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Conference speakers for NYSC announce as well as more artists for our showcase!
February 14, 2013: New York Sound City returns Monday March 11th with a day of music industry panels and roundtables at The Wythe Hotel followed by an evening showcase at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
New York Sound 2013 welcomes former Rolling Stones Manager/Producer Andrew Loog Oldham as Keynote Speaker. Oldham will be joined by veteran music industry executive & manager Danny Fields (Iggy and the Stooges, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Nico, The Doors, MC5) for an hour-long conversation delving deep into the heart, blood, and sweat of Rock and Roll.
This years’ conference also sees the return of the highly successful Hip Hop Panel, this time around featuring Grammy Nominated British Emcee Monie Love, music power publicist Lajoyce Brookshire, and Telli Michaels Of Ninjasonik. There will also be a series of roundtable networking events, plus The Anfield Wrap, the UK’s 2nd biggest podcast after The Guardian, podcasting live from The Wythe Hotel.
Following the conference New York Sound City will host a showcase of the hottest emerging talent, out of the UK and abroad, at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Massively popular British bands The Enemy and Reverend and the Makers are set to headline alongside a curated collection of international up-and-comers including The Tea Street Band, The Verdict, Brodka, KOF and the just-added Wet Nuns, a blues-stoner-punk behemoth, the sound of women, death, beards, skulls & whiskey, the dark matters ground through stomach-churning guitars and ugly drumming, the loudest 2-piece bands in the world.
This is a rare opportunity to see these bands in such an intimate setting – they’re playing to crowds of thousands at home and it won’t be long before their US profile catches up!
The central theme of the New York Sound City 2013 conference is the notion of British Invasion - how the relationship between New York and Liverpool, two great ports and hotbeds of music and creativity have shaped popular music for generations. From the Rolling Stones and The Beatles with Blues, R&B and Rock n Roll, through to the interplay between UK and US Punk movements with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones and New York Dolls, and right up to the current EDM explosion; there has always been a symbiotic musical relationship between the US & UK, making Oldham a perfect fit as keynote speaker.
Credited with establishing the Stones’ reputation as the bad boys of the British Invasion and orchestrating their ultimate rise to prominence as the "world's greatest rock & roll band,” Andrew Loog Oldham worked with The Stones on multiple albums, including the band’s 1964 debut. Today, as the host of SiriusXM’s Andrew Loog Oldham Program on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel, he provides daily insights into the early days of the British invasion, tying it all together by showing a direct link between those glory days, and what's hot at this very moment. Music industry veteran and punk icon Danny Fields, who formerly managed Iggy and the Stooges and Ramones, and has worked in various roles with The Doors, Nico, Velvet Underground, MC5 and more will join Oldham for the Keynote conversation.