Tickets to Australia’s Most Accessible, Grassroots Music Industry Conference On Sale Now / by Kylie Cobb

*** Embargo Lifts Thursday 2 August, 9am ***

Tickets to Australia's most accessible, grassroots music industry conference are now on sale as Australian Music Week announces a taste of the 80-strong speaker lineup for this year's event, which takes place in Cronulla Beach, 7-9 November

Bringing together artists and industry professionals at the forefront of the grassroots music scene, Australian Music Week is all about real music discovery, relevant industry advice and good times with damn good people.

And, priced at just $99 for a FULL early-bird conference pass, this event is genuinely accessible for artists and industry folk at all stages of their career.

"Australian Music Week is about breaking down barriers to the music industry," said conference manager, Jon Howell.

"We bring in national and international guests to give practical, career-changing advice for artists and industry workers at the coalface finding their feet in the music industry day-in, day-out."

The full conference pass gives access to three days of panels, masterclass workshops and over 150 live showcases, as well as Australia's only dedicated Music Film Festival (10-11 Nov) and the official annual Folk, Americana and Country Music Conferences. 

"Australian Music Week is unique in that it is still relatively small, which makes it so much easier for artists and industry to genuinely connect, with actual on-the-ground discoveries, new business relationships and deals forming over the days of the conference. 

"The opportunities are real, the panels and workshops are highly relevant and the great results we're seeing for artists, service providers and music buyers grows stronger every year.

"Over the past 4 years Australian Music Week has become a haven for hundreds of industry professionals from all sectors with its focus on relationship building, because good business always flows from genuine relationships (and lots of Mexican food!)," Jon said.

Speakers and industry delegates revealed today include Canadian Musician Health and Wellness coach, Mike Schwartz, music tech expert, Hazel Savage, Deena Lynch aka Spectator Jonze, an award-winning digital illustrator, musician and artist manager with Amplifire Music (Confidence Man, The Jungle Giants), Australian music industry veterans, Chrissie Vincent (head of entertainment management at Collarts) and Graham Ashton (Footstomp Music), Cathy Kirkpatrick (Nomadic Fish), Will Watson (PS Music Group), Poppy Reid (Seventh Street Media) and Andy McLean (Canada's East Coast Music Association).

Following a full-house and fantastic feedback from last year's media and marketing bootcamp, Australian Music Week has upped the ante announcing a full day of Music Marketing Masterclasses to be delivered bygrassroots and DIY music marketing professionals, including Samantha Morris (Blank GC/ Gold Coast Music Awards) and Kylie Cobb (Kitty Kitty Bang Bang), with more to be announced soon.

Tickets are on sale now via Oztix with prices ranging from $25 for a one night live music pass to $99 for a full early-bird conference pass. 

Artist showcase applications close 18 August at www.australianmusicweek.com.

Australian Music Week is proudly presented by Oztix.

Past speakers include Peter Noble (Bluesfest), Gregg Donavon (Wonderlick), Mama Kin, Chloe Goodyear (Woodford Folk Festival) and Jed Hilly (Americana) with delegates from New World Artists, MGM, ABC Music and more in regular attendance searching for new talent.

Past editions have seen artists like Ruby Fields, Hein Cooper, Skegss, Diesel, The Audreys, Hollow Coves and William Crichton pick up international tours, major festival placements, record and distribution deals, international touring and showcasing opportunities.


 
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AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK FAST FACTS

150 + LIVE PERFORMANCES
20 PANELS & WORKSHOPS
10 VENUES
5 DAYS

TICKETS ON SALE NOW

Full Conference Pass: $99 early-bird
Day/Night Pass:  $49 student / $69 full price
Live Showcase Only Passes: 1 night $25/ 3 nights $40

Ticket Link: http://bit.ly/amw18

MUSIC CONFERENCE | NOV 7- 9 | CRONULLA, NSW

Australia’s Most Accessible, Grassroots Music Industry Conference.
Real music discovery. Relevant industry advice. Good times with damn good people.

Conference Passes on sale now at australianmusicweek.com

LIVE PERFORMANCE SHOWCASES | NOV 7 - 9

150+ Australian & international indie pop, electronica, rock and blues through to folk, americana and country performers playing across 10 venues over 3 nights. 

Artist showcase applications close 18 August at australianmusicweek.com
Live Showcase Passes on sale now at
australianmusicweek.com

FILM FESTIVAL |  NOV 10 - 11

Showcasing the best in long and short form music-related cinema across 2 days with special events and screenings.

Film Festival Applications are now closed.


