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Wednesday, September 7
 

11:00am

The Allrounder

Yes, you really are supposed to do everything. Each year, it seems that many of the people that have staying power in the music industry wear many different hats.  THE ALLROUNDER panel explores the concept that you need to be both a jack and a master of all trades at the same time.  They will also discuss ways around doing this while not spreading yourself to thin.


Speakers
avatar for Andy Bryan

Andy Bryan

Director of Stop Start Recordings Andy Bryan has been working in the Australian music business for nearly 20 years. During his 15 year tenure at EMI, Andy led Virgin Records through its most successful period accumulating more ARIA awards than any other label during his 5 years as... Read More →
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Joel Carriere

Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Mgt.
Director, Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management (CAN)  Joel Carriere has worked in the music industry in some form since he was an alternative rock DJ and assistant manager at Sam The Record Man. Since then, Carriere has become a prominent figure in the Canadian independent... Read More →
avatar for Maggie Collins

Maggie Collins

Director, Golden District (AUS) In her time in the music industry, Maggie Collins has accrued a wealth of experience that has seen her build a successful career as a national broadcaster and artist manager. Current manager of Brisbane bands The John Steel Singers and DZ Deathrays... Read More →
avatar for Jeremy Hammond

Jeremy Hammond

Manager/Partner at Western Front, Los Angeles, USA. Jeremy Hammond, a native New Zealander, started in the music industry at Sony Music in Australia and has since held key creative posts within major record and artist management companies in the UK and USA. In 25 years of working... Read More →
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Andy Kelly

Director of Winterman & Goldstein / Ivy League Andy Kelly is a director of Winterman & Goldstein Management, Ivy League Records and Ivy League Music Publishing. Artists Andy has worked with across these three “disciplines” include The Vines, Jet, Sleepy Jackson, Empire of the... Read More →
avatar for Dan Rosen

Dan Rosen

CEO of ARIA / PPCA Dan Rosen brings with him valuable experience across digital media, music and law. Prior to joining ARIA and PPCA, Rosen was based in New York working as Head of Americas for digital media company KIT Digital. Dan previously worked as an Advisor to the Minister... Read More →
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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... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00am

The Future is Now - Presented by Posse

Making sense of the music business in 2011 and beyond. Our panellists explore the nature of the music business as it stands today and where they see our best steps forward into the future.  Each panelist brings unique experiences and insights both locally and internationally to share with you.  They will cover the many different ways people consume music today and discuss how it affects our business.


Speakers
avatar for Jai Al-Attas

Jai Al-Attas

Creative Director of One. Meaning. Communicated. Differently. Jai Al-Attas started a record label at 16, signed a bunch of bands including Kisschasy, Something With Numbers, Yellowcard, Brand New and The Scare, then sold the label to EMI Music. Jai then moved to LA where he directed... Read More →
avatar for Paul Barclay

Paul Barclay

Announcer, ABC Radio National
Paul Barclay is an award-winning broadcaster and journalist with ABC Radio National. He is currently Presenter of Australia Talks, and Big Ideas. When circumstances permit, he produces radio documentaries for ABC Radio National’s Background Briefing. In 2005 he was winner of the... Read More →
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Fady Hanna

Australian Label & Artists Promotions Manager at Guvera.
avatar for Dick Huey

Dick Huey

Consultant, Jaxsta
Toolshed, founded by Dick Huey in 2001 in New York City, provides digital strategy, content licensing, content acquisition, and music usage strategy consulting for major consumer brands, technology and entertainment companies, and digital music services. Current and past corporate... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Phillips

Stephen Phillips

Founder/CTO, Hunted Media (AUS)  Stephen Phillips is the founder of Hunted Media, a software company based in Brisbane, Australia. The company operates WeAreHunted.com, one of the world's leading indie music sites. Hunted Media has produced a series of chart topping iPhone and iPad... Read More →
avatar for Simon Wheeler

Simon Wheeler

director, Beggars Group
Previously a musician, engineer, producer, remixer and promoter, Simon Wheeler has been with The Beggars Group since 1990. Starting work with online distribution in 1997, he has since worked with almost every significant entity in digital media. He has spoken at most music conferences... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:00am

The Music Industry Conference: Fretworking V Networking

How to make the most of your opportunities at BIGSOUND and similar music industry events around the globe.  There are music industry conferences happening with increasing regularity on the far four corners of the globe.  Our panel of experts will touch on the fundamental differences between them and share their experiences.  They will also endeavour to help you make sense of the best way to approach the madness of the next couple of days.


