Set in the heart of Melbourne Music Week, Face The Music is a two-day music summit that prides itself on celebrating and challenging the Australian music industry. From serving up networking opportunities to spinning discussions around live music, the event saw guests from all industry work together to encourage conversation and inspiration.
Led by the likes of Ariel Pink, Chippy Nonstop, Marky Ramone, Rebecca Young, Mallrat, Nick Findlay and more, the summit shared a plethora of industry tips, experiences, and criticisms surrounding the Australian music industry and beyond. Summing up the event, Twitter went out full-force to share the best moments and highlights from the event under the official hashtag #FTMAUS. Picking our favourite tweets, here’s almost everything you missed at Face The Music!
Starting off the list is Zac Abroms, the co-curator of Face The Music. Tweeting through the summit, he sums a great point made in White Wash: #OzMusicSoWhite, a panel dedicated at looking at the industry beyond tokenism.
“If you want to change the audience, you change what’s on the stages and that will start to be reflected in the audience… If you want change, find diversity in the group of people that are making the decisions.” – @Joelistics #OzMusicSoWhite #FTMAUS
— Zac Abroms (@zacabroms) November 23, 2017
Have you ever wondered about the future of radio or how it tangos hand-in-hand with streaming? Our content and social media coordinator, Monique Myintoo, checked out Planet Radio and shared some pretty key quotes from the rest of the events.
— Monique Myintoo (@aumonique_) November 24, 2017
The celebrated and well-loved Bakehouse Studios checked in at Face The Music’s Why Punk event, gleaning wise words from Jennifer McKechnie of Melbourne band Cable Ties.
Jenny McKechnie: punk is not about pretending not to care – “punk is getting up and saying all the things that make me angry.” #ftmaus
— Bakehouse Studios (@BakehouseStudio) November 23, 2017
And of course, author and STAN panelist Brodie Lancaster reported all the witty observations in the beautiful setting of St. Paul’s Cathedral thanks to Melbourne Music Week, with special mention of Ali Barter.
— Brodie Lancaster (@brodielancaster) November 24, 2017
Haven’t got your quote fix so far? TheMusic.com.au shared a handful of quotes on their website, packaging up in a tiny little blog that’s much better than this one.
— theMusic.com.au (@TheMusicComAu) November 24, 2017
Musician Eilish Gilligan couldn’t agree more with Cheryl Waters of KEXP, acknowledging the trends in the music industry and the chaos that follows for hard-working independent artists who miss a “trend” wave.
go completely off cheryl https://t.co/ysPmgpYt6x
— Eilish Gilligan (@eilishgilligan) November 24, 2017
A key idea in Start Me Up was taking action and making decisions. Tribe Artists couldn’t agree more on this hot tip from Pixie Weyland.
— Tribe Artists (@Tribe_Artists) November 24, 2017
Between volunteer shifts, Entertainment Management student Ryan Kearney took in the information about social media and best business practice at Start Me Up, looking at values and skills young entrepreneurs need.
Leanne D Souza “Can you articulate your values?” Aidan McLaren “Replying to people” 🙏🏼🙏🏼 #FTMAUS
— Ryan Kearney (@thebigk23) November 24, 2017
Don’t care for Twitter or its extension on character limit? Gloria Brancatisano, the editor of Melbourne’s beloved Beat Magazine, didn’t mind the overwhelming slabs of text for the sake of quotes.
I wasn’t a fan of Twitter’s extra characters but this year I get full #ftmaus quotes so I cant complain anymore.
— Gloria Brancatisano (@GBrancatisano) November 23, 2017
Taking pride in her work and her responsibility when curating youth media, Ash London shared some pretty important ethics on the STAN panel—and Face The Music embraced every moment of it.
— FACE THE MUSIC (@FaceTheMusicAus) November 23, 2017
And finally, we shared a few pics of our students volunteering and enjoying themselves between shifts! Face The Music is a fantastic summit for those in the industry wanting to connect, discuss and evolve.
— Collarts (@Collarts) November 27, 2017