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Friday, September 9 • 11:45am - 1:00pm
Recreation Meets Vocation

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Wake up in the morning with a smile on your face. Music is magic and should be treated with true reverence. Some things are much more important than money.  Our panel discuss the challenges of committing your life to something as important as music and the idea of actually loving what you do for a job.

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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 →
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Aaron Curnow

Co-Founder, Spunk Records (AUS) Aaron Curnow is the co-founder and director of Spunk Records. Spunk started as a fanzine in 1993, putting out six issues before its demise in the late 90s. The fanzine was obsessed by American underground artists like Sebadoh, Pavement, Bonnie Prince Billy, Smog, Guided by Voices and Sonic Youth. Following a lengthy stint at Shock and Festival in the 90s, Aaron decided to start Spunk Records in 1999, and 12... Read More →
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Kevin French

Paradigm Talent Agency
Booking Agent, Paradigm Talent Agency (USA) Kevin French founded Bigshot Touring Artists in New York City in 2001. Some of the first artists Kevin worked with in the initial days of Bigshot Touring were The Walkmen, French Kicks, The Decemberists, and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. In June of 2009, Kevin merged Bigshot Touring Artists into Paradigm Talent Agency in New York, bringing across his full roster of clients. Kevin notes working with... Read More →
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Natalie Judge

European Label Manager, Matador Records (GBR) Natalie has been the European Label Manager for Matador Records, part of the Beggars Group, for four years. She has managed campaigns with artists such as Cat Power and Sonic Youth, as well as her first signing, Brighton’s Esben and the Witch, who appeared in this year’s BBC Sound of 2011 list. Alongside Matador, Natalie has also been on the board for AIM – the Association of... Read More →
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Jeffrey Remedios

Director of Arts & Crafts Jeffrey Remedios co-founded Arts & Crafts in 2002, with Broken Social Scene frontman Kevin Drew. In the 10 years since, he’s grown the independent label, putting out records by the likes of BSS, Feist, Stars, Apostle Of Hustle, Jason Collett and many more. He also remains a frontline artist manager for cornerstone A&C artists BSS and Timber Timbre. Jeffrey oversees all aspects of A&C business... Read More →
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Spiral Stairs

Artist, Pavement (AUS) Spiral Stairs (Scott Kannberg) was a founding member of 90’s lo-fi indie band Pavement. Hailing from California USA, Pavement’s 11-year career produced five highly memorable records that created a cult following. Pavement re-united for a successful world tour in 2010 and this December will see the re-release of the 2009 album “Terror Twilight”. Spiral Stairs has also put out three solo albums... Read More →

Friday September 9, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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