This Saturday sees the welcome second instalment of Take Note – a music conference aimed at the next generation of music professionals at East London’s Second Home.
Founded by Bianca Mayhew after noticing that there was “little support for new recruits” to the industry, its initial year saw a whole host of talks and workshops, fronted by some of dance music industry’s most important figure-heads.
Take Note 2.0 will be no different. Attendees can expect to be treated to panels from industry experts such as Fiona Measham of drug safety charity The Loop, founder of Funktion One Tony Andrews, Mixmag’s Editor-at-Large Ralph Moore and Alan Miller – Chairman of the Night Time Industries Association. The event will culminate with a live RA Exchange with the legendary Norman Jay MBE.
A lot has changed in the industry since last November. The main shake up being the closure of Fabric, and the level of uncertainty that our nighttime economy is now facing. Alan Miller of the NTIA believes events such as Take Note are important in such a precarious climate. “The lifeblood of music, events, promotion, management and creating the next phenomenon all depends on the flow of young people into the industry,” he tells us. Through attending this event, the next cohort of the industry will glean invaluable advice from those at the top of their game.
Bianca believes that the UK is in very real danger of “losing its essence”. She voices concern that “young people around the world will no longer travel here to experience what we have created, and young people living and working here will not have this [industry] to feel proud of and to nurture their creativity”. The Take Note founder hopes that conferences like this will have a lasting impact on the music industry and “aims to widen the pool of young people coming into the industry” leading to a higher calibre of candidates for jobs and “a generally more open industry”. CTC Editor Declan McGlynn will also be hosting the second tech-focussed room with talks from Fabio Florida, Elias, Felix Faire and more.
The full programme for Saturday is now available here.
If you want to join us this Saturday, there’s still some tickets available over on Resident Advisor. Get them here and come and say hi!