Last night at RMIT University in Melbourne saw the staging of the inaugural EMC Connect, a new, national touring series of free educational events targeted at the electronic music industry.

Created by the team behind the the annual Electronic Music Conference, the first of the three EMC Connect events featured a ‘state of play’ panel, a songwriting workshop and an industry consultation.

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Benson’s songwriting workshop at RMIT in Melbourne. Credit: Ben Jones

Last night’s songwriting workshop saw local producer Benson deconstruct the much loved song ‘Resolution’ from initial concept, through the creative process including the demo stage to finished song.

Stream ‘Resolution’ below:

Created to cover the latest trends and opportunities within the music industry, and to 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.

Following last night’s workshop and industry consultation – the contributing results of which were collated live on the big screen – a panel discussion tackled digital marketing, local radio content quotas, an update on digital platforms, and the live music market.