Where once the music industry was a labyrinth of closed doors and shadowy moguls with no time for the little people, it is now, still reeling from the immediacy and omnipresence of the Internet, a more communal beast, open to exploring new possibilities from wherever they may germinate.
Every Tom, Dick and Wagner think they know The Biz now, as The X Factor offers a (completely false) insight into the machinations of label guru, but what they don’t know is what happens in the real world: who are the people that get things done?
And how do you meet them?
Here’s where Clash steps in.
Beginning on December 10th, Clash Social is the first of a new series of events that will invite Clash’s extended network to descend upon one location with the intention of joining up friends through live music, good food, and copious amounts of booze.
The inaugural summit is brought to you in partnership with Horizons/Gorwelion, the stalwarts of new music from BBC Cymru Wales, and on the night we’ll be joined by its flagship duo, Bethan Elfyn and Huw Stephens, and five of their freshest favourite acts.
Performing live and representing the best new Welsh talent will be Dan Bettridge, Aled Rheon, Peasant’s King, Hannah Grace, and Houdini Dax, with DJ sets from Huw Stephens (who promises a special festive set) and the Clash DJs.
Also present at Clash Social will be a host of industry reps that will be on hand to answer your questions, pass on advice, and check out your Facebook page. From agents to A&Rs, and managers to marketeers, we’ll open up our Rolodex for your networking needs.
Clash Social is to be held at the Dead Dolls House in Peckham, London, on Thursday 10th December, from 6pm. You can find all the info on the event’s Facebook page, while tickets (£5 each) can be bought over at Billetto.
Stay tuned to ClashMusic.com for further details and news on future Clash Social announcements.