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Thursday, September 8 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
The Greatest Australian Albums of ALL Time - A Case Study

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There have been some magnificent lists published recently on this topic.  These lists have been incredibly controversial and have inspired much debate from true Australian music fans.  We challenge our panel to pick five albums that have made an impact internationally and discuss in depth why they are so special.


Speakers
avatar for Steve Bell

Steve Bell

Editor, Time Off (AUS) After leaving his former career as a solicitor, Steve Bell has been involved in Time Off magazine from 2000. Since his humble beginnings as a freelance writer Steve has interviewed over 1,000 bands, and has been Editor since 2007. Prior to this, Steve earned his stripes in the music industry managing bands, running an independent record label, working in an indie record store, hocking merch at gigs and doing on-air... Read More →
avatar for Richard Kingsmill

Richard Kingsmill

Music Director, triple j (AUS) Best known for his work at national youth broadcaster on triple j, Kingsmill has hosted shows that involve an in-depth knowledge of the current state of the alternative music scene, on local and international levels. These shows have included The J-Files and The Australian Music Show. In 2003 he was promoted to the position of Music Director, forcing him to cut back his on-air shifts. He currently presents the new... Read More →
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Kathy McCabe

Music Editor, News Ltd (AUS) Daily Telegraph music editor Kathy McCabe has been a professional gig pig since her ex-boyfriend decided to chuck in the music writing business to go backpacking in 1989. Silly boy - she got the job and has kept it since, with two major detours. The first was to EMI Virgin, to revive their local music roster. After signing Alex Lloyd, McCabe decided to return to the media side of the fence, where she could do more to... Read More →
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John O'Donnell

Director of OdFellows / Co-Manager of Cold Chisel (AUS) John O'Donnell is one of the most highly regarded music executives in Australia. After a career in music journalism, as Music Editor at Rolling Stone magazine and Editor of Juice magazine, John joined Sony Music in 1994 and started the internationally successful Murmur label. In 2002, John left Sony to become CEO of EMI Music Australia/NZ. John started his own music consulting business in... Read More →
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Iain Shedden

Music Editor at The Australian Iain Shedden is music writer and critic for The Australian and The Weekend Australian newspapers. Since taking on that role in 1998 he has interviewed some of the biggest names in popular music and writes profiles, commentary, news, features, reviews and a weekly column. Ian is also an experienced commentator and brings his expertise to industry conferences as a speaker, panelist, and interviewer. Iain spent... Read More →
BT

Brian Taranto

Love Police
Managing Director of Love Police ATM Brian "BT" Taranto has been hanging around the music industry since 1985 – mostly involved in band and festival merchandising, but also a concert promoter, art director and publisher of musical kids books. Having worked at Australian Tour Merchandising (ATM) for eight years, he eventually established new merch company Love Police in 1995. Love Police recently merged with ATM with BT as Managing... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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