SAE x Liverpool Sound City: What Does it Mean for You?

SAE Institute is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with Liverpool Sound City, as Principal Creative Media Education Partner. Throughout an initial two-year partnership SAE Liverpool students will have placement and internship opportunities, both at the annual festival and year-round at a range of other events, providing invaluable industry experience across several creative disciplines including Audio, Music Business, Film and Animation. 

Internship and placements will include:

  • Audio Engineers at Liverpool Sound City Music Festival 2022 and 2023
  • Music Business and Digital Marketing internships with the Modern Sky Record Label and management company
  • Event industry and digital marketing internships with Liverpool Sound City
  • Filming of events and content creation 

In addition to intern and placement opportunities SAE Liverpool students will also be able to attend the Sound City+ conference, where they will have the chance to network with hundreds of industry professionals. 

SAE Institute will have a ‘stage takeover’ at the three day festival taking place at top Liverpool music venues between 29 April – 1 May 2022.  


Steffan Davies, Managing Director at SAE Europe said,

“It is my great pleasure to announce this new creative partnership between SAE Institute and Liverpool Sound City. Working together, we are able to provide our students with invaluable experience of the music industry and a chance to apply their skills and passion. SAE Liverpool campus has been in the city for more than 20 years and I believe this partnership further strengthens our commitment to both the city and creative students of the future.” 

Becky Ayres, Managing Director at Sound City Liverpool said,

“Our new partnership with SAE Institute Liverpool is a brilliant blend of our commitment to championing the very latest emerging musical talent and SAE’s unrivalled track record for training the audio, video and music management professionals of the future. We’re so excited about having a team of SAE’s outstanding students working on Sound City 2022 and to showcasing some amazing new talent on the SAE Stage. We look forward to the next two years of this partnership and really delivering for artists, audiences and students.”


About Liverpool Sound City Festival 

Liverpool Sound City is an annual music festival and industry conference that sees established names perform alongside a constant stream of local, national and international emerging talent. They were one of the first to host Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The 1975, Years & Years and many many more at the beginning of their musical careers.

Find out more: Sound City Liverpool – Sound City 2022 

About Sound City+ Conference

Kickstarting the Sound City weekend on Friday 29 April the Sound City+ Conference brings together 100s of industry professionals from around the world to examine the music industry after a transformative 12 months. The conference is co-curated with AIM (Association of Independent Music) and will provide students with extensive networking opportunities. 

Find out more: Sound City+ 2022 

For more information please contact Polly Coey, Marketing Manager at SAE Institute

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