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First Speakers Of Face The Music 2013 Lineup Announced

Date of News: 2013-08-21
Source: bigpondmusic

[Source:] Face The Music, Melbourne’s own annual contemporary music conference, has revealed the first of the speakers at this year’s edition of the summit that brings together figures across the music industry landscape together to share advice, create opportunities, explore new frontiers and further careers.

The full list of local and international names for Face The Music 2013, touted as its biggest lineup yet, is due 11th September, but as tickets for the conference – held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne on 15th and 16th November – go on sale today, organisers have revealed the first taste of the high profile lineup.

Speakers for Face The Music 2013 include: ARIA and PPCA CEO Dan Rosen, Peter Karpin of Universal Music, Dr Ianto Ware of the newly formed National Live Music Office, and Gotye/Birds Of Tokyo manager John Watson of Eleven/John Watson Management, while on the musical front, Trial Kennedy’s Tim Morrison, Cash Savage, and Ross Knight from the Cosmic Psychos will also appear.

Other Face The Music 2013 industry speakers are The Trouble With Templeton’s manager Jess Beston of Tiny Monster, Aussie music entrepreneur Bruce Milne, Sophie Miles of Mistletone Records, Nic Warnock of RIP Society/Repressed Records, and Markus Popp of German group Oval.

Topics for Face The Music 2013 will explore interesting new approaches to staple activities such as marketing and release strategies, artist management, booking gigs, recording techniques, and taking your music to a global music market. As well as fresh sessions on current trends such as the resurgence of vinyl, reality talent shows, the power of moving pictures and the algorithms of streaming music services. Face The Music will also see the return of the popular debate session along with the regular forums, presentations, networking and facilitated meetings.

A new partnership with Arts Centre Melbourne’s Digital Learning Hub will also see the expansion of creative-development workshops and masterclasses at this year’s Face The Music, including hands-on music making, songwrting, beat-making, and interactive recording studio skills.

Tickets for the non-profit conference go on sale today at and given passes for Face The Music 2012, which featured keynote addresses from Soundwave/Harvest/Warped Festival promoter AJ Maddah and neo-soul maverick Kimbra, sold out in record time, the promise of Face The Music’s biggest lineup for 2013 guarantees that tickets will vanish just as quickly

Face The Music 2013

Face The Music 2013 – Arts Centre Melbourne

Friday November 15th & Saturday 16th 2013

Full lineup announcement due Wednesday 11th September

Tickets on sale now at

2 Day Conference Pass – $90/$70
1 Day Conference Pass – $60/$40

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