The National Contemporary Music Roundtable is a two day music industry policy and development conference held annually in Sydney in August. 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. Our most detailed and up to date information is located on our Contemporary Music Roundtable Microsite, located here.
Dates: Tue 1 August – National Music Educators Forum, Sounds Solutions for Cities Forum & Regional Policy Makers Forum
Wed 2 & Thu 3 August – Contemporary Music Roundtable Conference
Venue: Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney
Program: The Roundtable provides the national forum for contemporary music policy and industry development. Sector professionals gather, deliberate, and set action agendas for contemporary music growth.
*Keynote speakers & panelists: music leaders, artists, executives, and government representatives
*Delegates from industry peak bodies, commercial companies, policy makers, researchers and musicians
*Advocates for contemporary music and its cultural and economic value, and agendas for growth
*Informal networking with senior national music industry identities
Topics include: live and recorded music, export and domestic market growth, artist and business development, music skills and education and public engagement.
Educators Forum: The second National Music Educators forum returns on 1 August. A full day side-conference for vocational and tertiary contemporary music educators. Convenor: Ben O’Hara, Dean of Collarts Melbourne. For more information head here.
Host: Music Australia hosts this business conference, acting as an independent, industry wide catalyst.
Registration: includes lunches, refreshments, and receptions on two evenings.