Sound City are delighted to announce Edge Hill University as Industry Connection Partner for the 2015 Festival and Conference.
This will be the third time that Edge Hill, the UK University of the Year, will partner with Sound City. This year Edge Hill are stepping up their involvement to become the official sponsor of the Marketplace at the Sound City Conference, as well as hosting a showcase of its not-for-profit record label acts. Award winning dance company EdgeFWD will be premiering a new dance piece for the site, and students will be taking part in real life work based activities at both the Festival and Conference.
Rebecca Ayres, COO, Sound City said “Over the last two years of working together, Edge Hill students have twice won the prestigious UK Student Innovation Awards, have hosted a brilliant event with ‘The Label’ showcase, where Liverpool artists Hooton Tennis Club were signed to Heavenly Recordings as a result and have seen students gaining valuable work placements and commissions with companies including ITV. We are delighted to be working with Edge Hill in what will be the biggest year yet for Sound City to create more opportunities for their students to gain fantastic skills and experiences and for the University to be recognised internationally as our Industry Connection Partner.”
Roy Bayfield, Director of Corporate Communications at Edge Hill University said: “As University of the Year we are celebrating and exploring our deep connections with the sectors where our students forge their careers. Working with Sound City offers all sorts of exciting links for our students who will have opportunities to volunteer, perform and organise an event as part of the festival, and participate in an international conference.”
Read about Edge Hill's record label showcase here.