As part of the New Music Biennial 2014, last weekend Sound and Music hosted two symposiums on the themes of online audiences and new platforms at the London Southbank Centre, and streamed online by Hugs Bison.
Saturday’s panel was on the latest developments in online platforms, and how the new music community can best utilise them. It was chaired by Jean-Baptiste Theibaut (Sound and Music board member), with panelists Robin Rimbaud (AKA Scanner), Andrew Dubber (Bandcamp), Michela Magas (Stormotolite) and Brittney Bean (Songdrop).
Sunday’s panel focused on the nature of online audiences – from live streaming to the immediacy of social media and audience interaction – and how to grow them. It was chaired by Richard Whitelaw (Head of Programmes at Sound and Music), with panelists Shaun Blezard (Hugs Bison), Lisa Meyer (Capsule), Martin Franklin (South Hill Park, The Place) and Julia Payne (The Hub).