Want to be in with a chance of playing Sound City 2016? Apply to play with Gigmit!

We're very happy to announce our awesome 'Apply To Play' programme for Sound City 2016 is now open!  If you want to be in with a chance of playing Sound City 2016, you can apply via our artist application form, powered by Gigmit! The entire process is completely free and our experienced booking team with a wide array of music tastes and experience carefully listen to every application!


Our apply to play progamme has always been very successful and presents emerging artists with a great opportunity to showcase themselves in front of a crowd of avid music fans! Past applicants have included the likes of Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ed Sheeran, Dan Croll, Grimes and many more!


If you're successful in your application, you will be offered a performing slot at Sound City 2016, full conference and festival passes for every member of the band plus your nominated manager, full backline support, drinks rider, and extensive promotional support via the Sound City website, social media, conference and live programmes!


Apply here!


In other news, Sound City celebrate the success of Developing Digital and Creative Industry Business 


On Tuesday, we celebrated the success of the 75 companies we have worked with and supported via our Developing Digital and Creative Industry Business programme at the stunning Oh Me Oh My venue on Liverpool’s famous dockland waterfront.


Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), via the programme we have worked with a range of fantastic Liverpool businesses including LFC fan club The Anfield Wrap, projection mapping and oculus rift pioneers Draw and Code, revolutionary cloud technologists Worpcloud and many more, with the goal of assisting them to grow their businesses via workshops, mentoring and one to support, plus access to national and international contacts via Sound City.  


The evening saw emerging stars Luke Cusato and She Drew The Gun open the event, followed by a Question Time panel discussion featuring Bryan Adams: PhCreative Inbound Marketing Agency, Nick Parry: Believe Digital Distribution Group, Fiona McAuley: WMA Digital Creative Agency & Allan Blair Beaton, Social Media Scientist


Plus a secret performance from the peerless Bill Ryder-Jones with songs from his new album West Kirby County Primary


The Sound City team go Worldwide 


Over the next few months, the Sound City team will be going around the world, searching for and unearthing the best new talent. 


Here are some of the events we’ll be attending:


Waves Vienna and Bratislava from 30th September to 4th October

Zandari Festival, South Korea from 2nd to 4th October 

MU:CON, South Korea from 6th to 8th October 

MaMA, Paris from 14th to 16th October 

Medimex, Italy from 29th to 31st October 

Eurosonic, The Netherlands from 14th to 17th January


If you would like to meet with one of the Sound City team at any of these events, please contact 


Sound City 2015 successes 


Based on surveys from our wonderful 2015 conference delegates, 78% of delegates secured new business as a result of attending, including sync placements, new jobs, show bookings, securing publishing and record deals, taking on managers and obtaining investment.


We’re now working hard to ensure our conference, Sound City +, is full to the brim with even more insight, useful information, inspiration and brilliant contacts than ever before.  Please get in touch with us at if you would like to make any suggestions or have any feedback!



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