Put everything you thought you knew about Face The Music aside. This isn’t your regular rodeo. Like the weather of its hometown, Face The Music this year will defy all predictions and expectations, evolving just as quickly as the industry it caters to. Keeping the best parts – like the panels of industry experts featuring revolutionary artists, media top-guns, savvy entrepreneurs, writers, broadcasters, and philosophisers from all over the world.

Convening over November 17 and 18, Face The Music now falls within the warm embrace of partner Melbourne Music Week, taking place at the Melbourne Music Week Hub. Featuring more innovation, more business opportunities, and a greater international focus – ‘cos there’s never been a better time to show the rest of the world what we’ve got – this is going to be the most exciting Face the Music on record.

This year will be the inaugural year of live music as part of Face The Music. Featuring some of the most beloved (and some of the yet unknown) talent in Aussie music, from some of the most respected (and some of the soon-to-be worshipped) labels in the country, these showcases will bring your already-faves into contact with your next great obsessions. Make room in your playlists now.

This will be Face The Music as it’s never been before: thinking locally, acting globally. Whether you’re a label honcho, a media hack, a misunderstood artist or just an enthusiastic punter, Face the Music is taking all the flavours of the industry and putting them in a doggy bag for you to take home.


Pre-sales now closed. Face The Music tickets can be purchased on the door with cash.
Full Conference Pass: $120.00
Student / Concession Full Conference Pass: $96.00 (Student and Concession Pass holders will need to provide ID on collection.)
Day Pass: $80.00

Members of Music Victoria, APRA AMCOS , AAM, The Push and FReeZA are eligible for a 10% discount off a full conference pass. Please contact member services at your relevant organisation for your discount code!