What to Bring
Material to bring
Make sure to bring any supporting materials or documents to help drive your point home.
For arts presenters: bring along any promotional material used in the previous years, press clippings and/or past programme schedules.
For artists and artist representatives: think about what will make you stand out from the crowd. If you have DVD footage, bring your computer, charge your batteries and find a corner where you can show people what you've got. Bring CDs or cards with download codes to your music/EPKs, DVDs, press clippings, anything you think might help make your case, but remember: less is more. Heavy packages tend to get left behind in the hotel at check out. Instead, give a small package that makes it easy for them to look into at home. Be sure to ask for a card and follow-up a few weeks after you return home.
For labels or publishers: bring along any relevant press materials and CDs or cards with download codes to your music/EPKs both compilations from your catalogue and any individual CDs you may want to publicise or license, plus those of the artists you may want to promote for live performances. As a publisher take examples of your sheet music or commissioned projects with you.
For distributors: bring your details, your experience, even your contracts - you might sign deals right on the spot.
For programmers and journalists: bring proof of your credentials to help convince people who have limited materials that you are the one to give them to. Subscribe to our newsletter and receive Classical:NEXT news first, if you haven't already, and check the press downloads page for information, hi-res Classical:NEXT photos and logos.
Whatever you do, don't forget to bring business cards…