Customs House in Sydney will be the setting for the Contemporary Music Roundtable conference, which takes place August 1-3.

With 70 speakers, 15 expert sessions, and a variety of networking events, this is a must if you are serious about working in the music industry.

The keynote address will be given by Andrew Jenkins, President of the Universal Music Publishing Group (Australia and Asia Pacific), who will share insights from his life in the industry, which has seen him work with the likes of The Bee Gees, The Who, and Freddie Mercury – among others.

The full program has been announced, including all speakers, sessions and other events. Check out the full three-day schedule here, buy tickets here, and check out the long list of speakers and seminars below.

Music Industry Insights

Audience Development For Live Music – Expanding Public Engagement

Fostering Live Music Engagement With Young people – Boosting Participation

In Conversation with Chris Scaddan – ABC Head of Music

Music Educators Forum ­ – Contemporary Music Educators Conference

Digital Rights Management – Maximise Streaming For Australian Artists

Capital, Investment & Finance for music businesses – Capital Raising And Financing

Music Industry innovations – Enterprises Growing The Pie

State of the Industry Report – Industry Chiefs Share Latest Data

Music Industry Updates – Current Sector Developments

Sound Solutions Music Forum for Cities – Balancing Interests Of Live Music And Citizens

Regional Policy Makers Forum – Fostering Live Music Beyond Our Major Cities

National Contemporary Music Plan – 12-month Progress Update

Mental Health In The Music Industry Workplace – Proposals For Action

How Do We Create A Truly Inclusive Music Industry – Women in Australian music

Valuing Music – The Viewpoint – Valuing our creators


Maria Amato, General Manager, AIR, Esther Anatolitis, Director Regional Arts Victoria, Marianna Annas, Manager, ABC Music Publishing, Lisa Bishop, General Manager, Music SA, Hon Tony Burke MP, Shadow Minister for the Arts, Lars BrandleBillboard Magazine, Grainne Brunsdon, Director Engagement, Create NSW, Simon Cahill, Head of Digital Warner Music Australia, Bow Campbell, Director of Musicians, MEAAJoanna Cave, Chief Executive Support Act, Rick Chazan, Ground Control Management, Co-Chair AAM, Brett Cottle, Chief Executive APRA AMCOS, Jacqui Crouch, Founder & Director, Generate, Damian Cunningham, Consultant Live Music Office, Kat Dopper, Founder & Director, Heaps Gay, Patrick Donovan, CEO Music Victoria, Chair AMIN, Kate Duncan, Creative Producer, The Push, Joel Edmondson, Executive Officer, Q Music, Harley Evans, Managing Director, Moshtix, Kween G, MC, Hip Hop Performer, Vicki Gordon, Creative Producer, Ruth Hazleton, Musician, Assoc Prof Shane Homan, Monash University, Tracee Hutchison, Broadcaster, Journalist, Andrew Jenkins, President Universal Music Publishing, Matthew Lazarus-Hall, Managing Director, Uncommon Cord, former CEO. Chugg Entertainment, Linda Lorenza, Director Learning & Engagement, SSO, Jacqui Louez Schoorl, CEO & Co-Founder, Jaxsta, Paul Mason, Director of Music Australia Council, Tom Mee, Manager, Label & Artist Services Spotify, Dan Medland, Managing Director, IE Music, Millie Millgate, Executive Producer, Sounds Australia, Simon Moor, Managing Director, Kobalt Music Group, Lindy Morrison OAM, Musician, Educator, Social Worker, Tony Mott, Music Photographer, Hugh Nichols, Strategy Advisor, City of Sydney, Ben O’Hara, Dean Collarts, Edwin Onggo, Founder GiggedIn, David O’Rourke, CEO, Nightlife Music, Matthew O’Sullivan, General Manager, AMPAL, Jon Perring, The Tote Melbourne, Stephen Phillips, CEO Mawson Ventures, Poppy Reid, Managing Editor Seventh Street Media, Evelyn Richardson, Chief Executive, Live Performance Australia, Dan Rosen, CEO ARIA, Zan Rowe, Presenter triple j, Matt Rule, Music and Booze Company, Ed St John, Music Australia Board, former CEO Warner Music Australia, Chris Scaddan, Head of Music ABC, Councillor Jess Scully, City of Sydney, Michael Smellie, Chair Music Australia, Leanne de Souza, Executive Director, AAM, Kim Tran, Director Policy Live Performance Australia, John Wardle, Director Live Music Office