EMC 2014 Conference Program

EMC 2014 Conference Program

This year it's all about Discovery featuring Flume and over 30 new speakers.

This year's Electronic Music Conference has released details of its daytime program, featuring more than 80 artists and industry leaders speaking over 20 panels to be held across The Eternity Playhouse, The Beresford Upstairs, Lo-Fi and The Standard Bowl in Sydney's Darlinghurst from December 2-4. In addition to already-announced names like Porter Robinson, Steve Aoki, Will Sparks, Peking Duk and The Aston Shuffle, EMC will host some of the world's leading industry figures including Donnie Estopinal - regarded as the Godfather of dance in the US, co-directing Electric Daisy Carnival along with hundreds of major shows each year; Gary Richards AKA Destructo of Hard Events (Holy Ship, Hard Summer); Matt Colon - Steve Aoki and Nervo's manager; and Johnny Shockey - LED Presents founder (booker of Sahara Stage at Coachellla).

EMC will feature over 20 programs, with Production Masterclass sessions and the EMC Play lineups still to be announced, and you get stuck into the conference highlights below, and grab a delegates pass HERE - $349 + BF until Novebmer 13, which include discounted airfares and special rates at the The Diamant and Kirkton Hotels.

Meet the team behind the Flume phenomenon

·       Flume – Artist

·       Nathan McLay – Lead Manager

·       Ed Sholl – Label Australian/New Zealand & international partner liaison

·       Jarrod Bird – Publisher

·       Jay Ryves - Art Director

·       Claire Collins – PR, Bossy Music

·       Latane Hughes – North American agent, Windish Agency

The new mainstream: What does dance music’s popularity mean for us?

·       Johnny Shockey – President & Founding Partner, LED Presents

·       Danny Rogers – Managing Director, Lunatic Entertainment / Founder, Laneway Festival

·       Dan Rosen – CEO, ARIA

·       Danny Robson – Manager, RUFUS 

·       Grant Smile - Moderator

Meet the team: Peking Duk

·       Peking Duk - Artist

·       Ben Dennis - Manager

·       Jon Hanlon - Co-manager

·       Guy Lewis - A&R Manager

·       Anna Fitzgerald - Promotions and Publicity Manager

From Zero to Hero: Sustaining the buzz

·       Simon Coyle – Touring Manager, Totem Onelove Group

·       Al Green – Director, Maker Agency (What So Not, Nina Las Vegas, Golden Features)

·       Tom Huggett - Artist Manager, Astral People (Wave Racer)

·       Just a Gent - Artist

·       Will Larnach-Jones – Parallel Management (The Presets, Nina Las Vegas, Beni, Swick)

·       Dan Zilber – Head of Programming, EMC Play (Moderator)

Going East: Dance music in the Asian market

·       Iqbal Ameer – Group CEO, The Livescape Group (Malaysia)

·       Eric Zho – CEO, Ato Ato Integrated Media/A2 Live (China)

·       Philipp Grefer - Co-Founder Fake Music Media, M.A.D, Electric City (China)

·       Dudley Chou – Producer/Director of Business Affairs, Ultra Music Festival Asia (Japan/Korea)

·       Arist Prachaseri – CEO, Natharat Holdings Co (Ultra Music Festival Thailand/Retox Sessions) (Thailand) 

View the EMC program HERE and check the full speaker lineup below:

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 – 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)

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

The Kite String Tangle – Artist

Tom Huggett – Artist Manager, Astral People (Wave Racer)

Tom Piper – Artist & Label Owner, Medium Rare Recordings

Vi Hermens – Operations Director, The Motorik Co

Will Larnach-Jones – Parallel Management (The Presets, Nina Las Vegas, Beni, Swick)

Will Sparks – Artist

Yvette Myhil – Executive Director, Association of Artist Managers

Zac Waters – Artist

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