And in true OTR tradition, the lucky bands chosen to play the showcase will be the most exciting new talent in the UK music scene today. Genre bias? Nah we've got something for everyone, from prog-rock to post-punk, pop to psychadelia, OTR 2019 will offer up a tasty little pick'n'mix of new music excellence.
Previous incarnations have seen the likes of Another Sky, The Blinders, Pale Waves, Bryde, Xam Volo, The Orielles (to name a few) grace the OTR stage, and this year promises to deliver just as much potential, but you'll have to keep your ear to the ground as we're not announcing who'll be playing just yet...
The OTR music conference, carefully curated by the team at Sound City
, will feature key speakers from across the industry and serve as inspiration for both those starting out, and the more established among you.
Last years keynotes included a Masterclass from legendary Manchester band Doves, as well as In Conversation pieces with Simon Parkes — the founder of one of the UK's most famous venues, O2 Academy Brixton — and Bernard Butler — record producer, talented musician and former Suede Guitarist.
Our panels covered topics affecting all corners of the industry, from The New Power Generation, to Making Money From Your Music Outside the UK, to Getting Your Music Heard: Streaming vs. Radio and this years conference line-up will be just as diverse and insightful.
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