No Half Measures Education

No Half Measures is committed to and involved in several training and educational initiatives. Examples of activity in this area include:

EVENT: WEST COLLEGE SCOTLAND
Greenock Campus, Scotland, February 2017
PARTICIPATION
: Guest Lecturer
TOPIC: The Music Industry After Higher Education
DESCRIPTION: A discussion aimed at students and school leavers about how to break into the creative industries
PANELLISTS: Emma Mackenzie (No Half Measures), Gavin Simpson (Party at the Palace Organiser & Feel the Groove Owner).

EVENT: UWS Scottish Music Festival
Paisley Campus, Scotland, January 2017
PARTICIPATION
: Panelist
TOPIC: Looking in to the State of the Scottish Music Industry
DESCRIPTION: A discussion aimed at students and school leavers about how to break into the creative industries
PANELLISTS: Emma Mackenzie (No Half Measures), Ken McCluskey (The Bluebells), Adrian Hunter (Manager of Pete Docherty & The Libertines), Robert Kilpatrick (SMIA), Richy Muirhead (Scottish Alternative Music Awards) & Tosh O’Hara (1000.Fans).

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE)
London, England, March 2014

PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: The Sunday review: The view from the high wire.
DESCRIPTION: With extensive agenda and networking opportunities galore, it’s impossible for delegates to attend all of ILMC’s panels and meetings, so The Sunday Review is a chance to catch up, comment further and review the key issues from the weekend.  Chair Allan McGowan will be inviting back the chairmen of several panels to report directly, while an assembled list of luminaries provides further insight. Very much the conclusion page of a weekend-long essay, this overview seeks to address any omissions, expand on those key and contentious topics and round off the weekend with 90-minutes of informed, enlightening and detailed discussion.
CHAIR: Allan McGowan
PANELLISTS: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures (UK); Wayne Forte, Entourage Talent (US); Carel Hoffman, Hilltop Live Promotions (SA); Chris Carey, Universal Music (UK); John Langford, SECC/SSE Hydro (UK); Carl Martin, CAHM (UK).

EVENT: MOTHERWELL COLLEGE
Motherwell, Scotland, April 2012
PARTICIPATION: Guest Lecturer
TOPIC:
The role of an artist manager
DESCRIPTION: Dougie Souness of No Half Measures visited Motherwell College to speak to music students during a two hour lecture to discuss the role of an artist manager and how they interact with all other areas of the music industry.
PARTICIPANT: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures).

EVENT: HEAR GLASGOW!
Glasgow, Scotland, March 2012
PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Now Hear This!
DESCRIPTION: A night for young musicians, songwriters, composers & music leaders / teachers working with young people who are interested in a career in the music industry. Your questions answered by music industry professionals.
PANELLISTS: Yvonne McLellan (Island Records); Dougie Souness (No Half Measures Ltd.); Jen Hunter (Musicians’ Union); Duncan McCrone (MCPS-PRS Alliance); Stephen Hume (SMIA); Dave Corbet (DF Concerts).

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE)
London, England, March 2012
PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Live Music Inc: The AGM
DESCRIPTION: The AGM of the ‘International Live Music Corporation’ is called to order by its current chairman Claudio Trotta, for a meeting never before seen at ILMC. Business conditions have not been at their best in the last couple of years for this (hypothetical) live music giant in many of its international territories, and the shareholders (that includes you and everybody else who attends!) will hear how the corporation is trading and how their investments are doing. Reports will be made from department heads in finance, touring, festivals, venues and management, among others. This final conference meeting promises 90 minutes of sharp perspective, wit and commentary, as we get to grips with how the business is fairing. Shareholders will be invited to comment!
CHAIR: Claudio Trotta, Barley Arts (IT)
BOARD: Will Quekett, The Ticket Factory (UK); Gary Smith & Charlie Presburg, Pollstar (US/UK); Wayne Forte, Entourage Talent (US); Dougie Souness, No Half Measures (UK); Juha Kyyro, Fullsteam (FI); Dick Molenaar, All Arts Tax Advisers (NL); Michael Chugg, Michael Chugg Entertainment (AU)