SPEAKERS/DELEGATES

 MIKE SCHWARTZ (CANADA) - MUSICIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS  With over twelve years of professional writing, recording and touring experience Mike Schwartz is the Canadian drummer that just happens to know how to move well, eat well and inspire a creative and productive mindset. With a proven track record as a Fitness Professional over the past decade, Mike has become a household name to his music industry colleagues as a leader of physical and mental well-being. Upon the release of his first book, “The Musician’s Guide To Surviving The Rock Star Lifestyle”, Mike’s delivered educational seminars, workshops and keynotes regarding the topic on major stages like Canadian Music Week and BeeakOut West. Also working one on one with artists and industry alike, Mike’s skills and education help to inspire creative flow and top performance. He’s excited to make his international debut as the Trusted Authority of Musician Health and Wellness at the 2018 Australian Music Week.

MIKE SCHWARTZ (CANADA) - MUSICIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS

With over twelve years of professional writing, recording and touring experience Mike Schwartz is the Canadian drummer that just happens to know how to move well, eat well and inspire a creative and productive mindset. With a proven track record as a Fitness Professional over the past decade, Mike has become a household name to his music industry colleagues as a leader of physical and mental well-being. Upon the release of his first book, “The Musician’s Guide To Surviving The Rock Star Lifestyle”, Mike’s delivered educational seminars, workshops and keynotes regarding the topic on major stages like Canadian Music Week and BeeakOut West. Also working one on one with artists and industry alike, Mike’s skills and education help to inspire creative flow and top performance. He’s excited to make his international debut as the Trusted Authority of Musician Health and Wellness at the 2018 Australian Music Week.

 POPPY REID - MANAGING EDITOR, SEVENTH STREET MEDIA  Poppy Reid is the Managing Editor of Australia’s fastest-growing music media company, Seventh Street Media, which includes Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and numerous other publications under its umbrella. She was shortlisted for B&T's Women in Media Awards in 2017, is the former Editor at The Music Network and a journalist who has been published in various publications including Rolling Stone, The Edge and Red Bull Music. When not writing about music, Poppy is binge-watching Netflix series’ with badass female protagonists.

POPPY REID - MANAGING EDITOR, SEVENTH STREET MEDIA

Poppy Reid is the Managing Editor of Australia’s fastest-growing music media company, Seventh Street Media, which includes Tone Deaf, The Brag, The Industry Observer and numerous other publications under its umbrella. She was shortlisted for B&T's Women in Media Awards in 2017, is the former Editor at The Music Network and a journalist who has been published in various publications including Rolling Stone, The Edge and Red Bull Music. When not writing about music, Poppy is binge-watching Netflix series’ with badass female protagonists.

 GRAHAM ASHTON - DIRECTOR, FOOTSTOMP MUSIC  After almost 20 years at labels, Graham Ashton launched Footstomp Music in 2010 as a music services company specializing in artist, project and event management. Footstomp currently manage BUSBY MAROU, COLIN LILLIE, EDEN MULHOLLAND and TIA GOSTELOW. Footstomp also book Brisbane’s number one venue The Triffid and take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nettwerk and Nonesuch for Australia and New Zealand. Graham was also the Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND from 2010 - 2014. He has since found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Global Music Summit. Graham is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS and MUMFORD & SONS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age. 

GRAHAM ASHTON - DIRECTOR, FOOTSTOMP MUSIC

After almost 20 years at labels, Graham Ashton launched Footstomp Music in 2010 as a music services company specializing in artist, project and event management. Footstomp currently manage BUSBY MAROU, COLIN LILLIE, EDEN MULHOLLAND and TIA GOSTELOW. Footstomp also book Brisbane’s number one venue The Triffid and take care of the publicity for their favourite labels Nettwerk and Nonesuch for Australia and New Zealand. Graham was also the Executive Programmer for BIGSOUND from 2010 - 2014. He has since found himself speaking at events such as SXSW, CMJ, Canadian Music Week and the New Zealand Global Music Summit. Graham is proud to have worked closely with hundreds of artists including the likes of ROBBIE WILLIAMS, POWDERFINGER, THE LIVING END, PAUL KELLY, THE GO-BETWEENS and MUMFORD & SONS. He is getting more obsessed about music with age. 

 WILL WATSON - DIRECTOR, PS MUSIC GROUP  PS Music Group is an Australian based music company providing live music services across Australia and New Zealand, including tour promoting, live career strategy, artist bookings, venue bookings, event programming and international export. With national offices in Melbourne, Victoria and Brisbane, PS Music Group manages Thando, is the booking agent for 17 acts including Bobby Alu, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and FEELDS and is the tour promoter for Frazey Ford, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Coathangers and more.

