Yorkshire Music Industry Support Plugged In Yorkshire
an initiative of higher rhythm limited


13th November 2017

How to Make Your Music Pay

Join PRS for Music, BASCA and two expert panels of experienced music industry professionals at this free event on 13th November, themed aorund monetising music.


6:00pm - Doors Open

6:15pm – 7.15pm: BASCA presents: Composers in Conversation with Richard Boardman

Richard Boardman was founder member and lead songwriter of the Stockport band Delphic. He has since gone on to start a Manchester based songwriting collective known as The Six who have written hits for Rudimental, Paloma Faith, Clean Bandit & Jenn Glynne and Louis Tomlinson. Hear him talk about his creative processes, collaborating and how to write hit songs.


7.30pm – 8.30pm: Panel – How To Make Your Music Pay

Evolution or revolution, the music industry is changing. Maybe you’re self-releasing or helping a mate book some live shows, managing your own band or managing someone else’s, handling the socials or building a promo campaign, writing the songs, creating the beats, sitting in the studio or running around on stage, whatever you’re doing, it’s crucial that you understand the way the industry works. Otherwise how can you make it work for you?

This panel will be discussing topics such as the importance of locking down your business, understanding and protecting your rights and the various ways making music can make an income.


Claire Rose (PRS for Music)
Andy Farrow (Northern Music)
Helienne Lindvall (Auddly / BASCA)
Joe Frankland (PRS for Music Foundation)


8.45pm – 9.45pm: Panel – How To Place Your Music in Films and TV

Have you ever wanted to write for a TV show or create music for advertising? The area of ‘sync’ rights has become increasingly important in recent years for songwriters as both a valuable income stream and also for raising their profile, but it’s still a mystery for many artists how music is sourced and selected.

This panel will be discussing everything you need to know to prepare, pitch and place your songs for television in the UK and around the world and the important matter of making sure that you get paid.


Benson Taylor (Composer)
Rachel Wood (Woodwork Music)
Will Smith (Music With Vision)
Benjamin McAvoy (WMP)


9:45pm – 11:00pm - Networking

This event is free to attend but numbers are limited so please ensure you book a space if you wish to attend.



Headrow House

19 The Headrow



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