Speakers
avatar for Becky Ayres

Becky Ayres

As the International Manager at Liverpool Sound City, Becky is passionate about helping international acts to perform at the festival and start their careers in the UK and regularly works with artist managers, labels, promoters and agencies from around the world to enable this... Read More →
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Adam Lewis

Co-Owner of The Planetary Group Spearheading an artist development and promotions firm based out of Boston and LA that focuses on helping new and upcoming artists be heard and discovered, over the past year or so Adam has worked with such acts as The Decemberists, Bloc Party, Peter... Read More →
avatar for Millie Millgate

Millie Millgate

Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia (AUS) In January 2009 Millie was appointed to the newly created position of Export Music Producer, Sounds Australia. The role, jointly funded between APRA|AMCOS and the Australia Council for the Arts, oversees the management and implementation... Read More →
avatar for Tony Ward

Tony Ward

Director/Owner, Man On The Ground Ltd (HKG) Tony Ward is the founder of Man On The Ground, a new Hong Kong based consultancy providing international managers, labels, bands and entertainment companies "on the ground" marketing, management & industry contact services for Asia. For... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Whytock

Lisa Whytock

Director, Active Events (GBR) Active is an agency representing several artists throughout Europe. The company also produces Showcase Scotland at Celtic Connections - Europe’s largest winter festival. Showcase Scotland has developed over 12 years to become the nation’s largest... Read More →
avatar for Cameron Wright

Cameron Wright

Director of Canadian Music Festival Cameron Wright has spent the last 10 years working in various aspects of the Canadian music industry. Starting at 16 – when he organised a 30-band youth festival – he is now the Director for Canadian Music Fest (the festival component of Canadian... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 11:00am - 12:15pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

Synchronicity

Gone are the days when scoring a sync for your song was cringe-worthy.  Our panel will discuss the credible roads you can take in synchronizing your music.  The quality of TV series on the likes of HBO and Showtime has made TV sync some of the most revered and sought after goals in an artists career.  Our panel will share their experiences and the realities of these opportunities.


Speakers
avatar for Marianna Annas

Marianna Annas

Head of ABC Music Publishing (AUS)  An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, SonyBMG Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Rick Chazan

Rick Chazan

Director, Ground Control Music (AUS) Rick has been managing Brisbane bands for over ten years and currently manages The Boat People, Dan Parsons, emma louise and Skinny Jean. He was a Q Music board member between 2006-2011, teaches copyright, publishing and entrepreneurialism at... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gough

Chris Gough

Director of Native Tongue Publishing Chris is Managing Director of Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Besides acquiring rights to the work of local songwriters, Native Tongue also administers the works of... Read More →
avatar for Simon Moor

Simon Moor

Managing Director Kobalt Music Group Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Kobalt Music Group Asia, Kobalt Music Group
In 2010, following roles as Head Of A&R EMI Music and Sony/ATV, Simon Moor opened the Australian office for Kobalt Music Group as Managing Director. Simon oversees Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights for AU/NZ markets. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive... Read More →
avatar for Michael Nieves

Michael Nieves

Director, Sugaroo! (USA) Michael Nieves is the President of Sugaroo!, a music licensing and management company that represents independent record labels, artists and music publishers for visual media licensing (film, TV, advertising, theatrical trailers, video games, etc). Michael... Read More →
avatar for Isabel Pappani

Isabel Pappani

Director of undercover tracks In 2004 Isabel Pappani established Undercover Tracks, an exclusive boutique music licensing agency specializing in placing Australian music into U.S. film and television productions. Based in Los Angeles, Pappani and her team have secured syncs for many... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

