Sound City and UK Trade and Investment Present

Gateway to the Asian Music Market

at IFB2016.

 

Tuesday 28th June 2016

Exhibition Centre Liverpool

Registration for this event close MIDNIGHT Friday 24th June.

As part of the International Festival for Business (IFB2016), Sound City are delighted to partner with UK Trade & Investment to deliver a comprehensive insight into the opportunities that exist for UK music companies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India.


Featuring experts from each territory and UK companies who have done business there, the one day event is aimed at the music and creative industries, music managers, publishers, labels, tech companies, festivals, promoters and agents. It will highlight the opportunities that exist for business and collaboration between UK and Asia via a series of workshops and round table networking sessions.

 

When : Tuesday 28th June, 10 am - 6:30pm


Where : Exhibition Centre, Liverpool

 

Audience : Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Indian music industry experts
UK music managers, publishers, labels, tech companies, festivals, promoters and agents - Attendance is by invitation only, anyone interested in attending must register individually. To register your interest, please click here.

 

More information on the schedule of events and speakers will be available shortly
For more information, please contact Sound City hello@liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk with the subject heading ‘IFB2016 Music Day’ or telephone 0151 707 9754


3/6/16

Gateway to the Asian Music Markets: final line-up and schedule announced.


Sound City and UK Trade and Investment are delighted to announce the final line-up for Gateway to the Asian Music Markets at the International Festival for Business (IFB2016) on Tuesday 28th June, Exhibition Centre, Liverpool.
 
Stephen King joins the event as keynote speaker to offer advice, views and anecdotes gained from more than 30 years of senior experience in the international music business.  Stephen formed Creation Management with Alan McGee in 2002 which was widely acknowledged amongst its peers to be one of the most innovative in the sector with an impressive roster including The Libertines, Mogwai, The Charlatans, Kathryn Williams, Dirty Pretty Things, The Beta Band, The Kills and Mew.  

After joining Believe Digital in 2010 as Managing Director, now with a global remit of Chief International Officer, Stephen is responsible for leading the company’s rapid worldwide expansion, with offices now in 29 different countries . He also launched the in-house label & publishing division Believe Recordings UK, leading the A&R team which has signed direct artist deals with James Vincent McMorrow, Gavin James, Meadowlark, The Age of L.U.N.A and Ciaran Lavery, as well as kick-starting the careers of Bastille and Aquilo.
 
Pete Downton of 7DigitalMandar Thakur of Times Group India, Simon Wheeler of Beggars Group will also share their vast international experience during the day along with other expert speakers recently announced here.
 
As Deputy CEO of 7digitalPete Downton assumes overall responsibility for its commercial strategy. He brings to the role over 15 years of operational and strategic experience in the nascent digital music and consumer technology businesses.
 
Mandar Thakur is COO of Times Music, one of India’s leading record labels and music publishers. Times Music is a division of India’s largest media conglomerate, the Times of India group.  
 
Simon Wheeler has been with Beggars Group since 1990. In 1997, Simon worked on licensing the group’s catalogue for download sales and has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. As Head of Digital, he is currently tasked with keeping Beggars Group at the forefront of all new technologies, to deliver its award winning roster of artists to the widest possible audience.
 
With the final line up of expert speakers announced, Gateway to the Asian Music Markets will be an exciting, thought provoking and useful day for music companies both new to and established in exporting internationally.  Featuring market overviews, in conversations and roundtable networking, the aim is to nurture existing relationships and stimulate new partnerships and international trade in the vibrant and ever-expanding Asian territories.

The full schedule for the event is available here.

Spaces for the event are limited and by invitation only, please apply to attend here.

 


5/5/16

Leading music companies from China, India, Japan, Korea and Taiwan to attend Sound City curated Music Day at International Festival for Business 2016 (IFB2016)

As part of the International Festival for Business (IFB2016), Sound City are delighted to partner with UK Trade & Investment, the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy, to deliver a comprehensive insight into the opportunities that exist for UK music companies in Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan and India. 

