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Sound Development to connect musos and developers

The new one-day conference, from Shain Shapiro's Sound Diplomacy and property firm U+I, will champion successful cooperation between developers and music venues

By IQ on 27 Jun 2016

Mirik Milan, Amsterdam night mayor, Sound Development, NFIA

Amsterdam night mayor Mirik Milan, who will speak at Sound Development


image © NFIA

Property company U+I plc and music export consultancy Sound Diplomacy have announced the launch of Sound Development, described as the “first-ever conference to bring together the property development sector with the music and creative industries”.

The one-day conference, which will take place on 6 September at U+I’s HQ in Westminster, will bring together figures from the worlds of property development, the public sector and the music and creative industries to “champion cases of successful music-led economic and cultural development(s)” through a series of TEDx-style talks and panels.

The first speakers include Mirik Milan, the night mayor of Amsterdam, Jannus Juus of Talliskivi Creative City in Tallinn, James Drury, editor of Londonist, Beverley Whitrick of the Music Venue Trust, UK Music’s Jo Dipple, Andrew Russell, a planner for the Greater London Authority, and Philip Kolvin QC, a barrister and author of Night Time Manifesto.

“Sound Development will change the way property and the music/creative industries communicate, which will make all our cities, wherever we are, better because of it”

“Sound Development will change the way property and the music/creative industries communicate,” says Sound Diplomacy CEO Shain Shapiro, “which will make all our cities, wherever we are, better because of it.”

Tickets are available for a ‘pay what you wish’ donation to charity from sounddevelopment.eventbrite.com.

IQ spoke to Shapiro, also head of the secretariat of the London Night Time Commission, about the change of fortunes for music venues in London earlier this month.

 


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