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Free workshops for music buffs at SoundBound

If you’re a music buff looking to learn more about concert photography, music technology or even band management, check out SoundBound at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi.

mumbai Updated: Nov 17, 2010 01:46 IST
Bhairavi Jhaveri

If you’re a music buff looking to learn more about concert photography, music technology or even band management, check out SoundBound at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi.

The three-day music conference — which starts on Friday and has been organised by British Council, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and artist and event-management company Only Much Louder (OML) — is offering free workshops and panel discussions featuring experts from within the independent music industry.

Among the topics that will be discussed are marketing and sponsorship, music technology and the future of music festivals in India.

SoundBound replaces last year’s UnConvention music conference (organised by British Council in Mumbai) and Global Groove electronic music conference (organised by Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan in Delhi), offering a larger, common platform for both fans and industry insiders.

“Last year’s events were basically targeting the same audience, so we decided to join hands and organise a broad-based event together,” said Robin Mallick, regional director (Programmes, South Asia) for Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.

Since participants at last year’s UnConvention said they would have liked more time for one-on-one interaction with the panelists, SoundBound has made the panel discussions the heart of the event and added 14

workshops to the itinerary, said Tasneem Vahanvaty, head of music (India and Sri Lanka) for British Council, Mumbai.

International panelists from the United Kingdom (UK) and Germany include Fiona Stewart, managing director of the Green Man festival in England; Ralph Christoph, co-founder and programme director of C/O Pop Festival in Germany; and Alexander Milas, editor of Metal Hammer magazine in the UK.

The panelists will also be on the lookout for good acts they can host at festivals in their countries.

The SoundBound conference, meanwhile, will include performances by bands like Medusa, Bhayanak Maut, Scribe, Infernal Wrath and Demonic Resurrection, at Hard Rock Café and Blue Frog, both in Lower Parel.

These performances will serve to showcase Indian indie music to the international delegates.

Admission for non-delegates will be as per the norms of the venue.