Industry Interviews

NMC Guest: Simon Shaw (KU Promotions)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do? Hey, I’ve been active since I was 18 years old as a musician, I think I put my first gig on when I was 22 as a promoter? I’m 33 years old now, it’s been a long long […]

NMC Guest: Rotate Records

Who are, or what is, Rotate Records? And what do you do? Rotate Records is a Durham based dance music label looking to expose the city’s present, but unseen production talent. The label is one part of the multi-faceted organisation, Rotate: a collective of producers and DJs whose primary goal is to provide a platform […]

NMC Guest: Bekka (The Tyne Tribe)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do?Oooh. This is a hard question to answer as I’ve been in and out for years, ha! But if we’re focusing on what I do currently, then I would say since the start of 2021. I had the idea […]

Forward NE

What is Forward NE and what does it hope to achieve?Forward NE is a supportive network for female, trans and non-binary musicians, working for equality and diversity in the North East music scene. We’ll be doing this via workshops, seminars, networking and industry insights, and we’re really hoping this activity will be shaped by the […]

NMC Guest: Jordan (Editor at Spotlight Music)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do? I am the editor and manager for Spotlightuk.co.uk which is a North East based music blog, but we also occasionally do video content and put on gigs too.My role is primarily to organise and delegate content to our […]

NMC Guest: Aaron (Base Camp Boro & Heelapalooza Festival)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do? I’ve been active in the North East Music Scene for around 15 years now. Since the age of 13 I’ve played in bands and at the age of 18 I took the dive into promoting gigs. Treating it […]

NMC Guest: Claire (Founder & Editor at NARC. Magazine)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do?I’ve been going to gigs in the region since around 2002. Music and writing have always been a passion and I started freelancing for local magazines and newspapers but ended up a bit frustrated that there wasn’t an outlet […]

NMC Guest: Adam (Promoter [Famous Last Words] & Founder of MUNRO Festival)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do?I have had a voice in the music scene for nearly nine years. Famous Last Words started in 2016 and the majority of the organising, planning, designing the work, promotion and managing I have done myself. How did you […]

NMC Guest: Victoria Wai (Photographer)

How long have you been active in the north east music scene and what do you do?Too many years – always stop/start but in it for the long haul. I am a predominately a live music photographer but also do documentary style photography from recording/rehearsal studios, backstage and soundcheck which is where my heart lies […]

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