, and marketing his new book “The Anatomy of your Creativity”.

Kath Burlinson is well known for her Authentic Artist Workshops, which she founded in 2007 and has been running in Scotland since 2010.  The intention is to offer artists from any disciplinary background a safe space to explore their work and the opportunity to be guided towards greater personal and artistic realisation. Recent work to have come out of Authentic Artists are Mairi Campbell’s one-woman shows and Rowan Rheingans’s ‘Tales of the Red Dress’. Prior to her work with the Authentic Artist Collective, Kath co-founded The Weird Sisters theatre company with Alison Goldie, winning 5 international Fringe Festival awards. Kath spent 8 years lecturing in English & Drama at the University of Southampton and has a PhD in Victorian poetry. She is a published writer and poet, has stage, TV, film and radio credits and won a Manchester Evening News Award for her solo show, ‘The Mother’s Bones.’

Supported by Creative Scotland