Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor is a Gadigal Bidgigal Darug Yuin Elder and a Traditional descendant of the Sydney Saltwater basin Western Sydney and the south coast of New South Wales. EMC acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which we work; the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We give respect to Elders past, present, and emerging and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond.
EMC's 'The Reboot' opens with What So Not: Hope in the Dark - an exploration into the mindset of one of Australia’s most dynamic and constantly evolving artists, Chris Emerson. This in-conversation with Sally Coleman weaves his ability to apply a healthy mind to influence a healthy scene, his commitment to culture and community back home despite wild success internationally, and his ability to transform lockdown experiences ‘trapped’ in other cities into periods of thriving creativity and inspiration.
Ease into your day with a healthy brunch while reconnecting with mates new and old. All food, coffee, tea and drinks (non alcoholic) are complimentary for Rider Pass holders. Food and beverages are available for purchase for Day Pass or Single Session Pass holders. Plus tunes from Norm de Plume to ease you into the day.
The AKAR mental wellbeing research project seeks evidence of the extent of mental health and wellbeing challenges within the electronic and dance music industry across Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore. Lilian Hautemulle (Monstercat, SG) and Professor Julian Knowles (Macquarie University) present the purpose and framework behind this cross-continental research project.
The current pandemic has brought to the surface existing challenges workers in the electronic and dance music industry experience and the impact this has on their mental wellbeing. Beyond The Mind: COVID-19 and Mental Health discuss pathways for a healthier industry with Milan Ring taking the reins as the artist guiding this important conversation.
Nyaluak Leth rounds out the preceding sessions with original spoken word poetry on Hope & Grief.
Lunch and lounging time with a midday set from Naarm's SOVBLKPSSY. All food, coffee, tea and drinks (non alcoholic) are complimentary for Rider Pass holders. Food and beverages are available for purchase for Day Pass or Single Session Pass holders.
Technology is responsible for many of the changes in the industry, but which tech startups are positioned to change the industry for the better? Music Tech For a Better Future highlights some of the most promising emerging technology that could deliver much-needed equity to many of the artists, businesses and workers in electronic and dance music.
The mid arvo pick-me-up with snacks and tunes thanks to Willo. All snacks, coffee, tea, and drinks (non-alcoholic) are complimentary for Rider Pass holders. Food and beverages are available for purchase for Day Pass and Single Session Pass holders.
EMC presents the purpose of the inaugural national health check on the state of club culture in Australia in 2022. The Club Culture Census aims to gather much needed intelligence on the club industry and provide data and evidence to measure the impact of many of the key challenges faced by clubs, promoters and workers in the clubbing industry. Plus a whole bunch of interesting and fun genre and cultural data.
Featuring some of the most interesting and intriguing creators carving out unique and non-traditional careers, this panel looks at the creation/curation of bold ideas - and how these content creators are leveraging new technologies and flipping the experiences of the last two years into storytelling for their growing audiences.
Tuck into some well-deserved refreshing drinks - either alcoholic or non-alcoholic. All beverages (including alcoholic and non alcoholic) are complimentary for Rider Pass holders. Drinks available for purchase for Day Pass and Single Session Pass holders. Perfect end-of-day musical vibes curated and mixed with love by the one and only Phil Smart.
Today’s artists and their teams manage a much broader scope of responsibilities, day-to-day tasks and strategies to gain -and maintain- momentum. The combination of talent, vision, planned strategies and unexpected opportunities can transform an artist’s career from steady and mid-tier in their home market, to A level and internationally sought after. Luude is an artist on such a trajectory in 2022. Besides his juggling of Luude & Choomba, and his recently completed Triple J radio show, Luude kicked off 2022 with a massive global hit that came from a seemingly ‘silly’ idea. EMC’s conference closes with a panel from Luude’s unique perspective and how his team are managing this remarkable rise.