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KEYNOTES & IN CONVERSATIONS REVEALED
SASHA reflects on life and the future in electronic music | Gilles Peterson presents The Psychology of DJing with Greg Wilson | Hayden James In Conversation | John Watson In Conversation
Since bursting onto the scene in 2013, producer Hayden James has amassed hundreds of thousands of fans; played every major Australian festival worth playing; toured the world; supported the likes of Disclosure and Odesza on US and Australian tours; and received big nods of approval from both industry and public, with ARIA Awards nominations and multiple features in triple j’s Hottest 100. A rare artist that defies the notion that artists today need to be releasing with high output, Sydney’s Hayden James joins EMC for an intimate recounting of his unique journey thus far and why quality over quantity has been paramount to his success.
The man behind the careers of The Presets, Midnight Oil, and Silverchair, John Watson is one the most revered artist managers in Australian music history (and also regarded as one of the most brilliant conference speakers in this country). Association of Artist Managers’ Leanne de Souza leads a rare ‘In Conversation’ with John, who will share treasured insights into what it takes to be a successful manager and label owner, and how we seek growth, sustainability and resillience as we represent Australian cultural production to the world.
Grammy Award nominee, four-time International Dance Music Award winner, four time DJ Mag award winner, and now acclaimed live artist, SASHA will head up the Opening Keynote, going into a rare, personal In Conversation with 2SER’s Lorna Clarkson, where he will reflect on his journey and achievements throughout his thirty plus year career; and share what’s most exciting him about the future of electronic music.
With the immense mental and physical toll of professional DJing increasingly in the public spotlight, trying to stay human while being a DJ will be the hot topic when world-famous DJ Gilles Peterson goes into conversation with Greg Wilson for his WeTransfer presented series The Psychology of DJing. Peterson and Wilson will discuss what goes on behind the turntables – looking at how DJs stay healthy and balanced in the face of challenges like isolation and sleep deprivation, and what its like to build a profession out of passion.
Touring Asia | Intro to Chinese Streaming | Bali: The Ibiza of the Asia Pacific
As the world’s tour promoters, agencies, managers, and artists show a stronger focus on the Asia Pacific music market, EMC will present three not-to-be-missed sessions that delve into rapid growth and potential of this priority region.
In Touring Asia, leading tour agents August Cohlmia, of Alchemist Group; Ian Bron, of Paradigm Agency; and Robb Harker, of Supermodified Agency, along with some of the artists who’ve been successfully touring the region explore Asia’s hungry appetite for electronic music, and the exciting and diverse future of this market in a post-EDM world.
Ultra, Elrow, Hakkasan’s OMNIA, For The Love, Bestival and Pacha are just a handful of the international brands now firmly present in Bali. Bali: The Ibiza of the Asia Pacific, convenes Ben Tucker of For The Love; Ryan Wilson of Listen Up Asia and Robb Harker of Supermodified Agency come together to reflect on Bali’s huge influx of international festival and club brands, exploring whether this Bali festival scene will continue to grow at this rapid speed in the face of infrastructure and saturation challenges the party island may face.
Kanjian Music’s Global Business Manager Alessandro Pavanello will deliver an Intro to Chinese streaming and social media. Alessandro’s keynote includes insights into QQ Music, KK Box, MyMusic, Xiaomi, Spotify, Boom Asia, VUE and more, drawing on his five years’ experience with music distribution and promotion in the Chinese music industry.
EMC STUDIO WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES
There’s plenty for the music creators to sink their teeth into at EMC 2018.
Sydney underground house duo Human Movement are excited to share the recent innovations that have taken their performances to the next level in Ableton Push for live shows with Human Movement, and those interested in bringing live instrumentation to their productions will benefit from star Sydney producer Mickey Kojak’s insight in Recording live instruments with Mickey Kojak.
In From Bedroom to Beatport, class acts Double Agent, Leotrix, and L.O.U will unpack their very first completed track from its bedroom beginnings to their very first release on Beatport, in Recording vocals with Klaus Heavyweight Hill, in-demand engineer Klaus will give his expert take on making the most of a vocal session and how to capture the perfect performance.
A social media talk for anyone looking to up their game, a masterclass on new licencing initiative OneMusic Australia, music money advice, chart data insights and sustainability
Join Mike Warner (USA) of Chartmetric, a leading streaming data provision service, for a deep dive into data on four well known Australian artists who have had growth internationally in the past two years. Mike will review their growth across multiple platforms in a quick paced, highly informative keynote.
Eamon Chiffey, founder of data marketing provider Trebel, will host a 45 minute workshop offering new, expert insights into the world of digital engagement in social media, with a focus on leveraging data. In his talk, Chiffey will make analytics digestible, enabling everyone to understand the process of making the digital space a multi-channel revenue and engagement stream.
OneMusic Australia is a joint initiative of APRA AMCOS and PPCA due to launch in 2019, that aims to simplify the process of acquiring a public performance music license. With live performance revenue often being a significant income stream for artists, songwriters and therefore managers, it’s critical that managers today understand the potential impact that this proposed new model presents to artists and businesses within electronic music. Frank Rodi and Richard Mallett, APRA AMCOS join Lynne Small, PPCA; for a one-hour comprehensive OneMusic info session for managers and artists.
Globelet host Raving Sustainably, where Blond:ish and more will present practical and positive examples of industry associations, businesses and individuals who are prioritising green strategies in their work, events and festivals.
Artists and their managers are handling their accounts and business planning in more detail and over a broader scope than ever before. In Show Me The Money, White Sky will discuss budgeting,and managing cashflow around touring cycles, understanding the flow of royalty income, knowing the tax implications of touring internationally and more, with a hands-on workshop and take-home info packs.
The Electronic Music Conference will take place this November in EMC’s new 2018 home – the Frank Gehry designed, multi-award winning Dr Chau Chak Wing Building at UTS in Ultimo.