On the 18th of February, The MAC will hold Northern Ireland’s largest one day music conference. What makes the conference even more special is that the keynote speaker at the event will be Steve Albini who has worked with Nirvana, The Pixies, The Manic Street Preachers, The Stooges and dozens of others. Output Belfast will be a unique experience for attendees wishing to hear Albini as it is his only speaking engagement in Europe in 2016, offering delegates a unique opportunity to gain insights from one of the most acclaimed and respected figures in the music business.
The conference will be of interest to local artists, businesses and students, addressing the challenges and opportunities that the music industry presents and the affects on the creative sector in Northern Ireland. According to the Belfast City Council, the programme of the conference includes panels, sessions and workshops including:
a session on music composition and placement in the iconic BBC television show ‘Peaky Blinders’, featuring composer Paul Hartnoll, formerly one half of legendary electronic act Orbital, and music supervisor Amelia Hartley.
a ‘music for gaming’ session with legendary composer Nathan McCree, whose work includes the ‘Lara Croft Tomb Raider’ soundtracks, presented by the director of ‘Beep’, the first documentary charting the history of music in games.
a co-writing panel with BBC 6 Music-endorsed artist Nadine Shah, legendary music publishers Notting Hill Music and Gary Clark, co-writer for McFly, Mark Owen, Mel C, Delta Goodrum, The Wanted and many more.
And much more so it is definitely worth checking out especially if you are a music lover.