Tired of formulaic music industry Conferences, Daniel Nordgård, Lily Armstrong and Andy Inglis decided to do something about it. This is Sørveiv Conference, attached to the Sørveiv Festival. Kristiansand Norway, 28-29 October 2016. Here is our mission statement. Here are our Speakers. Our Program will be announced very soon.


I’m giving a presentation on working DIY in Olso for Music Norway as part of their Åpent Hus events, Friday 22 April. I’ll be joined by three practitioners of the DIY ethic.

Friday 22 April
0930-1200 (please arrive by 0915)
Observatoriegata 1B, 0254 Oslo (map)
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Me and a bunch of white men (and one white woman) at Festival Congress in Cardiff, 2015

by:Larm, CMJ, The Great Escape, Eurosonic, European Music Fair, Iceland Airwaves, Festival Congress Cardiff, SPOT, ILMC… the music industry likes to talk.

I also like to talk, and I’d like to help the music industry to talk more clearly, more passionately, in a voice other than that of a middle-aged white man. So if you will permit me, here are ten suggestions for all you seminar-bookers out there:

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5000 presents CHRIS SMITHER, 07 November 2013

“Bathed in the flickering glow of passing headlights and neon bar signs, Chris Smither’s roots are as blue as they come. There is plenty of misty Louisiana and Lightnin’ Hopkins in Smither’s weathered singing and unhurried picking. So fine.” – Rolling Stone Continue Reading →

5000 presents EILEN JEWELL live at Bush Hall, 5 April 2013

“If Neko Case, Madeleine Peyroux and Billie Holiday had a baby girl who grew up to front a rockabilly band, she’d probably sound a lot like Eilen Jewell.” – Washington Post

We brought her to London back in October 2011, and Lord knows we’ve missed her. We’re enormously pleased to welcome Eilen Jewell and her band back on 05 April 2011 at the beautiful Bush Hall.
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Do I have to be alright, all of the time?

Some nice artwork here for our (and others) benefit gig for Jason Molina, 9th September. More here.

Listen: Savages – ‘Husbands’

Savages have finally announced the release of their first single, ‘Flying to Berlin / Husbands‘ through the Pop Noire label. Available as a download on 28 May, it’ll also appear as limited 7″ later in June.

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Crunchy Club #4, 10 May 2012

In this, the fourth and final leg of Crunchy Frog Records assault on The Wheelbarrow in London, the label that brought you Junior SeniorThe Raveonettes, 18th Dye and Heavy Trash are back on Thursday 10 May (free entry) presenting the following fine, upstanding artists:

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Honningbarna live in London, 11 April 2012

Honningbarna are already a sensation in their native Norway, where they routinely pack out venues. These five 19 year-olds deliver uncompromising punk-rock. With a cello. We’re proud to be involved in their first UK show at Shacklewell Arms, London, 11 April 2012, with support from The Vex.

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The Live Music Industry in 15 hours

Reprising his 2011 series of lectures for MusicTank at Westminster, Andy Inglis returns, on Monday 27th February – and every Monday in March – for more considered opinion, debate, and swearing. Continue Reading →

5000 presents TOM RUSSELL, 15 January 2012

One of America’s finest storytellers returns to London’s Cecil Sharp House, 15 January 2012. Continue Reading →