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UNIQUE GLOBAL CO-OPERATIVE MUSIC FORUM & NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES FIRST DETAILS OF GROUNDBREAKING MUSIC INDUSTRY CONFERENCE

INTRODUCING THE BRAND NEW ‘FUTURE OF MUSIC VILLAGE’ SHOWCASING THE VERY BEST OF MUSIC INNOVATION AND VISIONARIES IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

ANNOUNCE SUPPORT OF THE ‘DROP A HEADLINER’ CAMPAIGN AND SHARE FIRST WAVE OF OVER 70 NEW ARTISTS FOR NORTHERN QUARTER LIVE TAKEOVER WITH OVER 30 TASTEMAKER STAGE PARTNERS

ACROSS 12 OF MANCHESTER’S ICONIC GRASS ROOTS VENUES IN THE UK’S MOST DIVERSE LIVE SHOWCASE

IS IT TIME FOR THE MUSIC INDUSTRY’S GREAT RESET?

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Praise for Beyond The Music 2023

“There is hope and we felt it in Manchester…at what felt like the beginning of something incredibly special” - Clash

“It’s good to know that there are people actually doing something and having these conversations at that industry level” - Natalie Jamieson with Jo Whiley on BBC Radio 2

“...it could be the spark that sets the scene alight. Manchester is already a centre of creativity, but the extra push could see it become the centre of the musical universe” - Hunger Magazine

“...a great success, an exciting debut of what we hope is a long-standing event” Mancunion

“A Sonic Revolution - three days of music and activism. This is the start, truly, of a new era of Greater Manchester music” - Yuc“Not just a fresh new music festival but a conference focusing on the future of the music industry” DORK

“A triumphant festival debut. The festival’s aim to confront and discuss the ever-evolving challenges faced by and within the music industry is one that is necessary and hugely important” - Vocal Girls


 

Today, pioneering Co-Operative Music Forum & New Music Festival BEYOND THE MUSIC has announced the first details of its groundbreaking conference, introduced the inaugural ‘Future of Music’ village, and shared the first wave of artists and stage partners playing across the iconic northern quarter grass roots venues.

Under the strapline: The Music Industry's Great Reset, and hot on the tails of their highly successful debut in 2023, the trailblazing four day event will ask: is it time for the Music Industry’s Great Reset? Bringing together leading music and content industry leaders, activists, politicians, and grassroots representatives, the second edition of Beyond The Music will take place from 9-12 OCTOBER 2024. You can sign up for discounted pre-sale tickets here, where you will also be automatically entered into a prize draw, giving you the opportunity to win access to exclusive parties on the weekend, drinks vouchers, or ticket upgrades. 

2024 sees Beyond The Music expand and elevate their conference beyond what’s been seen before. Hosted at the landmark new cultural venue run by Factory International, Aviva Studios, this year’s panels are organised into a series of topical summits spanning Economics, Grassroots, Misogyny, AI, The Future of Music, Emerging Markets, and Classical, Hip Hop, and Electronic music. The following panel titles were announced today: The New Economic Frontier: Building The New Music Industry Paradigm, Growing The Grassroots: How Cross-Industry Investment Can Save The Music Ecosystem, Misogyny In Music: The Truth, Artificial Intransigence: Where’s Out AI Copyright Law?, I Never Meant To Hurt You: A Future Of Music: Imagined, The Future Is A Foreign Country: How Emerging Markets Are Rebooting The Music Business.

This year’s landmark summits will be joined by a selection of Beyond The Music Talks that revisit the progress made since last year’s event including A New Dawn - The Live Music Update, #ENDTHEBURNOUT - The Mental Health Initiative, Green Bill of Health - The Industry’s Climate Update, The Tom Gray Address. Alongside these talks will be keynotes with innovators and forward-thinkers, networking opportunities and ‘how to…’ sessions. The conference will bring together the best in the business in their newly announced partners so far – Musician’s Union, MMF, LIVE, BPI, PRS, PPL, Black Music Coalition, EarthPercent and Music Support – to shine a light on the music industry’s biggest obstacles and identify meaningful solutions.

Already boasting a packed conference schedule, Beyond The Music 2024 has advanced further with the introduction of The Future of Music Village - a showcase of the best in music innovation and visionaries in the tech industry. With resources for people of all experience levels, The Future of Music Village will bring the best in the business together in a fully interactive convention style sharing of expertise.

By night, Beyond The Music takes over some of the most iconic grass roots venues in Manchester’s famous Northern Quarter for an unparalleled celebration of new and exciting talent from across the world and across genres. This year, Beyond The Music have announced their support of Chai Wallahs’ ‘Drop A Headliner’ campaign, by renouncing the traditional festival format, they instead turn their focus to supporting talent from across all levels and nurturing up and coming artists. This year, Beyond The Music’s stage partners include the likes of BBC Introducing, NQ, Manchester Pride, Nice Swan, Clash, and The South Asian Music Summit. Today’s first wave announcement of artists set to join us in Manchester this October have been announced:

 

[ K S R ] | 024Kas | 32 Tens | Adjustments | Aleighcia Scott | Ambiere | Arka | Baby Said | Better Joy | Blossom Caldarone | Britizen Kane | Bronagh | Cam Mannix | Chunky | Claire Welles | Conor & The GreensKeepers | Crysometimes | D3LTA | David Arlo | Death by Denim | DeeD0t | Ditz | Divinitas | DR DR | George Lawson | Half Happy | Hann | Heavy Salad | Ivey | J Chambers | JAXN | Jords | Junkyard Tornado | Just Banco | Karen Dió | Katie & The Bad Sign | Lazy Day | Lei Hope | Levi Love | Little Strange | Lotusbliss | Lucy Deakin | Lucy McWilliams | Marii Ella | Martial Arts | Mellt | Metrodome | MilkMaiden | MINAS | Modema | MOULD | Nyah Grace | OneDa | Ownlane Kay | Pizza Crunch | Plasticine | Private Joy | Queen Cult | Rosebud | SAINT | Shader | Shelf Lives | Slate | Slimzz | Spielmann | The Empty Page | The Mercians | The Outcharms |  The Redroom | Third Kulture | Troopz | Vulva Voce | WRKHOUSE |


Co-founded by promoter and social enterprise founder Oli Wilson and Sarah Pearson, Founder of Wasted Youth Music, alongside Rose Marley, CEO, Co-operatives UK, Beyond The Music’s founding members span CityCo, Co-operatives UK, Factory International, GMCA, MCR BID, Manchester Accommodation BID, Co-op Live, AO Arena, and BPI and it has been supported by Manchester City Council.

The festival earlier issued a call out for new artists to perform at the 2024 edition. Their desire to empower and equip attendees and performers with knowledge and a space for honest conversation has extended to their lineup, with their open call to artists breaking down more barriers and investing in accessibility. To be in with a chance of performing at Beyond The Music 2024 see HERE. Submissions close on 30th June.

Tickets to Beyond The Music 2024 are currently available for a limited period via pre-sale at a discounted price subject to availability - view here. Now more affordable than ever before, a standard Delegate Pass (incl festival access) is priced at £170, a Festival Day Ticket is £20, and a Festival 3-Day Ticket is £45.

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