Melbourne’s annual music and creative arts summit Face The Music is just around the corner! Face The Music promised a party this year, a party celebrating the people behind some of 2017’s biggest music stories and creators of positive industry change.
After adding a serve of intimidatingly talented bands and artists to the program just two weeks ago, today the summit unveils its full program. It’s rather HUGE, with the inclusion of Iceland Airwaves Managing Director *Grímur Atlason*, FBi Radio’s Music Director *Amelia Jenner*, triple j’s new kid on the block *Bridget Hustwaite*, and Berlin Sound Diplomacy’s *Katerina Ivanova*, leader of the Music Cities movement headed to Melbourne 2018.
Also making their way to this year’s summit; music critic *Shaad D’Souza*, author & critic *Brodie Lancaster*, radio and TV personality *Ash London*, Sounds Australia’s* Millie Millgate*, plus festival booker *Richard Moffat* and Pozible General Manager *Elliot Chapple*.
In true Face The Music fashion, the summit has opened a number of genuinely accessible workshop and career meetings for young folks entering the creative arts, as well as for those wanting to further establish themselves. And as promised, the program is loaded with a diverse range of topics that include international touring, audience development, startup and new business opportunities, fandom influence, creative funding and technology, as well as social discussion around race, gender, mental health and wellbeing.
Will you spend your Melbourne Music Week on the couch? Or will you hit the bricks, take yourself to church, and surround yourself with some of the greatest minds the music industry has seen? November 23 and 24, St Paul’s Cathedral, in the music capital of Australia. While there’s music and moonlight and love and romance, face the music and dance.
Summit passes for* Face The Music 2017* are now available at
Full Summit Pass: $140.00 with Student / Concession
Full Summit Pass: $112.00
*Face The Music 2017 Speakers and Artists:*
Adrian McGruther (SU KU YA), Aidan McLaren (The Hills Are Alive Group), Al Parkinson (Music Victoria), Alex Zaccaria (Bolster), Alex Gleeson (The Gasometer), Ali Barter (Artist), Alice Skye (Artist), Amelia Jenner (FBi Radio), Amrita Hepi (Choreographer), Anika Mottershaw UK (Bella Union), Ariel Pink US (Artist), Arlo Enemark (Noisehive/Xelon), Ash Kissane (Mucho Bravado), Ash London (LIVE!), Ashley Sambrooks (Face The Music/Higher Plains), Ben Preece (Mucho Bravado), Billie Stimple (Artist) Bjørn Pfarr DE
(Reeperbahn Festival) Bridget Hustwaite (triple j), Brodie Lancaster
(Writer), Brooke Powers (Artist), Casey Katz (Beyond The Valley), Cash Savage (Artist), Celeste Liddle (Writer), Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear Group), Charlotte Ried (Michael Parisi Management), Chelsea Wilson (Artist), Cheryl Waters US (KEXP), Chippy Nonstop CAN (Artist), Claudia Sangiorgi Dalimore (Her Sound, Her Story), Councillor Rohan Leppert (City of Melbourne), Damien Luscombe (White Sky), David Roy (Williams Entertainment), David Ridler NZ (New Zealand On Air), Dom Alessio (triple j), El Chantry (Creative Partnerships Australia), Ellen Kirk (Look Out Kid), Elliot Chapple (Pozible), Gemma Bastiani (Riot Expert), George Hatzigeorgiou (Riot House Publicity), Georgia Cooke (Remote Control)
Giselle Au-Nhien Nguyen (Writer), Glenn Dickie (Sounds Australia), Gloria Brancatisano (Beat Magazine), Gloria Brancatisano (Beat Magazine), Grímur Atlason IS (Iceland Airwaves), Harley Evans (Moshtix), Holly Pereira (Howler), Jacinta Parsons (Double J), Jacob Snell (Monster Management),
Jennifer McKechnie (Cable Ties), Jess Cornelius (Teeth & Tongue), Jim McKinnon (TeamTrick), Joel Ma (Multicultural Arts Victoria), Justin Doncevic (Noisehive/Xelon), Justin Rudge (Public Bookings), Justin Cosby (Inertia Music), Karina Utomo (High Tension), Katerina Ivanova (Sound Diplomacy), Kirin J Callinan (Artist), Kirsty Rivers (Creative Victoria), Kish Lal (Writer/DJ), L-FRESH The LION (Artist), Lauren Taylor (3RRR FM),
Leanne de Souza (Association of Artist Managers), Leigh Treweek (The Music), Lindy Morrison (The Go Betweens), Mallrat (Artist), Marky Ramone US (The Ramones), Matt Walters (Parlour), Melanie Pose (The Melbourne International Jazz Festival), Mia Besorio (Arch type Media), Michael Schuster DE (Cargo Records), Michael Pohl DE (Kontor New Media), Michelle Grace Hunder (Her Sound, Her Story), Mike Landers (White Sky), Mikey Cahill
(Journalist), Millie MIllgate (Sounds Australia), Moira McKenzie (Sanicki Lawyers), Monica Tan (Writer), Nick Yates (UNIFIED Music Group), Nick Findlay (triple j), Nick Greco (Beyond The Valley), Nicole Prutch (Lussier), Paul Gildea (AIM), Phoebe Zantis (Artist Manager), Pixie Weyland (The Zoo / FEED MUSIC), Rebecca Young (Collective Artists), Richard Moffat (Way Over There), Roel Wouters NE (Studio Moniker), Sabrina Robertson
(Maths & Magic / Native Tongue Music Publishing), Sacha Stewart (Wellness Coach), Sam Murphy & Bianca Bosso (The Interns), Sarah Thompson (Poison City / Camp Cope), Sean Simmons (Leaps & Bounds Music Festival), Shaad D’Souza (Writer), Sheena Keane (Blue Grace Music / The Folk Alliance International), Si Jay Gould (Wondercore Island), Silke Westera DE (FKP Scorpio), Simon Winkler (3RRR FM), Stacey Piggott (Secret Service PR),
Stella Donnelly (Artist), Steve Caniglia (White Sky), Steven Richardson (Australian Cultural Fund), Stu Harvey (Cooking Vinyl), Suzanne Derry (Arts Law), Timmy Byrne (Kiss FM), Tom Harris (White Sky), Tom Larkin (VVV Management), Tracee Hutchison (Collarts), Vivienne Mellish (Mucho Bravado), Yeo (Artist), YO! MAFIA (Artist), Yvette Myhill (Swan Hill Performing
Arts), Zac Abroms (Face The Music/Viceroyalty)