The Unconference Announces Speakers

The Unconference has announced it’s speakers for the annual Live at Leeds partner event on 3rd May from 10am - 6pm.


The Unconference is the largest free music industry event in the North of England - a day of panels, workshops, presentations and networking for those working in, or aspiring to work in the music industry, presented as part of Live At Leeds and Leeds International Festival.


If you are involved in music at any level and hope to gain a better understanding of the music industries – as an artist, producer, manager, promoter, enthusiast or otherwise, you can come to our event to find out more from leading experts and professionals.


This years' event will feature sessions including:

Keynote Q&A w/ Phil Taggart (BBC Radio 1 / Vevo / Hometown Records / Slacker)
Come Play With Me Selection Panel
How to Release your Music Effectively
How to Access Development Opportunities
Trade Bodies and support for Musicians, Songwriters, Labels and more
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Meet The Experts - A chance to meet  industry experts.

Speakers from a range of organisations including:

BBC Radio 1, Coda Agency, Association of Independent Music (AIM), Tunecore, Dance To The Radio, Red Light Management, PRS Foundation, Kycker, UK Music, The Leaf Label, BBC Music Introducing, Arts Council England, Musicians Union (MU), Higher Rhythm, Music Publishers Association (MPA) & more!


The event is free to attend, but you need to register in advance. You can do this, and see the latest information on speakers, panels and event information at


The Unconference is delivered by Music:Leeds and supported by Leeds International Festival, Live At Leeds, PRS Foundation, Association of Independent Music (AIM), Leeds 2023 & Leeds City Council and with public funding from the National Lottery through Arts Council England - with additional event partners: Leeds College of Music, Leeds Beckett University and Keychange


Sam Robson