Queen Zee, Alan McGee, 6 Music’s Chris Hawkins and others announced as Sound City+ 2018 speakers

Queen Zee and the Sasstones (photo credit: Lucy McLachlan)

Queen Zee (photo credit: Lucy McLachlan)

With Sound City comes conference Sound City+, Getintothis’ Luke Chandley finds local and national names taking part this year.

Coming off the back of two waves of new acts being announced to their roster, Sound City have announced a number of speakers to their conference set-up Sound City+.

Taking place in Liverpool’s historic Cunard Building on 4 May – the day before the main event starts at the Baltic Triangle – this year’s conference will, as usual, be attended by speakers from many different levels of the music industry, with a range of views from across the world.

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Sound City+ is the UK’s leading independent new music conference and welcomes faces such as Queen Zee‘s Zena Davine, who is a If You’re Unhappy And you Know it, Sing A Song! panelist, talking about mental health issues within the music industry.

Other topics vary from Making Money Out of Music, The Art of Making Records, to How Emerging Artists Can Get Their Music on TV.

Speakers announced also include former Creation boss Alan McGee, 6 Music‘s Chris Hawkins, Sound City‘s Rebecca Ayres, academic Dr Jennifer Otter Bickerdike, tour manager Emma Edgar, Gareth Smith (Sub Pop Publishing), Casandra Govor (BPI), Sophie Small (Music Gateway), promoter Vince Power.