Apply to play in South Korea with Sound City

South Korea

Liverpool’s Sound City is inviting artists plus a member of their team to apply to perform at South Korea’s Zandari Festival and MUCON in September and October.

Zandari Festival takes place 30 September to 3 October with a focus on the live and independent sector and expects to welcome 15,000 attendees. MU:CON runs 6 – 8 October and will showcase 150 artists to an industry audience of 3,000 delegates.

According to the Sound City Korea organisers, South Korea is a rapidly developing territory for music, with a thriving live music sector and a music subscription model generating $139.6m (£106m) worth of?revenue per year. This accounts for 92.3 percent of all digital revenue and 53 percent of total trade revenue, according to IFPI figures.

All artists looking to apply for this opportunity should be based in England and include details of their current UK and international activity in their application as well as links to their music.

David Pichilingi, Sound City chief executive officer, said: ‘South Korea is an incredibly exciting emerging music market and we’re delighted to continue expanding the reach for our brand as well as for the artists and businesses we work with in Korea. This is alongside our relationship with our Modern Sky Entertainment which will see us creating opportunities for artists and businesses in China over the coming years.’

The UK’s leading development agency, Generator and Yorkshire based label and development agency DMF Digital will assist Sound City in working with artists and businesses attending Zandari and MUCON.

Sound City Korea takes place thanks to support from Arts Council England and The British Council under the International Showcase Scheme. ?

Visit the Liverpool Sound City website to find out more and make a submission.

The deadline for applications is 1 August.