Nai palm picDesigned to facilitate skill-sharing and discussion of the creative process between artists, the 2014 Face The Music creative workshops offer a unique opportunity to mind meld with some of Australia’s most talented artists and producers, including Kirin J Callinan, Gossling, Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote), Tommy Spender, Oscar Key Sung, Alex Akers (Forces), Pip Norman, Matt Ridgway (Winterpark), MoMO (Diafrix), Tim Shiel (Faux Pas, Gotye) and Joelistics.

A range of music business people are available to meet with you at Face The Music to discuss your music, career options or just talk about music! Face The Music presents an exclusive opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with one of Australia’s leading music lawyers. Whether you have a burning business issue, a legal problem, or you just need some legal muscle in your network, this is your chance to book in a quick, free meeting.

Whether you’re new to artist management or in need of some guidance, the AAM Meet the Managers session enables you to ask the hard-hitting questions and puts you in direct contact with some of Australia’s most successful managers in a 15-minute speed-dating set-up.

To register for the twelve special small group creative music workshops and exclusive one-on-one meetings with music industry professionals, head to the 2014 Session pages.

This year’s APRA AMCOS Masterclass is presented by one of Australia’s biggest recent success stories, Nai Palm of Melbourne’s Hiatus Kaiyote. The vocalist, guitarist and chief songwriter for the Grammy Award-nominated band, can count Eryka Badhu, Prince, and The Roots as fans of her work. Selected artist applicants will have intimate face-to-face time with Nai Palm to discuss songwriting.

Sydney-based livewire Kirin J Callinan will use demonstration, participation and manipulation to illustrate how he creates his signature guitar sound and how you too can create strange, beautiful and unique sounds with the help of technology.

Yamaha presents an intimate Artist Q&A with Gossling, who has taken time out from her national tour to meet with a small group of emerging artists to discuss songwriting and instrumentation, tips for touring and building a support team around you.

Having lent his arranging and performance skills to recordings by Josh Pyke, Vance Joy and Paul Kelly, Ross Irwin (Cat Empire/Bamboos) talks us through his approach to strings and horn arranging. In this workshop presented by Arts Centre Melbourne, Ross will use his recordings to break down the instrumentation and arranging techniques he utilises when expanding the sonic palette of an existing song.

Check out the full program for SMALL GROUP WORKSHOPS AND ONE-ON-ONE MEETING OPPORTUNITIES on our 2014 Sessions page.