New York Sound City returns Monday March 11th with a day of music industry panels and roundtables at The Wythe Hotel followed by an evening showcase at The Knitting Factory in Williamsburg Brooklyn.
New York Sound 2013 welcomes former Rolling Stones Manager/Producer Andrew Loog Oldham as Keynote Speaker. Oldham will be joined by the veteran music industry executive & manager Danny Fields(Iggy and the Stooges, Ramones, Velvet Underground, Nico, The Doors, MC5) for an hour-long conversation delving deep into the heart, blood and sweat of Rock and Roll.
This years’ conference also sees the return of the highly successful Hip Hop Panel, this time around featuring Grammy Nominated British Emcee Monie Love, music power publicist Lajoyce Brookshire, and Telli Michaels Of Ninjasonik. There will also be a series of roundtable networking events, plus The Anfield Wrap, the UK’s 2nd biggest podcast after The Guardian, podcasting live from The Wythe Hotel.
The central theme of the New York Sound City 2013 conference is the notion of British Invasion – how the relationship between New York and Liverpool, two great ports and hotbeds of music and creativity have shaped popular music for generations. From the Rolling Stones and The Beatles with Blues, R&B and Rock n Roll, through to the interplay between UK and US Punk movements with the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Ramones and New York Dolls, and right up to the current EDM explosion; there has always been a symbiotic musical relationship between the US & UK, making Oldham a perfect fit as keynote speaker.
Following the conference New York Sound City will host a showcase of the hottest emerging talent, out of the UK and abroad, at The Knitting Factory Brooklyn. Massively popular British bands The Enemy and Reverend and the Makers are set to headline alongside a curated collection of international up-and-comers including The Tea Street Band, The Verdict, Brodka, KOF and the just-added Wet Nuns, a blues-stoner-punk behemoth, the sound of women, death, beards, skulls & whiskey, the dark matters ground through stomach-churning guitars and ugly drumming, the loudest 2-piece band in the world. This is a rare opportunity to see these bands in such an intimate setting – they’re playing to crowds of thousands at home and it won’t be long before their US profile catches up!
Credited with establishing the Stones’ reputation as the bad boys of the British Invasion and orchestrating their ultimate rise to prominence as the “world’s greatest rock & roll band,” Andrew Loog Oldham worked with The Stones on multiple albums, including the band’s 1964 debut. Today, as the host of SiriusXM’s Andrew Loog Oldham Program on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel, he provides daily insights into the early days of the British invasion, tying it all together by showing a direct link between those glory days, and what’s hot at this very moment. Music industry veteran and punk icon Danny Fields, who formerly managed Iggy and the Stooges and Ramones, and has worked in various roles with The Doors, Nico, Velvet Underground, MC5 and more will join Oldham for the Keynote conversation.
There are three levels of ticketing options (purchase tickets here)
The Delegate Pass (All access pass to panels, podcast & showcase) – $80
Knitting Factory Showcase + The Anfield Wrap Live Podcast – $30
Knitting Factory Showcase only – $20
New York Sound City Conference
Monday March 11: 12 pm – 6pm
The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY 11249
The Anfield Wrap Live Podcast
Monday March 11: 6pm – 7pm
The Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Monday 11th March: 7pm doors
The Knitting Factory: 361 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211
About Sound City:
Sound City is the brand responsible for organizing a range of boutique technology, music and media festivals and conferences around the world. Liverpool Sound City is now the largest city center music and arts festival in the UK playing host to 360 artists, 3082 industry professionals and 41,500 fans over 3 days in May. During this time the festival takes 25 city center venues and hotels for 3 days of live music as well as an international music business conference. The success of Liverpool Sound City led us to the USA to run showcase events in New York and to continue to host events at SXSW music festival as well as Dubai (UAE) and Tromso (Norway).
2013 Speaker Bios
Andrew Loog Oldham is the longtime manager and producer of the Rolling Stones, and nurtured the group’s notorious reputation as the bad boys of the British Invasion, orchestrating their ultimate rise to prominence as the “world’s greatest rock & roll band.” Oldham immediately set about remaking the Stones’ image, positioning them as a sharp contrast to the clean-cut Beatles — snarling and unkempt, the group was engineered to strike fear in the hearts of suburban parents, their leering rebelliousness making them quick favorites among teen listeners. Producing their 1964 debut, The Rolling Stones (England’s Newest Hitmakers), Oldham helmed no fewer than four other LPs for the group before the end of 1965 alone. The author of four successful books on the era, STONED, 2STONED, ROLLING STONED and his latest, STONE FREE, Oldham also hosts SiriusXM’s Andrew Loog Oldham Program on Little Steven’s Underground Garage Channel where he provides daily insights into and anecdotes about the early days of the British invasion, tying it all together by showing a direct link between those glory days, and what’s hot at this very moment.
Danny Fields is an American journalist and author. As a music industry executive in the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of Punk. He managed Iggy and the Stooges, as well as The Ramones, as has worked in various roles with Nico, Jim Morrison, the MC5, and the Velvet Underground and the Modern Lovers.
Monie Love is a Grammy nominated English emcee and radio personality in the United States. She was a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip hop audiences as a protégé of female American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s Native Tongues. Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label. Monie currently hosts SiriusXM’s Ladies First Show.
Lajoyce Brookshire, former Director Of Publicity At Arista Records, now runs her own independent music publicity firm, Brookshire. A music publicity powerhouse, her clients past and present include Whitney Houston, Biggie Smalls, Toni Braxton, TLC, P. Diddy, Monica, Aretha Franklin and The O’Jays as well as movie soundtracks such as The Bodyguard, Waiting To Exhale, and The Preacher’s Wife.
Telli Michaels, the animated hard-spitting, lyrical frontman of Ninjasonik, hails from the heart of Brooklyn, Bedford-Stuyvesant. 2013 marks the year of Ninjasonik’s most anticipated release, Peter Pan Syndrome, which features The Death Set, Theophilus London, Josh Madden and more. The duo (which includes bandmate Jah Jah) will tour the US and UK throughout the year.