USW hosts SWN Conference

SWN Volunteers

USW partners with Clwb Ifor Bach to deliver an Industry Conference that takes place as part of Cardiff's annual Sŵn Music Festival.

The event brings together artists, the music community and students for a two-day programme to inspire grassroots artists and those that are looking to develop a career in the music industry.

Founded by BBC Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens in 2007 bands performing have included The Cribs, Beirut, David Holmes, Edwyn Collins, Gruff Rhys and Cherry Ghost along with DJs Annie Mac and Steve Lamacq.

Sŵn is a highlight for our students with many of them working to support the event, performing and exploring the cities musical delights.

Guto Brychan, Chief Executive of Clwb Ifor Bach said: “Our goal is to strengthen the music scene in Cardiff not only by bringing amazing artists to perform at our venues in the city but by cultivating successful artists from the ground up.”

With over 20 industry professionals in attendance, there will be lots of opportunities to ask questions and share experiences. The programme will provide an insightful basis and ideal networking opportunity for those who are considering a music career.

Lucy Squire, Head of Music at University South Wales said: “The music industry is turning around a more prosperous corner and with its spotlight on the value of music, Cardiff is at the forefront of that change.

Whether you are developing a creative career, music business enterprise or studying for a qualification, the Sŵn Conference will help support you

“It’s an exciting time for USW to host the Sŵn Conference at our Cardiff Campus and we can’t wait to share the program with the City.

The event will provide an important forum to educate, inspire and celebrate the sector in Wales.

Whether you are developing a creative career, music business enterprise or studying for a qualification, the Sŵn Conference will help support you with the skills and networks you need.”