Un-Convention Stoke [24 May 2019] Panel 1: A Local Focus on Music In Stoke-On-Trent
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On Friday 24th May, 2019 we held the first ever Un-Convention in Stoke. For those of you who couldn’t make it (or those of you who did and want to listen again) the video of the first panel is below.

Your feedback is greatly appreciated so feel free to comment or drop me an email at rich@indie.mu.

Thank you to the panellists Aaron Moore, Alex Thompson, Andrew Viitalahde-Pountain, Rob Adcock & Steve Tilley.
Plus Your City Festival // Mitchell Arts Centre // Stoke-On-Trent City Council
And Alex Bennet from This Sun No More for filming and editing.

Underneath the video, there are timed links to each of the questions so you can quickly navigate to the bits you’re interested in.

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Introduction from Jeff Thompson from Un-Convention
00:28 About Un-Convention
02:08 The Grass Roots Venues Fund from Arts Council England
03:18 JUMP Programme
04:47 Panel #01 – A Focus on Music in Stoke

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05:10 Panelist introductions
10:00 Panel Question 1: What makes for a successful artist?
21:17 Panel Question 2: Why is it that more artists from Stoke aren’t becoming successful on a broader platform?
43:19 Panel Question 3: Is the music coming from the region good enough and what can people do to improve their output?
51:26 Panel Question 4: Why don’t local songwriters collaborate?

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55:33 Audience Question 1: Should I separate my covers social media from my original social media?
01:04:22 Audience Questions 2: Do you think that more independent broadcasting channels that documented more of the scenes in Stoke would help to grow the scene?

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