Manchester Evening News
The Manchester Punk Festival returns for 2018 next week - with a bumper line up of music, film, food and drink. Propagandhi, Iron Chic, Lightyear, Culture Shock, Wonk Unit and Death By Stereo headline the music side of the three day event, from Thursday April 19 to Saturday April 21.
Niall Green, CEO of Second Screen and young veteran of music festivals, makes apps for the creative industries. He’s an entrepreneur with a business idea firmly rooted in tech: a future-proof area of the industry. His experience in music, at just 24, is unrivalled. Here are his tips on getting a foot in the door and how to keep it there!
Halifax trio The Orielles are confirmed to be taking over the official HandMade Festival app this May. The band, consisting of Esme (vocals, bass), Sidonie (drums) and Henry (guitar) will play the Leicester Festival at the O2 Academy Leicester, and will update the HandMade app whilst there.
Fresh from showcasing their abilities at ILMCs tech panel, Second Screen is rolling out a number of new features this year..
The development of apps within the music industry isn’t something that gets that much coverage. Surely though, it’s something that is happening more and more as technology progresses and people are on their phones constantly. Will we soon see the focus start to switch to the people who are making these apps? Will there soon be artists who’re designing their own apps alongside their own music? There are plenty of interesting conversations to be had...
I wanted to combine people’s love for their pets and their passion for sharing cute pet photos into one app. PetScene does this and thanks to SecondScreen, offers a fun and interactive social network dedicated solely to pets.
The app was great for interacting in a more direct way than we can with either social media or printed programmes. It really suited the festival and take-up was much higher than we’d hoped so it’s clear the audience is in to the idea too.