Beyond The Music

9 - 12 Oct 2024

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Rita Ora speaks on a panel at Beyond the Music
9 - 12 Oct 2024

Delegate pass: £225

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Accessibility features available for this event: Wheelchair Access

Manchester’s new global music conference comes to Aviva Studios. Bag a delegate pass for two days of summits on the future of the music and content industry and more.

Beyond The Music returns this October after a successful launch in 2023. Attend the conference in its new location at Aviva Studios – then discover new music with a series of gigs across the Northern Quarter.

Beyond The Music will explore ongoing challenges in the music and content industry – from AI copyright threats and the pervasive culture of misogyny to a blocked talent pipeline and an unsustainable economic model. Join artists, business executives, innovators, politicians and thought leaders from a range of sectors to tackle these urgent global issues. Come together to find solutions, innovate and build an ambitious plan for the industry that champions human creative potential with a firm artist-first focus.

After the conference, head out into the city for a diverse line-up of gigs taking over the Northern Quarter and discover the artists of the future in Manchester’s most exciting venues.

This year, Beyond The Music introduces the inaugural The Future of Music Village – a showcase of the best in music innovation and visionaries in the tech industry.

Also announced is the first wave of over 70 new artists taking over the Northern Quarter and their support of Chai Wallahs’ ‘Drop A Headliner’ campaign, by renouncing the traditional festival format. Check out the line-up and sign up for pre-sale tickets here.

Image: Lucy Craig


The New Economic Frontier: Building The New Music Industry Paradigm

Growing The Grassroots: How Cross-Industry Investment Can Save The Music Ecosystem

Misogyny In Music: The Truth

Artificial Intransigence: Where’s Out AI Copyright Law?

I Never Meant To Hurt You: A Future Of Music: Imagined

The Future Is A Foreign Country: How Emerging Markets Are Rebooting The Music Business

A New Dawn - The Live Music Update

#ENDTHEBURNOUT - The Mental Health Initiative

Green Bill of Health - The Industry’s Climate Update

The Tom Gray Address.

What's included in your pass?

- Access to the two-day Beyond The Music conference on Thursday 10 and Friday 11 October

- Access to the opening party on Wednesday 9 October

- Access to new music festival showcases in the Northern Quarter and fringe across Manchester City Centre

- Access to Beyond The Music special events

- Access to networking events

- Access to Beyond The Music parties

If you only want to attend the showcases, not the conference, you'll need to book tickets through Beyond the Music.


Early bird delegate passes are now sold out.

For ticketing and box office related enquiries, please contact or call 0333 322 8679 (phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, 10am to 6pm).

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Getting here

Aviva Studios can be approached along Water Street (coming from Quay Street) or along Liverpool Road (coming from Deansgate or Castlefield).

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