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Keynote speaker: Steve Albini

Face the Music, the annual Victorian music industry talk fest is only a week away. Whether you’re an artist struggling to cut through,  a band seeking social media and marketing guidance or a manager looking to network with overseas connections, Face the Music is where you need to be.
This year Face the Music presents another excellent program of speakers and events.The session by 2014 keynote speaker Steve Albini will be one you won’t want to miss. Albini is a celebrated musician, producer and outspoken music critic. Albini really came to prominence working with pioneering alt rock bands such as Nirvana, Urge Overkill and The Pixies, and is known to stir the pot.

The Face the Music organisers go to great lengths to cover as many bases as possible. There are sessions on touring regional areas, tips on acquiring grants, achieving airplay, how to portray yourself in the press, legal tips, internet discussions, have your music listened to and commented on, hear how successful musicians did it their way, advice on recording and a shit load more!

gosslingApart from the back to back sessions which are open to all attendees, there are also numerous small group workshops and one on one meeting opportunities which you can specifically register for. You can apply now to be part of the smaller Artist Q&A session with Gossling, an artist who has gained a significant audience both here and overseas with her unique voice and delicate indie-pop melodies. In another of these sessions requiring registration, eight selected songwriters will also get the chance to join a hands on masterclass led by Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm and Paul Bender. For pedal freaks, Kirin J Callinan will take you through his world of loops and other assorted effects in his appointment only session.

One of the best aspects of events such as  Face the Music however, is just mixing with like-minded, creative people, some of which could turn out to be your future collaborators, managers or saviors!

facethemusicFace the Music runs from November 14 -15 at the Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Check out the full program and view registration details for the smaller group sessions at the conference website

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