- Tiana Speter
MUSIC NEWS: Australian Music Week 2019 - First artists & speakers announced!
THE FIFTH ANNUAL AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK CONFERENCE IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ITS FIRST ROUND OF PERFORMING ACTS, PANELS & SPEAKERS...AND WHAT A SIZZLING MIX OF MUSIC ARTISTS AND INDUSTRY PANELS IT IS TO KICK THINGS OFF AS THE CRONULLA BEACH SUMMER EVENT APPROACHES THIS NOVEMBER 6-10.
With 120+ emerging music acts set to take over Cronulla's venues and hotspots across the space of five days (including the Australian Music Week free open-air Beach Concert series which will conclude the festival on Sunday November 10), prepare to find your next musical crush amid a sea of talent.
But it won't just be all eyes on the stages, as AWM sets to continue its evolution by offering the introdction of its first Podcast festival, 20 music industry panels, the Sydney premiere of an 80 minute documentary detailing the rise of the iconic Tommy Emmanuel, and the announcement of 2019's Keynote Speaker Bob Lefsetz.
A U.S music industry legend, podcaster and author of the email newsletter The Lefsetz Letter, the Santa Monica-based Bob Lefsets is an industry analyst renowned for his passionate take on the music industry's state of play and many other issues, including streaming, ticketing and the music itself. Followed by the likes of Steven Tyler, Drake and Deadmau5 through to Quincy Jones and record company executives, Bob's wealth of knowledge within the industry guarantees an engaging and insightful talk - and whether you're an aspiring artist or industry delegate, this is one AMW session not to be missed.
The 2019 edition of Australian Music Week offers something for everyone, and if this first round of announcements are anything to go by - it's going to be an event to remember. More artist and panel info below, and AWM tickets are on-sale now HERE.
*$1 per ticket will go towards Support Act. Ticket buyers can also donate more when purchasing tickets.
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK - FIRST ARTIST ANNOUNCEMENT
ALEX LAHEY - ALI BARTER - ARNA GEORGIA - BEN LEECE & LEFT OF THE DIAL - BOOM CHILD - BORN LION - BRAIDWOOD CITY TRADING COMPANY - BREIZERS - CHARBEL - CHINA TIGER - DANDE AND THE LION - *DAVID GARNHAM & THE REASONS TO LIVE - DYLAN WRIGHT - EARTH BLOOMERS - ELEEA - ELLIE DRENNAN - FENN WILSON - FROGGY PRINZE - GEORGIA STATE LINE - *GRETTA ZILLER - HEY MAJOR (CANADA) - HIBISCUS BISCUIT - HILL TOWN - HOLLY ARROWSMITH (NZ) - JACKIE MARSHALL - JACKSON CARROLL - JAMES VAN COOPER - JD AND THE HUNGER MEN - JESS SPAHR - JONES THE CAT - JORDAN KENNY - KATIE BRIANNA - LACHLAN BRYAN AND THE WILDES - LEAH FLANAGAN - LEANNE TENNANT - LISA DE ANGELIS - LOST TROPICS - LUCIE TIGER - MAINA DOE - MARDI WILSON - MELANIE DYER - MICHAEL SIMIC - MS. THANDI - NATHAN CAVALERI - PETA CASWELL AND THE LOST CAUSE - PETIGUANA - RAY BEADLE - REBEL FOX - RHYTHM HUNTERS - RISSA - SAM SHINAZZI - SKETCHY FANCY - THE BARREN SPINSTERS - THE BUTLERS - THE CARBONS (CANADA) - THE DAVE ORR BAND - THERUCKSACKS - TIALI ELIZA - VETTY VIALS - WANDERERS - YEEVSANDZYAD
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK - FEATURED PANEL SPEAKERS
CATHERINE HARIDY (AAM) - TRINA MASSEY (AAM) - CHRIS BECKHOUSE (2MMM) - PAUL SAMUELS (AEG GLOBAL PARTNERSHIPS) - MICHAEL HUTCHINGS (APRA), LYNLEY WHITE (STUDIOS 301), OWEN ORFORD (NEW WORLD ARTISTS) - JEREMY DYLAN (POTTS ENTERTAINMENT) - DAN BIDDLE (CMAA) - POPPY REID (SEVENTH STREET MEDIA), RICO SOTO (AUSTRALIAN BLOCKCHAIN MUSIC ASSOCIATION) - JOHN ZUCCO (THE RIGHT PROFILE) - AARON CURNOW (SPUNK!) - JASON ‘NODDY’ VELLELEY (AUSSIE MUSIC WEEKLY) - KAREN LEE GOODY (ENTERTAINMENT CONSULTING) - LUKE GIRGIS (SEVENTH STREET MEDIA) - STUART COUPE (STUARTCOUPE PUBLICITY/DIRT MUSIC/FBI) - DAVE BATTY (CUSTOM-MADE ARTIST REPRESENTATION) - ADAM SIMON (AMAA) - BASIL COOK (FOUR FOUR) - SHELLEY BISHOP (301) - SCOTT MESITI (MJR PRESENTS) - ARCHIE HAMILTON (CHINA) - TROY BARROTT (HUP, DINE ALONE RECORDS, BELIEVE) - AARON GIRGIS (SPACE 44) - PAUL CASHMERE (NOISE 11) - PETER KARPIN (A&R)
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK - INDUSTRY PANELS
WOMEN IN MUSIC
FOR MORE INFO ON AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK, HEAD TO: https://australianmusicweek.com/
BY TIANA SPETER