The Future of Radio
Speakers
avatar for Heather Badower

Heather Badower

Director of Marketing at BFM Digital (USA) Heather Badower was in college when she rose to a senior marketing position at Fenway Recordings in Boston. There she developed marketing campaigns and supported management for artists including The Cribs, Mission of Burma, and Doves. At... Read More →
avatar for Tim Janes

Tim Janes

General Manager, Co-Operative Music (AUS) Tim started out in the music business in the mid 90s working at Melbourne street papers Inpress and Beat Magazine. In 1997 he took up the position of Local Music Label Manager/A&R at Shock Records and performed a number of roles until his... Read More →
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Manager of AMRAP Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now... Read More →
avatar for Jen Long

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... Read More →
avatar for Kellie Riordan

Kellie Riordan

Program Director, ABC Radio (AUS) Kellie Riordan has been a journalist for more than a decade, after starting her journalism career writing music reviews for Time Off Magazine. She is the Program Director at radio station 612 ABC Brisbane where she manages a team of 25 radio makers... Read More →
avatar for Mike Walsh

Mike Walsh

Head of Music, XFM (GBR)  Mike’s first experience of radio was making a nuisance of himself in the BBC Radio Merseyside record library when he would accompany his mother to work. Mike worked in UK and US college radio before joining the promotions department of Parlophone Records... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

The Song is God

Some great writers, producers & A&R folk discuss the fact that worshipping anything else is just ridiculous.  More and more it seems that one special song is all that you need to start a real relationship with an audience.  Our panel will discuss examples and experiences and you will hopefully feel that you are closer than you thought to making that connection.


Speakers
avatar for Natalie Judge

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... Read More →
avatar for Liam Judson

Liam Judson

Musician, Songwriter, Producer and Engineer (AUS) Liam Judson's love for producing music began when he recorded Belles Will Ring's 2007 release, Mood Patterns. Since then, Liam's passion and fascination with production has turned into a fully-fledged love affair, most recently culminating... Read More →
avatar for Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin

Drummer, Shihad / Manager, Homesurgery / Producer, The Studios in the City (AUS) Tom Larkin is a producer, drummer and songwriter. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne... Read More →
avatar for John O'Donnell

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... Read More →
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Gareth Parton

UK Music Producer- recently moved to Melbourne
avatar for Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold  

Lachlan 'Magoo' Goold  

Producer, Applewood Lane Studios (AUS) Magoo started recording bands such as Dreamkillers and Pangaea in 1992 and began to get a name for himself locally. He rose to prominence nationally with his production of the Regurgitator debut "Tu-Plang". Magoo's work over the years has earned... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

Festivale

Our panel discuss the art of putting on a great festival. They will cover the reality of application processes and share some great stories.  The panellists represent specialist and contemporary festivals both locally and internationally.  We also ask each of them the question of their festival highlight and why. 


Speakers
avatar for Henning Ahrens

Henning Ahrens

Four Artists Booking Agentur GmbH
Senior Booking Manager at Four Artists Agency Henning Ahrens began his music career at Blue Star Promotion as an Assistant Booking Manager. When Blue Star Promotion was sold to the DEAG, Henning moved to Ossy Hoppe's office in Frankfurt and then to the DEAG headquarters in Berlin... Read More →
avatar for Lars Brandle

Lars Brandle

Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUS)  Lars is a veteran music industry reporter, editor and analyst. For almost a decade, Lars served as Global News Editor for America’s Billboard Information Group. After 12 years based in London, Lars returned to Australia in 2008. He continues... Read More →
avatar for Damian Cunningham

Damian Cunningham

Booking Agent and Music Festival Consultant with Elastic Entertainment Damian Cunningham is owner of Elastic Entertainment, an agency working mainly in consultancy for large and boutique music festivals across Australia, as well as booking, managing and touring bands both domestic... Read More →
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Johanna Greenway

