This article was published in 2012.
Trevor Horn, the producer behind classic 80's anthem 'Video Killed the Radio Star', and legendary Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook are just two music industry names making their way to Quarry Hill next week.
Joining these two industry legends for a number of events at Leeds College of Music and The Wardrobe is the songwriter behind Snow Patrol's 'Run', the producers at the controls of the latest Jamiroquai album, and Jeremy Lascalles, the former CEO of Chrysalis PLC who was instrumental in signing some of the world's biggest acts.
Trevor Horn, who has worked with Pet Shop Boys, Robbie Williams, Seal and Tom Jones, brings all-star supergroup, Producers, to the The Wardrobe on Wednesday 7th March.
The band members include Adele's drummer Ash Soan and former 10cc guitarist Lol Crème, who alongside Trevor was a member of the avant-garde synth-pop group Art of Noise, best known for their cover of Prince's Kiss.
During the day, Trevor will divulge over thirty years' worth of insider music industry knowledge during a workshop open to students at Leeds College of Music.
On Thursday 8th March, Jeremy Lascelles will open Leeds International Songwriting Conference with an interactive Q&A on the past, present and future of the songwriting industry.
As Chief Executive of the Music Division and later CEO of Chrysalis PLC, Jeremy signed and/or oversaw the signings of some of the world's biggest acts including Portishead, David Gray, OutKast, Ray LaMontaigne, Pendulum, Cee-Lo Green, Laura Marling, Bon Iver and Fleet Foxes.
Over the course of the two day event, which takes place at Leeds College of Music, guest delegates will present and discuss subjects related to songwriting. Highlights include the premiere of a short film on legendary label Hacienda Records, followed by an exclusive interview and Q&A with Joy Division and New Order bassist Peter Hook, and a 'demo doctor' session from Jamiroquai's producers, Charlie Russell and Brad Spence.
The conference will include a live performance by Leeds College of Music students who will premiere six new songs written in collaboration with Iain Archer, one of the award winning songwriters behind Snow Patrol's mega hit 'Run'. Archer, who has worked with REM and Belle and Sebastian, will perform his own material at The Wardrobe on the evening of 8th March.
Further details on the conference and how to book for Iain Archer and Producers can be found at www.lcm.ac.uk.