Music Network presents: Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor

Music Network presents: Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor

Tuesday, 15 December 2020, 11.00am

Music Network presents Taking Charge of your Performance Career 2020: Performing Online, a series of five free interactive web seminars for professional musicians, 10th–16th December. With four webinars and one panel discussion, this free professional development course aims to help musicians develop important skills for showcasing their work online. This is the second instalment of Music Network’s Taking Charge of your Performance Career series this year, and follows on from 8 seminars which took place in April and May. This training is just one of a number of ways in which Music Network has supported musicians during 2020.

Delivered by international industry professionals, the course will offer relevant and up-to-date advice in the areas of planning online performances, optimising your audio and video output, choosing the right platform, and extending your online practice. Each online session will comprise a 60 minute presentation followed by Q&A with participants. Registration is essential to participate in the sessions. To register your spot visit:

Leading British arts entrepreneur and marketing consultant David Taylor will offer a detailed guide to the many platform choices available to musicians wishing to stream their performances online. Part of Taking Charge of your Performance Career: Performing Online 2020.

David’s starting point for this talk will be to encourage musicians to choose exactly what type of performance they wish to offer, and then to choose a platform accordingly. This highly practical session will explain the different social media, MP3 download and streaming platforms available, comparing their key characteristics as regards musical genre, audience demographics, utility, reach, monetisation and copyright.

Seminar is free, advance registration required.

See the full list of online seminars below:

10th December 2pm – Performing Online: An Overview with Lisa Occhino:
11th December 2pm – Optimising your Audio with Mairéad O’Reilly:
14th December 11am – Optimising your Video with Simon Peter King:
15th December 11am – Choosing Your Platform with David Taylor:
16th December 11am – Extending your Practice Online with Liz Doherty, Xenia Pestova Bennett and Gwendolyn Masin:

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