Hot Topic Panels & More Key Speakers Announced

Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, Face The Music deliver yet another three hot topic reasons to secure your ticket to the 2012 Face The Music Conference, at the Arts Centre, Melbourne this November 16 and 17.

This year the two day conference program has been enhanced even further with the addition of more unique networking opportunities, a new stream of small-group master classes and key panels covering hot topics including digital music services and streaming, sync and composing music for film and TV and community radio and how to prepare for media interviews.

The digital music services and streaming panel will see digital music experts discuss the latest digital music services available in Australia and what they mean for artists and fans. Moderated by Christie Eliezer (The Music Network), the session will feature speakers Nick O’Byrne (AIR & Executive Programmer BIG SOUND), Frank Rodi (APRA) and KatIe Lio (Big Pond Music, MOG) join them as they discuss issues like – Will Australia embrace the subscription model? Which ones have been monetised? Can the model sustain the recorded music industry? Which ones should artists embrace? Will dotmusic domain names take off in Australia, or will websites be redundant in 10 years?

The sync panel will feature moderator Karl Richter (Director, Level Two) and Music speakers: 
Amanda Brotchie (Musician (Not Drowning Waving), TV and film writer and director), 
John Lee (musician (Mountains In the Sky), composer/producer), 
Chris Gough (Managing Director, Native Tongue Music Publishing) and 
Adrian Marchesani (Manager, Standard Publishing). Discussing who makes the choices? How do producers source their musical content? What opportunities are out there for local artists and how do you find them? They’ll also reveal how much local TV production is using local songs/artists as theme/promo music and detail what the right exposure could mean for Australian talent.

Community radio will be discussed by Adrian Basso (CBAA) as moderator and speakers Chris Johnson (AMRAP), Simon Winkler (RRR) and Janelle Johnstone (PBS FM). Community radio is the backbone of the Victorian music scene.  Come and hear leading radio broadcasters, musicians and managers give an overview of the industry today and present opportunities to engage with the industry through the Australian Music Radio Airplay Project and digital radio, and learn how to get your music on air and become a broadcaster.

In its fifth year, Face The Music continues to grow from strength to strength as a non-profit music summit, subsidised by the supporting music agencies including Push, AAM, APRA, AIR, Music Victoria and City of Melbourne. It’s thanks to these agencies that Face The Music is the best value for money conference in the country with tickets just $45 ($30 concession) for one day or $70 ($50 concession) for two days.

Face The Music provides a unique big top to acquire new skills, get the facts and speak with some of those people you have been wanting to meet but can’t get past reception for. It’s about an exchange of ideas and creating new opportunities.

Be sure to register early to receive access emails to all the masterclasses, speed meetings and exclusive small group opportunities available throughout the two day event.

Tickets on sale now!

Face The Music 2012 INFORMATION AND REGISTRATIONS available here or phone (03) 9380 1277.