Andre HOver a thousand musicians and music industry professionals are now converging on Melbourne for the seventh Face The Music Summit of ideas and issues, artist talks and creative workshops.

Held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne, this year’s highlights include a rare keynote address by US punk legend and music commentator Steve Albini, a masterclass with Grammy award-winning Hiatus Kaiyote, and a forum exploring the latest developments in the digital music economy.

The official Face The Music 2014 app is now available for free from all app stores. Home to all the information on speakers, sessions, exclusive one-on-one meetings and networking opportunities, you can customise your Face The Music schedule, post questions and access your social media.

In an exciting first, people from remote locations who can’t get to Face The Music this year  can interact live in a special session investigating ‘How To Earn A Living In The Music Industry’ streamed free and live this Saturday 11.20am. You can log on to participate from afar, ask questions in real time and join the conversation at www.playfi.com

Investigating the DIY nature of creating your own success in the music industry, STEP and Face The Music presents ‘Mavericks of Modern Music’, calling to some of the industry’s most innovative up and coming minds in the likes of musician and Double J radio presenter, Tim Shiel,’s Ellie Cameron-Krepp, Paradise Music’s André Hillas, Bedroom Suck Records founder Joe Alexander and rising star of Australian music production Andrei Eremin.

For people in the music industry, Face The Music is a unique opportunity to get inspired, learn more about their craft and make some valuable connections.  There are also exclusive opportunities to pitch your music to people like Dom Alessio (triple j), Tour Manager Sophie Kirov (Down The Highway), Remi’s manager Rhett McLaren, Unearthed producer Ariel Katz, band merch expert Duane Jackson, US Radio expert Adam Lewis and BBC Three’s Jen Long.

A host of personalities today also added to the already huge list of local and international speakers including: Mikelangelo (Artist), Luke Logemann (Unified), Jeremy Neale (Musician), Tyson Wray (Beat Magazine), Rebecca Reato (Death Proof PR), Alastair Burns (Heart Stop Music), Sofie Loizou (Producer), Michael Dwyer (Journalist), Jake Cleland (The Vine), Nicholas Albanis (APRA AMCOS), Graham Ashton (Footstomp Music), Jake Taylor (Musician), Aaron Smith (Unified), Martin Foley MP (ALP), Narayan Wallace (Unified), Andrew Fuller, Si Gould (Wondercore Island), Sophie Kirov (Down The Highway), Tim Scott (Noisey), Martha Brown (Producer), David Nash (Native Tongue Music Publishing), Rose Callaghan (Comedian/Writer), Maya Janeska (Unified), Paul Bender (Musician), Bianca O’Neill (Authentic Entertainment / Alphabet Pony), Michael ‘Smasha’ Pollard (Smash ‘n’ Sound / RMIT), Richard Moffat (Groovin’ The Moo / Falls Festival), Byron Georgouras (Collarts), Charles Jenkins (Push Songs), Minister Edward O’Donohue (Liberal Party), Guy Morrow, Jamie Gough (Native Tongue Publishing), Jacinta Parsons (3RRR), Joanna Cameron (AIR), Paul O’Gorman (Paul O’Gorman Entertainment Lawyers), Peter Bayliss (Into Tomorrow), Rebekah Duke (Music Victoria), Ryan Mason (Arts Victoria), Tom Larkin (Shihad/ Homesurgery), Kris Schroeder (The Basics), Fiona Patten (The Australian Sex Party), Cathy Kirkpatrick(Nomadic Fish), Sue Pennicuik (MLC Victorian Greens), Avril McQueen (City of Melbourne).

Face The Music acknowledges the 200 volunteers who have produced this community project and thanks our partners for the live streaming project:, AAM and JMC Academy .

Pre-sale tickets are now closed. Single day and two day tickets are available at the door until sold out.