Pitch Perfect – Music Networking
Struggle to network with music moguls? Find out how to get more opportunities in this fascinating online music course
Rowena has worked in local radio as a co-presenter, freelance journalist and for BASCA (home of the Ivor Novellos). She is also a successful lyricist. Her area of expertise lies in successful industry networking.
After realising that many people in the music industry struggled with networking, one of the most important elements of the business, she began The Musical Geisha – The Ultimate Music Industry Networking Night. This highly popular event has been running for over three years and is regularly attended by over 200 industry professionals from all aspects of the business, including songwriters, publishers, record labels, and managers. The connections made here have lead to many successful collaborations, business relationships and songs being placed on major label releases.
Rowena uses her knowledge and insight in networking to present masterclasses and coaching sessions training people how to network effectively and present themselves to the music business confidently and professionally.
Tim is a multi platinum songwriter/producer with songs recorded by Tina Turner, Lulu, Marcella Detroit, Billie Myers and Steve Brookstein. He has also had music placed in X-box game Stoked and in multiple TV series including CSI Las Vegas, Roswell High and new British movie Love Me Still.
Tim is also an artist manager and a highly respected board member of BASCA. He is in demand not only as a songwriting tutor but also for his extensive knowledge on all aspects of the music business, including publishing, royalty collection, grand rights and financial advice for songwriters.
Jacqueline is a professional coach to individuals and top executives both in and out of the music business. She has over 25 years of successful sales experience, learning the hard way about the importance of confidence in the workplace. In the early days she sold fax machines by canvassing tough industrial estates in the North West, and worked her way up to selling multi million pound technology solutions to heavy weight corporates and government organisations
After surviving breast cancer for the second time in five years, Jacqueline now centres her activity on personal coaching and development, showing others how to pitch, sell and present themselves with confidence. She is a born communicator, a natural people person and her passion is to coach talented people in the music business to achieve the success they dream of.
Her approach is a mix of practical skills and deep coaching to help clients to be their most authentic self, based on her own experience that confidence comes from authenticity and connection within oneself.
Jacqueline is also a TSA Platinum member having taken up singing and songwriting as part of her journey back to health through creativity.
What would you say if a big-name music industry professional asked: “What do you do?” Would you have your pitch lined up? Would you know exactly what to say? How would you act? Not sure? This online course is specifically for you.
With the music industry now a truly global market, you’re going to be facing more and more competition every year. Unless you’re willing to put yourself out there and push harder, the chances of even the most talented musicians getting the career they want are slim.
If you attend music networking nights, you are already taking an extra step towards finding your own job. But it still be difficult and frustrating to find contacts, especially if you have no idea what works and what doesn’t.
Our Pitch Perfect course is built from the ground up to address the issues you may face when trying to sell yourself. It’s based on the decades of industry experience, knowledge, and personal advice of our team of experts and has helped hundreds of budding professionals find their way into solid, secure roles in the music industry.
So the next time you’re asked: “What do you do?” you’ll have the perfect pitch ready to display your professionalism, polish and purpose.
Jacqueline Norton: Sales, Pitching & Confidence Coach for Authentic Artists, Singer/Songwriter, platinum member of The Songwriting Academy
Tim Fraser: Multi-platinum songwriter and board member of BASCA
If you’re looking for a long, fulfilling, profitable career in the music industry, you’ll need to know how to network with the best of them. This is true for practically every music job and it’s definitely a mix of both who you know and what you know that leads to the career you want. Due to the competitive nature of the industry, the simple truth is that unless you’re willing to pitch your music and sell yourself, it’s unlikely you’ll find a space.
This course will show you why it’s so important to pitch, how to pitch better than the rest, and will identify the path you need to follow in your career.
INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSES
Why selling yourself well is essential in today’s music industry and how the landscape has changed – to the benefit of the artist/musician/songwriter, if you get it right.
Pitch Perfect. Understanding your issues with networking with other professionals, and how you can break past them.
Plan your pitch. Learn the theory, plan and create your pitch.
Perfecting your pitch. Streamlining and honing your pitch using simple but effective steps.
Martin Sutton, Jacqueline Norton and Tim Fraser
Q&A with our instructors.
