In The City – the Manchester-based music conference – has been cancelled this year.
The conference, which was started in 1992 by Tony Wilson and Yvette Livesey, was the first of the many British conferences that now dominate the UK music business calendar.
Rumored to be because of lack of funding, organizer Yvette says it’s because she is taking time out to start a family.
The conference which was started as a UK version of the American New Music Seminar has been the platform for many new bands breaking out over the years from Placebo to Oasis (although Oasis were roundly ignored when they played there- I know I was at the gig),
Over the years the In The City model has been copied by Great Escape in Brighton and Sound City in Liverpool and by a whole raft of mini conferences across the UK.
ITC is currently due to return in 2012 for its 20th anniversary.