Unconvention 12 – Salford

Unconvention LogoSalford based music industry event, Un-Convention is a global grassroots music event and community – that meets physically and virtually to share ideas; discuss and debate cutting edge issues around music, technology and creativity; and facilitates members engagement with their peers. Un-Convention is not about the business of music. The community is driven by a not for profit initiative that sees opportunity for the grassroots in the changes to the way music is being produced, consumed and sustained.

The national Un-Convention event promises to be the biggest and best yet. Taking influence from Un-Convention events around the world and inviting some of the most inspirational and influential figures from the global grassroots music scene – this year will use Un-Conventional spaces – including a barge, Salford Lads Club and a church; and explore new and cutting edge issues around music, technology and creativity.

If you are using social media tools to report on the day remember the hashtag is:

#uncon12

Various interviews, captured talks, thoughts and snippets from Unconvention 12 in Salford. read more

Has Music Changed Your Life?

by , 11/10/10 11:32am
Here’s a post that’s all about the comments, so it’s over to you to talk about the songs, albums, gigs that have changed your life, changed your mind, saved your sanity. Please tells us what where and how in the comments below:

A video blog from Unconvention12 - Salford by Laura Kidd. read more

This film is showing now at UnConvention, but you can watch it at home too! Visit The Jail Guitar Doors website for more information. read more

Listen!

Listen! read more

Yesterday in the pub after a couple of fabulous panel discusssions here at UnConvention, a friend of mine had a guy approach him in the pub and try and force him to listen to his CD. He pretty much got everything wrong he could’ve got wrong in the conversation, so my friend Lykle – a […] read more

Radar Music Video Workshop – 2.30pm, The Coal Room, 2.10.10

by , 02/10/10 11:49pm
Caroline Bottomley, Founder of Radar Music Videos – a service connecting music video directors with artists and record labels – ran a session this afternoon which contained material from her forthcoming e-book on the subject of “10 Ways to Promote Your Music Video Online for Free”, and as a documentary and music video director/editor myself […]

Lies Like These – Merchandise from Andrew Dubber on Vimeo. This is a video that was filmed at last year’s Unconvention. It was filmed by Andrew Dubber on his Leica compact stills camera, in a kebab shop. It’s a song by the band Merchandise, and Brad from the band is the dude in the video. […] read more

At this morning’s panel discussion at UnConvention, a lot has been made of ‘sync licensing’ as a revenue stream. Sync is the process of getting your music onto TV, Film and Adverts, and is often flagged up as a way of making some sensible money. I certainly know a number of musicians whose careers have […] read more

Un-Convention: 1st – 3rd October, 2010 (via Andrew Dubber)

by , 01/10/10 11:41am
From Brass Bands to Colombian Hip Hop. - This year’s national Un-Convention event promises to be the biggest and best yet. Taking influence from Un-Convention events around the world and inviting some of the most inspirational and influential figures from the global grassroots music scene – this year will use Un-Conventional spaces – including a barge, Salford Lads Club, Sacred Trinity Church, Islington Mill, Central Salford Station; and explore new and cutting edge issues around music, technology and creativity.

Photos from Unconvention 12 in Salford. Pleas use the tag: unconvention12 on Flickr to have your photos appear on this page. read more