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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

headshot phil critchlow'Growing your Small Business'

An invitation to all those RIG members who run their own companies and want to find out more about growing their businesses. Are you struggling to cope with the work coming in but cautious about taking the next step – employing full time staff and signing a lease on premises?

headshot liz barclayPhil Critchlow, Founder and Director of TBI Media as well as Chair of the Radio Independents Group, tells the story of the growth of his company since it was set up in 2006 to what is now a multi- award winning production house and Liz Barclay, journalist and expert in consumer finance and small businesses, gives advice on the difficult and practical decisions to be made.   

PLUS: 'Compete or Compare'

Phil will be joined by Will Jackson, RIG's Managing Director, to talk about the new opportunities under next year's new BBC Charter, which will implement 'Compete or Compare' with more of its radio commissioning opening up to full competition - 60% by 2022.

The session is chaired by Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, there will be plenty of time for questions and it will be followed by a drink with other leaders from the audio industry.    

date & time: 9th November 2016, 1800 for 1815 - 2000

venue: Simons, Muirhead and Burton, Ground Floor, 8-9 Frith St, London W1D 3JB

no of places: 30 - free, but booking essential, at v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

 

 


 

How can you make more from your content?

Date: 16th May 2016

Time: 18.15 for 18.30 start

Venue: Simmons & Simmons, CityPoint, 1 Ropemaker Street, London EC2Y 9SS

Places: free, but only 8 places left, so booking essential - please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain

So what are the types of deals Indies should be negotiating – for podcasts, video, publications?  

How do you negotiate for different territories and what licenses are advisable?  
For example streaming video there are several elements to investigate text, art, music, video, photographs, rights of publicity and more.    

What happens if you don’t comply?    
This RIG Leaders Forum will seek to debate and discuss these issues with an expert panel led by John Moran, Controller of Business Affairs at Channel 4.   John was  previously Head of Legal, Commercial and Business Affairs, BBC Audio and Music . An Oxford and Berkeley Universities law graduate, John began his career as a Barrister in London before becoming a Legal Advisor within HM Treasury and then joining the BBC in 1999. 

PLUS: specialist IP lawyers Adrian Dykes (from Simmons & Simmons) and Joanna Conway (from Norton, Rose Fulbright)

Organised by: Caroline Elliot, Quattrain, www.quattrain.uk

 

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RIG is very excited to announce that it is launching the RIG Leaders Forum primarily for its members.   The Forum is for leaders and senior staff in independent audio production companies and its aim is to build knowledge about business growth giving members the opportunity to develop contacts and grow partnerships with their colleagues.   At each session there will be a keynote speaker followed by a networking event.   The events are free to RIG members and will be held six times a year. 

The theme for the first session is Growing and Developing the Digital Media brand.  

headshot Glynn PeglerOur speaker will be Glynn Pegler, Director of Culture Group develops digital campaigns and formats -  clients including Google, Virgin, Red Bull and Comic Relief.   Glynn established his first company - a leading youth consumer magazine - at the age of 15. He now works across private and public sectors in global markets. His initiatives have been consumed by millions of print media readers, by tens of millions of television viewers and over a billion internet visitors. He is a regular speaker on digital strategy, enterprise & entrepreneurship, youth market engagement and brand development, particularly in emerging markets.  He will talk about developing your digital business into new markets and building successful partnerships.  For fuller details, click here 

The venue:  The Groucho Club, 45 Dean St, London W1D 4QB, London W1 from 6.30 - 8.30 pm

Date:  Thursday 18th February 2016

To apply for tickets please go to https://v1.bookwhen.com/rigtrain   (40 max)

 


 

RIG is very excited to announce the launch of the RIG Leaders Forum primarily for its members.   The Forum is for leaders and senior staff in independent audio production companies and its aim is to build knowledge about business growth giving members the opportunity to develop contacts and grow partnerships with their colleagues.   At each session there will be a keynote speaker followed by a networking event.   The events are free to RIG members and will be held six times a year. Glynn Pegler speaking

The theme for the first session on 18th February was Growing and Developing the Digital Media brand.  

Our first inspirational speaker was Glynn Pegler, Director of Culture Group develops digital campaigns and formats -  clients including Google, Virgin, Red Bull and Comic Relief.   Glynn established his first company - a leading youth consumer magazine - at the age of 15. He now works across private and public sectors in global markets. His initiatives have been consumed by millions of print media readers, by tens of millions of television viewers and over a billion internet visitors. He is a regular speaker on digital strategy, enterprise & entrepreneurship, youth market engagement and brand development, particularly in emerging markets.  Glynn talked about developing digital business into new markets and building successful partnerships.  The evening was completed with a networking session in the agreeable surroundings of London's Groucho Club.