Rebecca Ayres

Rebecca AyresRebecca Ayres is COO of Sound City, which is one of the UK’s leading festivals for new music. Hosting hundreds of artists performing to an audience of 23,000 music fans and 2,000 industry professionals from 30 different countries, it offers controversial debate, unparalleled networking, amazing music, outstanding art, throughout three inspirational days and hedonistic nights, in the world’s most legendary music city. Other Sound City events include New York Sound City,  Sound City Korea, Off the Record – Manchester, Sounds of the Xity: China (in partnership with Modern Sky Entertainment).   In May 2017 Sound City hosted John Cale performing the 50th anniversary of the Velvet Underground and Nico’s ‘banana’ album.  Rebecca is passionate about emerging talent succeeding and one of the favourite parts of her role is overseeing the international and emerging artist programme. She also runs the Sound City Entrepreneur Training Programmes which are aimed at anyone who has a burning desire to work in the music industry, and is an advisor for PRS Foundation for the Momentum and Women Make Music funds.