Music Producers

January 1, 1970

Presented by The Push

Day: Saturday 17 November, 2012
Time: 12.15 – 1.15pm
Location: Members Dining Room, the Arts Centre (Level 7)

Kevin Parker recorded Tame Impala’s Lonerism all over the world including a vocal take on a plane, yet he openly credits renowned producer David Fridmann, who fixed the tracks, as the “real” engineer. Technology might make it easier for musicians to be budding engineers but the role of a good producer is as vital as ever in helping artists to refine their sound and make an amazing album. Gathering some of the most renowned producers in Australia this session will cover the changing role of the producer in 2012, the relationships between artists and producers, the nitty gritty of agreements/contacts, producer credits/points, how to find a studio plan that suits your band, and the broadening gateways into a career in sound.  Take advantage of the opportunity to get targeted advice from some of the best in the business on your next recording when we open the session up to Q&A.

Facilitator: Charles Jenkins (Musician / Manager, Push Songs)


  • Forrester Savell (Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Dallas Frasca, Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra)
  • Gareth Parton (The Go! Team, Foals, The Killers, Asian Dub Foundation, Big Scary)
  • Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, Bertie Blackman, Eskimo Joe, Tim Rogers, The Living End)
  • Scott Horscroft (Silverchair, Birds Of Tokyo, The Presets, Gold Fields)
  • Steven Schram (San Cisco, The Vasco Era, Cat Empire, Little Red, Little Birdy)