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News October 21, 2016

Full program announced for Face The Music 2016

Charts & New Music Editor

Adelaide rapper Tkay Maidza, electronic act Peking Duk and local Melbourne native Alex Lahey (pictured) lead the full program announcement for Face the Music 2016.

The annual two-day summit in Melbourne will showcase the finest and most innovative talents and personalities from the local and international stage, including original panels in which a range of speakers will talk about various music industry related topics.

The announcement also includes artists GL, Dorsal Fins and Jess Ribeiro, besides others, who are set to perform at the event, adding another dimension to the already diverse program at hand.

Among the selection of panels is Empowering Communities Through Leadership. Moderated by Indigenous rapper Briggs, the panel will address ways in which people can facilitate sustainability by empowering their community.

Another panel titled The Idiosyncrasies of Artists Management will feature Tkay Maidza, Japanese Wallpaper and Elizabeth Mitchell (Totally Mild) speaking alongside their respective managers.

Songwriters Live in the Round will see Australian songwriters Alex Lahey, Ainslee Wills, and Hiatus Kaiyote’s Nai Palm speak about their creative influences, musical and lyrical inspiration, favourite songs and revered idols to The Age’s Chris Johnston.

Other panels include Environmental Consciousness in Music, Music on the Mind and Peking Duk: ‘Australiana’ – A Tour Goes Under The Microscope, featuring members of the electronic act and their support team. The panel will be moderated by Live Music Office’s Damian Cunningham.

Face The Music will take place at the State Library Victoria on 17-18 November.

The full list of speakers and performers is below.


Adam Montgomery – 123 Agency

Ainslie Wills – Artist

Alex Lahey – Artist

Alex White – Pandora

Amber Galloway

Andrew Jervis – Bandcamp

Anthony Fantano

Bec Florence – Flow & Hustle

Ben Howe – Flying Nun Records

Bridget Hustwaite – triple j

Brodie Lancaster – Writer & Editor

Craig Lock – Four Five Entertainment

Emily Collins – MusicNSW

Gemma Pike – triple j

Greer Clemens – Freelance Writer

Jake Cleland – Strine Whine

Jess Cornelius – Teeth & Tongue

Lauren Taylor – Triple R

Marihuzka Cornelius – Ivy League

Michael Hohnen – Skinnyfish Music

Renee Williamson – Koori Radio

Tig Huggins – Sugar Mountain

Zan Rowe – triple j

Henry Compton – The Orchard



Nai Palm

Jess Ribeiro


Ecca Vandal





Dorsal Fins



Nico Ghost

Good Morning

Au Dré


Way Dynamic


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