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City Showcase: Session - An Audience with FranKo

Tuesday 16.11.2010 19:00

Venue : The Apple Store, 235 Regent Street, London, W1B 2EL

Category : music workshop, Gig/concert


City Showcase: Session - An Audience with FranKo (How a New Band Can Hit the Chart with a Debut Single)

Founded in 2003, City Showcase has enjoyed the support of The Apple Store, Regent Street in its searching for, nurturing and showcasing of new musical

On 16 November Chris Craker will introduce his exciting new band, FranKo.  Chris has operated at the very forefront of the music industry for over 25 years. He has won numerous awards and been acclaimed for his activities as a performer, recording artist, composer, arranger, producer/engineer, record label founder, artist manager, author, crtic, industry commentator, strategic advisor, and most recently as the General Manager and Senior Vice President of the International Division of Sony BMG Masterworks, where he maintained offices in both London and New York. He resigned from that position in April 2008 and is now fully independent once more.

FranKo ( commence a ten week 'single' campaign from
November 1st (when they launch on itunes) utilizing all the very latest digital marketing tools and social networking opportunities and techniques, all backed up the most important part - a great song!

FranKo will perform live at the event, and the band, Chris and their support team will discuss and demonstrate exactly how they are building a marketing campaign for their debut single from the bottom up (from a great song to chart placement) in the vibrant, fast moving and exciting music business landscape of the 21st century. Learning from the past and understanding the future is key...

This will be an interactive session and will give you an opportunity to talk with the band and with Chris and his team of experts.

The Session will start at 7pm so arrive early to secure your front row seats!  This event is FREE

Meanwhile, City Showcase will take place in London on 5-8 May 2011, and intends to shine a light on yet more emerging artistry as well as give creative and career advice to budding musicians. City Showcase has a great record of spotting tomorrow's emerging talent today: Keane, Razorlight, Amy Winehouse, Scouting for Girls and NDubz all performed at the festival before they became the household names we know today.  Artists wanting to apply should go to or register via


Line Up:

Chris Porter

Chris is Head of Artist Development at Craker Media Company.

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FranKo are a young, authentic pop-rock band from South London, unafraid of championing big choruses and unconventional arrangements.

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