Thursday 29 October 2009, 12:29 | By

CMU Publisher added to Dubai Sound City line up

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The music industry heads to the desert next week for Dubai SoundCity, the most internationally focused music convention I’ve ever been aware of.

And added to the line up of speakers this week – CMU Co-publisher and Business Editor Chris Cooke, who will take part in sessions on social networking and the issue of ‘free’ in the digital music age. Confirming his involvement, Chris told CMU: “The line up of speakers for Dubai SoundCity is remarkable, and I am looking forward to hearing and learning from them. And, of course, I hope to add something to the debate when we tackle the ever faddish social networking phenomenon – where exactly is that all heading? – and on the question of whether the music industry has to accept free is the future. Whatever I say, whatever I hear, look out for my reports on the CMU News-Blog”. Hey look at that, I just quoted myself. Radical.

There’s music galore, of course, at Dubai SoundCity. We’ll be previewing a load of it with a CMU-Tube selection on Monday, and SSQ interviews throughout the rest of next week. Among the bands playing are Wombats, Wave Machines, Echo & The Bunnymen, Alphabeat, Meerkats, Bicycle Thieves and Doves. More at www.dubaisoundcity.com.

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