Paul Kelly And Big Day Out's Ken West Join 2019 Australian Music Week

Australian Music Week 2019 welcomes Big Day Out co-founder Ken West. Australian Music Week 2019 welcomes Big Day Out co-founder Ken West.

Aussie music legend Paul Kelly, Big Day Out co-founder Ken West and CEO of ARIA Dan Rosen join the ranks of the 2019 Australian Music Week Conference.


Australia’s greatest and most enduring songwriter Paul Kelly joins AMW in a global podcast session with analyst Bob Lefsetz and a live audience on Saturday 6 November. Kelly is one of those rare artists to spin a long career that has delivered sold out tours, a number one album, multiple ARIA awards, an induction into the ARIA Hall Of Fame and an Order Of Australia.

As a co-founder of the Big Day Out, Ken West ran the Australian/NZ event for 22 years. The iconic music Festival attracted over five million fans in its lifetime and was headlined by some of the world’s biggest acts - from Nirvana, The Violent Femmes, Iggy Pop, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Chemical Brothers, Soundgarden, Coldplay, Foo Fighters and more. Ken will officially open Australian Music Week when he sits down with Bob Lefsetz and a live conference audience of delegates for a global podcast session on Wednesday 6 November.

Click here to read the AMW 2019 speaker and artist line-up.


Following his inspiring speech at BIGSOUND recently, AMW welcomes Keynote Speaker ARIA CEO Dan Rosen. Dan will demonstrate that the ‘figures do matter’ in his Keynote speech that will take place on Friday 8 November. “As we approach the end of the year, and the end of decade, it is time to take stock of how far we’ve come as a music industry, and where we might go next,” he says. Dan will deliver a state of play on Australian music, providing valuable insight into our business, our culture and consumer listening behaviour.

Click here to read our interview with AMW Director Geoff Trio.

Paul, Ken and Dan are joining the stellar list of music industry heavyweights, which includes Michael Gudinski (Mushroom Group), Michael Chugg (Chugg Entertainment), Roger Field (Live Nation), Geoff Jones (TEG), Sahara Herald (Frontier Touring), John Watson (Eleven Music), Jaddan Comerford (Unified Music Group), Owen Orford (New World Artists), Tim Worton (ASM Global), Jeremy Dylan (Potts Entertainment), Peter Noble (Bluesfest Byron Bay) and more.

Australian Music Week Conference is held at Cronulla Cinemas (Sydney) 6-10 November. Live shows take place in surrounding venues.

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