Over two days at the start of the Australian summer, EMC includes various important discussions around broader issues in the electronic music sector such as developments in technologies and how artists can utilise them, the role the genre has in society and how it helps develop culture in cities next to other, creative and cultural pursuits as well as what this new breed of protectionism means for artists and the industry within the Asia Pacific.
We believe that whilst some conversations are challenging in the present, it’s essential that as a sector and as a community, we work through the discussions and the challenges now because these are the forces shaping our future.
This is the 6th year for EMC. Over the past five years, EMC has hosted a number of inspirational and accomplished music leaders including Gilles Peterson, Carl Cox, Flume, Ta-Ku, Diplo, Bradley Zero, Peking Duk, Alison Wonderland, Tkay Maidza, Leftfield, Nina Las Vegas and more. EMC has also featured thought leaders and business pioneers including Night Mayor of Amsterdam Mirik Milan, Boiler Room’s Raj Chaudhuri, Ultra Music’s Patrick Moxey and many more.
By day, EMC is the perfect place to connect, converse, create new bonds and cultivate ideas. Whether it’s by taking in a keynote or getting the latest studio tips and techniques in one of our Academy masterclasses, gaining inspiration from one of EMC’s many insightful panels or having a business meeting. Did we mention that the weather in Sydney during EMC is a perfect mid to late 20s, and the sun doesn’t go down til nearly 8pm?
By night, EMCPlay gives Sydney the perfect midweek playground for grown ups – numerous showcases and parties take over a number of leading live music venues to allow us to celebrate the best electronic music coming out of Australia in 2017, and to discover the best electronic music artists coming through in 2018. Finishing the week, Musica Copa sees the industry leaders gather to compete in the name of charity in a brilliant soccer tournament, and for those not on the pitch, there’s plenty of beer to tuck into on the sunny sidelines.
Beyond all of EMC’s offerings is stunning Sydney, one of the most beautiful cities in the world in summer with our world class attractions such as the Opera House, endless gorgeous beaches from Bondi to Palm Beach all easily accessible from EMC’s location. We look forward to seeing you at EMC Sydney! We guarantee you one of the best ways to end your year and prep for the bright new one ahead.