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE)
London, England, March 2012
PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Ancillary Revenues: ‘Added attractions’
DESCRIPTION: As margins on live shows tighten, income from ancillary revenues – merchandise, food & beverage, car parking etc – becomes vital to the bottom lines of many stakeholders. Outside of the revenues from ticket sales, how important are ancillary revenues, and more importantly, who deserves a slice? While multinationals that own venues and content can count on this extra income, how will the independent promoter fair without his share? And what about certain artists negotiating a cut of this once-sacrosanct pot? We might not be in the popcorn business yet, but there’re plenty of folks with their eyes on this prize…
MODERATOR: Dave Gaydon, Roundhouse (UK)
PANELLISTS: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures (UK); Jeremy Goldsmith, Event Merchandising (UK); Guy Dunstan, NEC Group (UK); Denis Sullivan, WWE (US); Sean Goulding, The Agency Group (UK)

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE)
London, England, March 2011
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: The Booking Ring: ‘Promoters’ rights’
DESCRIPTION: Poor promoters. Given the way that the business is changing, it seems as though everyone wants a piece of their business. Brands, media, labels and agencies are all encroaching on once hallowed ground, and even the artists are demanding to sell their own tickets. So just what role does the modern music promoter fulfil, and what rights does, and should, he have? Is there still Camp for these once-powerful impresarios, or is their lot now relegated to the back of the building? We ask a line up of promoters, both new and established, for their views, while invited representatives from labels, agencies and management firms explain themselves.
PANELLISTS: Claudio Trotta (Barley Arts); Andy Copping (Live Nation); Carel Hoffman (Oppikoppi); Ruth Barlow (Beggars Group); Andrew Zweck (Sensible Events); Dougie Souness (No Half Measures).

EVENT: GO NORTH
Inverness, Scotland, June 2010
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: Music Management
DESCRIPTION: When does a musician need a manager, what should they expect and what are the pros and cons of artists managing themselves? Has the manager’s role changed in recent years?
PANELLISTS: Rab Andrew (Texas/Primal Scream), Grant Dickson (The View/Broken Records), Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder), Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) & Phil Ellis (Jodie Aysha)

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE).
London, England, March 2010
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: The Manager’s Office: ‘Steer by the Stars’
DESCRIPTION: The overwhelming majority of artist managers are now looking to live performance for the major part of their revenues. With record sales and tour support remaining unreliable, performance fees, merchandising, PRS returns and the direct access to fans are more vital than ever before. Managers obviously maintain direct and frequent communication with the agents that represent their acts, but they are now proposing regular meetings with all sectors of the live industry, and invite agents, promoters, venues, merchandisers et al to attend this session as part of an ongoing initiative to discuss and develop more informed and effective working relationships.
MODERATORS: Jon Webster (MMF)
PANELLISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures); Tim Prior (Rights Router); Gary McLarnan (Sparklestreet); Harvey Goldsmith (AMP)

EVENT: IN THE CITY
Manchester, England, October 2009
PARTICIPATION:
Moderator
TOPIC: The New New Management
DESCRIPTION: Multi-tasking managers are savvy people alright. In an ever changing and more complex business, they have to tick more boxes than ever before. How do you juggle such a feat and remain at the top of your game? We’ve a variety of people here who’ve gone from laptop management to stadium tours that can tell us about how to set yourself up to do business in 2009, the skills you need and how your organise yourself when you know you’re probably only on 20% – is that enough?
MODERATOR: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures
PANELLISTS: James Bruce (SuperVision Management), Andrew Ferris (Small Town Management), Bernadette Barrett (Mondo Management), Jho Oakley (Jho Oakley Management), Ed Millet (Connected Artists)

EVENT: ST. JOSPEHS ACADEMY
Kilmarnock, Scotland, November 2008

PARTICIPATION: Co-Moderator
TOPIC: Careers in the Music Industry
DESCRIPTION: Sarah McNulty of No Half Measures and Jenny Mungall of Material Marketing visited St. Joseph’s Academy in Kilmarnock to speak to 3rd year students about careers in the music industry, encompassing everything from working behind-the-scenes, to the incredible hard work and dedication it takes to be a successful artist. Jenny and Sarah also gave the students some advice on their impending school show extravaganza, discussing everything from the audition process through to the night of the show.
MODERATORS: Sarah McNulty (No Half Measures) and Jenny Mungall (Material Marketing).

