Tobacco Dock, London
8 - 10 November 2018
Tobacco Dock, London 8 - 10 November 2018
Introducing LIVE 2019
Tobacco Dock, London 8 - 10 November 2018

Discovery Theatre

Presented by

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Watch live versions of Spotify's original podcasts, hear from industry insiders and get the lowdown on streaming for artists in the Discovery Theatre.

Who We Be

Who We Be TALKS_
DJ Semtex, the host of Spotify’s original podcast Who We Be TALKS_, will host a session taking a look at current UK street culture - from the hottest artists through to the newest sneaker releases and youth issues. Who We Be TALKS_ will welcome special guests to talk about their musical journeys in-depth and unabridged, revealing inspiring stories behind the music.

Secret Genius
Secret Genius is a Spotify initiative dedicated to honouring the individuals behind some of the world’s best known and well-loved songs. Secret Genius sits down with the world’s biggest and best songwriters and producers to reveal the real stories behind their hits. Spotify at BBC Music Introducing LIVE ‘18 will welcome special guests to the stage to share the stories behind their best-known hits.

Killing It 
In the always-on world of creativity, things can get stressed out and suffer, including your mental health. Spotify original podcast Killing It reveals real stories from real people from real start-ups who have had their own mental health issues on the frontline of entrepreneurship. Spotify’s live episode of Killing It at BBC Music Introducing LIVE ‘18 will feature artists telling their own stories alongside regular hosts therapist and coach Petra Velzeboer and James Routledge, founder of Sanctus, the mental health gym.

Artist Masterclasses 
How do playlists work? How do you increase listeners and followers? What even is Spotify for Artists and how do you make sense of the data it provides? The Spotify Artist Masterclasses will provide artists and their teams with the knowledge, tools and best practices to help raise profile and really find an audience on Spotify.

Spotify and PRS Foundation presents: Gaining Momentum
The Momentum Music Fund has already supported more than 250 artists to build long term successful careers. The UK’s leading charitable artist development fund offers up to £15,000 to support recording, releases, touring and marketing. But how do artists build momentum in the first place? When should artists apply and what are expert advisors looking for? In this masterclass, Momentum artists and funding experts will run through shared experiences while offering top tips to strengthen artists’ applications.


There will be a number of other talks in the Discovery Theatre throughout the event. Glastonbury’s festival organiser Emily Eavis will give an insight into booking their legendary line up, Adele’s manager Jonathan Dickens will be interviewed by Huw Stephens,  BBC Radio 1’s Danny Howard and Example will come together on a specially curated pane ‘Bedroom to Ibiza’ and BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq will present a live version of his infamous demo bag with guests including Declan McKenna.

Full programme announced soon. 

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