Electronic Music Conference goes national with EMC Connect

Written by Poppy Reid on 12th June, 2018
Electronic Music Conference goes national with EMC Connect

Later this month, the annual Electronic Music Conference is going on tour with a new, additional series of free events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

EMC Connect will feature a ‘state of play’ panel, a songwriting workshop and an industry consultation, to cover the latest trends and opportunities and decipher which areas are currently the most challenging for the music sector.

The industry consultation is set to be turned into a discussion paper, which will be published exclusively on The Industry Observer.

The ‘state of play’ panel speakers for Melbourne (June 20) are:


Emily Collins (Managing Director of MusicNSW and Deputy Chair of AMIN),

Guven Yilmaz (Managing Director, Vita Artists), Benson (DJ, Producer & Label Boss),

Jimmy Mackay (Label Manager, Xelon),

Kelly Burge (Senior Account Manager, Eventbrite),

Jane Slingo (Executive Producer EMC/Artist Manager),

and yours truly (Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media)

Facilitated by: Ariel Blum (Founder, GRID Series Artist & Content Development Program) 

The ‘state of play’ panel speakers for Sydney (June 28) are:


Ben Godding (Marketing Director AWAL),

Emily Collins (Managing Director of MusicNSW and Deputy Chair of AMIN),

Paul Stix (Director, UNDR Ctrl)

Jane Slingo (Executive Producer EMC/Artist Manager)

and yours truly (Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media)

Facilitated by: Nate Farrell (artist manager)

The ‘state of play’ panel speakers for Brisbane (July 10) are:


Vanessa Cohen (Events & Marketing Consultant)

Emily Collins (Managing Director of MusicNSW and Deputy Chair of AMIN)

Hugh Foster (Entertainment & Bookings Director, Celissa)

Chris McDonnell (Music Partnerships Manager, Eventbrite)

Jane Slingo (Executive Producer EMC/Artist Manager)

and yours truly (Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media)

Facilitated by: Leanne de Souza (AAM)

As for the songwriting workshops, in Melbourne Benson will deconstruct the much loved song ‘Resolution’ from initial concept, through the creative process including the demo stage to finished song. In Sydney, Pantheon & Nyxen will deconstruct their upcoming release ‘Timewarp’. And the Brisbane event will see Paces & Doolie deconstruct their song ‘Don’t Run’.

Stream ‘Don’t Run’ below:



Following the panel discussion and industry consultation, panel attendees are also invited to a networking drinks, making EMC Connect the perfect mid-year mixer before EMC in Sydney this November.

Register for either the songwriting workshop only or the industry consultation, or register for both sessions. 

REGISTER FREE HERE

The article was originally published on The Industry Observer

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