Big Day Out
Talent Buyer, Big Day Out (AUS)Over the past ten years, Johanna has worked as a Promoter, Publicist, Marketer and Band/Event/Label and Tour Manager. She is currently in her fifth year at Creative Festival Entertainment, home of the Big Day Out - Australia and New Zealand’s biggest/longest... Read More →
avatar for Anita Nedeljkovic

Anita Nedeljkovic

Music Programmer at Way Over There Anita Nedeljkovic is a programmer for Way Over There - an independent music programming operation representing local venues and national Australian music festivals. Some of their clients include The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Southbound, St Kilda... Read More →
avatar for Peter Noble

Peter Noble

Festival Director/Owner, Bluesfest (AUS) Peter Noble is sole Festival Director and owner of Australia’s Bluesfest, held every Easter in the idyllic northern NSW beachside town of Byron Bay. A highly awarded and much loved five day international event, the 21st edition of Bluesfest... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

New Zealand Music

Everybody needs good neighbours. Our panel discusses ways we can improve artist relations on both sides of the ditch. It is incredibly cost effective for New Zealand artists to tour Australia and vice versa but the music cultures are surprisingly more different than you imagine.  We explore the reasons why and ways around it.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Howe

Ben Howe

Managing Director of Archill Recordings Arch Hill Recordings was founded in late 1998 when a bunch of musicians were all recording at the same studio. The label has signed local icons such as The Clean, David Kilgour, Don McGlashan, The Bats as well as new artists including Street... Read More →
avatar for Tom Larkin

Tom Larkin

Drummer, Shihad / Manager, Homesurgery / Producer, The Studios in the City (AUS) Tom Larkin is a producer, drummer and songwriter. He resides in Australia and is the founding member of the New Zealand hard rock band Shihad. He also currently owns and runs two studios located in Melbourne... Read More →
avatar for Scott Maclachlan

Scott Maclachlan

Head of Business Development/A&R Director, Universal Music (NZL) Scott Maclachlan travelled to NZ at six weeks old, only to return to his native England two years later. However, the Kiwi lifestyle led him to marry one, and return with his family over 30 years later. After graduating... Read More →
avatar for Mike McClung

Mike McClung

Music Promotion, NZ on Air (NZL) Mike McClung is based in Auckland and works for NZ On Air, a New Zealand government agency that funds and promotes New Zealand music both at home and abroad. Prior to his NZ On Air role, Mike spent 6 years in promotions and marketing at EMI Music... Read More →


Wednesday September 7, 2011 3:30pm - 4:45pm
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
 
Thursday, September 8
 

10:00am

From Little Things Big Things Grow

Touring Australia with strategy.  There are many ways to skin this cat and we present a great cross section of our best strategic agents and managers to dig into their tour books.  Australia has a unique history and culture when it comes to touring pubs, clubs and festivals. Our team share stories and insights on ways to make this your career.


Speakers
avatar for Bonnie Dalton

Bonnie Dalton

Director of Minnow & Co Bonnie Dalton manages Little Red, Husky and The Vasco Era. She has worked with Little Red for the past four years, taking them from small club shows to their recent successes here in Australia, and is currently working on international plans. This will be... Read More →
avatar for Scotty McKenzie

Scotty McKenzie

Booking Agent, Premier Artists (AUS) Scotty has been working at Premier Artists for ten years now, and has been involved in each area of the business. He has also been involved with many acts and tours over the years in all facets of music. His current national artist roster includes... Read More →
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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... Read More →
avatar for Philip Stevens

Philip Stevens

Director, Philip Stevens Management & Jarrah Records (AUS)  Perth-based Philip Stevens is best known as manager for John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and for his successful indie label Jarrah Records. Established in 2002, Jarrah has won a string of WAMI awards and was the... Read More →
avatar for Stephen Wade

Stephen Wade

Director, Select Music (AUS)  Stephen Wade is a booking agent and CEO of Select Music, representing a diverse range of acts including Boy & Bear, Josh Pyke, Tim Finn, Busby Marou and emma louise. He has been in the industry for 20 years and, with Rob G, has seen Select grow into... Read More →
avatar for Paul Watson

