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Here’s The Lineup For Australia’s Newest Industry Conference, Australian Music Week

Written by Emmy Mack on September 3, 2015

Watch out BIGSOUND, Australia’s got itself a brand new music industry summit and the inaugural lineup is a flippin’ doozy.

The first ever Australian Music Week conference is scheduled to take place across Sydney’s The Shire this November, featuring 60 massive local acts spanning the entire genre-spectrum, including Lepers And Crooks, Ivan Ooze, Guards Of May, The Belligerents, Betty & Oswald, Tropical Zombie, WAXHEAD and more.

The second wave of acts has also just been unveiled, adding the likes of Jenny Broke The Window, Chase The Sun, Drawcard, Mar Haze, Kristafor Farrenkothen, Lillye and stacks of others.

Not to mention there’s also a monster list of industry speakers, almost as long as the artist lineup, which includes triple j’s Nick Findlay, UNFD’s Nick Yates, John Mullen from Dew Process, PledgeMusic’s Scot Crawford, Woodford Folk Festival’s Chloe Goodyear and so many others that between them there’s probably enough brainpower to fully charge the world’s entire stock of iPods.

In addition to the second artist announcement, Aus Music Week have also launched a new music video project, called Captured.

As The Music reports, the comp will see local bands and filmmakers team up to create a music video or short film, with the finished products to premiere as part of AMW.

The winners will be announced on closing night, with a major prize from sponsors to be awarded to the champion.

You can apply here, with entries closing at 5pm on Monday, 14th September.

And that’s not all, AMW has also partnered with the Canadian Independent Music Association and East Coast Music Association, who’ll offer up two artists apiece for a showcase at the inaugural event.

“We’re really excited by this opportunity,” AMW director Geoff Trio said in a statement. “By opening this opportunity for Canadian artists, we will aim to work on reciprocal deals for Australian acts in Canada and other international markets, which we hope will result in tour swaps and collaborations in writing, recordings etc.”

The first annual Australian Music Week will run from November 18th – 22nd at venues across Cronulla. Tickets are on sale now. Check out the full artist and industry speaker lineups so far, below.

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Australian Music Week

Wednesday, 18th November – Sunday, 22nd November 2015
Assorted Venues – Cronulla
Tickets: Australian Music Week

Artist Lineup:

Bad Pony
C Major
Chase The Sun
Chris Cavill
Cubans In Whistler
Dumb Punts
Hein Cooper
Jenny Broke The Window
Kristafor Farrenkothen
Lydia Goldthorpe
Mar Haze
Nikita Rolleston
Pow Pow Kids
Red Wine Roses
Rin McArdle
Royal Chant
Sarah Belkner
Sue-Anne Stewart
The Cairos
The Ruckus
The Lockhearts
The Vanns
Vernas Keep
William Crighton


Black Bird Hum
Betty & Oswald
Charity-Rose Turner
Demi Louise
Ed Wells
Eddie Boyd & The Phatapillars
Guards of May
Hussy Hicks
I Am Apollo
Ivan Ooze
Jesse Valach
Josh Needs
Kyle Lionhart
Lachlan Bryan & The Wildes
Leanne Tennant
Lepers & Crooks
Lloyd Spiegel
Masco Sound System
Pat Capocci
The Belligerents
The Morrisons
The Pinheads
Tropical Zombie

Speaker Lineup:

Andy Cassell — Ivy League Records
Basil Cook — ABC Music
Ben Tillman — Yours & Owls
Chloe Goodyear — Woodford Folk Festival
Chrissie Vincent — Chrissie Vincent Publicity & Management
Damien Costin — 123 Agency
Don Elford — AEG Ogden
Edwin Tehrani — New World Artists
Evan Davis — Village Sounds
Geoff Trio — Code One/Indica Australia
Greg Carey — Umbrella
Gregg Donovan — Wonderlick
Hazel Savage — Moment Media
Iain Shedden — The Australian
Jess Beston — Tiny Monster
Johann Ponniah — I OH YOU
John Wardle — Live Music Office
John Zucco — The Right Profile
Karen-Lee Goody — Entertainment Consulting
Katie Rynne — Select Music
Keith Welsh — Velocer Music
Lachlan Mitchell — Jungle Studios/Attic Studios/Know The People
Larry Heath — The AU Review
Leigh Treweek — The Music
Leon Harrison — The Lazys
Luke Girgis — Be Like Children
Maggie Collins — Fans Creative Management
Marshall Cullen — Damien Gerard/Foghorn Group
Matt O’Connor — The A&R Department
Neal Hunt — Sureshaker
Nick Findlay — triple j
Nick Yates — UNFD
Nik Tropiano — Shake Appeal/Know The People
Rob Cannon — Australian Institute Of Music
Rob Scott — Scource Music/Indica Australia
Sam Nardo — Century Venues
Scot Crawford — PledgeMusic
Scott Mesiti — MJR Presents
John Mullen — Dew Process
Stacey Piggott — Secret Service PR
Stephen Wade — Select Music
Steve Griffiths — Top Shelf Productions
Stuart Coupe — Laughing Outlaw Records
Ted Gardner — Cross Section
Troy Barrott — Hub Artist Services
Vanessa Picken — Comes With Fries
Yvette Myhill — Association Of Artist Managers

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