Background and History
Launched in 2012
In answer to the huge talent pool in the city that lies outside formal education routes
Liverpool Sound City certificate.
Intensive business programmes that are specific to the music, new tech and digital business environment
Targeted content that employs a tool box approach to understanding the sector in great depth
Dramatically increases employability
A range of effective routes for creating realistic start ups and freelancers within the sector
VIP access to Sound City and a range of unique business opportunities (Round Table, mentor programmes, EXPO)
Since 2008 Sound City has brought in over £15 million and created over 100 new jobs (Cobham-Murphy independent audit statistics) in the music, new tech and digital business community
In the short term our programmes have been running our former graduates have already had some great success and gained invaluable insight into the business environment they want to position themselves within long term.
To date, we have delivered training to 121 people in 4 cohorts in Liverpool, 74% of whom graduated with a Sound City Training Certificate. This is an achievement considering retention and pass rates in further education are 63% nationally (Ofsted 2015). Those who completed the training have gone on to work at companies including Glastonbury, Festival No6, Sunday Best Recordings, Warner Chappell, Festival No6
Many of them are now running their own projects and businesses more effectively. Some of these include:
Music Tuition School
Band and Artist agency
Freelance music and culture journalist