Announcing the return of Gold Sounds Music Conference

by the partae

From 13-16 October, Central Victoria’s biggest music conference is set to return for its second year. Designed to bring together the Victorian regional and Melbourne music communities, the conference features panels, workshops, networking events, and a dedicated youth program.

Held on Djarra Country in the centre of Castlemaine and programmed by Fionna Allan, the conference sessions will cover topics including:

Music & Identity

Touring – Regional & Beyond

Festival Programming

Working in Creative Teams

Music & Activism

Copyright & Licensing

Songwriters in Conversation

Grants & Funding

Breaking Down the Barriers

and more to be announced.

Gold Sounds Music Conference will also feature in-depth songwriting workshops, music interview training and other practical sessions.

The full program for Gold Sounds 2022 will be announced in late August, with tickets on sale 1 September, 2022.

The event will include collaborations with APRA AMCOSAustralia Council for the Arts, Community Media Training OrganisationFReeZA, Music VictoriaRegional Arts Victoria, Support Act, and more to be announced.

Last year’s inaugural conference featured keynote speeches by industry heavyweights Jen Cloher and Liz Stringer alongside workshops run by two of the region’s biggest stars, Dallas Woods and Jess Ribeiro. Held as Victoria was emerging from lockdown, the Conference was part of Music Victoria’s Regional Music Development program and attracted more than 100 people from the music industry and community across the weekend and won the Mount Alexander Shire Council Community Event of the Year.

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