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1 BTEC First Certificate in Performing Arts MUSIC

2 BTEC Unit A1 explores the varied elements of the Performing Arts Industry The 2 areas we will be looking at are; Production Venues Arts Administration

3 Production Venues Fairview Recording Studios

4 About Fairview Recording Studio Fairview Recording Studio has over 40 years of solid music industry recording experience. Fully featured professional analogue and digital recording studio, based in Willerby, East Yorkshire considered as one of the oldest premier recording facilities in the North of England

5 Keith Herd – The Producer The career of engineer/producer Keith Herd began in After playing guitar with bands during the 1970s, followed by two years experience on a touring system working with The Specials. Keith moved into studio work and quickly gained a reputation as a skilful and patient engineer.

6 The set up Compact, with acoustically treated live rooms and air conditioned control room the studio is geared towards being a busy no-nonsense environment whilst maintaining a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The Control room: Air-conditioned, Acoustically treated, seating for up to 10 people including the sound engineer. Live Room 1: Hard wood floor, stonewall, reflective wall and ceiling. Live Room 2: Acoustically treated, Hammond organ and acoustic piano. Live Room 3: Acoustically treated floor and ceiling and reflective walls.

7 Other Services Disk & Tape Repair / Restoration CD and DVD Duplication CD and DVD Artwork

8 Clients (include): Robert Palmer Def Lepard The Sisters Of Mercy The Beautiful South The HouseMartins The Farm The Mock Turtles Shed 7 Barbara Dickson The Paddingtons

9 Arts Administration – Musicians Union (MU) The Musicians' Union represents over thirty thousand musicians working in all sectors of the music business. The Musicians' Union was founded in 1893 and has a proud history of service to musicians of all genres, ages and abilities. The music profession and the music industry have seen constant change over the years. The Musicians' Union has changed with them, with one aim in view - to offer musicians a better service and a democratic organisation dedicated to their needs. They have specialist full time officials available to tackle the issues raised by musicians working in the recording studio, the media, or whilst writing and composing.

10 The MU Offer Careers & Business Advice Legal Assistance Public Liability Cover Instrument Protection Tax Savings Guide Salary & Rate Negotiation Personal Injury Package Fee Collection & Distribution Pension Schemes Contracts & Specimen Agreements

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12 MU John F. Smith General Secretary

13 Individual Task Spend 10 minutes highlighting and annotating both hand outs making sure that you understand the basics about both Fairview and the Musicians Union

14 Group task – choose one from below Fairview: Create a plan showing new ways to get people to use the facilities at the studio and the services. The Musicians Union: Imagine you are a full time musician (singer/instrumentalist) and you are in a situation where you need the MU. What is the situation and what will you be asking the MU for? What will the MU do to help?

15 Extended Study Research Fairview Recording Studio and the Musicians Union Bring to the first lesson of week 2


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