Taking place at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool on Tuesday 28th June on the waterfront of the iconic city, the inaugural IFB2016 Music Day will feature high profile companies from each territory and UK companies who have done business in the vibrant and ever-expanding region. 

The event is primarily aimed at music managers, publishers, labels, tech companies, festivals, promoters and agents. It will highlight the opportunities that exist for business and collaboration between UK and Asia via a series of workshops and round table networking sessions, offering illuminating insight and discussion around this fast-paced and constantly-evolving environment.  The aim will be to nurture existing relationships and stimulate new partnerships and international trade.

Sound City are delighted to host Lihui Shen of China’s largest music entertainment group, Modern Sky which annually hosts 500 shows and entertains 3 million people per year, plus Stan Yu, Director of TMT Entertainment at China’s largest investment company, Fosun Group who last year closed deals with Modern Sky Entertainment and Gestifue, the sports agency that looks after Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo.  In addition, Kong Yoon Young, Director of Korea’s biggest emerging talent festival, Zandari, and Kyu Young Lee, Head Promoter of Pentaport Festival, the largest open air festival in Korea will attend along with Mumbai and NYC based entertainment lawyer, Ali Sachedina who is expert in advising clients on all aspects of entering the Indian marketplace and has been responsible for Skrillex and Major Lazer doing their first performances in the India, along with Geddy Lin, head of Riverside Livehouse, the largest venue in Taipei. 

 

They will be accompanied by UK based experts in exporting to Asia including John Saunderson (Notting Hill Music), Greig Watts (DWB Publishing) and Ivor Novello nominated songwriter and producer Diamond Duggal.

 

Sound City has considerable experience and pedigree in the Asian music market, with many more exciting plans in development. They recently announced a long term and strategic equity partner deal with Modern Sky Entertainment in China that involves expanding Sound City in global markets as well as increasing the size and scope of their UK event.  

In 2015 they also launched their first full-scale event in South Korea.  Sound City Korea is a 3 year initiative taking market ready UK artists and industry to Seoul for Zandari Festa and MU:CON.  Sound City are widely acknowledged as a trusted delivery partner by UKTI and since 2008, they have delivered world class business initiatives and opportunities to over 12,500 delegates from 29 different countries via Sound City initiatives, generating a growth in turnover that exceeds $20 million for the businesses that have taken part.   

The IFB2016 Music Day in Liverpool will feature Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Indian music industry experts, UK music managers, publishers, labels, tech companies, festivals, promoters and agents and offers the chance to be immersed in essential debates, key notes and business and cultural exchanges all aimed at doing business. 

About UK Trade & Investment and Exporting is GREAT @ IFB2016

UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) - the government department that helps UK-based companies succeed in the global economy - is hosting an exciting programme of events at IFB2016 aligned with weekly sector themes: week one, Manufacturing; week two, Energy & Environment; week three, Creative & Digital. Businesses can register for UKTI events online.

Attending IFB2016 is the natural next step for businesses inspired to export by Exporting is GREAT. The Exporting is GREAT Export Hub will take residence at IFB2016 for the full three week programme, providing additional events and support for new exporters. Exporting is GREAT events can be viewed at www.exportingisgreat.gov.uk.

Attending IFB2016 is free, but to gain entry delegates need to register for the IFB2016 Business Club – UKTI will do this on your behalf if you are attending a UKTI event. The IFB2016 Business Club provides exclusive benefits to its members before and during the Festival, including a range of complementary business-support services

 

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IFB2016 Music Day
Tuesday 28th June 2016
Exhibition Centre Liverpool - Kings Dock St, Liverpool Waterfront, Liverpool L3 4FP
10am – 6.30pm
Attendance is by invitation only, anyone interested in attending must apply individually. Please apply here: https://form.jotformeu.com/60912811676357
Contact: hello@liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk / 0151 707 9754
www.ifbmusicday.com
www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk