November 2015 Newsletter

ftm2Face The Music 2015 – Full Program and event app released, tickets selling fast

Stories from the stage and tour bus, behind-the-scenes advice from those running chart-topping bands, labels and tours, and one-on-one meeting opportunities with leading insiders are among the treasures on show when the Australian music industry comes together for Face The Music 2015 on November 13 and 14 at Arts Centre Melbourne.

With 50 different music talks, workshops, meetings, parties and performances under the Arts Centre spire and surrounding arts precinct, this is a must for musicians wanting help to advance their career, creative business people, students and music fans.

View the FULL PROGRAM at the 2015 Session Page or download the PDF.

Download the official Face the Music 2015 event app!
Don’t forget to download the official Face The Music 2015 app from the App Store or GooglePlay. Download it to view information on:
•    Programming and schedules
•    Speaker profiles
•    Venue maps
•    Connect with other conference delegates
•    Bookmark your favourite sessions and speakers
•    View the Melbourne Gig Guide
•    Download the official Face The Music 2015 event app here

Face The Music
Arts Centre Melbourne
Friday November 13 & Saturday November 14 2015

drhSmall Group Workshops & One-on-One Meeting Opportunities

If you’re heading along to Face The Music 2015, check out the small group workshops and exclusive meeting opportunities – RSVP your place by November 9 or check with the Registration Desk on the day for available spaces. Head to the 2015 Session Page for more information and to apply.

Small workshops and meeting opportunities include:
•    triple j Listening Lounge
•    The Evolution of Digital Music workshop
•    Music Hacks digital marketing masterclass
•    Native Tongue Publishing 101 workshop
•    Drumming masterclass
•    The Producers
•    Songwriting masterclass with Holy Holy
•    Sounds Australia: It’s A Showcase, Not A Show
•    Speed Meetings: Meet the Industry (Friday)
•    Speed Meetings: Meet the Industry (Saturday)
•    Speed Meetings: Music Industry Careers
•    Speed Meetings: Meet the Media

umbWant to play at St Kilda Festival 2016?

Want a chance to play in front of the masses at the St Kilda Festival 2016 and have your music recorded by a professional? Then you check out the Port Phillip FReeZA Committee’s Unsigned Music Battle taking place at Luna Park on its 103rd birthday.  If you’re under 25 and live/work/school in Port Phillip Council, this is the opportunity for you. Four bands will be chosen to battle it out on stage in December. More info is at, apply by November 15.

mmfMovement Makers Youth Arts Forum

The 2015 Movement Makers Youth Arts Forum will be held on November 20 in Footscray, as part of the Big West Festival. Movement Makers is a youth led-arts forum for students, artists, teachers, youth and community workers, academics and people interested in seeing and sharing, with the next generation of artists and arts workers. The forum amplifies the conversation about youth arts, providing insight into creative journeys, minds and collaborations. Book a ticket / More info

shmfSurrey Hills Music Festival volunteers wanted

The Surrey Hills Music Festival (November 20-22) is a great annual community event and they need volunteers to help in many areas such as bump in and bump out, on the bar, in the cafe, stage managers, MCs, selling raffle tickets, decorating stages, checking facilities, directing traffic, manning the information table, crowd marshalling, taking photos. If you’re keen to lend a hand, check out

grGeelong Revival Motoring Festival volunteers

The Geelong Revival Motoring Festival (November 27-29) is looking for volunteers! They look for everything from set up crew in the week leading up to the festival, event rovers, program sellers, assistants over the weekend, ticket sellers and many more roles! More info is at

Are you an events student at University or Tafe? You may be able to complete an internship throughout the year. If you’re interested in undertaking an internship at the Geelong Revival, email your resume and relevant course information to

aftsAim For The Stars: Scholarships for girls

The Layne Beachly Aim for the Stars Foundation is offering scholarships to girls aged 12 and above who have big dreams and are committed to achieving them. So if you’re a Victorian girl with a great idea or a dedication to a chosen pursuit then this could provide the extra financial support to get things off the ground. The scholarships include categories for Arts, Media and Entertainment and Culture and Community and award up to $4,000 for individuals and $6,000 for group scholarships. More info is at, apply by November 13.

synFree SYN Media Training

This November SYN Media is hosting a FREE one day workshop for young people to build their skills in radio. If you’re under 26 and are keen to learn how to present or produce a radio program, join them for the sessions taking place at the House of Syn (16 Cardigan St, Carlton) on November 19. Register at

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