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Top producer to give tips of the trade at music industry event


World-leading record producer and musician, Martyn Ware, founder of 1980s electro-pop pioneers The Human League and Heaven 17 will be letting people in on the secrets of their success at a free music industry event in Leicester.

On Saturday 5 March, Martyn will be a guest speaker at ‘Digital Musicians Toolbox’, a day of master-classes, workshops and seminars at Upper Brown Street.

The event has been organised by Leicester College, in partnership with Cpulse, Authorised Ableton and Apple trainers and Music Junkie for established and future music producers.

Martyn boasts a glittering career having worked with Tina Turner, Chaka Khan, Erasure, and more recently, with La Roux. 

He said: “Having worked as a producer on albums and singles totalling over 50 million sales, I’m looking forward to discussing my experience in music production over the last 35 years.

“I’ll be covering some of the great successes and failures, and how to approach the new landscape of a rapidly changing music business.

“I will be giving my perspective on creators’ problems when trying to get work out to the public and showing examples of new approaches to creating content for many different platforms, including art installations, commercial soundscaping, television and film music.”

Experts will be on hand to talk to guests and demonstrate production techniques.  Topics include Mastering’s Not for Dummies and a Guerrilla Guide to Post Modern Music Industries.

Leicester dubstep production duo, Pure Phase will also perform and discuss their approach to live music.

Leicester College’s Programme Area Manager for Sound and Music Technology, John Meredith said: “We are excited to be able to host and contribute to sharing and upskilling local music producers which will benefit the region’s creative sector and help it thrive.  It is rare to have this volume of music technology-centred knowledge in one place.  Being able to run the event for free means it’s an opportunity not to be missed for both inexperienced and seasoned producers.”