2024 Indie-Con Australia Conference Program and Speaker Lineup Announced

Australia’s leading independent music conference, Indie-Con Australia, will take place at the Mercury Cinema Adelaide from 31st July to 2nd August thanks to the continued support of the South Australian Government’s Music Development Office.

The 2024 Indie-Con program will welcome a host of international and domestic speakers and will discuss challenges and opportunities faced by Australian independent labels and the music industry at large. 

International speakers include Lisa Hresko – General Manager, A2IM (US), Ellie Rumbold – Director of International at Partisan Records (GER), Dona Inthaxoum – Head of Music Label Partnerships APAC at META (SG), Jim Romeo founder of Ground Control Touring (US), Emmy Feldman – Head of A&R, Heavy Duty Music Publishing (US), Stuart Kennedy – ATC Live (UK), Marcus Rowland – General Manager, Outdustry (CN),  Pippa Ryan-Kidd – Chairperson, IMNZ (NZ), and Dylan Pellett – General Manager IMNZ (NZ).

With three days of conference programming, this year’s Indie-Con will feature 18 sessions with a mix of panels & workshops, over 80 speakers featuring global music industry experts, label representatives, independent artists & journalists, and representatives from over 50 different companies. 

PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
How do labels create social change with Music In Exile, Chapter Music, Wantok Musik, Blak Label Music, and House of Valerie Joan.
Navigating life online presented by Support Act.
 New opportunities for the Independent Sector with Xelon Entertainment, Future Classic, Spotify, Mushroom Group, and Secretly.
Green Music Australia presentation.
AI – Is it a threat or an opportunity with APRA AMCOS, Partisan Records, FUGA, and Heavy Duty.
Teen Jesus and the Jean Teasers: An Album Case Study with Unified, The Annex, Spotify, and Super Duper.

Indie-Con will be followed by MusicSA’s Scouted, showcasing emerging and unsigned talent from South Australia’s Music Scene.

AIR members can purchase tickets at discounted prices, to find out about AIR membership click HERE.

AIR’s Indie-Con Australia Conference is held in conjunction with its annual invite-only AIR Awards, to be held on August 1

Sofitel Adelaide, Hotel Partner

We are proud to announce that Sofitel Adelaide is our preferred hotel partner. Perched above Adelaide’s skyline, Sofitel exudes French elegance and vintage charm as the city’s latest luxury hotel. Boasting 251 guest rooms over 24 floors, it merges old-world details with modern aesthetics. Experience opulent French colonial design and stunning city, coast, and Adelaide Hills views, and indulge in curated textiles, amenities, and colours for ultimate comfort. Delight in French-inspired gastronomy with an Australian flair at Garçon Bleu, while Déjà Vu, the Champagne bar, offers luxurious street-level encounters. Centrally located, Sofitel provides easy access to Adelaide’s business district, top attractions, cultural gems, and renowned events for a lavish, immersive stay.

A limited number of rooms are available at discounted prices. Book HERE and enter code BGPG at checkout to activate.

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