Paul Watson

Manager, Dubmarine / Publicist, Heapsaflash (AUS)  Paul Watson is a Brisbane based manager whose acts include reggae/dancehall/DnB outfit Dubmarine, soul/swing act Miguel, and roots reggae band Darky Roots. He also works as a publicist with Heapsaflash Media. Paul has been involved... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:00am

Local to National: The Community Radio Platform

Amrap (The Australian Music Radio Airplay Project) have rallied together a crack team of metro community radio music directors to explain the best ways to approach stations for airplay, interviews and promotions. Amrap will show you how to create a national community radio campaign to get traction and build your fan base Australia wide. Discover how to find stations and radio shows that suit your sound and how to get their attention.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Brown

Michelle Brown

Co-Station Manager, 4ZzZ (AUS) Michelle Brown is one of the Co-Station Managers at 4ZzZ community radio and has been employed at the station for over two years. Her role includes looking after marketing, promotions, communications and programming. Before 4ZzZ, Michelle worked at... Read More →
avatar for Chris Johnson

Chris Johnson

Manager of AMRAP Chris Johnson has worked in the music industry for over ten years as a sound engineer and new media developer. Chris was the founding manager of nationally award winning station Edge Radio Tasmania, and is a councillor for the Music Council of Australia. Chris now... Read More →
avatar for Joanne Wallis

Joanne Wallis

Music Development Manager, RTRFM (AUS)  Joanne Wallis has been involved with RTRFM 92.1 for three years as the Development Manager for Music. Jo works extensively with the music industry in Perth, supporting emerging bands and working closely with the RTRFM Music Director. Jo has... Read More →
avatar for Simon Winkler

Simon Winkler

Music Co-ordinator, 3RRR (AUS) Simon Winkler is the Music Co-ordinator at Melbourne’s Community Radio Station 3RRR. He began his media career as a writer and reviewer for street press in Sydney before moving into broadcasting through the nascent FBi radio station in Sydney. Following... Read More →
avatar for Dan Zilber

Dan Zilber

Music Director at FBI Radio Dan came on board as FBi's Music Director when the station first began broadcasting full time in 2003, then Australia's youngest Music Director. FBi plays 50% Australian Music, half of that from Sydney.


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Theatre Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

10:00am

Love is the Law

The lawyer’s role in the A&R community. If we’re not careful the front row at all of the great gigs will be filled with lawyers.  Our panel discusses the ever changing playing field of recording and publishing deals and the roles that lawyers play in the process.  We will also investigate some examples (both locally and internationally) where the lawyer directly facilitates the deal.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Averill

Craig Averill

Attorney at Law at Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob Prior to practicing law, Craig Averill was the General Manager of Gypsy Records which was an independent record label formed in a joint venture with music business legend Walter Yetnikoff’s (former president of CBS Records/Sony... Read More →
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Paul Hanly

Frenchkiss Records
Director, Frenchkiss Records (USA) Paul has worked in the US music industry for close to 9 years now, after many exciting internships. Paul's career started in PR at Capitol Records. He now holds the position of general manager at Frenchkiss Records. In the last 3.5 years since Paul... Read More →
avatar for Julian Hewitt

Julian Hewitt

Director, Media Arts Lawyers (AUS) Julian Hewitt is a music lawyer who acts for some of the most exciting young bands in the country, as well as representing independent labels, publishers and festivals. Julian has been signed as an artist to major and independent labels, and has... Read More →
avatar for Julia Kosky

Julia Kosky

Director, Brighton Boulevard Productions / Lawyer, Brett Oaten Solicitors (AUS) Julia Kosky is a lawyer at Brett Oaten Solicitors, advising clients in the music and entertainment industries. Julia has also been running her own management company, Brighton Boulevard Productions, for... Read More →
avatar for Darren Sanicki

Darren Sanicki

Director of Darren Sanicki Music & Entertainment Lawyers Darren Sanicki Music & Entertainment Lawyers is a law firm based in Melbourne, specialising in music, entertainment and the arts. Darren acts for many of the biggest names in the music industry and the firm’s client base... Read More →
avatar for David Vodicka

David Vodicka

Director, Media Arts Lawyers / Rubber Records
David Vodicka is the Principal of entertainment law firm Media Arts Lawyers and has over 20 years practice representing musicians, artists, performers, composers, recording, production, management and publishing entities.He has dealt in all facets of law affecting the creative industries... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 10:00am - 11:15am
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

AAM Presents - Music Management Panel: True Commitment

We are incredibly lucky to have some of the most successful managers of recent times join our panel.  They will share their experiences (both artistically and commercially) and dissect the relationship between the artist and the manager. 

