After its inaugural run last year Australian Music Week is back in 2016. It will bring panels, master-classes and networking sessions led by some of the most influential people in music business to the beachside metropolis of Cronulla.
Running 2 – 4 November, the event has significant partnerships with international showcase events, who are using Australian Music Week to select local talent. Those events include Showcase Scotland / Celtic Connections, Canadian Music Week, ECMA (Canada), BreakOut West (Canada) and Dashville Presents.
As well as world-class speakers, industry representatives from organisations as diverse as Sounds Australia, Woodford Folk Festival, Footstomp Music, Sydney Blues and Roots Festival, Rhythms Magazine, Tone Deaf, Rolling Stone and Blank GC (but of course) will be in attendance.
Artists already confirmed for live showcases include Gold Coast’s Ella Fence and Little Georgia as well as Bearfoot, Demi Louise, Lepers & Crooks, Luke O’Shea, Mat McHugh and Tay Oskee. Applications to showcase closed just last week so further major announcements are expected.
Australian Music Week is a music summit designed for industry executives, recording professionals and artists as well as music lovers and there’s a focus on the business of global music.
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Australian Music Week runs 2 – 4 November 2016 at Cronulla, NSW. More at australianmusicweek.com.