Kevin C. Blair’s A&R & Stratergy Session

What was this session about?

This session was very informative on how the music business operates, strategies used by music labels and the specific roles of an A&R in spotting and developing artists. Kevin created a chilled atmosphere whereby we asked questions and he answered.

What was the best thing about this session?

Having the opportunity to get questions answered and be advised by Kevin Christain Blair;  a successful A&R whos worked with artists like Ed Sheeran, Rudimental, Mahalia and Kojey Radical.

What was the quote of the day from Kevin?

“In the end it’s short lived… you REALLY have to enjoy it!”

What was the tip of the day from Kevin?

“Have no fear of putting music out there, this is your journey; a snapshot of where you are now”

Which song best sums up this session?

Mary J. Blige – Family Affair

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Renell Shaw’s Artist Development Workshop

What was the best thing about this session?

This session was awesome! Renell came in with REALLY good vibes and loads of energy that we all easily connected with. The workshop was fun and exciting, Renell created a mini-concert atmosphere that allowed us to freely sing, rap and vibes together.

What was the quote of the day from Renell?

Flow is important, a good flow is effective!

What was the tip of the day from Renell?

There are artists and entertainers – give people a show!

Which song best sums up this session?

Earth Wind & Fire – September

 

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The man himself – @RenellShaw
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In the mix – @ItsAlfredCuts
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Rob & Ella’s Jam Session

What was this session about?

This session gave us a chance to rehearse and have studio time. Whether that was working on new music, collaborating with each other or having a go at the production side of things – whatever we wanted to do.

What was the best thing about this session?

Just jamming and having no pressure to perform in front of everyone, if you weren’t ready. Some were ready and this was the first session we all got to hear some of us sing and rap. This was exciting and a little scary but everyone was really nice and encouraging.

What was the quote of the day from Rob & Ella?

“Get comfy with it; get comfy behind the mic” 

What was the tip of the day from Rob & Ella?

“If you’re running a rehearsal, have someone who is in charge of preparing and sorting things out”

Which song best sums up this session?

Anderson .Paak – Am I Wrong

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