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The Takeover Online Music Conference For Independent Artists

The Takeover Conference

The Takeover returns this October and becomes the first online music conference designed to support the challenges faced by independent artists. Tickets are on sale now from DICE.

The Takeover

Back in May, Right Chord Music launched The Takeover, an online music festival championing incredible independent artists. The Festival showcased 49 artists, from 11 different countries playing live on Facebook. Presented by BOSE we generated over 600,000 video views and raised over £4,000 for Nordoff Robbins music therapy.  

The Takeover Conference For Independent Artists

Right Chord Music Founder, Mark Knight explains. “In my experience even music conferences which say they support unsigned artists don’t really cater to their needs. Tickets costs are high and all you hear is major record label execs talking about their big budget campaigns on radio and John Lewis sync deals.  As a result unsigned artists leave feeling frustrated, because none of this is in their grasp or relevant to their realities.”

In response to this problem, Right Chord Music have created a conference that gives unsigned and independent artists the inspiration, skills and practical tools to further their careers now.

The Takeover Conference takes place throughout October. Whereas physical conferences often cram as many talks as they can into one or two days The Takeover will run one session a day, so you don’t miss a thing. The conference will run via Zoom Call making it easy to bring together musicians and marketing experts. 

The Takeover Conference Workshops

Every presentation at The Takeover Conference is designed to provide practical, relevant skills for the modern day unsigned, independent and self released artist. This means at The Takeover Conference you’ll learn how to…

  • Grow an online audience with Feed 
  • Get press without PR with Musosoup 
  • Plan to promote music with Major Labl
  • Win on streaming music services with EmuBands 
  • Make killer music videos with The RedRed video
  • Befriend a music blog with Right Chord Music
  • Create a brand for your band with Bannersnack 
  • Produce music holistically with Magic Garden Studios 
  • Get gigs and build an audience with Twisterella 
  • Get your music played on radio with Chris Hawkins (BBC Radio 6 Music) 
  • Release, promote and monetise your music with CD Baby 
  • Promote music with TikTok 

Read more about the speakers and each session at The Takeover Conference website.

Buy Tickets For The Takeover Conference

Tickets for The Takeover Conference can be purchased here courtesy of DICE or via The Takeover Conference website. 

Win BOSE Headphones and a FREE Conference pass by supporting Nordoff Robbins

Following their incredible support of The Takeover Festival, BOSE are also back to power The Takeover Conference.

Incredibly BOSE are offering musicians the chance to win one of five Takeover Conference passes (providing access to all workshops) plus a pair of their stunning Noise Cancelling 700 headphones. To be in with a chance of winning, you just need to buy a £5 raffle ticket.

All money raised from the sale of the raffle tickets goes to support the life changing work of Nordoff Robbins. Since lockdown Nordoff Robbins has seen their donations drop by 70% YOY, so we were keen to continue to support them at this most testing of times. 


We are hugely grateful for the support of all our partners including Bannersnack who provided us with a free premium account to produce all of the social media content used to promote The Takeover Conference. 


Built for independent musicians, Feed is a brand new platform that automates the whole process of advertising on Facebook and Instagram, to make growing a social and streaming audience simple yet effective. During the beta programme there is 0% a service fee to use the platform, so 100% of the budget you give Feed goes on your ads. 

Find out more at tryfeed.co or email the founders direct at team@tryfeed.co.

Discover more about The Takeover

Read more about The Takeover Festival on RCM