Australian Music Week 2018 announces first round of speakers

Tickets to Australia’s most accessible, grassroots music industry conference are now on sale as Australian Music Week announces a taste of the 80-strong speaker lineup for this year’s event, which takes place in Cronulla Beach, 7-9 November.

Bringing together artists and industry professionals at the forefront of the grassroots music scene, Australian Music Week is all about real music discovery, relevant industry advice and good times with damn good people.

And, priced at just $99 for a FULL early-bird conference pass, this event is genuinely accessible for artists and industry folk at all stages of their career.

“Australian Music Week is about breaking down barriers to the music industry,” said conference manager, Jon Howell.

“We bring in national and international guests to give practical, career-changing advice for artists and industry workers at the coalface finding their feet in the music industry day-in, day-out.”

The full conference pass gives access to three days of panels, masterclass workshops and over 150 live showcases, as well as Australia’s only dedicated Music Film Festival (10-11 Nov) and the official annual Folk, Americana and Country Music Conferences.

“Australian Music Week is unique in that it is still relatively small, which makes it so much easier for artists and industry to genuinely connect, with actual on-the-ground discoveries, new business relationships and deals forming over the days of the conference.

“The opportunities are real, the panels and workshops are highly relevant and the great results we’re seeing for artists, service providers and music buyers grows stronger every year.

“Over the past 4 years Australian Music Week has become a haven for hundreds of industry professionals from all sectors with its focus on relationship building, because good business always flows from genuine relationships (and lots of Mexican food!),” Jon said.

Speakers and industry delegates revealed today include Canadian Musician Health and Wellness coach, Mike Schwartz, music tech expert, Hazel Savage, award-winning digital illustrator, musician and artist manager, Deena Lynch aka Spectator Jonze, an award-winning digital illustrator, musician and artist manager with Amplifire Music (Confidence Man, The Jungle Giants)

, Australian music industry veterans, Chrissie Vincent (head of entertainment management at Collarts) and Graham Ashton (Footstomp Music), Cathy Kirkpatrick (Nomadic Fish), Will Watson (PS Music Group), Poppy Reid (Seventh Street Media) and Andy McLean (Canada’s East Coast Music Association).

Following a full-house and fantastic feedback from last year’s media and marketing bootcamp, Australian Music Week has upped the ante announcing a full day of Music Marketing Masterclasses to be delivered bygrassroots and DIY music marketing professionals, including Samantha Morris (Blank GC/ Gold Coast Music Awards) and Kylie Cobb (Kitty Kitty Bang Bang), with more to be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now via Oztix with prices ranging from $25 for a one night live music pass to $99 for a full early-bird conference pass. Artist showcase applications close 18 August at


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