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FRIDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2015

EXPORT READY

Presented by Sounds Australia and AWME

How do you prepare for an international career? AWME talks with leading voices from the region on how to prepare yourself for the international market. Tips for getting noticed at trade fairs like AWME, how to market your product, speak to industry, set up meetings, develop relationships, stay in contact and act professionally. What support team (such as a booking agent, distributor, manager and online presence) assists in developing your international career?

Moderator: Glenn Dickie – Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia
Speakers: Min Kim – General Director, Zandari Festa (South Korea)
Clara Iaccarino
– Manager, Mama Kin / The Mae Trio
Chelsea Wilson – Artist
Regan Lethbridge – Agent, 123 Agency / Lemon Tree Music
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 10.00am – 10.50am
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

THE AGENTS ROLE

Playing live is one of the most important things you do as an artist – it’s where your reputation is built and where you gain new fans. Gigging often and to a high standard will set you apart from the rest. How important is it that an agent is part of the support team to assist in the career development of an artist? What are agents looking for and how do they develop their roster? We find out how they can help you.

Moderator: Lisa Palermo – Premier Artists
Speakers: Karl Morse – The Windish Agency, USA
Grant Paley – Paquin Artists Agency, Canada
Damian Costin – 123 Agency
Sean Simmons – Premier Artists
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 10.20am – 11.10am
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

#MARKETINGYOURPRODUCT

In order to stay afloat in a swiftly shifting music industry, it’s crucial to have a sound knowledge of the varying online and offline media markets, global trends and constant changes. We chat to a few leaders on how to ensure your message is heard and seen. What are the options to market your live performance and/or merchandise/brand creatively to assist in raising your profile as well as income stream opportunities?

Moderator: Alice Keath – Presenter/Producer, The Live Set, ABC Radio National
Speakers: Sarah Guppy – CVP/Speaker TV/This Much Talent
Mark Lang – Artist, Skipping Girl Vinegar
Cara Williams – Music Editor, Beat Magazine
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 11.00am – 11.50am
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

ROOTS MUSIC IN AUSTRALIA

With the increasing interest in roots music and the rising profile of live and recording artists, what options are out there in distribution, publishing, recording and label support to assist this sector of the industry?

Moderator: Chelsea Wilson – Artist / PBS106.7fm
Speakers: Marianna Annas – Manager, ABC Music Publishing
Tristan Ludowyk – Label Manager, Hope Street Recordings
Chris Gill – Owner, Northside Records
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 11.20am – 12.10pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

IN CONVERSATION: ARCHIE ROACH WITH CLINTON WALKER

Archie Roach is Australia’s beloved, respected and admired singer/songwriter with a voice and sensibility that is this country’s most important song line. Clinton Walker is an Australian writer best known for his works on popular music but with a broader interest in social and cultural history and theory. Together, they will discuss Archie’s enduring story, the 25th anniversary of the album Charcoal Lane and Clinton Walker’s latest edition of Buried Country.

Speakers: Archie Roach
Clinton Walker
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 2.20pm – 3.00pm
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

DESERT PATHWAYS

Presented by MusicNT

For Aboriginal musicians from remote and isolated communities, entering the music industry can be difficult on many levels. In the Central Australian desert there are grass root programs assisting in creating revolving door pathways which get musicians out and music industry leaders in. This panel looks at the relationships that are being forged in order to do this, first hand experiences and outcomes through the eyes of participants.

Moderator: Rhoda Roberts – Director, Boomerang Festival / Head of Indigenous Programming, Sydney Opera House
Speakers: Adelaide Wood – Bush Bands Program Coordinator, MusicNT
Stacia Goninon – Managing Director, The Seed Fund / John Butler Trio
Greg Carey – Chairperson, Association of Artist Managers (AAM) / Co-Director, Umbrella Management
Eleanor Dixon – Singer-songwriter, Rayella
Phaedra Watts – Artistic Director, Nannup Music Festival
Raymond Dixon – Rayella
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 3.10pm – 4.00pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

MAKING GREAT RECORDINGS

While the business model for recordings is under challenge, a good recording is arguably more important than ever. What makes a great recording, how do you do it and what are the taste-makers looking for?

Moderator: Paul Mason – Director Music, Australia Council for the Arts
Speakers: Craig Pilkington – Producer, Audrey Studios
Sarah Howells – Presenter, Triple J
Nicky Bomba – Artist
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 3.50pm – 4.40pm
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

THE SONGLINES OF MUSIC

How has oral history played a role in developing the musical landscape of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music today? With an incredible history of oral traditions, music and storytelling, how is this strong cultural element represented in contemporary art forms?

Moderator: Michael Hutchings – ATSI Music Office, APRA AMCOS
Speakers: Stu Ferguson – Artist, OKA
Gina Williams – Singer-Songwriter
Peter White – Senior Curator Indigenous Connections, National Film & Sound Archive
Date: Friday 13th November, 2015
Time: 4.10pm –5.00pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

 

 

SATURDAY 14 NOVEMBER 2015

WHAT MAKES A FESTIVAL GREAT?

Directors and programmers from leading music festivals discuss the ins-and-outs of producing a major event, covering areas such as artist selection, niche markets, boutique events and marketing. Hear from a panel of specialists on how they produce their event, remain appealing and keep the media and public engaged, inspired and coming back for more.

Moderator: Glenn Dickie – Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia
Speakers: Steve Symons – Programmer, Glastonbury Festival West Holts Stage, UK
Gabrielle Rémillard – Programming, Montreal International Jazz Festival, Canada
Louis Bellavance – Director of Programming, Festival d’été de Québec, Canada
Linda Tanaka – Artistic Director, Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Canada
Jamie McKew – Festival Director, Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Australia
Richard Moffat – Festival Programmer, Falls Festival, Australia
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 10.00am – 10.50am
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

THE MANAGERS ROLE

Presented by Music Victoria and Songlines Aboriginal Music

Once an artist is established, what options are out there regarding management?  What is the role of a manager, how can they assist in developing and supporting an artist, and how does an artist get the most out of their manager?  Several vital topics will be covered, including: international touring, venues and festivals; maximising opportunities at showcase events and conferences; marketing your artist; and developing artists’ careers.

Moderator: Nick Cooper – Music Victoria
Speakers: Yvette Myhill – Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers (AAM)
Jill Shelton – Manager, Archie Roach
Linda Catalano – Manager, The Bombay Royale
Emma Donovan – Self-Managed Artist
Alistair Burns – Heartstop Music
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 10.20am – 11.10am
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED EXACTLY?

Budgeting. Possibly the least exciting part of the music business, but oh so important! Before planning your next tour / recording / international trip, hear from the experts about what you need to consider, where to get the money from and how to stop it coming off the rails.

Moderator: Paul Mason – Director Music, Australia Council for the Arts
Speakers: Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management
Tom Harris – Founder & Managing Director, White Sky
Kirsty Rivers – Manager Contemporary Music, Creative Victoria
Chris O’Neill – National Manager Writer Services, APRA AMCOS
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 11.10am – 12.00midday
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

APRA AMCOS SONGWRITER SPEAKS: EMMA DONOVAN WITH JESS BECK

Presented by APRA AMCOS

Emma Donovan, though still young, is already reaching legend status in Australian music as one of our premier female vocalists and songwriters. Emma has released acclaimed solo albums and with her band ‘Emma Donovan and the Putbacks’, and is proving why her music keeps reaching larger and larger audiences – simply because it’s that good! Emma’s music crosses the genre barriers taking in soul, funk, jazz, singer-songwriter and more, proving that it’s the power of the song itself that matters most.  Rising talent Jess Beck (at AWME with her band Pirra) will talk with Emma about her musical history and the inspiration behind her song writing.

Speakers: Jess Beck
Emma Donovan
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 11.20am – 12.10pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

THE SONG CYCLES SESSIONS

Presented by APRA AMCOS
The Song Cycles Sessions project partners include APRA AMCOS, Creative Victoria and Barkly Regional Arts Winanjjikari Music Centre.

Now in its second year, this important project sees Aboriginal musicians from Victoria journey to Tennant Creek in central Northern Territory to work with Aboriginal musicians from surrounding districts on song writing, performance and cultural exchange. The project recognises that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) culture is incredibly diverse – the many different ATSI nations have their own unique histories, languages and cultural practices. These cultures, like any, continue to change and evolve; and contemporary music has become an important vehicle in which to explore and speak about the changes within country, as well as a way to keep Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stories and songlines strong into the future.

Moderator: Michael Hutchings – ATSI Music Office, APRA AMCOS
Speakers: Elizabeth Liddle – Manager Indigenous Partnerships, Creative Victoria
Lee Morgan – Artist
Monica Weightman – Artist
Robert Champion – Artist
James Winwood – Music Manager, Winanjjikari Music Centre
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 2.30pm – 3.20pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

TOURING INTERNATIONALLY

Presented by Sounds Australia and AWME

Each region holds their own unique set of industry standards, lingo and idiosyncrasies. Experienced bookers and promoters discuss the challenges of touring these regions and outline strategies for national, regional and local marketing to help you find your audience, build a touring circuit and connect with the industry – all the foundations you need for a successful international career.

Moderator: Millie Millgate – Executive Producer, Sounds Australia
Speakers: Karen A. Fischer – President, Pasifika Artists Network, Hawaii USA
Grant Paley – Agent, Paquin Artist Agency, Canada
Karl Morse – Agent, The Windish Agency, USA
Cushla Aston – Artist Management, Aston Rd, New Zealand
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 2.50pm – 3.40pm
Location: Lower Playhouse Foyer, Arts Centre Melbourne

 

 

BLUESFEST & BOOMERANG FESTIVAL

Bluesfest is a multiple award-winning Australian music festival and an important date on the festival calendar. Bluesfest Marketing and Touring Manager Rusty Thorpe and Rhoda Roberts, Director of Boomerang Festival discuss the latest addition to the event as well covering programming, marketing, sideshow touring and support slot opportunities.

Speakers: Rhoda Roberts – Director, Boomerang Festival
Rusty Thorpe – Manager Marketing and Touring, Bluesfest
Date: Saturday 14th November, 2015
Time: 3.40pm – 4.30pm
Location: Amcor Lounge, Arts Centre Melbourne