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Output Belfast 2016 – Steve Albini, Panels, Sessions, Workshops and Showcases

12650784_1146293752078948_6152447371985934596_nMore speakers have been announced for Output Belfast, the major conference being held in Belfast on 18th February at The MAC, to inspire those working in the music industry here.

Renowned engineer, musician and producer Steve Albini – who has worked with the likes of Nirvana, The Pixies, The Manic Street Preachers, The Stooges and dozens of others – will be the keynote speaker at Belfast City Council’s second ‘Output Belfast’ conference, which takes place at The MAC on 18th February.

(Indeed our own homegrown Malojian will be traveling out to Chicago to record a new album with Mr. Albini later this month.)

There is also a gamut of other 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.

There is also 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.

Also at the conference will be a direct-to-fan Q and A with the artist Bry; a session on jazz music artist development by Mobo-nominated artist David Lyttle; representatives from many of the national music stakeholder organizations including PRS for Music, PPL, Featured Artist Coalition (F.A.C), CMU, Help Musicians, IMRO, BMI, SESAC and MCPS.

There also will be content from bloggers such as Nialler 9 and author Wyndham Wallace (‘Lee, Myself And I – Inside The Very Special World Of Lee Hazlewood’); a series of Abelton live workshops presented in association with AVA Festival (who will also be running an event on boutique festival creation introduced by Jim Mawdsley Chairman of A.I.F, (Association of Independent Festivals); sessions by music supervisors on music placement in television; and a session on PR and media opportunities in rock and metal.

Organised by Belfast City Council in partnership with Generator NI, the conference will include panel discussions, music sessions, workshops and speed networking events as well as keynote speeches from award-winning musicians and managers of globally recognized talent.

At night, the emphasis will switch to live music, with a series of free pop-up gigs at venues across the city centre, including Ryan Vail in White’s Tavern, Tuskany in the Black Box, and Arborist in 39 Gordon Street.

Registration for Output Belfast is now open at
For full details on who is playing the showcases and all conference details click either the Daytime schedule or the nighttime schedule,


Writer and Editor for Gigging NI.