WILL WATSON - DIRECTOR, PS MUSIC GROUP

PS Music Group is an Australian based music company providing live music services across Australia and New Zealand, including tour promoting, live career strategy, artist bookings, venue bookings, event programming and international export. With national offices in Melbourne, Victoria and Brisbane, PS Music Group manages Thando, is the booking agent for 17 acts including Bobby Alu, Melbourne Ska Orchestra and FEELDS and is the tour promoter for Frazey Ford, Hot 8 Brass Band, The Coathangers and more.

 CHRISSIE VINCENT - HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT, COLLARTS  Chrissie started her career in the music industry in 1981 at Festival Records in Sydney. With over 37 years experience in the music and entertainment industry, Chrissie has worked with some of the biggest names in music, both in Australia and internationally (based in Los Angeles for 5 years at Virgin Records Worldwide) including the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins and Australian artists and bands such as The Living End, Pete Murray, Don Walker, Jeff Lang, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins - the list is endless. Chrissie has worked in various capacities including publicity, artist management, TV production, record promotion, radio promotion and music television at MTV in Australia and the US. In 1999 she branched out as an independent publicist establishing Chrissie Vincent Publicity & Management, working on successful publicity campaigns for events such as Falls Festival, St Kilda Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival, Boogie Festival, the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo and CD and National Tour campaigns for both local and international touring artists. In January 2015, Chrissie accepted the position of Head of Entertainment Management at Collarts (Australian Collage of the Arts) where she is overseeing the Bachelor of Applied Business degree and lecturing in Entertainment Management. In November 2017, Chrissie was the first person to complete a Masters Degree in International Music Business and in March 2018 released her thesis on local content quotas on Australian commercial radio, aiming to be published in 2018. 

CHRISSIE VINCENT - HEAD OF ENTERTAINMENT MANAGEMENT, COLLARTS

Chrissie started her career in the music industry in 1981 at Festival Records in Sydney. With over 37 years experience in the music and entertainment industry, Chrissie has worked with some of the biggest names in music, both in Australia and internationally (based in Los Angeles for 5 years at Virgin Records Worldwide) including the Rolling Stones, Lenny Kravitz, David Bowie, Sex Pistols, Smashing Pumpkins and Australian artists and bands such as The Living End, Pete Murray, Don Walker, Jeff Lang, Tim Rogers, Tex Perkins - the list is endless. Chrissie has worked in various capacities including publicity, artist management, TV production, record promotion, radio promotion and music television at MTV in Australia and the US. In 1999 she branched out as an independent publicist establishing Chrissie Vincent Publicity & Management, working on successful publicity campaigns for events such as Falls Festival, St Kilda Festival, St Kilda Film Festival, Pyramid Rock Festival, Boogie Festival, the Australasian Worldwide Music Expo and CD and National Tour campaigns for both local and international touring artists. In January 2015, Chrissie accepted the position of Head of Entertainment Management at Collarts (Australian Collage of the Arts) where she is overseeing the Bachelor of Applied Business degree and lecturing in Entertainment Management. In November 2017, Chrissie was the first person to complete a Masters Degree in International Music Business and in March 2018 released her thesis on local content quotas on Australian commercial radio, aiming to be published in 2018. 

 HAZEL SAVAGE - MUSIIO CEO & CO-FOUNDER  Hazel Savage is a music-tech expert and co-founder of Musiio, which uses AI o solve content and curation problems for the music industry. Originally from the UK and having spent 5 years working in Australia she now resides in Singapore. With 12 years experience in the music industry, predominantly in tech companies with a focus on mobile applications, she boasts, Shazam, Universal, Pandora and BandLab as previous experience.

HAZEL SAVAGE - MUSIIO CEO & CO-FOUNDER

Hazel Savage is a music-tech expert and co-founder of Musiio, which uses AI o solve content and curation problems for the music industry. Originally from the UK and having spent 5 years working in Australia she now resides in Singapore. With 12 years experience in the music industry, predominantly in tech companies with a focus on mobile applications, she boasts, Shazam, Universal, Pandora and BandLab as previous experience.

 DEENA LYNCH - MUSICIAN, DIGITAL ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST MANAGER (CONFIDENCE MAN, JUNGLE GIANTS)  Deena is the artist behind the moniker of Jaguar Jonze and Spectator Jonze. As a songwriter and performer, Deena was named ‘Most Promising Female Songwriter’ at the 2016 Queensland Music Awards and has since been working on her musical project Jaguar Jonze. Having launched in August 2018 she has already been invited to perform overseas at Music Matters in Singapore and International Indie Music Festival in Indonesia. Spectator Jonze is her visual art and people project of passion bringing mental health to light by depicting the often taboo subject of our individual battles into a colourful, comedic display of imperfectly perfect beauty. Since its inception in September 2017 she has completed more than 80 interviews and 55 portraits. Deena is also a Senior Artist Manager at Amplifire Music, a management and label services company based in Brisbane. Deena works with bands including Confidence Man and The Jungle Giants on day-to-day logistics, strategy and management duties.

DEENA LYNCH - MUSICIAN, DIGITAL ILLUSTRATOR & ARTIST MANAGER (CONFIDENCE MAN, JUNGLE GIANTS)

Deena is the artist behind the moniker of Jaguar Jonze and Spectator Jonze. As a songwriter and performer, Deena was named ‘Most Promising Female Songwriter’ at the 2016 Queensland Music Awards and has since been working on her musical project Jaguar Jonze. Having launched in August 2018 she has already been invited to perform overseas at Music Matters in Singapore and International Indie Music Festival in Indonesia. Spectator Jonze is her visual art and people project of passion bringing mental health to light by depicting the often taboo subject of our individual battles into a colourful, comedic display of imperfectly perfect beauty. Since its inception in September 2017 she has completed more than 80 interviews and 55 portraits. Deena is also a Senior Artist Manager at Amplifire Music, a management and label services company based in Brisbane. Deena works with bands including Confidence Man and The Jungle Giants on day-to-day logistics, strategy and management duties.

 ANDY McLEAN (CANADA)- CEO, EAST COAST MUSIC ASSOCIATION  An established leader in the cultural industries sector with knowledge of signature music events locally, nationally and internationally, Andy is the CEO of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) based in Halifax Nova Scotia. As the East Coast’s most prodigious music event, he is responsible for delivering a national televised music awards show, 5–day music festival and industry conference as well as a world-renowned international export buyers program. Although the ECMA is traditionally renowned for its acoustic based genres, today, it represents the full genre spectrum including rock,pop,hip hop,metal,electronic,R&B and more. 

ANDY McLEAN (CANADA)- CEO, EAST COAST MUSIC ASSOCIATION

An established leader in the cultural industries sector with knowledge of signature music events locally, nationally and internationally, Andy is the CEO of the East Coast Music Association (ECMA) based in Halifax Nova Scotia. As the East Coast’s most prodigious music event, he is responsible for delivering a national televised music awards show, 5–day music festival and industry conference as well as a world-renowned international export buyers program. Although the ECMA is traditionally renowned for its acoustic based genres, today, it represents the full genre spectrum including rock,pop,hip hop,metal,electronic,R&B and more. 

 CATHY KIRKPATRICK - DIRECTOR, NOMADIC FISH  A lover of coffee, fish and interesting beers, Cathy is the director of artist management, bookings and touring company Nomadic Fish,Sydney. Creating extraordinary events featuring exceptional artists for expectant audiences. Australian artists represented include : Mic Conway's National Junk Band, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Pony Face, Lazy Colts, VulgarGrad, Leroy Lee and David Bridie. International artists include : Afenginn (DK), Wallis Bird (IRE), DVA (CZ), Bazzookas (NL), Edgelarks (UK), Rory McLeod (UK), Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything (CAN), Ten Strings & A Goat Skin (CAN), Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (USA), Declan O'Rourke (IRE) and Don McGlashan (NZ). Genres approximate folk, world, blues and vaudeville, with a strong preference for "odd socks" who take something from the depths of history or memory, then twist and hone into something new and extraordinary. Rock and roll has not generally been known for its spirit of generosity ... but we can change that.

CATHY KIRKPATRICK - DIRECTOR, NOMADIC FISH

A lover of coffee, fish and interesting beers, Cathy is the director of artist management, bookings and touring company Nomadic Fish,Sydney. Creating extraordinary events featuring exceptional artists for expectant audiences. Australian artists represented include : Mic Conway's National Junk Band, The Crooked Fiddle Band, Pony Face, Lazy Colts, VulgarGrad, Leroy Lee and David Bridie. International artists include : Afenginn (DK), Wallis Bird (IRE), DVA (CZ), Bazzookas (NL), Edgelarks (UK), Rory McLeod (UK), Jaron Freeman-Fox & The Opposite of Everything (CAN), Ten Strings & A Goat Skin (CAN), Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (USA), Declan O'Rourke (IRE) and Don McGlashan (NZ). Genres approximate folk, world, blues and vaudeville, with a strong preference for "odd socks" who take something from the depths of history or memory, then twist and hone into something new and extraordinary. Rock and roll has not generally been known for its spirit of generosity ... but we can change that.

 SAMANTHA MORRIS - EDITOR BLANK GC/ DIRECTOR GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS  Samantha Morris has lived on the Gold Coast nearly all her life and is passionate about busting the boring stereotypes associated with the sixth largest city in Australia. Most of her 25-year professional career has been spent working with conservation and land management groups on communication, fundraising and engagement and she’s won several awards recognising her work in that space. In 2013 she decided to focus closer to home and launched an old-school street-press style print magazine focused on the local music and cultural scene. Blank GC has become the Gold Coast’s independent cultural voice and has won Magazine of the Year in the Gold Coast media awards for two year’s running. In 2015 she also launched the annual Gold Coast Music Awards which sees the Esplanade closed in Surfers Paradise with 8,000 people above seasonal average attending the event in 2018. Sam is a freelance music and culture writer for City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast and other publications and organisations, she sits on the Advisory Board for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has a regular weekly on ABC Gold Coast where she talks new local music and gig

SAMANTHA MORRIS - EDITOR BLANK GC/ DIRECTOR GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS

Samantha Morris has lived on the Gold Coast nearly all her life and is passionate about busting the boring stereotypes associated with the sixth largest city in Australia. Most of her 25-year professional career has been spent working with conservation and land management groups on communication, fundraising and engagement and she’s won several awards recognising her work in that space. In 2013 she decided to focus closer to home and launched an old-school street-press style print magazine focused on the local music and cultural scene. Blank GC has become the Gold Coast’s independent cultural voice and has won Magazine of the Year in the Gold Coast media awards for two year’s running. In 2015 she also launched the annual Gold Coast Music Awards which sees the Esplanade closed in Surfers Paradise with 8,000 people above seasonal average attending the event in 2018. Sam is a freelance music and culture writer for City of Gold Coast, Destination Gold Coast and other publications and organisations, she sits on the Advisory Board for the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and has a regular weekly on ABC Gold Coast where she talks new local music and gig

 KYLIE COBB - DIRECTOR, KITTY KITTY BANG BANG  Rated by the Aussie press as one of the leading women behind Australia's booming music scene, Kylie Cobb a.k.a "Kitty" works with independent musicians and major music events across a range of genres on PR and marketing through her agency, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang.  As seen on TV ;) the current Kitty Kitty Bang Bang roster includes The Ironing Maidens, Hanlon Brothers, Gold Coast Music Awards, National Folk Festival, Woodfordia's Festival of Small Halls and more.  With degrees in International Business and Education, a spell as a primary school teacher, six years in corporate marketing, specialist PR training with one of Australia's leading investigative journalists and five years devoted to the music industry, Kylie is fast becoming a go-to music media and marketing expert.  Her passion for helping Australia's next crop of rising stars, Kylie writes a monthly music column and has partnered up with Blank GC Editor and communications expert, Samantha Morris, to run DIY, grassroots media and marketing workshops for creatives. 

KYLIE COBB - DIRECTOR, KITTY KITTY BANG BANG

Rated by the Aussie press as one of the leading women behind Australia's booming music scene, Kylie Cobb a.k.a "Kitty" works with independent musicians and major music events across a range of genres on PR and marketing through her agency, Kitty Kitty Bang Bang.

As seen on TV ;) the current Kitty Kitty Bang Bang roster includes The Ironing Maidens, Hanlon Brothers, Gold Coast Music Awards, National Folk Festival, Woodfordia's Festival of Small Halls and more.

With degrees in International Business and Education, a spell as a primary school teacher, six years in corporate marketing, specialist PR training with one of Australia's leading investigative journalists and five years devoted to the music industry, Kylie is fast becoming a go-to music media and marketing expert.

Her passion for helping Australia's next crop of rising stars, Kylie writes a monthly music column and has partnered up with Blank GC Editor and communications expert, Samantha Morris, to run DIY, grassroots media and marketing workshops for creatives. 


LINKS

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Website: australianmusicweek.com
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Twitter: @AustMusicWeek
Instagram: @australianmusicweek

Official hashtag: #AusMusicWeek


CONTACT

Kylie Cobb | Kitty Kitty Bang Bang PR | +61 402 434 523 | kylie@kittykittybangbang.com.au