Face The Music Announces First Round Of Speakers For 2016

Contemporary music summit and place where miracles can happen, Face The Music, has announced the first batch of music industry pros set to bestow their wisdom upon thee this November.

Leading the charge is Anthony Fantano, the man behind the taste-making blog and YouTube channel The Needle Drop, as well as the world’s self-described “busiest music nerd”. Triple j‘s all-knowing Zan Rowe will also be speaking as will Nai Palm, solo musician and vocalist for one of Australia’s most successful musical exports in recent memories, Hiatus Kaiyote.

Rising star, trusted voice of the millennials and known combatant of rogue rappers, Nic Kelly, will be speaking about his latest venture Night High Records, and Woody McDonald from Meredith Music Festival will be giving some insight into his experiences.

This year’s Face The Music is promising to be fairly different to years past. The conference will be bringing its live speakers together with live music for the first year ever, resulting in an entirely new dynamic for all involved.

You can check out the full list of the first speaker lineup alongside date and ticket details below, and brace yourself for more to be announced.

UPDATE 20/09/16: Zola Jesus, Tkay Maidza, Briggs and more have been added to the speaker lineup.

UPDATE 19/10/16: The full program for Face The Music 2016 has now been unveiled.

Watch: Face The Music 2015 Keynote: JD Samson

Face The Music 2016 Live Music Lineup

Nai Palm
Jess Ribeiro
Ecca Vandal
Dorsal Fins
Nico Ghost
Good Morning
Au Dré
Way Dynamic

Face The Music 2016 Speaker Lineup

Adam Montgomery – 123 Agency
Ainslie Wills – Artist
Alex Lahey – Artist
Bec Florence – Flow & Hustle
Ben Howe – Flying Nun Records
Bridget Hustwaite – triple j
Brodie Lancaster – Writer & Editor
Craig Lock – Four Five Entertainment
Emily Collins – MusicNSW
Gemma Pike – triple j
Greer Clemens – Freelance Writer
Jake Cleland – Strine Whine
Jess Cornelius – Teeth & Tongue
Lauren Taylor – Triple R
Marihuzka Cornelius – Ivy League
Michael Hohnen – Skinnyfish Music
Renee Williamson – Koori Radio
Tig Huggins – Sugar Mountain


Zola Jesus
Tkay Maidza
Amber Galloway
Alex White [Next Big Sound]
Japanese Wallpaper
Michael Hohnen [Skinnyfish Music]
Emma Barnes [Emma Jane Management]
Katie Stewart [Laneway Music Festival]
Myf Warhurst [Double J]
Samuel Wald [WME]
Johann Ponniah [I Oh You]
Jaime Gough [Native Tongue]
Emily York [Penny Drop]
Anthony Fantano [The Needle Drop]
Andrew Jervis [Bandcamp]
Ricki Askin [VICE]
Zan Rowe [triple j]
Kim Ambrosius [Roskilde]
Robert Forster
Taylor Brode [Sacred Bones]
Lorrae McKenna [Remote Control]
Nai Palm [Hiatus Kaiyote]
Ben Marshall [Vivid Sydney]
Woody McDonald [Meredith Music Festival]
Nic Kelly [Night High Records]

Face The Music 2016
Tickets available now

Thursday, 17th November — Friday, 18th November
Various Locations, Melbourne
Tickets: Moshtix

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