New York Sound City 2013
Second installment of New York Sound City confirmed for March
The Enemy, Reverend and the Makers, Tea Street Band and more head across the Atlantic
The Anfield Wrap confirmed for live podcast
Sound City continues its global expansion in in 2013, raising the bar for urban, multi-venue festivals and music conventions.
Monday 11th March 2013
The Knitting Factory – New York
The Enemy / Reverend and the Makers / Tea Street Band / KOF / Brodka / The Verdict / The Anfield Wrap
The 2013 New York Sound City showcase will take place at the Knitting Factory and will be headlined by one of the UK’s most compelling rock bands, The Enemy. The band released their third UK top 10 studio album ‘Streets InThe Sky’ in 2012 and always deliver an electric set. Sheffield’s Reverend and the Makers showcase their brand of rock, electro pop and funk whilst the Tea Street Band up the tempo with their euphoric, Ibiza tinged electronica.
KOF has been cited at the hottest unsigned artist in the UK right now and is attracting a huge amount of attention from record labels with his classic soul vocals and melodic R&B sensibilities. Brodka is a much lauded female artist from Poland and The Verdict are a rapidly emerging band from Liverpool.
The Anfield Wrap podcast is the second biggest podcast in the UK after the Guardian. Their live podcast has been taken around the UK and will now be coming to the US. This is a must see for anyone who is interested in UK culture and up for a laugh. They'll be talking about some of the coolest things that are coming out of the UK now
Information on the convention, speakers and panels will be announced shortly.
New York Sound City 2012
The inaugural New York Sound City took place on Monday 12th March 2012, the NYSC conference sold out one week before the event and was attended by a number of exceptional music industry talents - many of whom made rare appearances. These included legendary chronicler of hip-hop culture Nelson George, dance innovators Jon Baker of Gee Street and Patrick Moxey of Ultra Records, rap mogul Raymond “Raydon” Coleman and the irrepressible Mark Jones of Wall of Sound, all of whom participated in the panel discussions and networking engaging with the music companies present.
The delegates themselves were a diverse cross section of the new music industries, with representation from WMG, Carrot Creative, Ear To The Ground, Digital Dumbo, G-Unit, Frukt, Sirius XM, TuneSat, FanBridge and more. Highlights of the day included the hip-hop panel and the roundtable networking sessions, where all delegates congregated to discuss topics which were steered by a moderator, and which importantly led to business deals being discussed and networks being created between UK and US companies.
By night, the packed out showcase at Webster Hall featured a guest appearance from Jetlag, the new band of Andy Rourke from The Smiths - who picked up a sync deal worth $20,000 as well as performances from Paula & Karol (Poland), Tyburn Saints and the surely soon to be huge Dutch Uncles, whose irresistible shimmery songs captivated the audience.