Sounds Australia is excited to announce the launch of SOUNDS SESSIONS, a curated series of global conversations, which will be held on our new online industry portal, Inside Sounds.

For the inaugural series we’ve partnered with A2IM to present encore screenings of panels that were initially streamed as part of this year’s A2IM Indie Week. After each session, participants will have the opportunity to join some of the speakers in a special Q&A held on Zoom.

It kicks off next Tuesday August 3 at 9am AEST with the panel “What Does The Future Of Live Music Look Like?”

Registration is essential as spots are limited, so those Australian industry professionals interested in attending one or all of the sessions need to email [email protected] to secure their place.

Week 1 – Aug 3
WHAT DOES THE FUTURE OF LIVE MUSIC LOOK LIKE?

Rev. Moose (NYC) Katherine Friedland (NYC) Tobi Parks (Des Moines)

Week 2 – Aug 10
ELEVATING UNDERREPRESENTED VOICES

Melanie McClain (NYC) David Krinsky (San Fran) Janett Berrios (Florida) Shane Gill (Vancouver) Andre Benjamin (NYC)

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE BONUS PRESENTATION (15min) – KENYA

Week 3 – Aug 17
GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON STREAMING; ARE YOU CONNECTED TO THE WORLD?

Anna Siegel (NYC) Hiba Fatima Irshad (NYC) Arun Sajjan (Dubai)

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE BONUS PRESENTATION (15min) – TURKEY

Week 4 – Aug 24
MUSIC AND INFLUENCER COLLABORATIONS ARE THE FUTURE, BUT WHAT ABOUT THOSE COPYRIGHT ISSUES?

Heather Johnson (Seattle) Nate Beck (Washington) Sam Seum (LA)

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE BONUS PRESENTATION (15min) – SOUTH AFRICA

Week 5 – Aug 31
DO LABELS STILL SIGN ALBUM DEALS W SINGLES ARE THE PRIMARY RELEASE FORMAT?

Elliot Resnik (NYC) Tony Alexander (Memphis) Susan Busch (NYC)

INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE BONUS PRESENTATION (15min) – NIGERIA

Week 6 – Sept 7
BUILDING FOR RESILIENCE: HOW INDEPENDENTS ARE TAKING STEPS TO OWN THEIR FUTURE

Katie Alberts (Atlanta) Zac Zarrilo (Philly) Whitney Dublin (NYC) Dan Nevin (London)