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Line-up confirmed for CMU’s Liverpool panel

By | Published on Monday 17 May 2010

It’s Liverpool Sound City week, and alongside the many many many gigs and showcases taking place this year are three days of panels, debates and workshops.

The Liverpool Sound City daytime programme consists of three strands. First, the Sound City music conference strand (Wednesday and Thursday at the Liverpool Hilton) will tackle all the key issues affecting the music industry in 2010. Second, the Create Sound City conference strand (Wednesday and Thursday at the Hard Day’s Night hotel) is aimed at those embarking on a career in music and will offer practical tips and advice through a number of workshops and seminars. And third, the Sound City technology conference (Friday at the Hard Day’s Night hotel) will look at all things digital.

CMU will be leading workshops and panels in all three strands this year, though our flagship event is in the main conference, and will be looking at the future of music radio. This is the panel topic voted for by you the CMU reader, and will look at the latest radio technologies and what they mean for the radio sector, and what that means for the music industry; and if, say, we decide the traditional radio sector is doomed as barriers to entry for new rivals fall away, is that good or bad news for artists and labels?

Lined up to offer their viewpoints will be Xfm Head Of Music Mike Walsh, the boss of pioneering online radio station Radio2XS Jeff Cooper, Manchester-based radio plugger Liam Walsh of Ask Me PR, and, giving an international perspective, A&R Worldwide and Passport Approved host Sat Bisla. It will all take place on Thursday at 10.30am at the Liverpool Hilton.

Look out for a report from the panel in Friday’s CMU Daily, plus news on other CMU-organised and recommended Liverpool Sound City events throughout the week. Meanwhile, full details of this year’s LSC, which kicks off tomorrow evening and runs through to Saturday at venues across Liverpool, is online at