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Audio Producers Events Ltd, trading arm of

Aims and Objectives

> To provide affordable quality training in a range of audio skills

> To promote skills sharing across the sector, including radio, podcasting, audiobooks and all forms of audio production

> To encourage new entrants and offer opportunities for networking, collaboration and partnership

> To encourage networking, collaboration and partnership across the sector.

> To promote dIversity in audio production

> To be accessible to all those working in the UK Audio sector

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According to recent research podcasts and digital audio content have been downloaded more than 1.5 billion times around the world.     23% of UK adults listen at least one a month in the UK with two thirds falling into the 16-34 age group.    The audience is growing and its an exciting time for podcasters but how do you make money? 

This Future forum talks to the experts about turning your content into a successful podcast with a sound business model.      How do you grow listeners to that vital number that attracts advertising and what different types of sponsorship and advertising are available?    How long before you can get a return on your product and what is the future for podcasts?

Join the experts Ruth Fitzsimmons, SVP of International Operations at Audioboom; Sam Shetabi, Content Manager UK Acast  Matt Deegan, Creative Director at Folder Media and co-founder of the British Podcast Awards, Neil Cowling Founder and Managing Director of Fresh Air Productions formerly Creative Development Director with Radioworks, the UKs largest independent advertising agency.   Caroline Elliot, Partner in Quattrain, will lead the discussion. 

The event starts at 6.00 p.m with a drink and the opportunity to network.

Date and Time:  Tuesday 6th November 6.00 - 8.00 pm
Venue:  SMAB, 87-91 Newman Street, London W1T 3EY
Cost:  £10 plus VAT
Please book your place at our dedicated booking website


 

A very special book evening hosted by Penguin Random House.

What role does audio play now in the life of a book?  How are publishers adapting the content they publish to attract the growing audiences for audio content?  How are publishers embracing the potential of podcasts and voice-led technology?    What do writers and publishers want from audio producers?

 Join author Sebastian Faulks, best known for his historical novels set in France -  Birdsong, Charlotte Gray and The Girl at the Lion d’Or - who has a new project this year; Hannah Telfer, Managing Director, Audiences and Audio at Penguin Random House, plus award winning Digital Content Producer, David Roper from Heavy Entertainment, to gain insight into forthcoming projects and discuss new ideas for creating a very unique broadcast book event.   

Only two tickets per company  

Date & time: 16th April 2018, 6pm - 8pm
Venue: Penguin Random House 10th Floor, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL
Fee: £10 + VAT (£12 gross)
Places: 70 - book your place at bookwhen.com/rigtrain

 

 

IS NOW THE TIME TO BUY, SELL OR MERGE?

The audio marketplace is changing fast with more opportunities for audio businesses than ever before so is now the right time to consolidate or build your business?  Do you know how to explore the possibilities?   How do you value your company?  Where do you find a buyer or partner?     The RIG Future Forum brings together experts who know all about the opportunities, the pitfalls and the challenges.     CEO of 7 Digital Simon Cole has headed up the takeovers of several media businesses so has considerable personal experience of how to be successful and Oliver Stacey, Partner at top city law firm Norton Rose Fulbright, specialises in the media and communications sector and has extensive knowledge of  mergers and acquisitions.     There’ll be advice and case studies - what works, what doesn’t -  join other RIG Leaders for a  lively evening of conversation and debate. Oliver Stacey portrait
 
Date & time: 11Simon Cole portraitth October, 1800 - 2000
Venue: USP Content, Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Chaired by Caroline Elliot - Managing Partner, Quattrain
Cost: £5+VAT for RIG members, £10+VAT non-members
* Booking is now open on the new Bookwhen site


 

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Running your own media business or working in the industry you need to be an entrepreneur but are you thinking like one?

Don't Miss 'Think Like an Entrepreneur' - An evening with Robbie Steinhouse, a successful serial entrepreneur and an expert in NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) who regularly advises major companies on how to think differently to attract more business. This has never been more relevant at a time when all audio and media businesses are having to expand into different markets. Robbie will be drawing on powerful psychological techniques from neuro-linguistic programming and from very practical examples of successful business techniques to give you new ideas for diversifying and increasing your range of work.      

Portrait Robbie SteinhouseJoin Robbie and other RIG colleagues for a fascinating evening of advice, discussion, information and discovery.   The session begins with drinks at 1800 (talk begins at 1830) and finishes at 2000.

Date & time: 5th June 2017
Venue: Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London WC1H 9NA
Places: 40
Cost: free to RIG members [and Age UK staff], £10 non-members

Book now at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain [bookings close 31st May]


 

How do you find the right business and creative partner?  

What arrangements should you make and when do you walk away?    

Rob Jones picThis is an opportunity to get advice on what makes an effective partnership from media professionals with a variety of experience:

  • Rob Jones, Founder and CEO of USP Content, has successful commercial relationships with Formula 1 and Tesco;
  • Jane Ellison, Head of Creative Partnerships at the BBC, is responsible for a range of exciting and complex programming including  ‘Shakespeare Lives’ and ‘World War 1 on the BBC’
  • and from the law firm Simons Muirhead and Burton, James Greenslade gives advice about your partnership agreement.  

Jane Ellison picAll three will be using their personal and professional experience to answer questions from the audience and give their top tips for creating a strategic and successful partnership.   Hosted by Caroline Elliot from Quattrain there will also be the opportunity to network with your colleagues and talk about the potential for collaborations.   

Venue: Simons, Muirhead and Burton, 8-9 Frith Street, London W1D 3JB
Date & time: 26th January 2017, 1815 for 1830 - 2000
Cost: Free, but booking required - book your place at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

James Greenslade picAt a time when, more than ever, businesses are seeking partnerships for joint ventures, creative collaborations and  business sponsorship as a way to bring in revenue RIG Leaders Forum is focussing on what makes a good partnership.