Face The Music 2008 will be held on November 8, from 11.30am to 5pm at The Arts Centre, Melbourne. It will explore the topics of record labels (indies to majors), artist management, regional and interstate touring, music promotion, grants for musicians, music publishing, industry mentoring and achieving radio play.


Alicia Fox Photography_FACE THE MUSIC 2008 (49)APRA Songwriting Masterclass
Felix Riebl (The Cat Empire)

APRA Songwriter Speaks
Mia Dyson (musician)
Muscles (musician)

Deal Makers and Heart Breakers: Licensing, Distribution and Record Labels
Darren Sanicki (Marshall and Dent)
Emma Wiking (BnM Records)
Hayley Wilson (Roadrunner Records)
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Don’t Take Me For Granted: Get Grants for your Music
Alicia Fox Photography_FACE THE MUSIC 2008 (18)Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar)

Heard it on The Radio: Getting Radio Play
Clare Stuchberry (4 People Media)
Richard Stolz (independent producer)
Jeff Jenkins (music journalist and writer)

Speak To My People: How-To and When-To Get a Manager/Agent
Damian Costin (Premier Artists)
Will McLean (NAUSZ Artist Management)
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My Name Up in Rights: Publishing – What You Need To Know
Kirsty Rivers (APRA)
Alicia Fox Photography_FACE THE MUSIC 2008 (78)Linda Bosidis (Mushroom Music)

Show Me The Money: Harnessing Your Income Streams
Andrew Kitchen (The Push)
Ben Simon (Rose Partners)
Janet Wilson (Out With the New)
Darren Sanicki (Marshalls and Dent Co)
Karl Richter (Level Two)

Get Outta Town: Regional and Interstate Touring and Festivals
Shane Wickens (The Push)
Shaun Adams (Regional events)
Damian Costin (Premier Artists)
Emily York (Handsome touring)
Mary Mihelakos (VROOM / Stage Mothers)

So Hot Right Now: Innovative Ways To Promote Your Music
Kate McCabe (Staple Group)
Mark Lang (Skipping Girl Vinegar)
Jaymz Clementz (Beat)


FACE THE MUSIC 2008 is presented by The Push, Victoria Rocks and The Arts Centre.