In The City Music Conference Announces Dates and Unveils Plan to Take Over Manchester's Piccadilly

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Philip Coen mamed Chief Operating Officer.

While there are several festivals throughout the year, there is no other UK based music conference with the global reach of In The City.

The 2010 In The City Music Conference will be held over three days beginning Wednesday 13th October to Friday 15th October, 2010, it was announced today by Founder Yvette Livesey.

While there are several festivals throughout the year, there is no other UK based music conference with the global reach of In The City. With the main focus on panelling, In The City brings forth an amazing array of different topics affecting the music industry such as digital, mobile, touring, merchandising, licensing and more. The pulse of the music business and its culture is well represented at In The City.

The global gathering, which Music Week has called “an essential date on the UK A&R calendar,” brings together entertainment and lifestyle professionals, musicians, and music fans for panel discussions on today’s industry hot topics, as well as give the opportunity for networking, showcasing and career development as it continues to be a platform for inspiration and discovery.

Drawing on the musical history of Manchester that continues to captivate the world, this year In The City will take over Piccadilly – the welcoming gate to Manchester – and spread out over four hotels (The City Inn, Malmaison, The Abode and The Place) with panels and networking events held daily. The evenings will be filled with music performances in over 40 venues throughout Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

“We are thrilled to once again hold In The City here in Manchester,” remarked Livesey. “After much discussion and enthusiastic support from Manchester City Council our move to the Piccadilly area will enable us to accommodate the significant number of delegates who want to experience the best of the up and coming musical artists on the scene today.”

Livesey also announced the appointment of Philip Coen to Chief Operating Officer of In The City. In his new role Coen will spearhead the move to Piccadilly and continue to develop In The City partnerships as well as the strategic development of the company’s brand. Prior to joining In The City, Coen was CEO for the venture capital and private equity firm Residential Ventures, CEO Kingsleigh Capital Partners LTD, as well as CEO of the telecommunications firm Intelligent Business Space LTD.

“Having Philip join In The City’s executive team is exciting as we expand the brand on multiple platforms,” states Livesey. “We are fortunate to have someone with his experience, dedication and depth of knowledge in such a key role.”

“I believe In The City is poised to take great strides as an industry leader and I am honoured to be a part of the next chapter of its rich history,” comments Coen.

For the latest details and announcements about The 2010 In The City Music Conference go to

About In The City
Established in 1992 by Tony Wilson and Yvette Livesey, In The City has established itself as the premiere European music conference. In The City promotes the need for innovative, rebellious, forward-thinking answers to the questions that make up so much of what we do. In The City brings the sharpest, most fearless minds in the creative industries together to provide those answers. Controversial, intelligent characters from across music, film, photography, art, new media, computer gaming and more all coming together in one place to debate, discuss and do business.

Now in its 19th year, In The City has seen now-legendary gigs by such artists as Oasis (Manchester Town Hall - 1992), The Chemical Brothers (Jabez Clegg, Manchester - 1995), Daft Punk (Aboard the Fitzcarraldo, Dublin - 1996), Coldplay (Cuba Café, Manchester - 1997), The Darkness (The Kings Arms, Salford, Manchester - 2002), and Nine Black Alps / Arctic Monkeys (Manchester Academy - 2005).


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