Sound Industry Conference Hosted By Bristol Women In Music, Kate Simko Performing

Imagine one day in one of the UK's most creative cities with some of the top names in the music industry on hand for discussions, talks, interviews, performances and workshops. That's Sound Industry.  

Hosting the first Sound Industry conference in the UK will be Bristol Women in Music. This event includes plethora of discussions, talks, interviews, and workshops with some of the top luminaries of the music industry. It's not one to be missed.

As if that wasn't enough, Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra (you can read our interview with Kate from October 2015) will be performing in the evening.

Here's the full details about this excellent event held in the South West of the UK.

WHAT: Sound Industry is a brand new music conference which aims to challenge and inspire individuals working across all aspects of the music business. The conference will host some of the UK’s leading music industry professionals in a day-long programme of thought-provoking panel discussions, workshops, and talks. In the evening there will be a performance by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra.

WHY: 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 program has been curated to offer a platform for lively debate and fresh ideas that will equip and challenge people of all genders and backgrounds. 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 particular spotlight on issues of musical diversity, equality, wellbeing and politics.

WHO: Speakers and panellists at the conference include Eats EverythingJamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Antonia Odunlami (gal-dem), Annie Mentor (WOMAD), Dave Harvey (Team Love), Arfa Butt (MTV) and many more. There will be an evening performance by Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra.

WHEN: Thursday 30th March 2017. Conference: 10.30am - 6pm. Evening concert: 8.30pm - 10.30pm. Afterparty: 9pm - midnight, at The Christmas Steps.

WHERE: The Lantern at Colston Hall, Bristol, BS1 5AR

HOW: Conference tickets are available via Crack and Dice and are £20 each, or £15 for students. Conference ticket holders are eligible for discounted entry to the evening concert with Kate Simko.

Sound Industry, Bristol Colston Hall


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 Mentor - WOMAD, 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 using Logic Pro X. 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 tracks 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.

Lunchtime Performers

  • Lady Nade
  • Solomon O.B.
  • Jausme

EVENING CONCRT - Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra:

cocoKate Simko + Londons Electronic Orchestra

Kate Simko and her innovative project ‘London Electronic Orchestra’ perform a live showcase of material from their 2016 self-titled album released by The Vinyl Factory. The Chicago native intricately fuses her background as a classical pianist with her passion for electronic music in a sound bed of rich textures and crystalline melodies.


  • Time: 9pm - midnight
  • Venue: The Christmas Steps, BS1 5BS
  • Free entry




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