EVENT: CULTURAL ENTERPRISE OFFICE & SCOTTISH ARTS COUNCIL
Glasgow, Scotland, October 2008
PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: SXSW: The Dos and Dont’s, Whys and Whens
DESCRIPTION: “Well attended by a flock of Scottish musical talent, this event delivered in partnership with the Scottish Arts Council, provided a reality check for those looking to go through the application process. Spirits were kept high with insights from a range of music industry professionals, including Una Johnston, UK & Ireland Director of SxSW, Scott Paterson of Songs and Daughters, Dougie Souness of No Half Measures along with Creative Industries Lawyer, Murray Buchanan.”
MODERATORS: Stuart Thomas (Scottish Arts Council)
PANELLISTS: Una Johnston (SXSW), Scott Paterson (Sons & Daughters), Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) and Murray Buchanan (Murray Buchanan & Co.)

EVENT: MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM TRAINING
London, England, October 2008
PARTICIPATION: Guest Speaker
TOPIC: UK & International Live Music: Are you talking to me?
DESCRIPTION: “This session aims to explore and explain what is actually happening in the live music sector in 2008 in order that all parties involved know and understand the deals that are (or can be) made – both here in the UK< and for overseas work. No smoke, no mirrors….
Subjects / issues include: Ticket Agencies & Box Office, Booking Agents, Promoters, Festivals, Tour Management, Key Terms & Conditions in relevant contracts / agreements.
PANELLISTS: Carl Leighton-Pop (Leighton-Pope Organisation), Dougie Souness (No Half Measures Ltd).

EVENT: goNORTH
Dundee, Scotland, June 2008
PARTICIPATION
: Panelist
TOPIC: Looking to Work in Creative Industries?
DESCRIPTION: A discussion aimed at students and school leavers about how to break into the creative industries
PANELLISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures); Mark Davies (Leith Agency); Nils Hertog (Dundee Rep); Vicky Rutherford (Dance Base)

EVENT: LIVE UK THE SUMMIT
LONDON, England, October 2007
PARTICIPATION: Panelist
TOPIC: Show Me The Money
DESCRIPTION: Artistes can collect far more than just the fee – there’s merchandising, instant CDs, live show downloads and, for the writers, there’s always PRS, if you fill out the forms. This session looks at how to maximize revenue on-the-road.
MODERATORS: Malcolm Buckland (PRS/MCPS Alliance)
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) / James Perkins (Concert Live) / Jake Leighton-Pope (Bravado)

EVENT: CMW (Canadian Music Week)
Toronto, Canada, March 2007

PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Ready Or Not: Developing Talent In The Insta-Market
DESCRIPTION: “There’s an obvious reason why labels eat up Idol winners. They come prefab, with image and style and a ready-to-market following. But in the real world, even acts like Bruce Springsteen and U2 needed time to develop. And in today’s ready-or-not music industry, they might have had the plug pulled early. Even a website can be a career-killer if A&R people click too soon and the music isn’t ready for primetime. How do you develop acts and write great songs- a process that might take two or three albums – in such an environment? There are methods of buying time, and you can hear them here.”
MODERATOR: Ron Burman (Roadrunner Records)
PANELLISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures); Lara Lavi (WIDEawake Entertainment Group Inc.); Sat Bisla (Creative & Media A&R Worldwide); Riley Karroll (Bodog Music); Chris Taylor (Taylor Mitsopulos Burshtein)

EVENT: CMW (Canadian Music Week)
Toronto, Canada, March 2007

PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Global Forum
DESCRIPTION: “CMW’s global forum: a collaboration between the worlds most cutting edge music think tanks charged with exploring the present and future landscape of the international music business. The forum will revolve around a series of three intimate one hour roundtable discussions focusing on three far-reaching themes:
1. “The Global Marketplace”
2.”Monetization for Digital Economy”
3. “Technology Rocks”
Each roundtable will be moderated by a Think Tank facilitator. Forum members will be asked participate in a basic findings survey at the end of each roundtable and summary results will be available to partakers at the conclusion of the conference. Participants will be provided with their individual schedule and a background document addressing each of the three themes well in advance of the conference dates.”

