'Music Funding in 2013' is the North East's largest funding event being held on the evening of Wednesday 23 October as a warm-up to Generator’s highly-acclaimed annual Music Futures Conference (7 November 2013).

Attendees of will gain a valuable understanding of traditional and new forms of financing for the music industry, and PPL’s Director of Performer Affairs Keith Harris has been invited to join an evening panel on these topics.

Keith will offer practical tips and guidance, drawing from his own experiences of working in the music industry, alongside a panel of experts including:

  • Remi Harris, Music Industry Consultant at MusicTank
  • Laura Whitticase, Industry and Export Fund Manager at PRS For Music Foundation
  • Chris Bye, Music Manager, Arts Council England
  • Tim Foxon, Awards and Partnerships Manager at Musicians’ Benevolent Fund /Help Musicians
  • Shain Shapiro, Founder of Sound Diplomacy
  • Rich Myers, Director at Transmit Start Ups


To find out more about this event and the Music Futures Conference, visit (http://www.musicfutures.info/). You can also follow @musicalfutures on Twitter, or join our community @ppluk.