Music Industry News Network [04-30-2004]

AUSMUSIC Presents: International Music Business Conference

Url: http://www.ausmusic.org.au/forum

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12th Floor Victoria University Conference Facility
Flinders Street, Melbourne (opposite Flinders Street station)

For any significant success and growth for Australian music product, we must look at increasing our music business interests overseas. The first step is information.

"Of the world's top ten music markets, only two saw growth - Australia was up 5.9% in value" and sale of mobile phone ringbones now account for 10% of all international music sales. The international music industry is changing and Australia's music industry must also change to capitalise on the current market.

From the logistics of building International music markets to the impact of the free trade deal upon local artists and business, AUSMUSIC'S International Music Business Conference will provide an important meeting place for everyone in and around the music industry.

Panels of practicing industry professionals covering a range of current industry topics and perspectives will provide information relevant to professionals and students of all levels.

Speakers include David Vodicka, (Rubber Records), Frank Rodi & Scot Morris (APRA,), the Dr Dick Letts (Music Council of Australia), Grant Gillies (Mushroom Publishing) and many others. Federal MP Chris Pearce and Steve Cross will deliver the opening Keynote Address on "The Importance of Music as a Social and Economic Force in our Society", from Remote Control Records along with perspectives from artists and consumers.

The Conference will provide an up to date look at issues that are relevant to the music industry today and into the future, looking closely at how recent changes will affect the industry well into the future.

These two events will provide an amazing networking opportunity- a must for anybody interested in building success in the music industry.

1. Dick Letts (Music Council of Australia)
2. Simon Killen (Liberation Records)

The Impact of US Free Trade Agreement
Export Opportunities in International Music Markets

On Cultural Industries in Australia
Nth America, Europe, Asia

THURSDAY 20 MAY
FRIDAY 21 MAY

4 - 6pm Room 3, 12 Floor 10am - 12pm Room 3, 12 Floor

The International Music Business Conference is part of the 9 day AUSMUSIC Forum of interacting with music professionals and performances a meeting place for Australian music; this event will host 92 workshops in domestic business, technology, music composition, education and training along with performances in Federation Square.

Each day panel sessions will provide the opportunity for participants to discuss key issues relating to the music industry.

Emerging and established artists will have an opportunity to present their music to industry professionals in private mentor sessions or in a feedback performance where they can receive an appraisal.

AUSMUSIC Forum is sponsored by YAMAHA, Fender, Intelliware and Jands & proudly supported by Roland, Community Music Victoria, Mushroom, AMA, Roadshow, Songlines, PBS Radio and APRA.

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