Interested in the Contemporary Music Roundtable Conference? Here’s What We’ll Cover

L-R: Catherine Gerard, Kirsty Rivers, Joe Hay. Photo: Daryl Charles
Chris Bowen
| May 9, 2017

Our Roundtable Conference from 1 – 3 August focuses on contemporary popular music – particularly the policy and industry development side. It is our key annual contribution to Australian music industry growth. Here’s a roundup of what you can expect and who should attend.

Conference Sessions across Wed 2 and Thu 3 August

  • Audience development for live music – consumer trends, national initiatives, youth engagement, and opportunities to grow public involvement in music. An AMIN partnership
  • Capital, investment and finance for music business – debt, grants, loans, equity, crowd funding, venture capital; we explore options and where each may be suitable
  • Measuring Australian Music – input to the first ever national statistical report on music’s economic contribution to the country
  • Mental Health in the music workplace – A definite hot topic requiring action. We summarise key developments and advance a national approach to this important issue
  • State of the Industry report – industry chiefs share latest data on live and recorded music sales
  • The Viewpoint – speakers express their view on the value of music, and urge our backing
  • Women in Australian Music – charting diverse music initiatives advancing Australian women, and an inclusive approach to drive industry change. A Women in Music Equity Committee partnership
  • Special Wednesday reception – yet to be announced, a definite highlight experience
  • Many more – to be announced

Three Specialist Forums – all on Tue 1 August

  • Music Educators Forum – full day session for vocational and tertiary music educators – guest speakers, panel discussions: best practice, latest trends and data, and we advance new peak body Music Educators Group Australia (MEGA). (Tue 1 August)
  • Sound Solutions for Cities – A Forum to explore how policy makers can balance interests of live music and cities, grapple with challenges and forge solutions. A City of Sydney partnership (Tue 1 August)
  • Regional Music Policy Makers Forum – for those developing policies and implementing programs to foster regional Australian music. A Live Music Office partnership (Tue 1 August)
  • All forums are followed by some great networking over evening drinks.

Who Should Attend?

Australian music professionals interested in strengthening our industry; mid-career to high end music industry professionals, musicians, artist managers, labels, presenters, peak bodies, music media, policy makers, educators and researchers.

Book Now

You can book one, two or three day tickets now, with discounts for Music Australia members. Book here.

Much of the conference is inspired by our 2016 National Contemporary Music Plan – a blueprint for contemporary music development. Also, check out our Resources Page for other useful information.

Note: full program will be published from June, and all sessions subject to change.

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