Some say there is no more unique relationship between two human beings.


Speakers
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Catherine Haridy

Director | Executive Director, Catherine Haridy Management | Association of Artist Managers
Catherine Haridy has been managing musical artists and producers, mixers, writers and a music philosopher for the last 13 years. Cath cut her teeth at both Warner Music and Festival Mushroom Records in A&R before crossing to Management. Her stable of artists includes Eskimo Joe, Jebediah... Read More →
avatar for Will Larnach-Jones

Will Larnach-Jones

Director of Parallel Management (AUS) Will Larnach-Jones is Director of Parallel Management. Based in Sydney, Parallel Management's roster includes The Presets, Zowie, Strange Talk, Beni, Undercolours and Angie Hart. Prior to setting up Parallel Management, Will was based in London... Read More →
avatar for Jodie Regan

Jodie Regan

Director, Spinning Top Music (AUS) Jodie Regan made her start in 2004, running a brand new small music venue in Fremantle, The Norfolk Basement. It was there that she gained experience in promoting and booking live shows. The venue soon became a popular stop for touring bands from... Read More →
avatar for Philip Stevens

Philip Stevens

Director, Philip Stevens Management & Jarrah Records (AUS)  Perth-based Philip Stevens is best known as manager for John Butler Trio, The Waifs and San Cisco and for his successful indie label Jarrah Records. Established in 2002, Jarrah has won a string of WAMI awards and was the... Read More →
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Brian Winton

Foundations Artist Management
Foundations Artist Management; Partner / Manager Brian Winton is a partner in Foundations Artist Management, a New York based artist management company. Together with his partners Rich Cohen and Steve Bursky, Brian runs Foundations and manages his own roster of artists including Dr... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

1:45pm

Punk & Hardcore Music Scenes: The Outsiders

Punk & hardcore music has traditionally been the stomping ground for outsiders.  Our panel discusses the big business of punk & hardcore and what differentiates it from other areas of the music business.  They will discuss all ages gigs, the commitment of their fans and how it relates to 1977 (if at all).


Speakers
JC

Joel Carriere

Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Mgt.
Director, Dine Alone Records/Bedlam Music Management (CAN)  Joel Carriere has worked in the music industry in some form since he was an alternative rock DJ and assistant manager at Sam The Record Man. Since then, Carriere has become a prominent figure in the Canadian independent... Read More →
avatar for Jaddan Comerford

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... Read More →
avatar for Dan Condon

Dan Condon

Contributing Editor at Time Off Dan Condon plays in shitty punk rock bands, writes a national blues and roots column and considers himself to be a bona fide devotee of funk. He’ll never get anywhere in this business. A disgustingly diverse music taste informs his work as Contributing... Read More →
avatar for Scotty McKenzie

Scotty McKenzie

Booking Agent, Premier Artists (AUS) Scotty has been working at Premier Artists for ten years now, and has been involved in each area of the business. He has also been involved with many acts and tours over the years in all facets of music. His current national artist roster includes... Read More →
avatar for Graham Nixon

Graham Nixon

Owner and Manager of Resist Records Graham Nixon is the owner / manager of Resist Records, a Newtown based emporium dealing in all things punk and hardcore music related. Founded in 1996, what began as a small retail store, Resist developed into a record label, booking agency and... Read More →
avatar for Dave Shapiro

Dave Shapiro

Booking Agent at The Agency Group At just 28 years old Dave Shapiro has been making waves left and right in the music industry. He was featured in Billboard Magazine’s '30 under 30' list in 2010, which honours young music industry power players, and stays busy as a booking agent... Read More →


Thursday September 8, 2011 1:45pm - 3:00pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

3:30pm

The Changing Landscape of Publishing

Like the rest of the music business, publishing is a changing beast.  We challenge our panellists to discuss some great songwriters and examples of how they have best capitalized on their catalogues.  Our experts also discuss new business models and how this has changed their A&R philosophies. 


