Friday 4 October 2019

SensoriaPro is our unique, informal gathering of composers, filmmakers, music publishers, music supervisors, games developers and festivals all under one roof to discuss the latest innovations in music and the moving image.

A must-attend event with a stunning line up of speakers, direct access to international buyers and informal, friendly networking.

The event this year takes place in the historic Sheffield Town Hall approximately five minutes walk from the railway station.

Registration opens at 10am.


10.30am – 11.30am


looking at the current landscape for record labels and the added value they can bring in an age of DIY digital services.

Guest speakers include James Burton (Warp Records), Chris Smith (CPU Records) & Gribs TT (fka Tobago Tracks).

Moderated by journalist Daniel Dylan Wray.

10.30am – 11.30am

KEVIN BACON in conversation

We are super excited to welcome Kevin Bacon, one of the UK’s leading authorities on the music industry.
Having started his career as a bass player for Comsat Angels, Kevin is now Chief Product Officer at Revelator / Original Works, a digital asset issuance platform and trust protocol for blockchain-based distributed payments and tokenization of real-world creative assets.
Come hear firsthand about the changing landscape of the business of music.

11.30am Break

1.30pm – 2.30pm


We are delighted to welcome NAINITA DESAI who will be in conversation with an illustrated talk about her career and latest projects. As a leading  documentary composer in the UK, Nainita has scored hundreds of bespoke TV series and film for broadcasters. Her most recent projects include For Sama and the interactive game Telling Lies.

2.40pm – 3.40pm


Hosted by the AIF (Association of Independent Festivals) this session will look at how festivals help build an artist’s career.

The panel guests, including Ami Lord (Standon Calling), Emma Zillmann (Kendal Calling, Bluedot), Sam Meaghan (SM-MGMT) and Paul Reed (AIF) will explain how to get noticed and what bookers are looking for.

The session will also spotlight various artists’ journeys to headline status and those who play the ‘long game’ making a living on the festival and live circuit.

4pm – 5pm


The SensoriaPro Scoring Contest is now live. This year we have a launch trailer from the latest PSVR game Blood and Truth (courtesy of Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe) .

The Scoring Contest is a unique opportunity for registered delegates to score or place music with the chance to have submissions critiqued by a panel of industry including Ian Neil (Head of Music for Film, Sony) Andy Oskwarek (Woodwork Music) & Nainita Desai.

5pm Drinks

Sorry no refunds available for this ticket – we may be able to transfer up to 40 days before the event – after which no transfers are available. If you need to request a transfer please email

Arts Council England
British Council
Heritage Fund
Key Fund
Department for Culture, Media and Sport