Steve Albini Announced As Face The Music 2014 Keynote Speaker
Written by Nastassia Baroni on 28th August, 2014
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The annual Face The Music conference will return to Melbourne for its seventh year this November and the organisers have announced that musician, alternative icon and producer extraordinaire Steve Albini as the 2014 keynote speaker.
Held over two days at Arts Centre Melbourne on November 14th and 15th, Face The Music has also revealed the first lineup of industry speakers for the 2014 event, including Artist Voice’s Dave Batty, Chris Hatzis of 3RRR, Unified’s Caleb Williams and Kirsty Rivers from APRA AMCOS.
Albini, the man behind Nirvana‘s In Utero, is a well respected figure in the international music community and a champion of independently produced work, separate from corporate interests. Along with Nirvana, he’s also worked with the Pixies, The Breeders and PJ Harvey and plays guitar in the band Shellac.
Face The Music has also announced that in a special session to mark their induction into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame, the four original members of celebrated Australian rock outfit Daddy Cool will come together at the conference to discuss their career and music.
Watch: Daddy Cool – Eagle Rock
Face The Music 2014
Steve Albini – Artist / Engineer
Ed Nimmervoll – Music Journalist
Dave Batty – Custom Made / Artist Voice
Johann Ponniah – I OH YOU
Briese Abbott – Spark & Opus
Ben Thompson – Corner Presents
James Young – Cherry Bar, Yah Yahs
Antonia Sellbach – Love of Diagrams, Beaches
Harley Evans – Moshtix
Millie Millgate – Sounds Australia
Glenn Dickie – Sounds Australia
Chris Hatzis – 3RRR
Cara Williams – Beat
Chris Johnson – AMRAP/CBAA
Emma Telfer – The Office Of Good Design
Sophia Brous – Artist / Curator
Caleb Williams – Unified
Kirsty Rivers – APRA AMCOS
Yvette Myhill – AAM
Patrick Donovan – Music Victoria
Leigh Treweek – themusic.com.au