Face The Music Announces First Speaker Lineup For 2015

The annual Face The Music conference will return to Melbourne in November, bringing with it an international and local lineup of industry speakers participating in panels, keynote presentations and masterclasses.

Organisers have announced the first round of speakers and it’s headed up by Le Tigre and MEN member JD Samson. Samson has just launched a new collaborative dance project SHARER and has also completed a collaboration with Pussy Riot. Additionally, she’s also a key supporter of LGBTQIF and feminist causes and is currently publishing work on Vice’s new women’s issues channel Broadly.

She’ll be joined by music activist Ruth Daniels who will delivering a message specifically for Australia’s independent artists. She’s the founder of Un-Convention which puts on global grassroots events in 25 countries around the world and was also the founder of Manchester label Fat Northerner Records.

Elsewhere on the lineup are producers Anna Laverty and Andrei Eremin who have worked with Meg Mac and Japanese Wallpaper respectively, Dan Rosen of ARIA and Look Out Kid’s Nick Byrne who manages Courtney Barnett.

This year’s lineup continues a strong run for the non-profit event which last year delivered a keynote presentation from Steve Albini and a masterclass from Hiatus Kaiyote.

Organisers are promising a total of 150 Australian and international speakers to be announced by the time the conference rolls around. Tickets are on sale now.

UPDATE 23/09/15: Face The Music has added a string of new speakers to its 2015 lineup, including producer M-Phazes and Bluesfest Director Peter Noble. Catch the update lineup, below.

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Face The Music Speaker Lineup

Archie Hamilton (Split Works United)

Peter Noble (Bluesfest)

M-Phazes (Producer)

Sophie Miles (Mistletone Records)

Tim Janes (Caroline Records)

Joel De Ross (App Developer, Augmented Reality)

Cassandra Pace (Music Victoria)

Monique Rothstein (Positive Feedback)

Lauren Murray (WME)

Craig Lock (Five Four Entertainment)

Yvette Myhill (AAM)

Heidi Braithwaite (Riot House Publicity)

Casey Rice (Producer)

Anna Laverty (Producer)

Andrei Eremin (Producer)

Tim Dalton (SAE)

Yeo (Producer)

Dub FX (Producer)

Mathew Coyte (Rolling Stone)

Lachlan Kanoniuk (Thump)

Lucy Dayman (Tone Deaf)

Tommy Faith (Sound Doctrine)

Kish Lal (Stoney Roads/Poncho/Thump)

Maccy Corbett (Cool Accidents)

Zac Abroms (STEP)

Brett Oaten (Brett Oaten Solicitors)

Jennifer Tutty (Studio Legal)

Marcus Walkom (Media Arts Lawyers)

Morris Averill (Arts Law)

Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers)


Anna Laverty and Andrei Eremin (Producers)

Frank Cotela (Onelove Music Group)

Dan Rosen (ARIA)

Nick O’Byrne (Look Out Kid),

Paul Sloan (Billions Australia)

Marc Sousley (Secret Sounds)

Katie Rynne (Select Music)

Brodie Lancaster, Music Writer

Alex Zaccaria (Bolster Music)

Patrick Donovan (Music Victoria)

Sarah Hamilton (Ditto Music)

Travis Banko (Lunatic Entertainment)

Sara Hood (Record Store Day Australia)

Ben Preece (Mucho Bravado)

Nic Warnock (Repressed Records / RIP Society)

Chris Bowen (Music Australia)

Joanna Cameron (One Of One)

John Wardle and Damian Cunningham (National Live Music Office)

JD Samson (Le Tigre, MEN)

Ruth Daniel (Un-Convention)

Face The Music 2015

Friday, 13th November & Saturday, 14th November

Arts Centre, Melbourne

Tickets: Face The Music

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