EVENT: CMW (Canadian Music Week)
Toronto, Canada, March 2007

PARTICIPATION: Panellist
TOPIC: Any Support In A Storm: The Tour Survival Kit
DESCRIPTION: “It turns out it doesn’t have to be lonely on the road. Recent years have seen the science of touring become a lesson in co-operative deal making, promoting and marketing between labels, radio, TV, venues and even other bands. In this session, learn how to sustain careers and develop new artists with a complex web of agreements and mutually beneficial relationships”
MODERATOR: Joey Scoleri (Hollywood Records)
PANELLISTS: Jason Garner (North America Conerts); Dougie Souness (No Half Measures); Chip Sutherland (Radio Starmaker Fund); Warren Copnick (Sony BMG); Richard Mills (S. L. Feldman & Associates)

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE).
London, England, March 2006
PARTICIPATION
: Co-Moderator
TOPIC: “The Manager’s Office”
DESCRIPTION: “This regular meeting led by managers of the MMF and the IMMF will again focus on issues which impact upon their clients, the artists. This year they tackle the continuing problem of venue concession fees, and present their ‘Know More!’ campaign (www.know-more-campaign.com) – a ‘think tank’ for the key digital issues that are facing the industry today which aims to raise awareness amongst business people, press and – most importantly – young musicians, by campaigning against restrictive contracts and archaic practices in the music industry. The managers will be putting forward their thoughts on alternative models and inviting comments.”
MODERATORS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) & Stuart Worthington (MMF Training)
PANELLISTS: Peter Jenner (Sincere Management) / David Stopps (FML)

EVENT: CMW (Canadian Music Week)
Toronto, Canada, March 2006

PARTICIPATION: Moderator
TOPIC: “OUTDOOR PARTY: The New Festival Experience”
DESCRIPTION: “Outdoors isn’t just for Deadheads and headbangers anymore. Festivals are the one sector of the live-entertainment business that has more than held its own during the last few years. Not only have established mega music festivals like Big Valley maintained their momentum but newer gatherings like Bonnaroo and the Austin City Limits Music Festival have become top grossers. Our panel of experts will examine how these new events have changed the face of the modern day festival – taking their cues in many ways from venerable European fests. Check out this insight-filled session before you buy that beret.”
MODERATOR: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures Management, Glasgow, Scotland
PANELLISTS: Tony Conway, President, Buddy Lee Attractions, Nashville, TN / Martin Elbourne, Promoter, Glastonbury Festival, Surrey, UK / Geoffrey Trio, Code One Entertainment, Miranda, NSW / Glen Vinet, Producer, Big Valley Jamboree, Camrose, AB / Richard Mills, Agent, S.L. Feldman & Associates, Toronto, ON

EVENT: MIDEM
Cannes, France, January 2006
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: “The Circulation of Artists Within The Major Markets: Barriers, Regulations & Solutions”
DESCRIPTION: ” Whilst opportunities for live music are increasing worldwide, particular local regulations often create barriers in setting up international tours: How to overcome them? As Europe expands, has the circulation of all European repertoire and artists within the Union improved? How does further intervention by the EC or the music export offices help or hinder? What is the situation in Asia Pacific? What lessons can we learn from the Americas? At the end of the day, are continental borders irrelevant? Is the focus on language based markets and musical genres?”
MODERATOR: Stuart Worthington, Head of Training & Education – MMF UK
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures UK / Thomas Brooman (Womad UK) / Alex Hodges (House of Blues Concerts US) / Peter Smidt (Conamus Netherlands) / John Smith (International Federation of Musicians / Musicians Union UK) / Jack Utsick (Worldwide Entertainment US)

