American music industry analyst Bob Lefsetz will set down with Australian songwriting legend Paul Kelly and Big Day Out co-founder Ken West for his Podcast programs while he is in Australia next week for Australian Music Week.
For more than two decades Lefsetz has anally probed the music industry. His followers are those who agree with him but equally those who disagree with him.
Bob’s The Lefsetz Letter is built its audience as a truth serum. He doesn’t give a fuck what the subjects of his analyst thinks and therefore has no problem issuing passionate and undiluted views of the music business.
That insight has made fascinating case studies. His take on Paul Kelly’s colloquial following and the Ken West Big Day Out roller-coaster in the wake of Fyre Festival and the more recent Woodstock train-wreck should give his global followers barometer for where Australia fits within the global scheme of things.
The Lefsetz insight will be further discussed with Bob’s keynote speech Q&A with myself on Thursday 7 November, 2019 at the Australian Music Week conference.
Ticket prices for Australian Music Week have been kept low thanks to our supporting partners. Along with the free Beach Concert Series, ten venues in Cronulla will host 150 showcasing artists across the five days. With a one-day show pass at $16, you can venue hop to catch up to 45 artist showcases, while a 3-day live show pass gets you into all venues at $41. For conference passes / live show venue tix head to OZTIX. *$1 per every ticket will go towards Support Act.
Over 20 panels will feature the cream of the Australian Music Industry – covering Radio / Media & Marketing / Women In Music / Country Music / Americana / Exports / Business & Branding / Management and more
Australian Music Week Conference Program Highlights
WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6
12.15pm-1.30pm – LIVE PODCAST: Ken West (Big Day Out) with Bob Lefsetz
2.00pm-3.00pm – STATE OF PLAY – Open Panel Forum: Moderator: Bob Lefsetz
Speakers: Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring), Roger Field (Live Nation), Jaddan Comerford (Unified Music Group), Owen Orford (New World Artists) & Tim Worton (ASM Global)
3.45-5.40pm – FILM PREMIERE: Tommy Emmanuel – The Endless Road
The 80minute award-winning documentary will be followed by a Q&A session from director Jeremy Dylan & producer Jaime Lewis.
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 7
10.30am-11.30am – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Bob Lefsetz with Moderator Paul Cashmere (Noise 11)
11.50am-12.50pm – LIVE PODCAST: Hayley Mary (The Jezabels) with Jeremy Dylan (My Favorite Album Podcast)
2.30pm-3.30pm – LIVE PODCAST: Michael Gudinski (The Mushroom Group) with Bob Lefsetz
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 8
10.30am-12noon – LIVE PODCAST: John Watson (Eleven Music) with Bob Lefsetz
12.20pm-1.20pm – HYPOTHETICALLY LIVE: an fun interactive panel of Music Industry experts will talk through a range of scenarios for artists to climb the music ladder, complete with mock negotiations.
w/ Owen Orford (New World Artists), John Watson (Eleven Music), Peter Noble (Byron Bay Blues Fest), Brad Hinds (Oztix), Black Angus & Miss Connie (Sneaky Sound System), Neil Hunt (Sureshaker), Scott Mesiti (MJR Presents), Edwin Tehrani (New World Artists) and many more…
2.00pm-3.00pm – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Geoff Jones (TEG) with Moderator Lars Brandle (Billboard)
3.20pm-4.20pm – KEYNOTE SPEECH: Dan Rosen (ARIA) with Moderator Bob Lefsetz
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 9
4.00pm-5.00pm – LIVE PODCAST: Bob Lefsetz with Nate Goyer (The Vinyl Guide)
7.00pm-8.20pm – FILM SCREENING: Tommy Emmanuel – ‘The Endless Road’ Documentary
FREE BEACH CONCERT SERIES, Western Sydney Uni Stage at Dunningham Park, Cronulla
Wednesday Nov 6 – 6.00-8.45pm
William Crighton, Adam Eckersley Band, Bullhorn
Thursday Nov 7 – 4.00pm-8.45pm
BHSS Showcase, Wanderers, Lost Tropics, The Regime, Laura Hyde, Moving Stills, Gold Member
Friday Nov 8 – 5.30pm-9.00pm
Adam Miller, The Dave Orr Band, Nathan Cavaleri, Ray Beadle Band
Saturday Nov 9 – 3.30pm-8.30pm
MUSO Comp winner, St Joan, Kingston County, Fripps and Fripps, The Kava Kings
Sunday Nov 10 – 12.30pm-6.30pm
Doko, James Van Cooper, Dylan Wright, Hayley Mary, Ali Barter, Alex Lahey
All conference panels, speeches & the Film Screening will take place at:
GU Filmhouse, 2 Cronulla Street, Cronulla
Live shows take place in Dunningham Park and surrounding venues
For more information & full listing of panels, speakers & performing artists, go to:
AUSTRALIAN MUSIC WEEK 2019