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Thursday, September 8 • 3:30pm - 4:45pm
The Next Leaders of Industry

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This panel includes a great cross section of music entrepreneurs and we discuss their journeys so far and visions for the future.  This is a crucial panel for any of you that are trying to find a place in the madness that we call the music industry.  Fierce determination is the key and a belief that not all of the good ideas have already happened.


Samuel Beck

Director, Happy Endings (AUS)  Starting his career in 2006 with the formation of events and media company Lick It Media, Sam Beck has made a name for himself in the creative industries through various collectives. Sam is one half of Australian creative team, Happy Endings, which focuses on forging a cultural footprint in the music and arts industries. Throughout the 2010-11 summer Happy Endings produced a series of eight sold out... Read More →
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Rowan Brand

Artist Manager, Boy & Bear (AUS)  Rowan is a young, creative, internationally minded artist manager and events consultant. He has a Bachelor of Creative Arts (International) from Macquarie University and has co-managed Boy & Bear since the band's inception, spending most of his time since then based in New York City. | | Rowan has also held senior positions at other major events and not-for-profit organizations including... Read More →
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Rebekah Campbell

Founder/CEO, Posse (AUS)  Rebekah Campbell is a music industry entrepreneur. Campbell began her career at 19 by organising a music festival to raise awareness for New Zealand’s youth suicide epidemic. At age 21 Rebekah moved to Sydney to work for Grant Thomas Management, and within 3 months signed the band George. In 2002, Rebekah opened her own management company Scorpio Music, and signed the band Evermore before developing the... Read More →
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Jaddan Comerford

Co-Founder of UNFD Jaddan Comerford started Boomtown Records in 2004 whilst studying, and has since gone on to become one of the Australian music industry's well known personalities through his passion for music, conversation, business and the odd cheeky pint of beer. Co-founding The Staple Group with Ben Turnbull in 2006, Jaddan has long shared a vision of creating a company that suggests a new model for the ailing music industry, and executing... Read More →
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Jen Long

Ambassador of Awesome, BBC (GBR) Starting out in student radio, Jen has worked as everything from a tour manager to the manager of a prominent Cardiff rehearsal space. Since speaking at last year’s BIGSOUND, Jen has taken over presenting BBC Introducing on BBC Radio 1 supporting unsigned, undiscovered, and under the radar music. Also within the BBC, she produces documentaries for Radio 1 and generates TV ideas for BBC3 and BBC4. Jen writes... Read More →

Ben Preece

Director of Mucho Bravado As the owner and director of management and PR company Mucho-Bravado, Ben Preece has a background in programming, promoting, events, and band management. Created in 2005 with the mission statement to provide solid nurturing and assistance for young bands, Mucho-Bravado now boasts a roster to be proud of, managing Hungry Kids of Hungary, Ball Park Music, Tara Simmons, Edward Guglielmino, My Own Pet Radio, and Spring... Read More →

Thursday September 8, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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