As the Australian Music Week Conference fast approaches, we are proud to announce additional key figures for the event next week, with Paul Kelly, Ken West and Dan Rosen now joining the list of music Industry Heavy-weights which includes US Music Industry analyst Bob Lefsetz (The Lefsetz Letter/The Bob Lefsetz Podcast), Michael Gudinski (Mushroom Group), Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment), Roger Field (Live Nation), Geoff Jones (TEG), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring), John Watson (Eleven Music), Jaddan Comerford (Unified Music Group), Owen Orford (New World Artists), Tim Worton (ASM Global), Jeremy Dylan (Potts Entertainment), Peter Noble (Bluesfest Byron Bay) and more…
Australia’s greatest and most enduring songwriter Paul Kelly joins AMW in a global podcast session with Bob Lefsetz and a live audience on Saturday November 6, from 2.00-3.30pm. Kelly is one of those rare artists to spin a long career that has delivered sold out tours, a #1 album, multiple ARIA awards, an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame, and an Order Of Australia which acknowledged distinguished service to the Performing Arts and the promotion of the national identity through his contributions as singer, songwriter and musician.
Ken West needs no introduction. As a co-founder of the BIG DAY OUT, Ken ran the Australian/NZ event for 22 years. The iconic music Festival attracted over 5 Million fans in its lifetime and was headlined by some of the world’s biggest acts – from Nirvana, The Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, The Chemical Brothers, Soundgarden, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and more… BIG DAY OUT was THE right of passage Festival! Ken will officially open Australian Music Week when he sits down with Bob Lefsetz for a live conference audience of delegates for a global podcast session on Wednesday November 6, from 12.15-1.30pm.
Following his inspiring speech at BIGSOUND recently, AMW welcomes Keynote Speaker ARIA CEO Dan Rosen. Dan will demonstrate that the ‘figures do matter’ in his Keynote speech that will take place on Friday November 8, from 3.20-4.20pm. “As we approach the end of the year, and the end of decade, it is time to take stock of how far we’ve come as a music industry, and where we might go next.” Dan will deliver a state of play on Australian music, providing valuable insight into our business, our culture and consumer listening behaviour.
Previously announced in the program as part of a pre-record podcast screening with Bob Lefsetz at AMW, renowned musician Peter Garrett has unfortunately had to cancel his appearance due to a conflict in recording commitments. However, the good news is Peter will still appear on a future episode of The Bob Lefsetz Podcast.
Additional panellists joining AMW this year are Jodie Williams (Music Director, Nova Entertainment), Aaron Girgis (Space 44), Will Watson (PS Music Group), Magpie Johnston (Dashville) and Nicola Tan (American Express, Director Of Experiences).
Ticket prices for Australian Music Week have been kept low thanks to our supporting partners. Along with the free Beach Concert Series, ten venues in Cronulla will host 150 showcasing artists across the five days. With a one-day show pass at $16, you can venue hop to catch up to 45 artist showcases, while a 3-day live show pass gets you into all venues at $41. For conference passes / live show venue tix head to OZTIX. *$1 per every ticket will go towards Support Act.
Over 20 panels will feature the cream of the Australian Music Industry – covering Radio / Media & Marketing / Women In Music / Country Music / Americana / Exports / Business & Branding / Management and more…. Key highlights you do not want to miss at AMW this year are:
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6
12.15pm-1.30pm – LIVE PODCAST: Ken West (Big Day Out) with Bob Lefsetz
2.00pm-3.00pm – STATE OF PLAY – Open Panel Forum: Moderator: Bob Lefsetz
Speakers: Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring), Roger Field (Live Nation), Jaddan Comerford (Unified Music Group), Owen Orford (New World Artists) & Tim Worton (ASM Global)
3.45-5.40pm – FILM PREMIERE: Tommy Emmanuel – The Endless Road
The 80minute award-winning documentary will be followed by a Q&A session from director Jeremy Dylan & producer Jaime Lewis.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7
10.30am-11.30am – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Bob Lefsetz with Moderator Paul Cashmere (Noise 11)
11.50am-12.50pm – LIVE PODCAST: Hayley Mary (The Jezabels) with Jeremy Dylan (My Favorite Album Podcast)
2.30pm-3.30pm – LIVE PODCAST: Michael Gudinski (The Mushroom Group) with Bob Lefsetz (The Bob Lefsetz Podcast)
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
10.30am-12noon – LIVE PODCAST: John Watson (Eleven Music) with Bob Lefsetz (The Bob Lefsetz Podcast)
12.20pm-1.20pm – HYPOTHETICALLY LIVE: an fun interactive panel of Music Industry experts will talk through a range of scenarios for artists to climb the music ladder, complete with mock negotiations.
w/ Owen Orford (New World Artists), John Watson (Eleven Music), Peter Noble (Byron Bay Blues Fest), Brad Hinds (Oztix), Black Angus & Miss Connie (Sneaky Sound System), Neil Hunt (Sureshaker), Scott Mesiti (MJR Presents), Edwin Tehrani (New World Artists) and many more…
2.00pm-3.00pm – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Geoff Jones (TEG) with Moderator Lars Brandle (Billboard)
3.20pm-4.20pm – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Dan Rosen (ARIA) with Moderator Bob Lefsetz
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
2.00pm-3.30pm – LIVE PODCAST: Paul Kelly with Bob Lefsetz (The Bob Lefsetz Podcast)
4.00pm-5.00pm – LIVE PODCAST: Bob Lefsetz with Nate Goyer (The Vinyl Guide)
7.00pm-8.20pm – FILM SCREENING: Tommy Emmanuel – ‘The Endless Road’ Documentary
FREE BEACH CONCERT SERIES, Western Sydney Uni Stage at Dunningham Park, Cronulla
Wednesday Nov 6 – 6.00-8.45pm
William Crighton, Adam Eckersley Band, Bullhorn
Thursday Nov 7 – 4.00pm-8.45pm
BHSS Showcase, Wanderers, Lost Tropics, The Regime, Laura Hyde, Moving Stills, Gold Member
Friday Nov 8 – 5.30pm-9.00pm
Adam Miller, The Dave Orr Band, Nathan Cavaleri, Ray Beadle Band
Saturday Nov 9 – 3.30pm-8.30pm
MUSO Comp winner, St Joan, Kingston County, Fripps and Fripps, The Kava Kings
Sunday Nov 10 – 12.30pm-6.30pm
Doko, James Van Cooper, Dylan Wright, Hayley Mary, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey