Amplify ‘17 is a new event for anyone who wants a career in music

This week sees BBC Music introducing hosting Amplify ‘17, a meaty industry event aimed at anyone who’s looking for a career in music. Running from 6 to 8 October at ExCeL, London, this will feature more than 100 sessions and 250 speakers, including Chase & Status, Melanie C, The Libertines, Frank Carter, Annie Mac, Jo Whiley and many more.

As well as artist talks, there’ll also be discussions and hands-on workshops on how to secure gigs and get your music on the radio, while DJs Steve Lamacq and Huw Stephens will be on-hand to critique your demos. There’ll be open-mic sessions for those who want to play on the day, while record shops from around the country will have stalls in the vinyl marketplace. There’ll also be a range of music gear exhibitors, including IK Multimedia, Focusrite and Yamaha.

Find out more and get your tickets on the Amplify ‘17 website. A 3-day ticket costs £26.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it. 

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