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Musicians' Union at Sound of Belfast

Annual conference ‘Sound of Belfast’ will see a huge variety of events hosted at venues across Belfast. The MU will be in attendance, hosting a networking event and a panel discussion on gigging and promoting your live act.

Events are either free to attend, or ticketed individually. You can download the full line-up with times, locations and booking details for individual events from the Sound of Belfast website.

The MU will be involved in the following programme items:

Drinks Reception for the Breaking into Music Youth Conference

The MU will be hosting a drinks reception following the Breaking into Music conference. Breaking into Music is a free event introducing young people to job and training opportunities in the music industry, through a series of panels and interactive workshops.

Come along afterwards and join us for a refreshment and an opportunity to network with other musicians and industry representatives.

The conference will run 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, and the drinks reception 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the Oh Yeah Music Centre, Wednesday 14 November.

How to win Friends and Influence Promoters

The MU will be hosting 'How to win Friends and Influence Promoters' in association with Help Musicians Northern Ireland.

A panel discussion, featuring discussing how you get the gig, how you make the gig pay and how you build your audiences and relationships with promoters. The panel will be formed of representatives from the live scene across the UK and Ireland.

Jay Taylor (Night and Day, Manchester. England)
Keren McKean (Electric Fields, Dumfries, Scotland)
Matt Bartlett from (Midnight Mango, Northern Ireland)
Jenny Wren from Body & Soul (Republic of Ireland)

The panel discussion will be part of ‘Music Cities Afternoon’. The full event will run 11:00 am - 4:30 pm on Thursday 15 November at Oh Yeah Music Centre, and the MU’s panel will be on at 2:00 pm.

The full event is free to attend, but places must be booked in advance.

Industry Connections: Speed Sessions

MU Regional Organiser, Caroline Sewell will be taking part in this series of fast paced 'one to one' meetings alongside a host of other industry guests.

This will run on Thursday 15 November, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm. It’s free to attend, but there are limited spaces so you need to apply for a place in advance by emailing

For full details on Sound of Belfast, the full program and how you can get involved visit the conference website.

Published: 29/10/2018
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