Sunday, March 04, 2007

In The City - New York Music Festival / Convention

Just found out about this a few days ago. Sounds interesting. Here's what we know so far (via the UK site):

IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK - A two day event on June 13th - 14th 2007 bringing high level music industry debate and the most exciting new bands in the modern world to that narrow strip of land between the Hudson and the East River.

Curated by Yvette Livesey and Anthony Wilson, founders of IN THE CITY, the internationally respected music convention out of Manchester, England, and with several nods to the great traditions of the New Music Seminar, which ruled in the 80’s and early 90’s, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK is two days of talking about music, thinking about music and just enjoying music.

During the day 500 esteemed industry leaders will gather in the W Hotel, Union Square for a series of panels, seminars and master classes on the state of the music industry today and, more importantly, tomorrow. There will be two streams of unique panels; the ever-evolving music business will be debated in the great 1920's ballroom, and deep tech discussions will take place in the intimate studio room.

Like IN THE CITY in England, the daytime side of the event will center on major industry figures/legends in conversation with skilled interviewers.

By night the scene will shift to the 2,100-capacity Nokia Theatre, Times Square for two nights of simply the Best of British emerging talent. Each night will feature a major British artist already breaking in the US, a newly signed British artist with their first album out and with high expectations from their company, be it major or indie and then each night one of the two best unsigned artists from the recent IN THE CITY UNSIGNED event in Manchester.

After-show events will feature the US Revenge, as Stateside talent will also showcase to the delegates and the public in various venues throughout downtown Manhattan.

There will be a press launch in April to reveal what excitement to expect in the early summer, to both the industry in the US and the music fans of New York

Pre-registration and hotel booking will soon be available via the secure website There will be a limited number of delegate passes, which will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

Stay tuned for more information at the event website here.


Post a Comment

<< Home