Electronic Music Conference just revealed a huge first speaker line-up for 2017

Electronic Music Conference just revealed a huge first speaker line-up for 2017

It includes names from VICE, Future Classic, Falcona, APRA AMCOS, triple j and I OH YOU, as well as a whole heap of artists.

With another Electronic Music Conference (EMC) just around the corner, there’s no better time than now for the powerhouse event to announce their first speaker lineup for 2017. Taking place on November 29 - 30 across a couple of new Redfern locations (Giant Wharf, Cake Wines Cellar Door and The Work-Shop), the event brings together a diverse group of music-loving amateurs and professionals for a series of panels and workshops, as well as the much-loved EMCPlay, which showcases the best rising electronic stars in Australia.

Pioneering the 2017 edition of EMC is renowned English DJ and producer Andrew Weatherall. The ‘In Conversation’ session will see the icon discuss how this genre has transformed over the past thirty years, from on-and-off trends to how the industry has changed. Conference-goers will also get the chance to hear a few words of wisdom from General Manager of Future Classic Anna Burns, onelove’s Ant Celestino, Travis Grech from Ultra Australia, FBi Radio’s Music Director Amelia Jenner, and homegrown artists like Tigerlily, Touch Sensitive and Miss Blanks, along with many, many more (full list below).

When it comes to discussing topics that are timely and necessary, EMC always has its finger right on the pulse and this year is no different. There seems to be a strong, much-needed focus on creating diversity in the music industry, seeing sessions like The Cultural Appropriation Tightrope, Conscious/Unconscious Gender Bias, Safe Spaces and You’re The Voice; Electronic Music And The Marginalised pushed to the forefront; classic industry talk from Indie Labels: Taking The Power Back, Where The Streets Have No Name; Parties Off The Radar and When Beats Just Don’t Match; Mental Health In Electronic Music; and a particularly Aussie twist on things with Kicking Goals In Your Own Backyard and Our Festival Scene’s Homegrown Heroes.

With a lineup already bursting at the seams with talent, and more to still be announced, it’s safe to say 2017 is going to be another stellar year for EMC. Tickets are on sale HERE and offer a few different options to suit your expertise, interests and wallet. Keen to perform at EMCPlay? Applications open Monday, October 9 and you can apply HERE.

EMC 2017 First Speaker Lineup (in alphabetical order):

Adam Winstock, Global Drug Survey UK
Aden Mullens, etcetc
Alexander Nut, Eglo Records (UK)
Alice Kimbereley, VICE
Amelia Jenner, FBi Radio
Andrew Li, Zouk (Singapore)
Andrew Weatherall, Artist (UK)
Anna Burns, Future Classic
Ant Celestino, onelove
Beatrice, Artist
Ben Tucker, For The Love
Brooke Powers, DJ
Bryony Beynon, Good Night Out (UK)
Carly Roberts, Picnic Events
Cathy Adamek, Adaemek Productions
Chloe Rickard, Jungle
Chris Berkley
Chris Murray, Falcona
Chris O’Donnell, Eventbrite
Dan Aux, George FM (NZ)
Dita Hariadi, Ismaya Group (Indonesia)
Dr. Bianca Fileborn, UNSW
Driller Jet Armstrong, Artist
Emily York, Penny Drop
Eva Trifonas, Inertia
Frank Rodi, APRA AMCOS
Hannah Crofts, Artist
Helen Marcou, Bakehouse Studios/Your Choice
Huw Nolan, Good Manners
James Mathison
Jana Gibson, APRA AMCOS
Jo Pretyman, i-Manifest
Johann Ponniah, I OH YOU
Jonno Seidler, One a Day
Justin Sweeting, Sonar HK (Hong Kong)
Kate Becker, Office of Film + Music City of Seattle
Katie Pearson, (Whiskey Houston) Artist
Leanne de Souza, AAM
Miss Blanks, Artist
Murat Kilic, Dream Channel
Ngaiire, Artist
Ollie Wards, triple j
Paul Stix, undr CTRL
Richard Moffat, Way Over There
Richie Carrera, T100
Richie McNeill, Hardware Corp
Si Gould, Wondercore Island
Thelma Plum, Artist
Tigerlily, Artist
Touch Sensitive, Artist
Travis Grech, Ultra Australia
Troy Sincock, Fresh FM
Tyson Koh, Keep Sydney Open
Uda Widanapathirana, Mellum
Vi Hermens, Motorik

+ more to be announced!

Re-visit the things we learnt at last year's event HERE.

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