Deena Lynch, the multi-faceted artist (aka Jaguar Jonze) and activist; Good Neighbour managing director Susan Cotchin; and Serenade’s artist & industry partnerships lead Katie Brown are among the speakers confirmed for the 2022 edition of Indie-Con Australia, which returns to Adelaide next month.
Also announced to the conference line-up is Angeline Armstrong (Telenova), Noemí Planas (WIM), Emily Copeland (CADA) and Jemma Burns (Level Two), while facilitators and interviewers this time include Annabelle Herd and Lynne Small (ARIA, PPCA), Kirsty Rivers (Australia Council for the Arts), Dom Alessio (Sounds Australia), Dylan Pellett (IMNZ), and Lars Brandle (The Brag Media/Billboard).
This year’s hybrid event will carry a program with deep-dive discussions on touring, grant funding opportunities, neighbouring rights, community radio, catalog sales, data and tech, the future of labels, plus timely case studies exploring indie success stories and NFTs.
The sixth-annual Indie-Con is set for Aug. 3-5 at Adelaide’s Freemasons Hall, and will be follow by Music SA’s Scouted, showcasing 14 emerging and unsigned acts from across the state of South Australia.
Indie-Con an initiative of Australia’s independent music companies’ trade association AIR with support from the South Australian government.
The evening program includes AIR’s 16th annual Independent Music Awards, which recognises, promotes and celebrates the success of the country’s indie music sector, and takes place Aug. 4 as an invite-only industry event at Freemasons Hall.
As previously reported, Genesis Owusu is up for several AIR trophies, including independent song of the year (for “Smiling With No Teeth”), while punk rockers Amyl and The Sniffers and Milk! co-founder Courtney Barnett have two nods each.
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