District 8 announces details of upcoming ‘District 8 Academy’ event

Promoters District 8 have teamed up with Elevator Program for an upcoming event aimed at helping young people get a footing within the Irish electronic music and events industry – District 8 Academy.

Featuring a series of discussions over the course of one day, the event takes place at The Sugar Club, Dublin, from 9am to 5pm on Friday 18 November.

As District 8 said in a statement, ‘We want to use our platform to discuss different industry areas openly and shed light on possible industry opportunities.

‘This can hopefully give people a deeper understanding and feel for the possibilities within dance music and the music industry. We want people to consider careers and development aligning with their dreams. We want to take the experience we have accumulated over the years and pass it on in the hope that younger people can find a stable path to follow.’

Talks and presentations will include

DJing—Beyond The Booth

Record Labels—The Business Of Music

Agents & Management— Keeping The Ship Afloat While Building It

Marketing & Design—Your Shopfront

Promoters—The Engines Of The Industry

Event Production & Management—The Backbone Of Great Shows

Music Production—The Art Of Music Production

Guest moderators and panellists from across the industry will join the talk series, exploring the different levels within the electronic music industry. In addition, there will be discussion on topics like diversity and mental health.

Tickets for the event are on sale now and can be found here, or for more information, click here.

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