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Jon-Paul Waddington

Liverpool Sound City
Liverpool, UK
Born in Yorkshire, educated in and still a resident of Manchester, but working now in Liverpool, Jon-Paul started out his career as a journalist, specializing in music writing. However a chance meeting with the late great Tony Wilson led to him being cherry-picked to take over as general manager at In The City, the music convention and festival that Tony founded. After nearly four years, which saw them take ITC to New York, Jon-Paul left to become Convention Director at Liverpool Sound City. In that time, they have taken the Sound City model to Norway, New York and firmly established their Liverpool flagship event as a highlight of the UK music calendar.