Available to host DIY workshops, Just The Type can support musicians and/or their teams in completing their own copywriting projects during group and one-to-one sessions.
Wordshops for Musicians / Music Industry Professionals
Looking to promote a musical project that must be heard but not sure where to begin? Have a knack for lyrics but become stumped when finding the right words to ‘sell’ the music? Not sure what information journalists are really looking for? Are biographies even that necessary?
As a live guest speaker and panellist booked at music festivals, conferences, and organisations including Off The Record, Music: Leeds Launchpad, Louder Than Words, and Thirty Plus One, Just The Type guides artists through the promotional minefield with practical tips on how to pen the perfect words to ensure a project is heard above the noise and captures the imagination of a target reader.
As an event organiser your audience might be hitting writer’s block with their music bio, have been picking over a press release, or could be looking for tried and tested techniques to figure out what to say and how to structure their writing.
Just The Type will inspire your audience and grow their confidence so they leave the room knowing exactly where to start in promoting their project and how to get their target audience to take notice.
Music Journalism Career Talks / Panels
Ideally suited to school age children (11+) and university students considering a career in creative writing or music journalism, Just The Type can deliver presentations in person and online, deliver Q&A sessions, or join panel discussions.
A regular speaker for BIMM Manchester, Leeds Conservatoire, State Talking and visiting speaker for various college and university courses, Just The Type can delve into the role of what it means to be a freelance music copywriter.
Exploring the various routes into journalism (whilst sharing her own personal journey since studying Journalism & English at University), Lisa will share the essential skills required to succeed. Sessions can also explore the broader context of the importance of style and crafting effective copy and will be valuable for anyone considering their next career steps as a writer.