Introducing the Electronic Music Conference

After all the gongs were handed out at the 2012 inthemix awards, there was one more big announcement for the industry crowd gathered in Sydney. This November, Australia is set to host Asia-Pacific’s first conference dedicated to electronic music, presented by inthemix. The inaugural Electronic Music Conference will bring together the world’s leading artists, managers, industry, promoters, media and more in Sydney for a packed program of panels and keynote interviews to dissect and discuss the Australian dance music industry. Then, of course, there’ll be the parties.

The Electronic Music Conference is set for Tuesday November 27 and Wednesday November 28 2012. The timing falls in line with the immense Stereosonic tour and the kick-off to the summer season, so it’s sure to be a fascinating couple of days. EMC 2012 is the first announcement in a schedule of events for ARIA Week, a week-long celebration leading up to the 2012 ARIA Awards.

Sound Alliance CEO Neil Ackland made the announcement from the inthemix awards stage last night. “Australia has been one of the world’s leading dance music markets for over a decade, with more than 750,000 Australians visiting dance festivals each year,” he said. “Our artists are achieving great success on a global stage. Our festivals are breaking new ground. Our industry is not just respected, it is envied the world over, and we believe it’s time Australia had a conference that matched our global status and ambition.” Stay tuned for the announcement of speakers, panels and how to get tickets on inthemix in the coming weeks.