We all know the times are a changin’ (again) when it comes to ‘making it’ in music and this week for its exciting inaugural outing, CHANGES Music Summit talks all things, well, changing. From music to tech to marketing, top Australian and international industry heads will gather to talk about one thing: what’s next? And, we’re all invited to join the conversation.
Taking over Melbourne’s ACU campus 4-5 July, CHANGES has assembled an impressive roster of voices for panels, one-on-one meetings, workshops and masterclasses, including SXSW Music Festival Programmer Stacey Wilhelm, Coachella’s Rishi Shah, Cherie Hu, whose work for Forbes and Billboard at the intersection of music and tech earned her Reeperbahn’s Music Business Journalist of the Year in 2017; and a host of leading Australian industry professionals.
Want to know how to crack the American market with your music? Curious about the future state of play in the digital realm? Need to wrap your head around the changing mindset of contemporary musicians? Keen to have your or your client’s music listened to by a selection of experts? CHANGES looks poised to dive deep.
And of course, there’s the 80+ live music showcases from leading labels, agencies and organisations to revel in too.
Last minute tickets are still available at changes.melbourne. If you can’t fork out for the flights, stay tuned to Blank GC’s twitter and insta as we hit the CHANGES ground running to bring you the highlights.
FULL LIST OF CHANGES SPEAKERS
Abby Gee, City of Yarra | Alex Yabsley, Square Sounds Festival | Alex Zaccaria, Bolster | Allegra Caldwell, BMG Australia | Beatrice Lewis, Haiku Hands | Brigid Dixon, Mushroom Group | Carly James (US), Paradigm Talent Agency | Cherie Hu (US) | Christie Morgan, Pitch Studios | Danielle Levy (US), Big Deal Music | Dave “Dizz1” Norris, Ableton | David Benge, (NZ) VICE | David Ray, Amazon Music | Gareth Smith (US), SubPop | Jenn Pelly (US), Pitchfork | Joseph Edward Keyes (US), Bandcamp | Kat Dopper, Heaps Gay | Kate Duncan, The Push | Lorrae McKenna, Our Golden Friend | Marihuzka Cornelius, Ivy league | Markell Casey (US), Pulse Music Group | Matthew Hessler (US), Vinyl Me, Please | Melissa Yong, Village Sounds | Meredith Croy, (US) Songkick | Michelle Landry (US), The Bowery Presents | Millie Millgate, Sounds Australia |Pia Del Mastro, UNTITLED | Rebecca Young, Collective Artists | Rishi Shah (US), VERSUS Creative | Rochelle Flack, Ditto Music | Sabrina Robertson, Native Tongue Publishing | Sarah Hamilton, Ditto Music | Shaad D’Souza, Noisey | Stacey Wilhelm, SXSW | Tim Nelson & Sam Netterfield, Cub Sport | Tim Shiel, Spirit Level | Uppy Chatterjee, Red Bull Australia | Vanessa Picken, Comes With Fries | Will Evans, Bandcamp | Zoe Coverdale, Mushroom Publishing.
FULL LIST OF CHANGES ARTISTS
808s and Greatest Hits | Activities of Daily Living | Alexander Biggs | Alice Skye | Ausmuteants | Baby | Bench Press | Birdz | Bloods (DJ Set) | Bones and Jones | Cable Ties | Chapel | Civic | Cleopold | Darcy Baylis | Dark Fair | Dianas | Diet | DRMNGNOW | East Brunswick All Girls Choir | Eilish Gilligan | Elizabeth | Evan Klar | Evelyn Ida Morris | Fraser A. Gorman | Good Morning | Gregor | Hollie Joyce | Hot to Rot | Hysterical Records Mystery Band | Ivan Ooze | Jaala (solo) | Jade Imagine | Jarrow | Jazz | Jess Locke | Jess Ribeiro | Jim Lawrie | Kalyani | Lehmann B. Smith | Leisure Centre | Loose Tooth | LUCIANBLOMKAMP | Maya Hirasedo | Michael Beach | Milwaukee Banks | Minorfauna | Mojo Juju | Moody Beaches | Moonlover | Morgan Bain | Nancie Schipper | Null | P-UniQue | Parsnip | Philly | Poppongene | Pridelands | Qwerty | Rabbit Island | Racerage | RVG | Ryan Downey | Saatsuma | School Damage | Shrimpwitch | Singing Lessons | Soft Approach | Soju Gang | Stationary Suns | Sweet Whirl | Swim Team | Terry | The Beautiful Monument | The Cactus Channel | The Faculty | The Outdoor Type | The Putbacks | Totally Mild | TV Haze | Two People (DJ Set) | Tyne James Organ | Void of Vision | Way Dynamic | White Bleaches | yergurl | Zillanova | ZK King.