Contemporary Music Industry Roundtable 2016

Customs House - 31 Alfred St, Sydney

August 3, 2016

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Supported by the City of Sydney

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The National Contemporary Music Roundtable is a two day industry policy and development conference to be held at Customs House Sydney on 3 and 4 August 2016. The program is developed in partnership with all national music industry peak bodies, specialist agencies, and key commercial companies, and has a core objective to cooperatively drive growth of Australian contemporary music. All facets of music are covered including creators, jobs, skills, investment, economic contribution, cultural impact, public engagement and government investment.

Head to the 2016 Contemporary Music Roundtable website for more information


The Roundtable provides the national forum for contemporary music policy and industry development. A detailed program will include:

  • Keynote speakers & panellists: music leaders, artists and executives from allied industries
  • Delegates from Australian music industry peak bodies, commercial companies, policy makers, researchers and musicians
  • International speakers via video link, covering key developments in music
  • Reps from media companies, innovation, hospitality, copyright & music education sectors
  • Artists and advocates for contemporary music and its cultural and economic value
  • Sessions offering networking with senior national music industry identities
  • Engagement with elected representatives and Government Ministers who attend.


This follows our sold out inaugural National Contemporary Music Roundtable in August 2015 which exceeded expectations, with delegates advancing strategic priorities for industry growth. All Australia’s Music Industry peak bodies were represented and contributed, 12 lead-in articles were commissioned, available here, and favourable evaluation results were received. The Roundtable unanimously affirmed a commitment to develop a National Music Business Plan. Music Australia is taking the lead on this, working in partnership with all national peak bodies and agencies.

The 2016 Roundtable sits at the centre of an ambitious agenda we have forged with Australia’s music industry. This national approach is seeing industry work strategically and collaboratively to grow the sector, with Music Australia acting as an independent, industry wide catalyst.

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