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Aussie Music Legends Unite For Free Seminars On How To Crush It In The Biz

Written by Emmy Mack on August 14, 2017

BIGSOUND shmigsound. Sydney-siders won’t have to hop a flight to Fortitude Valley this year to feast on the banquet of knowledge that the Aussie music industry’s best and brightest have to offer, thanks to a handful of free seminars going down at the local Conservatorium Of Music.

Some absolutely fark-off huge names in the biz including triple J Drive hosts Veronica & Lewis, plus members of Hermitude, Boy & Bear, Thundamentals, PNAU, I Know Leopard and more will be combining their brain power for a trio of think-tanks over the next three months dubbed New Directions.

Event producer and your friendly neighbourhood host Jake Stone (of Bluejuice notoriety) tells Music Feeds: “This free seminar series is really just an excuse for me to put a bunch of modern musicians and artists that I admire in the same place, and make them talk to you about what they do.

“This will be an interesting series of conversations,” he adds. “And it’s only a plus that it occurs in the historic surrounds of the Conservatorium of Music.”

The first instalment of the series, entitled ‘The Big Leap’, is all about how classically-trained musos can make an impact playing in the pop and alternative radio world.

It’s scheduled to go down at The Con on Saturday, 26th August from 1pm, with an all-star panel made up of Jenny McCallagh (I Know Leopard), Dave Symes (Boy & Bear), Sarah Belkner (Olympia, Ngaiire) and Luke Dubber (Hermitude).

Its sequel, dubbed ‘Computer Love’, is aimed at giving the next gen of hotshot producers tips on how to find a professional outlet for their out-of-this-world music and sounds.

It’s happening from 6pm on Friday, 8th September with a panel of big hitters including Kevin Pon Cho (Thundamentals), Boris Baghanttini/Victoria Hunt/James Brown (Tangi Wai), Richard Pike (PVT) and Tim Commandeur (Commandeur, PNAU, Tkay Maidza).

Finally, the third instalment of the series is dubbed ‘Building A Team’, and it’s all about — yep — building a team. Triple J’s Veronica & Lewis will head up a delegation of heavyweights from across the Australian management, booking, online media and radio worlds set to give budding young artists the know-how they need to assemble all the elements integral to their success in the industry. It’s happening from 6pm on Friday, 27th October.

It’s all in honour of The Con’s newly renovated Bachelor Of Music degree for 2018, which explores “the music of today, from pop to dance, experimental to digital, and the industry that supports great Australian music”.

Oh and did we mention:

free entry

Sound good?

Catch all the details below.

‘New Directions’ Free Music Seminar Series

1. ‘The Big Leap’

Saturday, 26th August 2017 | 1pm – 3pm
Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
Tickets: Free

How does a classically-trained musician make an impact playing in the pop and alternative radio world?

Speaker Lineup:

Jenny McCallagh (I Know Leopard)
Dave Symes (Boy & Bear)
Sarah Belkner (Olympia, Ngaiire)
Luke Dubber (Hermitude)

2. ‘Computer Love’

Friday, 8th September | 6pm – 8pm
Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
Tickets: Free

Do you like using software and digital hardware to create out-of-this-world music and sounds, but don’t know how to find a professional outlet for your talent?

Speaker Lineup:

Kevin Pon Cho (Thundamentals)
Boris Baghanttini/Victoria Hunt/James Brown (Tangi Wai)
Richard Pike (PVT)
Tim Commandeur (Commandeur, PNAU, Tkay Maidza)

3. ‘Building A Team’

Friday, October 27th | 6pm – 8pm
Sydney Conservatorium Of Music
Tickets: Free

This panel represents the cream of Australian management, booking, online media and radio talent – all integral elements to your success as a musician

Speaker Lineup:

Veronica & Lewis (triple j)
Todd Wagstaff (Parker & Mr French)
Alistair Green (MAKER Agency)
Lucy Smith (FBi Radio)
Katie Rynne (Select Music)
Larry Heath (the AU review)
Radi Safi (Hhhhappy.com)

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