A week out from this year's Indie-Con Australia music conference (1-2 October), which will be staged virtually given current travel restrictions, the list of speakers has been confirmed.
The 2020 programme will explore live-streaming, releasing music in lockdown, maximising revenue streams, international pathways for labels, and new wave A&R, as well as discuss diversity and inclusion policies for labels.
The live-streaming segment will feature the likes of Ali Barter, Charlotte Abroms (Hear Hear Group), and Emily Ulman (Isol-aid).
Andrew Stone, Tim Nelson (Cub Sport) and Alex The Astronaut will share their own experiences releasing music in lockdown; while an expert panel presented by Blake Rayner (The Orchard) will detail how to maximise revenue streams.
Other speakers include Terry McBride (Nettwerk Music Group), Kira Puru, Ari Herstand (Ari's Take), Johann Ponniah (IOHYOU), Meg Williams (Inertia), Hazel Savage (Musiio), Shav Garg (indify), John Watson (ELEVEN: A Music Company, Missy Higgins, Birds of Tokyo) Jaguar Jonze, Ben Dennis (Peking Duk) Ahilleas Papantos, and special interviews with Will Page and Ollie Wards (Tik Tok).
Plus there'll be presentations from Merlin, Chartmetric, APRA AMCOS, Noisehive, PPCA and White Sky.
The conference is FREE for AIR members, trade association members of the worldwide independent network (WIN) and members of other Australian music industry bodies. Non-members can also attend (a monetary fee applies). Register for more information.