Richie McNeill

Director, Hardware Corporation (Wurundjeri land/Melbourne)


Richie is Director of Hardware Corporation, an events and touring company for the world’s biggest electronic music acts. Events include Hardware, TransAtlantic, Belfast, Ultraworld, Universe and Two Tribes, Australia’s very first successful national electronic dance music festival (for 10 years). Today Hardware produces Festival X, Piknic Électronik Melbourne and numerous bespoke events and tours.

Richie has a long history in electronic and dance music in Australia including Dance Manager for MDS (Mushroom Group) in the 90s, owning and running one of Melbourne’s longest running and iconic record stores, (Hardware Records) Co Founder and Director of Stereosonic, Director of Special Operations for SFX Entertainment, Special Ops for Beatport.

I’m excited to contribute to EMC, helping shape it’s direction and future. EMC has done amazing work to date and it’s a much needed conference, post Covid more than ever.

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