The story of BBC Music Introducing LIVE
Taking place on 31 October - 2 November, 2019, BBC Music Introducing LIVE will welcome 15,000 budding musicians and industry talent at London’s iconic Tobacco Dock. Since its launch in 2007, BBC Music Introducing has been dedicated to discovering and supporting new music.
Supported by BBC Music and the breadth of the UK Music Industry, this year’s event will build on the success of 2017’s BBC Music Introducing Amplify with a programme of inspiring performances, talks and masterclasses. BBC Radio will broadcast live from the heart of the event at Tobacco Dock throughout the three days, ahead of live concerts each evening in the Great Gallery featuring high-profile BBC Music Introducing alumni and guests.
Over 100 inspiring masterclasses and interactive sessions, practical workshops, Q&As will take place and feature over 250 speakers from all quarters of the music industry. Music industry experts ranging from the recorded, live, broadcast and digital sectors will share their insider knowledge alongside all the key UK music industry bodies, providing invaluable support for emerging home-grown talent as they take the next steps in their careers.
The event will host a wide range of activations and exhibitor spaces for music manufacturers and other relevant brands.
BBC Music Introducing
With over 500,000 tracks uploaded to the BBC Music Introducing website and 198,000 artists registered, BBC Music Introducing provides a network dedicated to supporting the best emerging talent from across the UK and a platform to propel them onto the national stage through Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3, 6 Music and the Asian Network.
BBC Music Introducing also gives up-and-coming artists broadcast opportunities on BBC radio, television and online alongside the chance to perform at major festivals and showcases. Big name artists including Florence + the Machine, Slaves, Catfish and the Bottlemen, James Bay, Tom Grennan, Nao, George Ezra, Izzy Bizu, Rae Morris, and Jack Garratt all received BBC Music Introducing support at the start of their careers.
BBC Music Introducing has brought thousands of acts to hundreds of different stages over the past 10 years.