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AWME 2015 Announces Music Industry Speakers & Conference Delegates

AWME is proud to announce the music industry speakers for the 2015 Conference Program taking place from November 13-14th across the Arts Centre Melbourne.

AWME attendees are representatives from leading festivals, booking agencies, record labels, management companies, musicians, performers and arts organisations, all working together to foster stronger relationships during the three days of non-stop music, networking and conference sessions.

Now in its eighth year, AWME is Australia’s premier industry conference and showcase event for roots music, attracting music and arts industry delegates from all over Australia, New Zealand and beyond.

The AWME 2015 Conference Program will once again delve into various aspects of the music industry including subjects on artist management, booking agency support, marketing, festival programming, labels, touring and much more.

AWME 2015 is excited to announce directors and bookers from some of the finest festivals and agencies, managers, artists and label representatives in its line-up of speakers and delegates attending AWME this November:

Steve Symons – Glastonbury Festival (UK), Gabrielle Rémillard – Montreal Jazz Festival (Canada), Louis Bellavance – Quebec City Summer Festival (Canada), Karl Morse – The Windish Agency (USA), Grant Paley – Paquin Artists Agency (Canada), Min Kim – Zandari Festa (South Korea), Linda Tanaka – Vancouver Folk Music Festival (Canada), Karen A. Fischer – Pasifika Artists Network (Hawaii, USA), Stian Pedersen – Riddu Riddu Festival (Norway), Archie Roach, Emma Donovan, Millie Millgate – Sounds Australia, Glenn Dickie – Sounds Australia, Catherine Haridy – Catherine Haridy Management, Rhoda Roberts – Sydney Opera House/ Boomerang Festival, Damian Costin – 123 Agency, Michael Parisi – Dan Sultan Management, Jill Shelton – Archie Roach Management, Stacia Goninon – The Seed Fund/John Butler Trio, Jamie McKew – Port Fairy Folk Music Festival, Paul Mason – Australia Council for the Arts, Kirsty Rivers –Creative Victoria, Sarah Howells – Triple J, Regan Lethbridge – 123 Agency/Lemon Tree Music, Craig Pilkington – Audrey Studios, Sarah Guppy – Chrissie Vincent Publicity/Speaker TV, Mark Lang – Skipping Girl Vinegar, Cara Williams – Beat Magazine, Marianna Annas – ABC Music Publishing, Clinton Walker, Chris Gill – Northside Records, Clara Iaccarino – Mama Kin Management, Tristan Ludowyk – HopeStreet Recordings, Adelaide Wood – Music NT, Eleanor Dixon – Rayella, Raymond Dixon – Rayella, Greg Carey – Association of Artists Managers/Umbrella Management, Phaedra Watts –Nunnup Music Festival, Tom Harris – White Sky, Michael Hutchings – APRA AMCOS, Lee Morgan, Monica Weightman, Nick Cooper – Music Victoria, Alistair Burns – Heartstop Music, Linda Catalano –  The Bombay Royale Management, Sean Simmons – Premiers Artists, Chelsea Wilson – PBS 106.7fm PLUS MANY MORE!

Alongside the conference program is an incredible line-up of artists who are all set to showcase at inner city venues including the Arts Centre Melbourne, Max Watts, The Toff In Town, Ding Dong Lounge and Shebeen.

Added to the already massive line up of showcasing acts, AWME is pleased to announce the final artists and DJs to complete the 2015 line-up:

One Up, Two Down bring together raw old-time groove, bluegrass dexterity, and folk storytelling while NT dynamic vocalist and song writing father/daughter duo Rayella deliver a journey into the heartbeat of Australia’s centre. Emerging out of the lively traditional music scene of Melbourne, Tolka encapsulates a sense of what it means to be playing traditional music in a contemporary context.
Plus some of Melbourne’s finest DJ’s, including – Emma Peel (PBS), DJ Nurra, Mr Fish, Mike Gurrieri (PBS) and Chelsea Wilson (PBS).


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