Asia Pacific’s leading Electronic Music Conference is coming to Sydney with more than 80 artists and industry leaders speaking. With over 20 panels to be held across leading Sydney venues this is one conference music lovers will not want to miss.
Australia’s biggest dance music export Flume will be speaking along with Dutch big room hero Laidback Luke, Grammy award winning producer Cedric Gervais, Windish Agency’s Latane Huges, Vicious Boss and DJ John Course, The Preset’s manager Will Larnach-Jones, disco legend Late Nite Tuff Guy, Laneway Festival boss Danny Rogers, ARIA nominee Kite String Tangle and the other half of What So Not, Emoh Instead.
‘Discovery’ is the conference theme with a focus on helping emerging artists on how to be discovered and have thriving careers in the industry.
In addition, other big name artists include Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Will Sparks, Peking Duk and The Aston Shuffle plus some of the world's leading industry figures to Sydney including:
Donnie Estopinal (SFX/Disco Donnie Presents): Regarded by many as the Godfather of dance music in the US, Disco Donnie Estopinal books hundreds of major shows a year and along with Pasquale Rotella created the biggest touring dance festival in the world, Electric Daisy Carnival.
Tastemaker, DJ, producer and promoter, Gary Richards (Destructo) of Hard Events is the creator of Holy Ship, Hard Summer and many more of the most influential festivals and events in America.
Matt Colon manages possibly the most recognised DJ on the planet Steve Aoki as well as Australian duo Nervo with his management company Deckstar representing over 40 dance acts.
Johnny Shockey is the Founder of LED Presents which recently formed a partnership with Coachella parent Goldenvoice which sees Shockey booking electronic music talent for the famed Sahara Stage.
Highlights on this year’s program features over 20 panels including keynote presentations from Porter Robinson and Steve Aoki, as well as a look at the team behind Flume in ‘Meet the team behind the Flume phenomenon’ and the inside look at 2014 biggest success story in ‘Meet the Team behind Peking Duk’.
Second release passes to EMC, which takes place December 2-4 in Sydney, are currently on sale for $349 (plus GST + booking fee) until November 13. Delegates can claim discounted airfares from official EMC partner Qantas and special hotel rates from partners The Diamant and Kirketon.
View the EMC program here http://www.electronicmusicconference.com/program/
EMC is a central part of ARIA Week and is supported by Destination NSW, the City of Sydney, the Australia Council for the Arts, Sounds Australia and the Potts Point Partnership.
EMC has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Full EMC speaker line-up in alphabetical order:
Aden Mullens - Head of etcetc, Artist Manager, Kilter, Acaddamy, Al Green – Director, Maker Agency (What So Not, Nina Las Vegas, Golden Features),Alexander Burnett - Songwriter (Motez ‘Own Up’;,Digitalism ‘2 Hearts’; Flight Facilities' 'I Didn't Believe'; George Maple ’Talk Talk’),Alexander Haeusler - Director, Funf (Jeff Mills & Melbourne Symphony Orchestra),Amba Shepherd - EDM Vocalist & Songwriter (Features for Hardwell, Porter Robinson, Ferry Corsten),Andrew Jackson - Milton Archer /,Artist Manager, Hook n Sling, The Aston Shuffle,Andy Van - Artist/Vicious Recordings,Anthony Colombi –Director, Global PR,Arlo Enmark – Label Manager, Xelon Entertainment,Basenji - Artist,Ben Marshall -,Head of Contemporary Music, Sydney Opera House,Ben Munro – General Manager, Hostess Japan,Bobby Runway - Director of Entertainment & Nightlife, SBE / SLS Las Vegas,Briese Abbott - Spark & Opus / Artist Manager, Elizabeth Rose,Callender - Agent at AM Only (What So Not, Baauer, TNGHT),Cedric Gervais - Artist,Claire Collins - Bossy Music,Dan Rosen – CEO, ARIA,Dan Zilber – Head of Programming, EMC Play,Danny Robson – Manager, RUFUS,Danny Rogers – Managing Director,Lunatic Entertainment / Founder, Laneway Festival,Dominic Furber - Audiopaxx / Artist Manager, Just a Gent, Yahtzel, Carmada, LDRU,Donnie Estopinal - SFX/Disco Donnie Presents,Emoh Instead - Artist,Evan Coghlan – Artist Manager, M4Sonic,Frank Rodi, Deputy Director Writer Services at APRA,GABBY - Artist,Gary Richards - Hard Presents/Live Nation, Grant Smile - Artist, Henry Johnstone -Editor, Pulse Radio, Jane Slingo - Director, Young Strangers, EMC Conference Programmer, Jeff Johnson – Director, Frank Meets Wolf, John Course - Artist/Vicious Recordings, John Ferris – ARIA Club Chart Committee member, Committee Chair APRA Club Music Advisory Group, Johnny Shockey – President & Founding Partner, LED Presents, Just a Gent - Artist, Katie Cunningham - Deputy Editor, inthemix, Kid Kenobi – Artist & Label Owner, Klub Kids, Kilter - Artist, Keiran Dole - Senior Agent, Lucky, Entertainment, Kirsty Brown - Executive Officer, Music NSW, Kite String Tangle - Artist, Laidback Luke - Artist, Latane Hughes - Agent at Windish Agency (Flume, Cashmere Cat, Aeroplane), Late Nite Tuff Guy - Artist, Lorne Padman - VP & Label Manager, Dim Mak Records, Luke Udorovic - Lucky Entetainment / Artist Manager, Will Sparks, Joel Fletcher, Zac Waters, Lynden Gare - Director, Colour Blind (Flume), Lynne Small – General Manager, PPCA, Mac Clark – Agent, CAA, Matt Nugent – A&R Manager, Onelove Recordings, Nao Kiyota - Director, Sushi Records (Japan), Nathan McLay - Director at Future, Classic / Management for Flume, George Maple, Ta Ku), Neil Ackland - Founder, EMC & inthemix, Neil Jacobson – EVP, Interscope Records, Neil Terry – Account Director, The Sound Campaign, Nick Jarvis - Editor, inthemix, Nick Thayer - Artist, Nikhil Chinapa – Director, Submerge/VH1 Supersonic India
Olga Heijns - Unmanageable Artists / Artist Manager, Laidback Luke, Paul Brandoli - Writer, Vocal, Producer, Producer (The Disco Fries ‘Parachutes’; Angger Dimas ‘Angger Management’; Kronic ‘Fire In,, The Sky’; Chardy ‘Tomorrow’), Phil Smart - Artist, Porter Robinson - Artist, Priya Dewan - Agent at, Feedback Asia (Flying Lotus, Sampology, Simian Mobile Disco), Robb Harker - Agent at Super Modified Agency (Will Sparks, Helena, Avicii, Afrojack), Robby Towns - Founder of NestaMusic & EDMTCC, Rosanna Marks-Smith - Program Officer, Australia Council for the Arts, Sampology - Artist, Scot Crawford - General Manager Australia & New Zealand, Pledge Music, Senthil Chidambaram - CEO, Dancing Astronaut (USA), Simon Caldwell - Artist, Simon Coyle – Touring Manager, Totem Onelove Group, Simon Moor - Managing Director, Kobalt Music Group, Steve Aoki - Artist, Stuart Watters – Director Licensing & Business Affairs, Nightlife Music