Indent is pleased to present FEEDBACK: A music conference for young people, held in collaboration with Vivid Ideas, during Vivid Sydney 2014. Held at Sydney’s iconic Museum of Contemporary Art on Monday 9th June (Queen’s birthday long weekend), FEEDBACK returns this year in a new and innovative format, presenting a jam-packed afternoon of music industry guest speakers, interactive sessions, take-home resources and networking opportunities, tailored especially for 12-25 year olds. FEEDBACK’s leading industry speakers will offer helpful advice and entertaining anecdotes to young musicians, aspiring industry professionals and music fanatics alike. If you are looking to forge a career in the music industry, FEEDBACK will bring you real-life examples on how to succeed from a young age, plus advice on how to navigate the roadblocks faced by youth in today’s music industry climate. 

First round of speakers for FEEDBACK: 

Special Guest Keynote TBA
Josh Pyke
Wayne Connolly
Winston McCall (Parkway Drive)
Graham Nixon (Resist Records)
Thelma Plum
Leanne de Souza (Thelma Plum Management)
Stephen Goodhew (FBi Radio)
Katie Rynne (Select Music)
Natalie Dodds (Create/Control)
Cass Scully (Alberts)
Greg Morrow (APRA)
Kirsty Brown (MusicNSW)
Dave Ruby Howe (triple J Unearthed)
Kerry Furlong (Sydney TAFE Music)

Sessions & Panels for FEEDBACK:

w/ singer-songwriter Josh Pyke & producer Wayne Connolly
Moderated by Lucia Doll (APRA)

Playing in his first band at the age of 12, writing songs from the age of 14 – Josh Pyke has established himself as a prolific Australian singer-songwriter. This songwriting session will provide you with insight into writing catchy melodies, collaborating with producers and other songwriters, as well as tips on capturing your creative output and crafting your music. Josh will share his experiences along with his producer/engineer Wayne Connolly, who has also worked with the likes of Grinspoon, The Living End and Hungry Kids Of Hungary.

Moderated by Jake Stone (Bluejuice)

Starting out as a young artist can be a fun and exciting time for any band or musician. But there are many roadblocks and obstacles faced by aspiring underage musicians and industry practitioners when trying to flourish in the music scene. In The Road to Success for a Young Musician you’ll hear two successful Australian artists and their managers share stories about how they forged successful music careers. Winston McCall from Parkway Drive with his manager Graham Nixon, and Thelma Plum with her manager Leanne de Souza. Both of these artists started out as young musicians and have since propelled themselves to stardom. Hear about their personal experiences and gain some valuable tips and insights on how to overcome obstacles and steer your career along the correct paths.

Moderated by Dom O’Connor (FBi Radio) 

Don’t be nervous! This industry speed-dating session doesn’t involve revealing your horoscope or favourite colour. Instead, it’s a chance to ask leading music industry service providers some questions about who they are, what they do, and how you can access their services. We’ll have APRA talking about royalties, FBi Radio talking about how to get played on the radio, publicity tips and tricks from Create/Control, booking advice from Select and getting your head around publishing from Alberts. Any questions? Fire away!



When: Monday 9h June, 1.00 – 5.00pm

Where: Vivid Ideas Exchange, Museum Of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, Sydney.

Price: Tickets are on sale now for just $15+BF available via HTTP://VIVIDSYDNEY.OZTIX.COM.AU/DEFAULT.ASPX?EVENT=43870

For more information head to or VIVIDSYDNEY.COM/IDEAS

Indent is a project of MusicNSW and funded through ArtsNSW. FEEDBACK is proudly supported by APRA and FBi Radio.