Dubai Sound City speaker line-up confirmed

Inaugural music business conference attracts eclectic mix of speakers.
Madchester days: Shaun Ryder will pull out the shell suit for one last round at Dubai Sound City.
Madchester days: Shaun Ryder will pull out the shell suit for one last round at Dubai Sound City.


The organisers of Dubai Sound City have revealed the initial line-up of keynote speakers for the conference event which will be staged in conjunction with the three-day music festival in November.

The line-up includes BPI director of International Events & Independent Member Services, Julian Wall; Bobby Talwar, the director of Indian event organiser, Only Much Louder; Shun Mori of Japanese publisher, Fujipacific; The Agency Group’s Geoff Meall, who represents acts including Razorlight, Doves and The White Stripes; Crispin Hearn and Matt Bates from Primary Talent, which represents the likes of Oasis and Babyshambles; and Spek Hassan from music publisher Fairwood Music Publishing.

The conference will focus on the key issues facing music publishers, event organisers, venue operators and touring specialists, among others.

The Dubai Sound City business conference will be staged at Jumeirah Emirates Towers from November 5 – 7.

The festival, which will take in various venues across Dubai including Irish Village and Dubai Festival City, will host headline acts including Human League, Echo & The Bunnymen, De La Soul, Happy Mondays and The Wombats.

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