Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Sound City+ reveals 2018 conference line-up | Music Business Worldwide

The full schedule for this year’s Sound City+ conference has been revealed.

Kick starting the bank holiday weekend on Friday 4th May, the 2018 edition of Sound City+ will take over the British Music Experience and Signature Living’s Cunard House inside Liverpool’s historical Cunard Building.

Among the newly announced conference slots are ‘In Conversation’ interviews with industry stalwarts Alan McGee and Vince Power.

They’ll join a diverse mix of speakers across panels and workshops aimed at helping young talent makes waves in the modern music biz. Sessions will centre around career essentials such as production, distribution, touring and sync, as well as aspects of personal development such as managing mental health.

Execs offering their take on today’s industry will include Craig G Pennington (Bido Lito!), Chris Hawkins (BBC 6 Music), Katia Giampaolo (artist manager), Laura Bohn (artist manager), Guna Zucika (artist manager), Becky Ayres (Sound City), Andraz Kajzer (MENT), Silvia Sardeira (Live At Heart), Delphione Grospiron (Midem), Thomas Heher (Waves Vienna), Casandra Govor (BPI), Kameil Sattar (Proper Music Distribution), Holly Ashmore (7digital), Matt Ross (11 Entertainment), Kirsty Booth (Music Publishers Association), Gareth Smith (Sub Pop Publishing), Dan Moore (BASCA), Dave Connolly (Molecular Sound), Mike Murphy (Ditto Music UK), Andrew Hunt (Music Producers Guild), Dan Cox (producer), Bruno Ellingham (producer), Alex Pilkington (Funnel Music), Tawiah (artist), Giorgio Serra (Exit Live) Fiona Buckland (life coach), Queen Zee (artist), Aidan Culley (Help Musicians UK).

Full information about panels, workshops and networking sessions can be found at

Sound City+ Director Jo Whitty said: “This year’s conference line-up is one of the strongest we’ve ever had at Sound City+. We’ve tailored our panels, workshops and networking events to really tackle the issues and obstacles that young musicians, managers and music entrepreneurs are faced with in 2018. We’ve a real mix of speakers from all sides of the industry and a range of backgrounds who will be sharing valuable insights and expertise.”Music Business Worldwide


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