Australian Music Week has announced its first round of speakers & delegates

Australian Music Week returns to Cronulla for its second year in 2016, brining an expertly curated conference line up to the Sydney beach hub for a week of  live shows and industry sessions!

From November 2nd through November 4th, the summit will be providing musicians from all genres the opportunities to perform in front of a wide range of industry executives and recording professionals, as well as network and meet identities who can help further their careers.

Today, AMW have unveiled their first round of speakers and delegates for the 2016 event who will be partaking in the program’s master classes and panel sessions. Headed up by Jed Hilly of the Americana Music Association, the list of names confirmed for AMW this year is representative of talent from all corners of the industry.

Australian Music Week has also announced its partnership with the East Coast Music Association (ECMA), the Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA) and BreakOut West for the 2016 event, which will be bringing the popular ‘Canadian Blast’ event to AMW this year. The Showcase Scotland Expo will also be a presence at AMW this year, while MusicNSW has also been announced as a special featured organisation at the conference.

To get your tickets for Australian Music Week and to find out more about the event as it’s running in 2016, head HERE.

In the meantime, check out the first round of speakers and delegates below!


Jed Hilly [Americana Music Association]
Peter Noble [Bluesfest]
Andy McLean [East Coast Music Association] (Canada)
Lisa Whytock [Showcase Scotland Expo/Active Events] (UK)
Mark Lizotte [Diesel]
Robyn Stewart [BreakOut West/Western Canadian Music Alliance]
Rod Yates [Rolling Stone]
Iain Shedden [The Australian]
Keith Welsh [Velocer]
Stuart Coupe [Laughing Outlaw Records]
Larry Heath [The AU Review]
Zenon Els [Artist Network]
Nathan Farrell [Nathan Farrell Entertainment]
Edwin Tehrani [New World Artists]
Troy Barrott [Hub Artist Services]
Vanessa Picken [Comes With Fries]
Basil Cook [Four|Four – ABC Music]
John Zucco [The Right Profile]
Peta Chew [ABC Music]
Scott Mesiti [MJR Presents]
Geoff Trio [Code One | Indica Australia]
Aaron Girgis [Space 44 | Sounds of The Suburbs]
Marshall Cullen [Damien Gerard | Foghorn Group]
Luke Girgis [Shock Records | Be Like Children]
Beth Deady [MGM]
John Wardle [Live Music Office]
Damian Cunningham [Live Music Office]
Jon Howell [Rhythm Section]
Geoff Bell [Laing Entertainment]
Adrian Buckley [Wollombi Music Festival | Folk In Broke | Narara Music Festival]
Chris Johnson [AMRAP]
Phaedra Watts [Nannup Music Festival]
Rob Scott [Source Music]
Tracey Collier-Griffiths [Kick Music]
Daivd Sleishman [Sleishman Drums]
Charlton Hill [Uncanny Valley]
Daniel Antix [Def Wolf Music]
Jamie Croft [Sofar Sounds]
Justine Crowther [Fly By Night]
Kyle Druery [Dinosaur Records]
Paul Camkin [Waves]
Peter Paterson [Perfect Pitch]
Anthony Harrison [True Tone]
Tony Cini [Blues Explosion]


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