Speakers
avatar for Marianna Annas

Marianna Annas

Head of ABC Music Publishing (AUS)  An experienced music lawyer and formerly at Simpsons Solicitors, Marianna has also held senior legal and business affairs roles at major record labels and music publishers including BMG Australia and BMG Music Publishing, SonyBMG Entertainment... Read More →
avatar for Chris Gough

Chris Gough

Director of Native Tongue Publishing Chris is Managing Director of Native Tongue Music Publishing, an independent music publisher with offices in Melbourne, Auckland and London. Besides acquiring rights to the work of local songwriters, Native Tongue also administers the works of... Read More →
avatar for Simon Moor

Simon Moor

Managing Director Kobalt Music Group Australia and New Zealand, General Manager Kobalt Music Group Asia, Kobalt Music Group
In 2010, following roles as Head Of A&R EMI Music and Sony/ATV, Simon Moor opened the Australian office for Kobalt Music Group as Managing Director. Simon oversees Publishing, Label Services and Neighbouring Rights for AU/NZ markets. Simon works directly with Kobalt’s extensive... Read More →
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Stuart Watters

Director, Morph TV (AUS) Stu Watters has been working in the music industry for over 15 years and brings with him a diverse collection of experiences. His previous roles vary broadly from being the CEO of Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), running the Queensland... Read More →


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

3:30pm

The Greatest Australian Albums of ALL Time - A Case Study

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... Read More →
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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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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

3:30pm

The Next Leaders of Industry

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.


Speakers
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →
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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... 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
 
Friday, September 9
 

10:30am

Exposing Michael Chugg

Michael Chugg, or “Chuggi” as he’s known, is a legend of the Australian music industry and he doesn't have time for bullshit. Three of Australia's most high profile music journalists are going to interrogate him for an hour for your entertainment.


Speakers
avatar for Lars Brandle

Lars Brandle

Journalist, Billboard Magazine (AUS)  Lars is a veteran music industry reporter, editor and analyst. For almost a decade, Lars served as Global News Editor for America’s Billboard Information Group. After 12 years based in London, Lars returned to Australia in 2008. He continues... Read More →
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Michael Chugg

Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment (AUS) After co-founding The Frontier Touring Company in the mid 1970s, in 2000 Michael Chugg went out on his own and founded Chugg Entertainment, from there going on to garner a reputation both internationally and locally as one of Australia’s... Read More →
avatar for Kathy McCabe

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... 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... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 10:30am - 11:30am
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:45am

Boy & Bear - A year on from BIGSOUND

Boy and Bear were one of the hottest bands performing at BIGOUND Live 2010.  Their ride over the last 12 months has been both tantalizing and terrifying.  A band member, two lawyers, two managers and a label guy share their story with you.


Speakers
avatar for Craig Averill

Craig Averill

Attorney at Law at Serling Rooks Ferrara McKoy & Worob Prior to practicing law, Craig Averill was the General Manager of Gypsy Records which was an independent record label formed in a joint venture with music business legend Walter Yetnikoff’s (former president of CBS Records/Sony... Read More →
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Samantha Clode

Music Editor, triple j Magazine (AUS) Currently Music Editor of triple j magazine, Samantha Clode has been working in the music biz since she was 21, after answering, ‘Why not?’, to interviewing an up-and-coming Brisbane band called Powderfinger. Since then, she’s been quizzing... Read More →
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Julian Hewitt

Director, Media Arts Lawyers (AUS) Julian Hewitt is a music lawyer who acts for some of the most exciting young bands in the country, as well as representing independent labels, publishers and festivals. Julian has been signed as an artist to major and independent labels, and has... Read More →
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Josh Kellett

A&R Scout, Island Records/Universal Music Australia (AUS) Josh Kellett is A&R Scout at Island Records Australia. Since starting his career in Artist & Repertoire as a scout and assistant, Josh has directly assisted in the making of albums with Boy & Bear, Hilltop Hoods, The Cairos... Read More →
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Guy Morrow

Artist Manager for Boy & Bear Guy Morrow is an internationally active artist manager, lecturer and knowledge creator. He has a PhD in artist management from Macquarie University, and has recently returned from working as a visiting scholar at New York University. He has co-managed... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 11:45am - 1:00pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

11:45am

Recreation Meets Vocation

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.


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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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

2:15pm

Making Records for the World

The global music industry is shrinking every day however, Australian artists with successful international album releases are few and far between.  Our panel ask the question why and discuss the idea of thinking globally as part of the creative process.


Speakers
avatar for Shin Fukuzumi

Shin Fukuzumi

A&R Manager, P-Vine Records (JPN) Shin works as an A&R at P-Vine Records, the largest and longest running independent label in Japan, whose catalogue spans almost all genres. Having grown up in Sydney for 8 years he has been working to build a steady line-up of Australian acts in... Read More →
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Paul Hanly

Frenchkiss Records
Director, Frenchkiss Records (USA) Paul has worked in the US music industry for close to 9 years now, after many exciting internships. Paul's career started in PR at Capitol Records. He now holds the position of general manager at Frenchkiss Records. In the last 3.5 years since Paul... Read More →
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Stu McCullough

Amplifire Music, an artist management company based in Brisbane Australia, was established in 2004 by owner and director Stu McCullough and currently manages the careers of The Audreys, Last Dinosaurs and The Jungle Giants. Stu McCullough also runs Brisbane-based boutique music... Read More →
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Gareth Parton

UK Music Producer- recently moved to Melbourne
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Jodie Regan

Director, Spinning Top Music (AUS) Jodie Regan made her start in 2004, running a brand new small music venue in Fremantle, The Norfolk Basement. It was there that she gained experience in promoting and booking live shows. The venue soon became a popular stop for touring bands from... Read More →
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Seymour Stein

Chairman, Sire Records / Warner Bros. Records (USA) Seymour Stein is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Sire Records, one of the music industry’s most influential record labels and home to some of the most iconic names in modern music. The label marks its 45th anniversary in 2011. Through... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Performance Space (Level 2- Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

2:15pm

What Goes on the Road - We Share With You



Speakers
avatar for Michael Chugg

Michael Chugg

Executive Chairman, Chugg Entertainment (AUS) After co-founding The Frontier Touring Company in the mid 1970s, in 2000 Michael Chugg went out on his own and founded Chugg Entertainment, from there going on to garner a reputation both internationally and locally as one of Australia’s... Read More →
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Dan Condon

Contributing Editor at Time Off Dan Condon plays in shitty punk rock bands, writes a national blues and roots column and considers himself to be a bona fide devotee of funk. He’ll never get anywhere in this business. A disgustingly diverse music taste informs his work as Contributing... Read More →
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Mary Mihelakos

Stage Mothers
Director, Stage Mothers (AUS) Having loved music from a young age, things have followed a natural path for Mary, starting as a volunteer at Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, DJ’ing, managing bands, and booking live venues before becoming editor of Beat Magazine. All along, international travel—generally... Read More →
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Neil Robertson

Cooperative Music
Label Manager, Co-Operative Music (AUS)  Neil Robertson spent ten years in the UK as owner of Banchory Management, looking after Scottish indie stars Belle and Sebastian and cult Domino act V-Twin. He was also a Director of Banchory Merchanding, an online merch company working with... Read More →
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Brian Winton

Foundations Artist Management
Foundations Artist Management; Partner / Manager Brian Winton is a partner in Foundations Artist Management, a New York based artist management company. Together with his partners Rich Cohen and Steve Bursky, Brian runs Foundations and manages his own roster of artists including Dr... Read More →


Friday September 9, 2011 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Music Rehearsal Room (Level 4 - Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts) 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley