Here’s some news just in

I am writing to let you know the second Liverpool Sound City takes place May 20th to 23rd.

Last year we welcomed an audience of over 25,000 people and put on over 300 bands in over 20 venues.

We brought in speakers from over 10 different countries and held a world class conference in the amazing 4 star superior Hard Days Night Hotel.

This year we have teamed up with Musexpo and British Underground to deliver an even bigger and better conference and a brand new initiative called The Trial which will take place in the Victorian Law Courts of St Georges Hall.  We will welcome over 400 business delegates from all over the world.

The theme as ever will be the mavericks, new thinkers, entrepreneurs, chameleons, svengalis helping to shape the modern music business.  Effectively the DIYers!

We will present over 400 bands in 30+ venues and we will host parties and events with over 10 different territories including USA, Canada, France, Italy, Norway, Japan, China, Ireland, Caribbean and Nigeria.

Speakers confirmed so far include:
-Steve Schnur, Worldwide Head of Music & Marketing, EA Games and President, Artwerk Music Publishing.
-Jamie Nelson, Head of A&R, Parlaphone (UK)
-Benjamin Groff, Sr. VP, Kobalt Music Publishing (USA)
-Ajax Scott (MD, Woodshed Media, UK)
-Frank Takeshita, General Manager, Creativeman (Japan)
-Mike Walsh, Head of Music, Xfm (UK)
-Steven Stewart, Nokia Music
-Stephen Taverner (manager of Ting Tings)
-Andy Hipkiss, AAA Media
-Joe Taylor, A&R Field Recordings and Nuxx Music Publishing
-Sarah Stennett, Partner SS Law (represents Sugababes, Keane)

Zeitgeist artists confirmed so far include:
Little Boots, Black Lips, Biffy Clyro, Glasvegas, White Denim, Deerhunter, Screaming Lights, Sound of Guns, Hot Melts, Courteeners and many more every week.

We would love you to take part in the Sound City experience.  We have some amazing deals that allow you to host panels, get your artists involved, put on your own event or party or just simply come along to Liverpool for 4 days and 4 nights to DIY for! 

All the very best
David J. Pichilingi

20, 21, 22, 23 May 2009