WHAT: A brand new music conference to challenge and inspire.

WHERE: Colston Hall, Bristol, BS1 5AR

WHEN: Thursday 30th March 2017, 10.30am - 6pm

Too often, the music industry as a whole can feel like it is directed at - and run by - a very narrow demographic of people; Sound Industry’s mission is to represent something more diverse. Hosted by Bristol Women In Music, the conference programme has been curated to offer a platform for lively debate and fresh ideas that will equip and challenge both men and women. In addition to examining the business side of careers in music, Sound Industry will be looking at the profession from a human perspective with a spotlight on issues of musical diversity, equality, wellbeing and politics.

Taking place at Bristol’s premier arts venue, Colston Hall, the conference will host some of the UK’s leading music industry professionals in a day-long program of thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops, and keynote speeches, as well as live performances and opportunities for networking. Sound Industry is open to everyone, whether already working in music or not.


Panel #1: ‘Striving, Surviving, Sustaining’ - Unique journeys in music

HOST: Louise Orchard

Jacob Martin - Artist: Hodge

Javeon Mac - Artist: Javeon

Maxie Gedge - PRS Foundation

Nadine Gingell - Artist: Lady Nade

Nick Harris - NRK/NERD Label Services


Panel #2: ‘A Woman’s Place Is…’

HOST: Emily Cooper - Everything Counts PR/The Music Circle

Antonia Odunlami - gal-dem

Danielle Wade - BMG Publishing

Eva Lazarus - Artist

Keira Sinclair - POLY.artists

Sammy Maine - Bristol Live Magazine


Panel #3: ‘Music & Mind’ - Resilience in a creative industry

HOST: Duncan Harrison - Crack Magazine

Claire Scivier - Artist coach

Danielle Moore - Artist: Crazy P

Gabby Chelmicka - BIMM

Solomon O.B - Artist


Panel #4: ‘Creative Privilege’ - Opportunities for all?

HOST: Antonia Odunlami - gal-dem

Annie Menter - Director/producer Afrika Eye

Arfa Butt - MTV talent director

Dave Harvey - Team Love

Rider Shafique - Artist, Young Echo


Artist Interview #1

Eats Everything (Producer/DJ) + Grade Management

Artist Interview #2

Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra) + Mia Zur-Szpiro (Stamp The Wax)


Workshop #1 - Logic Production

BAFTA nominated composer Tony Briscoe presents a hands-on production workshop usingLogic Pro X software. Each student will be provided with their own production workstation and taught the basics of how to build and record tracks. 

Workshop #2 - Ableton Production

A workshop hosted by producer and DJ Estelle Rubio and Miss Chivers covering the basics of creating a track using Ableton.

Workshop #3 - Introduction to DJ-ing

An informal mix session hosted by Bristol Women in Music’s 'Mix Nights' mentors Daisy Moon, Em Williams, and Danielle Doobay offer an introduction to DJ-ing in an encouraging, relaxed and welcoming environment.


After the day-time conference there will be a special evening performance by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra.

Kate Simko is a classically trained pianist and the founder of the London Electronic Orchestra, an all female string and synth ensemble who perform her original compositions. While pursuing a music degree from Chicago’s North Western University, Simko began DJ’ing at the school’s radio station and taking jazz piano lessons, which inspired her interest in composing. She has also composed scores for film and television, and performed at music festivals around the world.

The support act for this show will be Kayla Painter.