News July 14, 2021

AIR reveals full Indie-Con Australia 2021 program

AIR reveals full Indie-Con Australia 2021 program

The Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) has confirmed the return of its Indie-Con conference, today releasing the full program for its 2021 event.

The hybrid event will be held at Adelaide’s Freemasons Hall from Wednesday, August 4 – Friday, August 6, coinciding with the previously announced AIR on the Thursday evening.

This year’s Indie-Con program will address a broad range of topics, including how to navigate NFTs as an artist, composing for and sync, live-streaming platforms and licensing, deconstructing the role of A&Rs and more.

Each topic will feature discussions with industry professionals, artists and indie label representatives, while a host of online, on-demand presentations from ARIA, APRA AMCOS, PPCA, Bolster, Single and Noisehive will also be offered.

Speakers to appear at the conference include Jaguar Jonze, Emily Ulman (Isol-Aid), Nathan McLay (Future Classic), Anika Ostendorf (Milk! Records), Rachel Jones-Williams (Dirty Hit Records), Will Evans (Bandcamp) and more.

Indie-Con is free for all AIR members to attend, while members of other Australian industry bodies and public attendees are encouraged to purchase tickets.

South Australian Minister for Innovation and Skills, David Pisoni, said that the commercial focus of this year’s Indie-Con would help drive the reboot of the national independent recorded sector.

“Adelaide is proud to host Indie-Con with its focus on encouraging greater commercial opportunities for Australia’s thriving independent sector by building important industry and business networks,” Pisoni said.

“The global conversations that will be facilitated at Indie-Con, both in person and through webinars, will inspire new innovative approaches that push the boundaries of the industry as it continues to evolve.”

View the Indie-Con Australia 2021 program in full here.

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