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  • Generator returned to Roundhouse Rising for our Artist Development Masterclass Day and Tipping Point Showcase. Guests included Jazz Summers (Big Life Managent) and representatives of Radio 1, Spotify, Sentric Music, Amazing Radio, Island Records, ITB Agency and PRS for Music Foundation, with Blessa, Sophie Jamieson, Prides and Fé rounding out the night with stunning performances for The Tipping Point.
  • In the build up to Music Futures Conference on November 7th, The Gen’s Editor Paul Reed talks to David Brewis of Sunderland purveyors of pristine pop Field Music: Read on to hear about the band’s unique approach to touring and releases, advice for emerging artists and their new musical score for documentary Drifters.
  • In attempt to capture the peoples’ voice regarding this years Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year nominations, The Gen sent our stenographer onto the street – (well, downstairs to the Cluny bar) to cull the quicksilver views of the Facebook Fratterring classes. These names have not been change to protect the indolent: David Burn 44 said,“ Foals to win, Villagers should do!”
  • The deadlines for the Young Musicians Fund and the Alan Hull Award are rapidly approaching- two invaluable funds for emerging musicians in the North East. The Alan Hull Award was established in memory of the founding member of Lindisfarne, who passed away in 1995. The aim of the award is to encourage young composers and songwriters in the North East and must be used to further new composition / song writing, with a bursary of £1,000 available each year.
  • PRS for Music Foundation's Beyond Borders initiative is now taking submissions. The UK-wide new music and touring funding opportunity is now open to organisations, artists and bands to collaborate on new material or tour recent work across UK nations.
  • 6th Jun 2013

    ACE: Not having a pop

    Chief Executive of Arts Council England (ACE) Alan Davey has written a blog clarifying comments that he made last week on Radio 4 in which he said that major labels in the UK were “not prepared to take a risk over a long period of time investing in talent".As reported in last week’s Gen, The BPI’s Geoff Taylor responded to Davey’s comments, saying that they were “ill informed and out of touch”.
  • Generator are very pleased to announce the lineup for this year’s Evolution Emerging which will see over 40 artists taking over 9 venues in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle. With a record 500 track submissions from emerging North East artists, we’ve taken over extra venues to squeeze in as much regional talent as possible.
  • The BRITS effect is rippling through the charts this week with Emeli Sandé back up to Number Two with ‘Our Version of Events’ and Ben Howard seeing sales of his album triple overnight- but the big question seems to be if such a super slick and predictable ceremony was actually entertaining, despite achieving the highest TV viewing figures in a decade.
  • 10th Dec 2012

    BBC Sound Out 2013

    It's that time of year again- you can forget about goodwill to all emerging artists and prepare to scream, shout, argue, agree, have a good moan at the state of pop or simply recline into indifference- The BBC’s Sound of 2013 longlist has been revealed.The list is compiled from votes for three favourite new acts from a total of 213 tastemakers including journalists, DJs and bloggers, with the winner announced in early January next year.
  • Tickets for Glastonbury next year have sold-out in record time, with 140,000 going in 1 hour and 40 minutes after opening yesterday (Sunday October 7) at 9am.
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