Saturday 14 th July 12:25pm – 19:00, The Barns Centre Thame, Oxon.
 
Come along to the TTMF18 Music Convention to be inspired by the professionals. Whether you are an established or new artist looking for inspiration, in the business looking for new customers and ideas or just fascinated by the music industry and love the stories and anecdotes from the
makers, movers and shakers, this will be the day for you.
 
We are expanding the scope of the festival to include a music industry convention element aimed at supporting and educating musicians to help them understand how the music business works, make useful contacts and gain advice on advancing their musical careers. The Convention is
sponsored byChristopher Ward (London), a British watchmaking company with a difference; opening up opportunity to many seeking a high quality watch at an affordable price, with an equal interest in encouraging education, support and development to emerging British talent.
 
The convention is hosted by Tom Robinson (singer and BBC Radio 6 Music broadcaster and leading advocate of new music) In addition to a Keynote speech, Tom will interview Mark Gardener (Ride) and the convention programme will include “Meet the maker” panellist sessions with artists, producers John Leckie and George Shilling, A&R, Record Labels, Managers and promoters and the amazing Luke Colcannon leading a session on songwriting (...if it works for Ed Sheeran!).
 
Convention Programme
 
We (Thame Town Music Festival) are delighted to announce that due to some very generous backing from our sponsors that we are now able to achieve our original desire to make BOTH the TTMF18 Convention and Songwriters Competition FREE ENTRY*. This means that anyone
interested in music and how it works can attend the Songwriter’s Competition Final on Friday 13th, and any of the TTMF Convention sessions (to see Tom Robinson, Mark Gardener, Producers, Festival Directors, Record Companies et al.) throughout the event at Thame Town Music Festival on Saturday 14 July 2018. The Songwriting MasterClass, with Ed Sheeran’s inspiration Luke Concannon , is also FREE but very limited numbers so let us know if you are interested in this and we will put you on the list. These events are at the Barns Centre Thame and are part of the FREE Thame Town Music Festival (60 acts over 8 stages) on Saturday 14 July 2018. ALL ARE WELCOME! As we say: “Not for Profit….. For the love of music!!”