Tickets were sold out. People were tweeting and re-tweeting. Masses turned up.
It was BIG!
With the help of the cultural & creative industries department (at City University) and iluvlive, I teamed up with aspiring music manager, Mugibur Rahman to organise an unforgettable night for young aspiring musicians and creatives which we called #Fusion.
Throughout my journey to both the #ERICFEST and #RH Rising Festival, I realised something. There was a niche in the market for networking events specifically targeted at young aspiring creatives. I had to do something about it.
The principal aim of this event was to assemble aspiring young creatives (e.g. musicians, producers, fashion designers and more) together to deliver a networking experience whereby they would feel at ease to develop and broaden their horizons and industry connections. The music industry was the core theme of the networking event and so we desired to showcase and support the works of up and coming musicians.
Attendees were provided with a personal name badge and had the chance to enjoy live music performances from upcoming UK talent whilst networking with one another. Digital record label, Spinnup, generously provided attendees with a free code allowing musicians to upload a track using their platform, which perfectly harmonised with the aims and objectives of this event.
The performers gave an entertaining and outstanding show which had attendees cheering and applauding throughout the evening. I got the chance to interview a few of the artists to hear their opinions on the current music industry as well as their thoughts on the importance of networking events. This is what they had to say.
Overall, I can honestly say that organising the Fusion event took a lot of hard work however proved to be 100% worth it. Organising a similar networking event to #Fusion for aspiring creatives is definitely in the projects however in the meantime, I advise you, my fellow creatives to stay on the lookout for other events which could help you get a step closer to your dream achievement.
I personally aim to keep going with the ‘networking voyage’ project. I’m not quite sure where it will take me but I most definitely hope to contribute to building up the next generation of the cultural and creative industries.