Later this month, the annual Electronic Music Conference is going on tour with a new, additional series of free events in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

EMC Connect will feature a ‘state of play’ panel, a songwriting workshop and an industry consultation, to cover the latest trends and opportunities and decipher which areas are currently the most challenging for the music sector.

The industry consultation is set to be turned into a discussion paper, which will be published exclusively on The Industry Observer.

The ‘state of play’ panel speakers for Melbourne (June 20) are:

Emily Collins (Managing Director of MusicNSW and Deputy Chair of AMIN),

Guven Yilmaz (Managing Director, Vita Artists), Benson (DJ, Producer & Label Boss),

Jimmy Mackay (Label Manager, Xelon),

Kelly Burge (Senior Account Manager, Eventbrite),

Jane Slingo (Executive Producer EMC/Artist Manager),

and yours truly (Managing Editor, Seventh Street Media)

Facilitated by: Ariel Blum (Founder, GRID Series Artist & Content Development Program) 

The ‘state of play’ panel speakers for Sydney (June 28) are:

Ben Godding (Marketing Director AWAL),

Emily Collins (Managing Director of MusicNSW and Deputy Chair of AMIN),