Ever wondered, how did that artist land that plumb playlist spot? How did that band snare that festival booking? How did that sync come about? How did that artist seem to shoot from nowhere to everywhere?

Wouldn’t it’d be great to get the inside track from the teams behind that artist’s success?  

Direct Input is a Future Yard webinar series which looks to lift the lid on the techniques and tactics utilised by the teams behind a range of today’s successful artists. From right across the spectrum, we get the inside track from the people at the heart of shaping campaigns and releases, and speak to the artists about the work that goes in behind the scenes to build and realise their artistic visions. We will track that artist’s journey – from day 1 to now – discussing the key moments and decisions that shaped their development.

Every artist’s story is different. Every route is personal to an individual’s vision. This is your chance to learn how some of today’s success stories have been realised and get a direct input to the brains of the industry pros behind them.

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Each participant will be announced at the end of the following session. The webinars are free and will take place every two weeks on Mondays at 6pm. Sign up once each webinar is announced to receive the viewing link.

So far I’ve spoken to Alan Duggan from Girl Band, Katie Harkin, Emma Snook from Partisan Records about Fontaines DC, Becky Hawley from Stealing Sheep and Self Esteem.

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