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By Jonny Gray on Friday, October 16th, 2015 in News. No Comments

Generator is absolutely thrilled to announce the addition of former Sony Music CEO and head honcho of recently founded Twin Music, Nick Gatfield as the second special guest to take part in Music Futures Fireside Chats. Nick is recognised as one of the leading A&R experts in the business worldwide and it came as no […]


By Jonny Gray on Friday, October 16th, 2015 in News. No Comments

Generator  are thrilled to announce that Geoff Taylor, Chief Executive Officer at the BPI will deliver the key note address at Music Futures. During his 8 year tenure at the BPI, Geoff has been at the forefront of many battles that the music industry has had to encounter, not least combatting piracy on all levels. As […]

Second Wave of Stellar Speakers Announced

By Jonny Gray on Thursday, October 1st, 2015 in News. No Comments

Generator are pleased to reveal the second wave of speakers to take part in the already impressive Music Futures Conference in November. Set to join Simon Cole (CEO, 7 digital) and Joe Harland (Head of Visual Radio, BBC) on the ‘Rebirth of Radio’ panel will be Karen Pearson of Folded Wing, the pioneers in the […]

Interview 1

By Jonny Gray on Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 in News. No Comments

As the Music Futures Conference approaches The Gen locked three participating industry stalwarts in a room to get their take on why the conference is important and what they want from the day. 7 Digital CEO Simon Cole got the ball rolling: “The music and radio industries have rarely been at a point of so much change […]

The Future Starts Here: Music Week Interview

By Jonny Gray on Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 in News. No Comments

Interview Extract taken from Music Week by Dave Roberts 7-9-15 Created five years ago by the North East based regional business booster Generator, Music Futures has evolved into a well regarded music business conference with a national (and indeed international) agenda. Founder Jim Mawdsley talks to Dave Roberts about how the event has grown and […]

Music Futures Just Gets Bigger

By Jonny Gray on Thursday, August 20th, 2015 in News. No Comments

If you haven’t already booked your place at this year’s Music Futures Conference, make sure you register before Friday 28th August to make the most of our £80 early bird ticket offer. On top of the fantastic line up of speakers discussing and debating the burning issues affecting our industry today, Music Futures delegates will […]

First Speakers Announced for Music Futures 2015

By Jonny Gray on Monday, July 27th, 2015 in News. No Comments

Generator has today announced the initial line up of stellar panellists for the Music Futures Conference set to take place at Sage Gateshead on Thursday 12th November. The impressive programme looks to discover what is next for the UK’s most productive creative industries, confirmed panels include… The Rebirth of Radio – exploring the fascinating space where broadcast […]

2015 Registration Now Open

By Jonny Gray on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in News. No Comments

The well-established Music Futures Conference, brought to you by the UK’s leading music development agency Generator, is set to be the largest event yet and the must attend event in the UK for music businesses and industry professionals. This year the conference is being held at the prestigious Sage Gateshead on the bank of the […]

New Sponsor Announcements

By Jonny Gray on Thursday, July 2nd, 2015 in News. No Comments

We’re delighted to welcome HMV as Gold Sponsor and Musicians’ Union as Session Sponsor at this year’s conference. For sponsorship opportunities contact Jo Sloan on or 0191 241 4523.