2017 Program Archive

Music Australia  presents the third national Contemporary Music Roundtable.

Tuesday 1 August:
National Music Educators Forum
Sound Solutions Music Forum for Cities
Regional Music Policy Makers Forum

Wednesday 2 & Thursday 3 August:  Contemporary Music Roundtable Conference

Venue:  Customs House, Circular Quay Sydney

Schedule: Read the Schedule at a glance here. 

Program: The full 2017 program will be published on these pages as sessions and speakers are confirmed.  In the meantime, you can download our program preview below.


Conference: The Roundtable is the key national conference for contemporary music policy and industry development. Sector professionals gather, deliberate, and set action agendas for contemporary music growth.

  • Keynote speakers & panellists: 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 
Convenor: Ben O’Hara, Dean of Collarts Melbourne
Second National Music Educators forum returns. A full day side-conference for vocational and tertiary contemporary music educators.

Sound Solutions Music Forum for Cities
Convenor: Hugh Nichols, Strategy Advisor – Live Music & Performance, City of Sydney
A forum presented with City of Sydney to grapple with balancing interests of live music and citizens in inner cities.

Regional Music Policy Makers Forum
Convenor: John Wardle, Live Music Office
A forum presented with the national Live Music Office for those developing music policies and implementing live music initiatives beyond our major cities.

Host: Music Australia hosts this business conference, acting as an independent, industry wide catalyst.

Registration: includes lunches, refreshments and receptions.

For more information, contact Program Coordinator Scarlett Di Maio [email protected] 


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