Prominent figures from the music industry are coming from all over the UK to take part in Hull’s first ever music industry conference, 53° North.

The two-day event on Thursday 3 and Friday 4 August will see professionals including artists, technicians and producers discussing what it means to be part of the music industry in 2017.

The keynote speaker will be Melvin Benn, Managing Director of Festival Republic. From Hull originally, he is now one of the most prominent people in the industry when it comes to organising festivals both in the UK and abroad.

53 Degrees North will also bring together panels from the music industry both locally and nationally. Claire Southwick, Primitive Management, will be taking part in the Management Panel on Thursday 3 August from 15.30-16.30, to discuss the role and responsibilities of a modern day manager.

The event, at Hull Truck Theatre and The Albemarle Music Centre, will take place in the days ahead of the Humber Street Sesh – the UK’s biggest music festival for emerging talent, which this year is expected to draw crowds of around 40,000 on Hull Marina.

The conference will consist of engaging panels, speed-meets, one-to-one advice, networking, masterclasses, keynotes, live performances and discussions around self-promotion, releasing, royalty extraction, artist branding, individuality, mental health and much more whilst also looking at the careers behind the artist through a dedicated to live production and touring area curated by HPSS.

Other organisations taking part include – Spotify, Bandcamp, Drowned In Sound, The Orchard, Tunecore, Music Glue, PRS Foundation, PRS For Music, UK Music, Musicians Union, Sentric Music, Warren Records, HPSS, Off-Axis, Independent Venue Week, DMF Digital, Red Light Management, ICFilter. SILVERDOOR, Futureproof PR, Brick London, AIM, AOO Studios, Kendall Calling, plus loads more.

53 Degrees North has been organised by The Warren Youth Project and Warren Records delivered in partnership with Hull UK City Of Culture 2017 and in collaboration with AOO Studios and HPSS.

See the full programme here.