Face The Music announces program, tickets on sale now


Tickets are on sale now, for Melbourne’s own contemporary music conference Face The Music 2013 held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne November 15th and 16th. With last year’s conference selling out to a record number of local and global industry attendees and featuring keynote speakers AJ Maddah and Kimbra, Face The Music 2013 promises to be yet another stellar line up.

Playing host to its biggest line up of international and national speakers to date, Face The Music 2013’s big announcement is coming September 11th. With 150 high profile music industry leaders working in fields including label management, events, PR, recording, media and performance, all set to donate their time to meet people, provide advice and discuss new ideas. A sneak peak into the forthcoming announcement includes; ARIA's Dan RosenJess Beston of Tiny Monster, Australian music entrepreneur Bruce Milne, artist Cash SavageJohn Watson of Eleven / John Watson Management, Sophie Miles of Mistletone Records, Peter Karpinof Universal Music Australia, Kim Carter of Rockstar Management, Dr Ianto Ware of the National Live Music Office, Darren Levin(Faster Louder/Mess+Noise), Marcus Teague (The Vine), Tim Morrison of Trial KennedyNic Warnock of RIP Society / Repressed Records, Markus Popp of Oval (Germany) and Ross Knight from the Cosmic Psychos.

For 2013, topics will explore interesting new approaches to staple activities such as marketing and release strategies, artist management, booking gigs, recording techniques, and taking your music to a global music market. As well as fresh sessions on current trends such as the resurgence of vinyl, reality talent shows, the power of moving pictures and the algorithms of streaming.

This year Face The Music will partner with Arts Centre Melbourne’s Digital Learning Hub to expand the stream of creative-development workshops and masterclasses on offer. The sessions will include hands-on music making, songwriting, beat-making and interactive recording studio skills. The Digital Learning Hub is a leader in music, sound and media technology.

The format for Face The Music 2013 will include forums, presentations, networking, facilitated meetings, practical music workshops and the return of Face The Music 2012’s popular session, the debate. Face The Music 2013 is a MUST on the music industry calendar for anyone looking to further develop their music careers on or off the stage.

Face The Music is a non-profit event. We gratefully acknowledge our funding, program and media partners: The Push, Melbourne Music Week, Arts Victoria, Music Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne, FReeZA Mentoring, theMusic, APRA, AIR, AAM, 3RRR, Plakkit, Shout Out Loud and Yamaha Music. 

AAM members are able to claim a discount on all tickets, email meg@aam.org.au for more information. 

Colin McAlpine