American music industry analyst, broadcaster, podcaster and blogger Bob Lefsetz will deliver the keynote address at the 2019 Australian Music Week conference in Sydney in November.
Lefsetz has generated a global following for his honest and accurate evaluation of the music industry roller-coaster. His conclusions on the current state of the music industry are often met with scorn by industry heavyweights and at the same time applause from artists for having the guts to say what he says.
Bob will record several podcasts from during the event.
Australian Music Week will also hold the Sydney premiere of Tommy Emmanuel’s ‘The Endless Road’ album. The 80-minute documentary was directed by Jeremy Dylan and produced by Jaime Lewis.
20 music industry panels will cover topics on Management, Radio, First Nations, Women In Music, Labels, Distribution, Mental Health, Country Music, Americana and more. Panel speakers include Paul Cashmere (Noise 11), 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’ Vennelley (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 Barrot (Hup, Dine Alone Records, Believe), Aaron Girgis (Space 44) & Peter Karpin (A&R).
The Australian Music Week conference will be held at Cronulla Beach in Sydney from 6-10 November.