EVENT: CMJ MUSIC MARATHON
New York, USA, September 2005
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: “Everything You Wanted To Know About Management But Were Afraid To Ask”
DESCRIPTION: Music managers from around the world convene at CMJ to network, pool resources and talk shop. The panellists will discuss when the right time for an artists to get management, how to learn management, how to break in as a successful manager and how to make a living through management.
MODERATOR: Steve Garvan, Garvan Management.
PANELLISTS: Jonathan Shalit, Shalit Global / Dougie Souness No Half Measures Ltd. / Ron Shapiro, Ron Shapiro Management / Tom Sarig, Esther Creative Group / Pedro Yanowitz, Morningwood

EVENT: MUSICWORKS Convention & Festival
Glasgow, Scotland, August 2005
PARTICIPATION
: Panellist
TOPIC: “Value Added Relationships and How They Work”
DESCRIPTION: “This MusicWorks session examines how non-traditional companies are entering the music industry and what value is added to their brands and to the artists they are associated with. We will ask what these new relationships mean to the industry as a whole and how artists and their management companies are exploiting these new income streams”
MODERATOR: Russell Vaught, Marketing Consultant.
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness, Measured Group / Richard Kirstein, Leap Music / Gordon Richardson, Beanscene

EVENT: Music Manager’s Forum (MMF) Members Summer Conference
London, England, July 2005.
PARTICIPATION
: Moderator
TOPIC: “International Touring And Evolving Markets”
DESCRIPTION: Many managers are looking to new markets to position their artists internationally; this panel looks at India & China in comparison to their more established counterparts and examines what it takes to make a significant dent in a market with a fragmented audience, lower disposable incomes and a rampant piracy problem.
MODERATOR: Dougie Souness, No Half Measures
PANELLISTS: Steve Zapp, ITB / Katie, Traffic Control / Peter Jenner, Sincere Management.

EVENT: MMF LIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY SEMINAR
LEEDS, England, March 2005
PARTICIPATION: Panelist
TOPIC: Live Music Industry
DESCRIPTION: A seminar by the Music Managers Forum on the practicalities of touring.
MODERATORS: Stuart Worthington (MMF Training)
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures)

EVENT: ILMC (INTERNATIONAL LIVE MUSIC CONFERENCE)
London, England, March 2005

PARTICIPATION: Moderator
TOPIC: “End of Tour Accounts”
DESCRIPTION: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures, Scotland) will invite top tour coordinators and representatives from all of the areas involved in the pay outs at the end of the show, to examine what makes up ‘the cake’ and exactly how it is divided. Is the rest of the industry providing the tour party with the service it requires?
MODERATOR: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures)
PANELLISTS: Tim Collins (MIM) / Kay Martin (SECC) / Paul Fitzgerald (Concorde International Artistes) / Malcolm Buckland (PRS) / Mike Donovan (Entertainment Accounting International) / Stuart Galbraith (Clear Channel Entertainment) / Martin Goldsmith (Event Merchandising) / Pauline Brown (JMB Concessions)

EVENT: MMF (MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM) MASTER CLASS
GLASGOW, Scotland, February 2002
PARTICIPATION: Panelist
TOPIC: Artist Management
DESCRIPTION: A master class by the Music Managers Forum on artist management.
MODERATORS: Stuart Worthington (MMF Training)
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) / David Stopps ( FML)

EVENT: MMF TRAINING COURSE
LONDON, England, July 2001
PARTICIPATION: Panelist
TOPIC: Gigs, Tours, Agents and Sponsorship
DESCRIPTION: A training session by the Music Managers Forum covering topics including live performance, touring, booking agents, merchandise, & sponsorship.
MODERATORS: Stuart Worthington (MMF Training)
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures)

EVENT: MMF (MUSIC MANAGERS FORUM) REGIONAL ROADSHOW
GLASGOW, Scotland, July 2000
PARTICIPATION: Panelist
TOPIC: MMF Seminar
DESCRIPTION: A presentation by the Music Managers Forum on artist management in the new millennium followed by a questions and answer session plus networking.
MODERATORS: Stuart Worthington (MMF Training)
PANELISTS: Dougie Souness (No Half Measures) / Phil Nelson (First Column)