Face The Music drops its second announcement of Australia’s music industry leaders and innovators who will join with Victoria’s local contemporary music community for their eighth annual conference on November 13 & 14 at the Arts Centre, Melbourne. A summit of ideas, discussions, workshops and music, Face The Music maps the fast- morphing international landscape of new music, technologies, business and opportunities.

Second Round of Speakers


Mathew Coyte

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of The Australian edition of Rolling Stone.

Peter Noble

Director of one of Australia’s favourite and most successful festivals, Bluesfest.

Sophie Miles

 Of Australian independent record label and touring company Mistletone.

Joel de Ross

Co-founder of the Australian Virtual Reality Industry Association.

Monique Rothstein

Founder of Sydney-based PR and artist management agency Positive Feedback.


The independent voice of the Victorian contemporary music industry, Music Victoria, joins Face The Music 2015 with a series of important discussions that support our artists’ career trajectory and celebrate our music heritage.

On its tenth anniversary, The Age Music Victoria Awards presents a unique exhibition of photography and other memorabilia celebrating the achievements of their 2015 Hall of Fame inductees John Farnham, AC/DC, Olivia Newton-John, Archie Roach, The Seekers, Thunderbirds, Stan Rofe and Bill Armstrong, Palais Theatre and Sunbury Festival. 

Full Second Announcement of Speakers Include:

Archie Hamilton (Split Works United), Peter Noble (Bluesfest), M-Phazes (Producer), Sophie Miles (Mistletone Records), Tim Janes (Caroline Records), Joel De Ross (App Developer, Augmented Reality), Cassandra Pace (Music Victoria), Monique Rothstein (Positive Feedback), Lauren Murray (WME), Craig Lock (Five Four Entertainment), Yvette Myhill (AAM), Heidi Braithwaite (Riot House Publicity), Casey Rice (Producer), Anna Laverty (Producer), Andrei Eremin (Producer), Tim Dalton (SAE), Yeo (Producer), Dub FX (Producer), Mathew Coyte (Rolling Stone), Lachlan Kanoniuk (Thump), Lucy Dayman (Tone Deaf), Tommy Faith (Sound Doctrine), Kish Lal (Stoney Roads/Poncho/Thump), Maccy Corbett (Cool Accidents), Zac Abroms (STEP), Brett Oaten (Brett Oaten Solicitors), Jennifer Tutty (Studio Legal), Marcus Walkom (Media Arts Lawyers), Morris Averill (Arts Law) and Darren Sanicki (GI & Sanicki Lawyers).

Face The Music passes are available at facethemusic.com.au and member discounts are available.