The day went far too quickly
Great atmosphere and great for meeting other writers
10/10 – I really enjoyed the day and look forward to the Bootcamp
rocket fuel for the soul
I also had a great 1:1 session with Charlie Dore. Very helpful practical advice and thoroughly lovely person 🙂
An enormous amount of information and tips to take away, digest and act upon!
epic PR mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night!!!!!
The passion of all the lecturers was amazing to see. The sharing of their life experiences that enabled them to get a career in the industry was inspirational and has made me reinforce in my mind it’s truly possible for me!
Just finished an awesome mentoring session with Charlie Charlie Dore what an inspiration you are Charlie. Thank you for all the excellent advice and guidance.
10/10 – Excellent and superbly presented, fulfilling, educational and inspiring
Great mentoring session with Luc Floreani last night! Really encouraging and so many good tips for upcoming events!
What an incredibly life changing experience, on sooo many levels!!! It’s so difficult to put it all into words!!!!! Beautiful friendships gained and definitely the beginning of something monumental.
10/10 Excellent! Really informative and enjoyable
It is an amazing academy you have established with a true ethos of care and support coming straight from the top and filtering down through its ever increasing family – I am so proud to be part of it !
Thank you so much for an amazing Platinum year !- I have loved every minute or it, have learnt so much and feel very excited for 2018.
Absolutely brilliant! Informative, fun, engaging, great opportunity to network with like-minded people. Great atmosphere!
Just had a fantastic mentoring session with Martin, my first on my platinum membership! Feel completely boosted and grinning away ready to take this year by the horns! Positivity all the way
Absolutely amazing, inspirational, insightful session today
I’ve finally found myself and my confidence has come back! That is down to what The Songwriting Academy has done for me and given me the boost I needed. I can’t thank you enough
Amazing and inspiring to be around wonderful like-minded people who live, breathe and love music like I do
Very engaging, high energy and motivating content and delivery. I would highly recommend to anyone.
10/10 – The one day course far exceded my expectations. Full of useful information backed up by eveidence. Would highly recommend to anyone interested in the process of writing a song
Feeling so blessed to be a part of this songwriting family! Thank you for creating this wonderful community, a place for us all to be creative, passionate, supportive and talented!
Finished yet another epic, inspiring and all round fantastic 1-2-1 with the awesome Luc Floreani So exited for the plans we’ve got cooking up…
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Danny Roberts. He knows his stuff. So much for me to go away and get started on!
Just completed my first mentoring session with Mr Martin Sutton … got direction .. critique ..structure .. ongoing goals and targets …lots of advice and a real motivation boost !!! AWESOME !!!
Another incredible mentoring session with Charlie Dore tonight! Really great feedback. So so much to work on and a good challenge but excited to get working on it!
Fantastic mentoring session with Martin Sutton today, thank you Martin! Great feedback as always
Just had my first mentoring session with Martin Sutton, what an amazing experience, so grateful and ready to face my first exercise. Thank you Martin.
Thought the course was so good and inspiring, have signed up for the Platinum Mentoring Program!
I have had the most amazing mentoring session with Martin Sutton. So inspirational and energizing! Thank you Martin, you Rock!
Such a great day enjoyed meeting everyone and learned so much!
10/10 Thoroughly enjoyed this course, lovely group of people, fun and informative
Dominic King… Absolutely Inspirational!!!! Almost did not take up this session, wanted to play it save, but thank God I didn’t !!! Risk aversion you’re a bloody thief. Thanks
Just had an amazing mentoring session with Charlie Dore. Great suggestions and inspiration, along the lines of possibly becoming a ‘superwoman’!
I’m so freaking excited to be on this songwriting retreat!! Have written with some awesome people so far and have created some beautiful songs already! Yesterday’s was incredibly emotional
Another superb mentoring session today with @lovesongwriting “I really like the emotion and honesty in the song” 🙂
So enjoyed my mentoring session with Mark Cawley yesterday – from now on I will be hanging out in bookshops looking shady – thanks mark x
I was going to write “you can’t beat Martin Sutton”, but that would sound all wrong. 🙂 So just saying am very happy with mentor session from Superstar Sutton. Virtual hugs all round.
l’ll never forget this songwriting experience. I’ve learned so much from everyone. It was great meeting all these talented lovely people
Special people. Thank you all for some beautiful and amazing times