Australasian Music Business Conference Announces Speakers for 2007 - MusicNSW

Australasian Music Business Conference Announces Speakers for 2007
The 8th AustralAsian Music Business Conference in August 16-18 2007 at The Acer Arena, Sydney have announced their first lot of speakers . They are:

* (Thursday Keynote) Michael Smellie is President of Media Development, Asia Pacific for German media giant Bertelsmann and most recently Chief Operating Officer for the global music giant Sony/BMG based in New York.

* (Friday Keynote) John Watson is President of major indie Eleven Music through EMI and one of the most successful managers in Australia with artists that include Silverchair, Wolfmother, Missy Higgins, Little Birdy, Paul Mac and The Dissociatives.

Other confirmed speakers include:

Sharon Ashworth, DestraMusic General Manager Marketing & Content Services; Evelyn Barry, Strategic Development and Implementation Manager, Music for the Brazin Group; Bill Cullen, One Louder Management and founding member of the Association of Artist Managers (AAM); Christie Eliezer, Billboard AustralAsian Bureau Chief and music industry columnist; Courtney Hard, Sony/BMG Senior A&R Manager; Cath Haridy, Eskimo Joe manager and former A&R Manager for Warner Music; Rae Harvey, manager of The Living End; Meagan Henderson, Universal Music Mobile & Digital Online Content General Manager; Millie Millgate, MusicNSW Co-Director; Grace Roberts, rooCast and Spidereye Productions Partner; Stuart Rubin, recent Senior Vice President International Commercial Marketing Group Sony/BMG Music; Keith Welsh, General Manager Rough Cut Music Publishing and General Manager The Music Network trade magazine; Correne Wilkie, Manager The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson and of course, Phil Tripp, AMBC Convenor returns to moderate.

The nine panels will be announced December 10.

Panel topics over the three days will cover a broad range of compelling issues. As they have had in the past, there will be an Artist & Managers panel; an A&R panel with top major label, indie and publishing executives; and a panel on ‘As The Chairpersons, CEOs and MDs See The Future’. Also announced at the time of this publication are panels on Monetising Free Music and Music Videos, Making Mobile Music Money, Back to the Future-Where Will Retail Be in The Music Marketing Mix and Working The Music Community Online among others to be confirmed.

For more info visit AMBC or contact Phil Tripp on or phone (02) 9557 7766 for enquiries.