Flume, ARIA, Future Classic to tackle Vivid Ideas conversation
Four-time ARIA winner Flume, Future Classic Founder Nathan McLay, ARIA CEO Dan Rosen, producer, engineer and mixer Eric J Dubowsky and artist manager David Champion will take the stage together this week as part of Vivid Ideas’ In Conversation series.
How To Get To Number One will see the collection of speakers from all corners on the industry discuss what it takes to establish a unique sound and achieve global recognition for it.
Sydney artist Flume, aka Harley Edward Streten watched his debut studio album take the top spot on the ARIA chart in 2012. The self-titled LP achieved double-Platinum status and take out four AIR and four ARIA awards last year and four of the record’s five singles reached Gold, Platinum or multiple-Platinum accreditation.
Flume’s Sydney-based label and management company Future Classic has been going from strength to strength this year with signed local acts Flume and Chet Faker topping the ARIA chart, Panama signing to a global label, booking and sync deals and Jagwar Ma scoring a spot on Glastonbury’s 2014 lineup.
Eric J Dubowsky, born in the US but based in Sydney, took part in the 2012 edition of Bigsound. His years working in NYC, Los Angeles and Stockholm saw him work with acts like Weezer (he engineered the Rick Rubin-produced Red Album) and Joss Stone before his move to Sydney in 2009. Since then he’s worked with locals artists like Flume, Bluejuice, Art vs. Science and Flight Facilities (who are also signed to Future Classic) and produced over 300 songs on the last two seasons of The Voice for Universal Music.
David Champion works closely with Sony Music’s talent show alumni through the Parade Management company (which David Caplice started in 2008). The pop music management company has seen acts like Dami Im, Taylor Henderson, Reece Mastin, Samantha Jade, Jessica Mauboy and Guy Seabastian all enjoy time at the pointy end of the ARIA chart.
As CEO of ARIA, Dan Rosen will steer the conversation with the aforementioned to take on questions about the creative process and the type of personality it takes to reach number one.
How To Get To Number One takes place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney from 9-10pm.