Talks, Parties and Performances revealed as the Program is announced for Face The Music Industry Conference

The program for the 2015 Face the Music industry conference has been announced. With fifty various music talks, meetings, workshops, parties and performances under the Arts Centre spire and surrounding arts precinct, the conference is designed for musicians, creative business people and music fans alike.

Opening Face the Music 2015 will be Mardi Caught (Warner Music Australia), Jodie Regan (Spinning Top Music) and Susan Heymann (Chugg Entertainment). The trio will explore their personal experiences and industry advice.

Face the Music will offer a range of sessions such as the triple j Listening LoungeThe Evolution of Digital Music workshop, Music Hacks digital marketing masterclass, the Native Tongue Publishing 101 workshop, a Drumming masterclass presented by SoundLab, an APRA AMCOS  Songwriting masterclass with Holy Holy and more.

One-on-one meetings can also be booked with leading industry insiders including Noisey’s Fred Pessaro, 123 Agency’s Damian Costin, 3RRR’s Simon Winkler, Queenscliff Music Festival’s Andrew Orvis and Chrissie Vincent.  Applications close November 9th.

FACE THE MUSIC will take place at the Arts Centre Melbourne, on Friday November 13th & Saturday November 14th 2015.

Newly Announced Speakers Include:

Archie Roach, Dr Motte (Love Parade – GER), Jochen Arbeit (Einstürzende Neubauten – GER), Mardi Caught (Warner Music Australia), Susan Heymann (Chugg Entertainment), Jodie Regan (Spinning Top), Fred Pessaro (Editor In Chief, Noisey – USA), artists Harvey Miller & Monte Morgan (Client Liaison), Ali  Barter, Phoebe Baker (Alpine), Honeysmack, Oscar Dawson & Matt Redlich (Holy Holy), Murray Robertson (The Thunderbirds), Chris Maund and Marihuzka Cornelius (Ivy League), Damian Costin (123 Agency), Harvey Saward (Remote Control), Ian James (Mushroom Publishing), Anita Nedeljkovic (Venue Collective), Bill Armstrong AM (Armstrong Studios), Dean Ormston, Andrew Harris & Nicholas Albanis (APRA AMCOS), Joel Connolly (Umbrella), Adam de Cata (Run It Wild), Larry Heath (AU Review), Matt Tanner & Kate Mills (Native Tongue), Chrissie Vincent (Publicist), Ben O’Hara & Byron Georgouras (Collarts), Mikey Cahill (Herald Sun), Chris Johnston (Fairfax), Kirsty Rivers & Dean Linguey (Creative Victoria), Peter Chellew & Melinda Krause (The Push), Simon Winkler (3RRR), Andrew Orvis (Queenscliff Music Festival), Melanie Lewis (Spur Presence), Marcus Teague, Jenny Valentish & Stuart Braun (Writers), Cassie Walker (Peachy Entertainment), Kate Duncan (Decibels), drummers Alejandro Adams and Jeff Consi, Laura Semple (Semplesize), Louis Cornell (Engineer), Carolyn Laffan (Arts Centre Melbourne) and Alex Yabsley (Yamaha).

Face The Music passes are available at


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