Indie-Con Australia Conference 2018
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Indie-Con Australia is back! After the overwhelming success of first year, the independent music conference will once again be held in conjunction with this year’s AIR Awards in Australia’s UNESCO City of Music thanks to support from the South Australian Government.
The 2018 Indie-Con Australia conference will take place at The Hindley, Adelaide on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 of July. Focusing on issues that are specifically relevant to the independent music sector, Indie-Con Australia offers opportunities for advancement in professional and business development skills, one-on-one networking potential with key industry stakeholders and insights into the latest innovations and technological advancements in products, services and strategies.
The 2018 Indie-Con Australia line-up will bring together the best and brightest of the world's independent music industry, discussing everything from partnerships in the music industry to smart marketing, streaming and indie repertoire, neighbouring and reciprocal rights, independent industry action and State of the Nations: what's happening here and what's happening elsewhere?
Speakers include international guests Molly Neuman (Songtrust), Justin West (Secret City Records), Vincent Fenice (PIAS), Charles Caldas (Merlin), Charlie Phillips (WIN), Richard James Burgess (A2IM), Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars/The Future of What's), Edward Ginis (OpenPlay), Erik Gilbert & Greg Delaney (Entertainment Intelligence)
Australian speaker highlights include closing keynote from Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner and long time manager Michael McMartin, Dom Alessio speaking from his newfound home at Sounds Australia, Victoria's new Music Development Office GM and Artist Manager - Bonnie Dalton, Spotify's Tom Mee and Alicia Sbrugnera, and Andy Mak and Adalita teaming up with their Publishers Matt Tanner and Linda Bosidis.
Conference programmer Stu Watters comments "We're really excited to deliver a program that ups the ante on the Australian independent label sector. We have one of the strongest most vibrant indie sectors in the world and gatherings like Indie-Con are designed to help make our sector and the industry more broadly a better place to do business, putting our artists at the centre of the conversation."
Registration will begin at 9:00AM on Thursday, with the conference program running from 10:00AM - 5:00PM on Day 1 and on Day 2 the program will begin with a breakfast session at 9:30AM and will come to an end at 5:00PM on Friday evening.
For full conference details, times and list of speakers, please visit: air.org.au/indie-con-australia