This month, Bristol Women in Music are taking over Colston Hall to challenge and inspire the norms of music industry conferences.

Sound Industry will feature a range of talks, workshops and programmes that aim to subvert the notion that the music industry can often feel as though it’s led through a very narrow demographic of people. It’s set to offer a platform for lively debate and fresh ideas that will equip and challenge both men, women and genderqueer involved in the music industry.

The business side will be covered but the conference will also discuss issues such as mental health, diversity and politics. Speakers include artists such as Eats Everything and Solomon O.B., journalists from Bristol Live Magazine, Crack magazine and gal-dem as well as label managers and publishing experts.

There will also be a DJ Workshop hosted by BWiM Mix Nights mentors Daisy Moon, Em Williams and Danielle Doobay as well as a production workshop hosted by BAFTA nominated composer Tony Briscoe. Kate Simko + London Electronic Orchestra will treat attendees to an evening performance in Colston Hall’s The Lantern.

Sound Industry takes place at Colston Hall on 30th March. Grab tickets here and check out a performance from Kate Simko below.