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Steve Albini Announced As Face The Music 2014 Keynote Speaker

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The annual Face The Music conference will return to Melbourne for its seventh year this November and the organisers have announced that musician, alternative icon and producer extraordinaire Steve Albini as the 2014 keynote speaker.

Held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne on November 14th and 15th, Face The Music has also revealed the first lineup of industry speakers for the 2014 event, including Artist Voice’s Dave Batty, Chris Hatzis of 3RRR, Unified’s Caleb Williams and Kirsty Rivers from APRA AMCOS.

Albini, the man behind Nirvana‘s In Utero, is a well respected figure in the international music community and a champion of independently produced work, separate from corporate interests. Along with Nirvana, he’s also worked with the Pixies, The Breeders and PJ Harvey and plays guitar in the band Shellac.

Face The Music has also announced that in a special session to mark their induction into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, the four original members of celebrated Australian rock outfit Daddy Cool will come together at the conference to discuss their career and music.

Both one day and two day tickets to Face The Music 2014 are available now. See details below.

Watch: Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock

Face The Music 2014

Steve Albini – Artist / Engineer

Daddy Cool

Ed Nimmervoll – Music Journalist

Dave Batty – Custom Made / Artist Voice

Johann Ponniah – I OH YOU

Briese Abbott – Spark & Opus

Ben Thompson – Corner Presents

James Young – Cherry Bar, Yah Yahs

Antonia Sellbach – Love of Diagrams, Beaches

Harley Evans – Moshtix

Millie Millgate – Sounds Australia

Glenn Dickie – Sounds Australia

Chris Hatzis – 3RRR

Cara Williams – Beat

Chris Johnson – AMRAP/CBAA

Emma Telfer – The Office Of Good Design

Sophia Brous – Artist / Curator

Caleb Williams – Unified

Kirsty Rivers – APRA AMCOS

Yvette Myhill – AAM

Patrick Donovan – Music Victoria

Leigh Treweek – themusic.com.au

Friday 14th November – Saturday 15th of November, 2014

Arts Centre, Melbourne

Tickets: Try Booking

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