Leading lights from the music industry head to Liverpool to inspire future generation

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A brand new event aimed at inspiring the next generation of music creators and industry professionals is taking place in Liverpool on Saturday 26 November.

Open Sauce will bring together around 150 16 to 25 year olds who want to take their creative and professional practice up a notch by learning from top figures in the music industry.

Taking place in The Spine building, some of the leading minds and organisations in the business will be sharing their insights and experience.

Speakers include artists such as LapsleyJamie Webster and Red Rum Club and on the line-up of industry professionals are:

•            Artist manager and director of Starwood Management Rob Swerdlow

•            Record label Chief Executive and manager of Mancunian rapper Aitch, Michael Adex

•            YouTube Musics Artist Relations Manager, Sheniece Charway

•            Director and Founder of The Music Federation and blogger Achal Dhillon

•            Spotifys Head of Artist Relations and Partnerships International, Bryan Johnson

•            BBC Music Introducing Producer, Fuzz Chaudhrey

•            Music Psychologist, Natasha Hendry

•            Pioneer of Web 3.0 and music partnerships, Jay Udo-Udoma of Polygon8

Subjects up for discussion will include artistic liberation and execution, independence, pathways, utilising data, Web 3.0, networking and mental health and wellbeing. 

Tickets for the event, which runs from 10am to 6pm, cost just £5 per person. Lunch and a goodie bag are included in the price.  Head to the dedicated page on the LIMF Academy website for tickets and more information.  

The event has been organised by the team behind LIMF Academy – an award-winning talent development programme which has a proven track record of improving skills and career opportunities for emerging music talent across the city region. The programme forms a vital part of Liverpools UNESCO City of Music status.

Liverpools Cabinet Member for Culture and Visitor Economy, Councillor Harry Doyle, said:

We have seen the incredible success of LIMF Academy since its inception in 2013 – the multi-award-winning programme has supported more than 4,500 young people and has become one of the main platforms for developing and showcasing emerging talent. So, to have this brand new event borne out of the Academys success is a real boost to local young musicians and we’re incredibly proud to support this as a city council.

It is rare to have access to this level of talent and experience all under one roof, and ticket prices have been kept low so that the conference is as accessible as possible for those who want to break into the music industry.

This will be an unmissable, and possibly career-defining, event and I look forward to seeing the next big thing come out of Liverpool!”


LIMF Academy Curator Yaw Owusu said:

With the Open Sauce music conference, we are showcasing what we do at the Academy to even more dynamic emerging music talent within our city. Expect a day full of challenging but liberating discussions, the sharing of game-changing information and ideas and the formation of new networks with key players in the industry – all with the purpose of accelerating progress for our future music leaders”.

LIMF Academy is funded by Liverpool City Council.

For more information visit the website HERE.