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Liverpool Sound City is go

By | Published on Thursday 20 May 2010

Liverpool Sound City kicked off in, well, Liverpool yesterday, with two conference strands, one aimed at industry people and another specifically geared towards rising artists, which included CMU organised workshops on making it as a band and how to make money out of music in the digital age.

Other conference events taking place yesterday included discussions on the DIY model, the state of music publishing, the ins and outs of being a jobbing songwriter, and the role of sex and (mainly) drugs in the world of rock n roll. Look out for a report on the latter on the CMU News-Blog later today, along with ongoing coverage of this year’s Sound City, which will appear online through till Saturday, and in the CMU Daily tomorrow and on Monday.

The gigs part of Sound City also got properly underway last night, with more showcases galore due to take place around the city through till Saturday. Holy Fuck, Rox, The Phenomenal Handclap Band, Goldhawks, Bridezilla, The Boy Done Good and Wilko Johnson are among the acts due to play tonight, alongside a screening of the Julien Temple film ‘Oil City Confidential’, and a Q&A involving the seminal director.

Don’t forget, Peter Guy from Liverpool music blog has compiled a Spotify playlist featuring bands playing LSC this year, which you can access at