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Wednesday, September 7 • 10:15am - 10:45am
Keynote Address - Q & A with Alan McGee

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Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger. McGee is best known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from 1983–1999. Creation Records was a key label in the mid-80s indie movement, having released artists such as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Creation's biggest signing was Oasis, who went on to sell millions of records.

After he sold Creation Records to Sony, McGee continued to publish songs of label acts such as Oasis, Primal Scream, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub, under Creation Songs. He formed and ran the Poptones label from 2000-2007 with a roster that included The Hives. McGee also ran the international club night, Death Disco and wrote for The Guardian's weekly music blog.

Iain Shedden is the Music Editor for the Australian, used to play drums in The Saints and is Scottish.  We reckon he is perfect to go toe to toe with Mr McGee.


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Alan McGee

Founder of Creation Records / Poptones Alan McGee has been a record label owner, musician, manager, and music blogger.  McGee is best-known for co-forming and running the independent Creation Records label from 1983–1999. Creation Records was a key label in the mid-80s indie movement having released artists such as Primal Scream, The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine and Teenage Fanclub. Creations biggest signing was... 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 →



Wednesday September 7, 2011 10:15am - 10:45am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

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