Australian Music Week: artist applications open, 2017 dates locked

Australian Music Week today announced its conference and festival dates, a new presenting partner and the opening of artist applications.

Positioning itself as an event “to watch” on the global music industry stage, Australian Music Week is one part music conference and one part music festival in the most awesome of locations – Cronulla Beach in Sydney.

Taking place from 1 – 5 November and this year presented by Oztix, the event brings together industry peeps, artists and music lovers from all over Australia who network, learn and celebrate music of all genres. And the 2017 edition will have a new focus on electronica so they really do mean “all” genres.

Conference manager Jon Howell said that last year’s success has inspired the team to grow the event.

“We’re starting to see results for artists as a direct result of their involvement in the conference, and have received feedback from artists and industry that they find AMW a great place to meet new people and get business done,” Jon said.

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We can attest to that. Australian Music Week was a productive, relaxing, mind-expanding music experience where we saw some of our new favourite bands, but also drilled deep on topics like Using a Booking Agent and How to Make the Most of International Music Showcases. The ocean pools along Cronulla Beach were an added bonus.

Maybe Kylie Cobb summed the event up best here?

If someone told you that for a hundred bucks you could learn from and connect with over 100 of the industry’s movers and shakers, meet your future booking agent, publicist, record label, festival director or headline tour support in Canada, you’d be mad not to go right?

Organisers have also today opened applications to showcase at Australian Music Week with submissions closing 17 July. A new partnership with Gold Coast Music Awards will also be announced in coming weeks.

Conference tickets go on sale Tuesday 2 May. The conference runs 1 – 3 November and the festival runs 4 – 5 November.

See you in Cronulla in November.
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Blank Gold Coast is a proud media partner of Australian Music Week.

Pic (L-R): Brad Hinds – Oztix, Jon Howell – A​ustralian Music Week  Director, Kylie Cobb – Kitty Kitty Bang Bang, Peter Noble – Bluesfest Director, ​Amy Gates – Rolling Stone, Geoff Trio – Australian ​M​usic W​eek Director

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