2023 Indie-Con Australia Program

2023 Indie-Con Australia Program

Wednesday 2nd August 2 pm to 5 pm



2:10 pm APRA AMCOS TIKTOK INTERVIEW – Adam Townsend (APRA AMCOS), Nathan Wood (TikTok), Tait McGregor (TikTok)

3:10 pmGRANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES – Kirsty Rivers (Australia Council for the Arts), Laura Vozzo (MDO), Bonnie Dalton (Creative Victoria), Emma Kindred (City of Adelaide), Kris Stewart (QMusic), Emily Collins (Sound NSW).

4:05 pmTO SHOWCASE OR NOT TO SHOWCASE THAT IS THE QUESTION – Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia), Simone Ubaldi (Sundowner Artists), Johann Ponniah (I Oh You), Colin Keenan (ATC Live, UK) Millie Millgate (Sounds Australia), Neeta Ragoowansi (Folk Alliance International, USA).

5:30 – OPENING DRINKS PRESENTED BY 15 YEARS OF MERLIN – Indie-Con delegates are invited to attend the official opening drinks at The Stag. Tickets must be presented for entry.

Thursday 3rd August 10:30 am to 5 pm

Morning Session

10:30 am – INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN COLLETTE – Adrian Collette (Australia Council for the Arts, CEO), Maria Amato (AIR, CEO)

10:45 amMARKETING CAMPAIGNS – Lorrae McKenna (Our Golden Friend), Andrew Stone (Chugg Music), Mardi Caught (The Annex), Ed Sholl (Future Classic), Chelsea Moss (UNFD) Daniel Petchey (Mushroom Group).

11:35 am – PROTECTING COPYRIGHTS IN THE AI ERA – Nicholas Pickard (APRA AMCOS), Tahlia Beeson (Media Arts Lawyers), Dean Ormston (APRA AMCOS), Annabelle Herd (ARIA/PPCA, CEO), Noemi Planas (WIN, Spain).

Afternoon Session

2 pm THE POWER OF PR – Sweetie Zamora (Remote Control Records), Jessica Searle (Remote Control Records), Jules LeFevre (Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian), Genna Alexopoulos (Super Duper PR), Nicole Hart (RPM).

2:50 pm – NEW RELEASE CYCLES: NAVIGATING THE CHANGING DSP LANDSCAPE AND TRADITIONAL RELEASE TIMELINES Blake Rayner (The Orchard), Cam Price (Xelon), Tim Janes (Virgin Music Australia), Natalie Dávila (Polyvinyl Record Co., USA)

3:30 – CATALOGUE MANAGEMENT – Dylan Pellett (IMNZ, New Zealand), Natalie Waller (ABC Music, ARIA), Rob Sevier (Numero Group, USA), Vanja Bezbradica (Spotify AUNZ), Jaime Gough (Concord), Guy Blackman (Chapter Music).

4:20 – BEST PRACTICES ON YOUTUBE SHORTS – Marion Goodman-Briand (YouTube Music Lead AUNZ).

Friday 4th August 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Morning Session

9 – 10:15 am NETWORKING BREAKFAST (Hosted by AIR and MusicSA) – All Indie-Con delegates are invited to attend at The Light, 63 Light Square, ADL. Tickets must be presented for entry.

10:30 am – FAIRPLAY FOR PAY – Lars Brandle, Lynne Small (PPCA), David Vodicka (Media Arts Lawyers), Josh Pyke, Catherine Haridy (Catherine Haridy Management, AMC CEO).


Afternoon Session

2 pm – Green is NOW Emma Bosworth (Green Music Australia), Fiona McAuliffe (ABC Music), Dylan Visser (Unified Music Group), Catherine Andersen (Music NZ, New Zealand), Gareth Lewis (Beer N BBQ) Jake Taylor (In Hearts Wake, WideAngleVision).

2:50 pmFAN ENGAGEMENT: HOW TO DEVELOP A PLANCara Williams (Slow Clap), Marion Goodman-Briand (YouTube Music AUNZ), Dylan Adams (MIK Studios), Bambi O’Kelly (SODA Music Group), Luke Million, Alexia Damokas, Parvyn.

3:50 pm – SPOTIFY MASTERCLASS – The Modern Artist’s Toolkit. Meet the team and learn about the creative tools and resources we’re building to help artists find, grow, and monetize their audience on Spotify. Hear from Vanja Bezbradica and Esther Shewry from Spotify AUNZ.

6:30 pm onwards – SCOUTED – Presented by MusicSA – All Indie-Con ticket holders get free entry to Scouted