His appearance will be followed by that of Andy Burnham MP, the Culture Secretary. The organisers said: “We are delighted to announce that government minister Andy Burnham MP, the Culture Secretary, will outline his position on some of the key challenges currently facing the UK music industry and will be offering In The City delegates the chance to question him on those major issues that directly affect their businesses. As the key person in the current Government as far as the music industry is concerned, we are delighted that Andy Burnham will be coming to In The City 2008 to outline his vision for the music business.”
Andrew Loog Oldham said, “Tony Wilson fitted into the finest pair of dancing shoes this side of anything. Rock, Bop or bother. Tony was a passionate leader extraordinaire. I am honoured that Yvette and the ITC team are lending me a pair of his master’s shoes and inviting me to dance at this year’s event.”
Monday sessions include, “A three-part debate called The Digital Buffet, will examine various business models, while On the Storefront will look at how artists can monetise their online activities by selling downloads, physical product and merchandise onliine.”
In The City 2008 will take place on October 5th, 6th and 7th, at The Midland hotel in Manchester England and at venues across the city.
Delegate passes are on sale now for the reduced early bird rate of £295 + VAT until 30th June.