TURN UP! Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference

Turn up, switch on and tune in as music industry achievers share their keys to success

Turn Up, the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, Scenestr and Shake It Up Music are calling on musicians and music industry personnel from the Sunshine Coast region and greater South East Queensland to come together, connect, network, listen, learn and be inspired at The Lind Theatre, Nambour on Thursday 13 October for the 2016 Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference.   Supported by The Regional Arts Fund, APRA/AMCOS and The Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance, the Turn Up Conference is now in its third year and is Queensland’s premier regional music conference.

The program includes:

  • Insights from leading industry achievers.
  • A keynote presentation.
  • Discussion panels by industry experts focusing on song writing, performing, producing, publishing, record labels, venues, community radio, management and festivals.
  • Master class series with guitar gods Phil Emmanuel and Owen Van Larkins, Social Media with Adam Bean and Band Management/Planning with Dennis Dunstan (former manager of Fleetwood Mac). The Master classes are limited to small groups.
  • Net working opportunities with industry veterans and fellow practitioners.

Sunshine Coast Mayor, Mark Jamieson, is excited to be opening the 2016 Turn Up conference which will inform, educate and inspire delegates to strengthen their career aspirations within the local music industry.

This will be followed by Leanne de Souza who will be the keynote speaker at this conference. Leanne is an entrepreneur, arts advocate, facilitator and manager based in Brisbane. Currently, Leanne is the founder and director of the Rock and Roll Writers Festival and an undergraduate at the University of Queensland (Bachelor of Arts, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies) after taking self imposed long service leave in 2015 from a lengthy, self employed tenure as an artist manager. Working in artist management from 1997 until 2015, Leanne represented several high profile musicians including – Thelma Plum, The Medics, The Painted Ladies, Liam Gerner, Kate Miller-Heidke, Stringmansassy, George, Katie Noonan, Misinterprotato, Transport and Miles From Nowhere.

The past, the present and the future of record labels, representation, retail and radio will be discussed by industry experts Aaron Nevylan (Sony Music), Barry Bull, John Williams (Southern Cross Media) and Dennis Dunstan (Frontrow Management). Delegates will be entertained by showcase performances from some of the region’s best contemporary musicians including Kayt And Steph from The Flumes, Malia Stirling and Jason Daniels. Check out Turn Up’s website on www.turnupevent.com to keep up-to-date about everything that is happening and sign up to our email list.

Turn Up’s Program Director, Eloise Gallagher, said, “The Turn Up Conference provides impetus for music people on the Sunshine Coast to come together, talk, listen and learn, strengthening our local industry, The Sunshine Coast is alive with the sound of music at festivals, in venues, in parks and on the streets. Our region is being recognised for its music, thanks to the incredible work of artists and the continued support of the Sunshine Coast Council, the TAFE Queensland East Coast music programs, the Sunshine Coast Creative Alliance and the growing number of venues and events booking live original music.”

When:        Thursday 13 October 2016 from 4:45 pm to 9:05 pm with an after party until 10:00 pm.
What:         Turn Up Sunshine Coast Music Industry Conference.
Where:       The Lind Theatre, 16 Mitchell Street, Nambour QLD 4560
Tickets:     $30 for the conference or $70 which includes the conference plus one of the master classes of your choice. On sale now from https://www.trybooking.com/Event/EventListingURL.aspx?aid=3533 or by going to www.turnupevent.com

 Speakers: Mayor Mark Jamieson, Leanne de Souza, Hannah Shephard (Airling), George Sheppard (Sheppard), David Atkins (Hydro Funk Records), Angela Glaister (The Sweat It Out publishing arm and SoundSauce), Aaron Neylan (Sony Music), Dennis Dunstan (Front Row Management), Barry Bull, John Williams (Southern Cross Media), Paul Robinson (The New Globe), Jakob Rosenblatt (4ZZZ), Marta Fergusson (Revolution Music Records and Artists First Society), Simon Homer (Sonic Sherpa) and James Birrell (Maroochy Music And Visual Arts Festival).

Master Classes and presenters: Guitar with Phil Emmanuel and Owen Van Larkins, social media with Adam Bean and management/planning with Dennis Dunstan.

Facilitators: Andrew Tuttle, Jessica Haggie and Ant McKenna.

Showcase performers: Kayt And Steph from The Flumes, Malia Stirling and Jason Daniels.

Contributing Organisations: The Regional Arts Fund, APRA AMCOS, Sunshine Coast Council, Sunshine Coast

Creative Alliance, Scenestr, Shake It Up Music, TAFE Queensland East Coast, Miss Music Biz, QMusic and Hostile Entertainment.

The Master Classes part of this conference was made possible by the Australian Government’s regional arts program, the Regional Arts Fund, which gives all Australians, wherever they live, better access to opportunities to practise and experience the arts.