Face The Music 2017 reveals first wave of speakers

The Melbourne music conference Face The Music is back for a milestone occasion this November and has announced its first round of speakers.

As part of Melbourne Music Week, the music summit returns for the 10th year in a row, with a host of keynote speeches from artists and industry heads, with more speakers still to be revealed.

Ariel Pink has just dropped his 11th studio album Dedicated to Bobby Jameson and will be hosting a keynote, where you can learn all about the record and namesake Bobby Jameson’s influence and inspiration on it.

Pink will also be showcasing the new album on an Aussie tour.

Torontonian DJ, rapper, actor and writer Chippy Nonstop. The boss of Intermissions will be bringing her workshop series of artist-run seminars and discussing the significant gender and sexuality imbalance within the music industry.

Punk rock legend Marky Ramone, the Ramones drummer for over 10 records and thousands of shows. Ramone is also bringing his Blitzkrieg Tour around the country in November.

Brisbane teenage rapper Mallrat, who last year released her debut EP Uninvited.

Bundjulung and Ngapuhi dancer, choreographer, writer and activist Amrita Hepi.

Bjørn Pfarr, the music programmer for Reeperbahn, Europe’s finest annual conference and festival based in Hamburg – which welcomes 37,000 attendees.

Industry heads sharing their knowledge include the likes of Silke Westera, booking agent for FKP Scorpio, whose current roster includes James Bay, Holy Holy, Amy Shark, Alex Lahey and Middle Kids.

Booking agent Rebecca Young from the boutique booking agency Collective Artists, looking after Aussie talents such as Jen Cloher, Sarah Blasko, Tigertown and Husky.

Also joining the line-up is: label manager Anika Mottershaw, the A&R and Project Manager at Bella Union; triple j music director Nick Findlay; writer and journalist, Monica Tan; and music supervisor Nicole Prutch, who runs the music department at TV marketing agency Lussier in Burbank, California.

Face The Music will take place on Thursday 23 and Friday 24 November.

Tickets on sale now.

Face The Music 2017 Speaker Line-up:

Ariel Pink (Artist)

Chippy Nonstop (Artist)

Marky Ramone (Artist)

Silke Westera (Promoter and booking agent – FKP Scorpio)

Rebecca Young (Booking agent – Collective Artists)

Anika Mottershaw (Label manager – Bella Union)

Bjørn Pfarr (Music programmer)

Amrita Hepi (Artist)

Nick Findlay (Music director – triple j)

Mallrat (Artist)

Monica Tan (Writer/Journalist)

Nicole Prutch (Music Supervisor – Lussier)

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