Sound City announces new artist and industry focused Conference
Following last month’s Sound City line-up announcement including The Coral and Catfish and the Bottlemen as headliners, the festival has revealed a new format for its music industry conference.
Rebranded as Sound City+, the new-look conference will be artist and industry focused and take place on the day preceding the main festival - Friday 27 May – in the Rum Warehouse at Liverpool’s Titanic Hotel.
Sound City+ will include workshops, 1-2-1 meetings with UK and international record labels, agents, music supervisors and festivals from all over the world, sign-posting sessions and inspirational TED type talks through the day.
Said Conference Director Jo Whitty: ‘Our major aim with Sound City+ is to create a hectic, energised environment where attendees can dash through an array of rooms and meet some of the most amazing people from all areas of the international music business. This is definitely not aimed at stalwarts. It is aimed at the new kids on the block, those who want to shake things up and change everything. Sound City+ is a place to meet people, be inspired, have arguments and do some great business.’
Continuing its ethos of championing exciting new talent Sound City+ will host an independent label market, featuring the legendary Sire Records, Domino, Heavenly, Bella Union and China’s biggest independent - Modern Sky Entertainment - plus many more to be announced.
Sound City CEO Dave Pichilingi explained: “The Move is basically down to the tremendous feedback and love we have had for our In Conversation content - John Cale, Thurston Moore, Edwyn Collins, Wayne Coyne, Tracey Thorn, Andrew Loog Oldham, Viv Albertine, Julian Cope, Mark E Smith and many more have proved to be big hits at conference over the last few years. The sheer groundswell of music fans who go to the festival and who said that they would love to see them persuaded us to move it over to the festival site so that everyone attending has the chance to see and be inspired by them. We’ve got some great names lined-up to announce over the next few weeks, it’s going to be a really exciting new element for Sound City.”
Delegate tickets and group discounts for Sound City+ are available through Sound City + official ticket partner Skiddle.
Sound City takes place on 28 & 29 May 2016 at the Liverpool Waters, Bramley-Moore Dock, an historic waterfront location and one of the most unique festival sites in the world.