Next event: June 9, Roundhouse Studio Theatre

Our next event will be examining the role of those essential players, and often unsung heroes, in the music video making process: the producers. We’ll be discussing the skills and attributes of a good producer with some of the UK’s leading lights.

MusicVidFest is a great chance for professionals from around the industry – and anyone looking to get into it – to get together for an evening of discussion and networking.

The session – Holding Out For A Hero: Why We Need Music Video Producers – will take place at the Roundhouse Studio Theatre on June 9, from 7pm.

Tickets cost £9.50. To find out more information and to purchase a ticket click here.

Hiive collaborates with MusicVidFest

The professional network for creative people, Hiive, is collaborating with MusicVidFest on our next event on May 6 at BFI Southbank.

As well as helping to publicise the event, the Hiive team will be in attendance on the evening and filming the panel session.
Check out Hiive now to find out some of the other events they’ve covered recently.

New MusicVidFest event announced – May 6

The latest in the series of MusicVidFest events will take place on May 6 at the BFI Southbank.

The evening session will see a panel of music video commissioners and directors reps discussing what artist and labels are looking for from directors and producers right now.

Commissioners and visual content managers for some of the UK’s leading artists and record labels, as well as a representative from one of the UK’s most successful directors rep agencies will make up the panel, moderated by MusicVidFest programmer and Promo News editor, David Knight.

Delivered in collaboration with Hiive, the professional network for creative people, this latest MusicVidFest event is expected to sell out quickly. Find out more here.

More speakers added!

With the first MusicVidFest, a one-day conference on the business of creativity in music videos, taking place in just over a week’s time at BFI Southbank in London, a number of panellists have now been confirmed to take part in the conference, together with a special presentation of the fantastic new autobiography by one of the pioneers of music video, Steve Barron.
In addition to the Grammy-winning video director Joseph Kahn starting the inaugural MusicVidFest on November 10th as keynote speaker, those taking part in the event include Jules De Chateleux of Division Paris, Jennifer Byrne of Dazed & Confused, James Hackett of Virgin EMI, Danielle Hinde from Doomsday Entertainment, Juliette Larthe from Prettybird UK, Mike O’Keefe from Sony Music, directors Sam Pilling, Vania Heymann and Georgia Hudson, and Matt Rennie, MD of Box Television.
With panels on areas of music video creativity – production, direction and commissioning – on new technical innovations, the numbers that reveal the power of music videos, and the future direction of the industry, MusicVidFest is shaping up to examine and address some of the key challenges and opportunities facing music video creators.
And music video directing legend Steve Barron will present extracts from his soon-to-be-published autobiographical memoir Egg n Chips & Billie Jean – all about his wild times as a top music video director in the 1980s. That comes at the climax of MusicVidFest, just a few hours before the big awards night of the year for music videos kicks off – the UK Music Video Awards 2014.
More panellists and contributors to the first MusicVidFest are expected to confirm in the next few days.
A combined MusicVidFest pass and UK Music Video Awards ticket is available at a reduced price until midnight on Friday 31st October, and is available to book online here.

Keynote speaker announced! Joseph Khan to open MusicVidFest

The team behind the UKMVAs and BUG bring you MusicVidFest, a one-day event designed to focus on the business of creativity in music videos.
The inaugural MusicVidFest will take place at BFI Southbank on November 10th ahead of the UKMVAs that evening and aims to create discussion and debate on key topics affecting the craft.
Kicking off the event will be Grammy Award winning US director Joseph Kahn, who has created videos for the likes of Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, U2, Wu-Tang Clan, Eminem, and Justin Timberlake and remains at the top of his game with recent videos for Mariah Carey, Britney Spears and Shakira. Kahn will open the event with a keynote speech, offering an insight into his years of experience, along with his views on the industry today and the future of music video.
The day will include panel discussions with leading lights of music video creativity in the UK and further afield, from producers and directors, to independent and label commissioners, managers and artists. It will also feature representatives from the key music video platforms, and will culminate in a Question Time on the future of music video where audience members will get the chance to quiz industry leaders on the burning issues affecting the craft.

UK Music Video Awards organisers announce launch of Music Vid Fest

The team behind the annual UK Music Video Awards have announced the launch of a brand new event to take place on the same day as the awards and to serve as a business generation and networking opportunity for professionals working in the industry.
Taking place at BFI Southbank, the one day event will offer presentations and discussion panels covering the hot topics facing the music video making community, and enable those working in the industry to share ideas and strategies for business growth and personal creative development.
Only a limited number of places are available for the event, and organisers are offering a discounted ticket price to those attending the Awards in the evening. For more information about ticket prices, visit the ukmva site.