Sound City+ Ted’s Excellent Adventure


Sound City+ returns 27th May with an intensive programme of speakers, T.E.D-style talks, debates, workshops and the  Sound City+ marketplace, that will feature the cream of the UK’s and international independent record labels.

Sponsored by Skiddle, the conference on Friday 27th May will bring together industry experts, artists, students and business professionals from around the globe.

Over the past eight years, Sound City+ has taken place alongside Liverpool Sound City music festival. Each year thousands of international industry experts, artists, students and industry professionals descend upon Liverpool to consume world-class content with the primary aim of doing business.

Becky Ayres COO of Sound City states “Sound City+ is our heartbeat. From day one, we wanted Sound City+ to be useful for those taking part. Whether you are on the start of your music business journey or you are a veteran to the business, the aim is always the same – to design and create an environment to inspire those people who attend and to also make it conducive to do business with others who are attending.”

There will be over 100 industry experts taking part in Sound City+ this year. A sample of these include Simon Raymonde (CEO, Bella Union), Li Hui Shen (CEO Modern Sky Entertainment), Wally Van Middendorp (Senior Vice President, International, Roadrunner Records), Sammy Andrews (Sabotage New Media).

Kicking off the Sound City+ programme, will be a full day of synch licensing opportunities featuring some of the industry’s leading players.

Throughout the day a series of incisive and insightful TED-style talks will engage delegates on key topics affecting today’s industry including legendary Creation Records founder Alan McGee will be discussing his incredible career and his new nationwide campaign – Musicians Against Homelessness.

Alan McGee said: “Sound City have a great history of championing emerging artists and I’m delighted to be there this year at the time I’m launching Musicians Against Homelessness, a campaign which we hope will raise a lot of money for Crisis and at the same time, give lots of new artists the chance to play and to shine”.

Delegate passes for the conference are available from Skiddle for just £50 deposit with the Sound City+ payment plan and grant access to all conference content and Sound City Music Festival on Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 May. (Deadline for payment of deposits is Monday 11th April. Passes will be available at the full price of £150 after that date).

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