Earlier this week Australia’s premier electronic music industry event EMC (Electronic Music Conference) announced the first round of keynote speakers for the 2015 event, which has included some real industry legends like pioneer DJ Carl Cox, radio broadcaster, label boss and renowned DJ Gilles Peterson, Beatport’s VP of Artist Relations Liz Miller and Australian producer Ta-ku.

This year’s EMC conference will be held during the first week of December throughout The Ivy complex in Sydney. EMC will also play host to a schedule of artist showcases via EMC Play, which we will hear more details on over the coming weeks.

EMC First Speakers:
Carl Cox (Artist/DJ, UK)
Gilles Peterson (Brownswood Recordings / BBC, UK)
Ta-ku (Artist, AUST)
Liz Miller (Beatport, USA)
Blake Coppelson (Proximity, USA)
Tigerlily (Artist, AUST)
Denise Melanson (AM Only, USA)
Rob Woo (Spin Artist Agency, USA)
Blink (Artist / Head of Programming, Goldfish & Blink / Zouk Club KL, Malaysia)
Anna Fitzgerald (Ministry of Sound, AUST)
Martin Novosel (Purple Sneakers, AUST)
Erin Flanagan (Thinking Loud/Boiler Room, AUST)
Zaran Vachha (The Little Black Book Asia, Hong Kong)
Karen Hamilton (120 Publishing, AUST)
Jessica Krishnaswamy (BBE, AUST)
Reggie Ba-Pe (Sonically Transmitted Disease, China)
Pia Del Mastro (One Plus One Agency, AUST)
Vanessa Picken (Comes With Fries, AUST)
Laura Treacy, (Ministry of Sound, AUST)
Ayudita Hariadi (Ismaya Group, Indonesia)
Kimberley Yao (The Palace Group, Philippines)
Rebecca Florence (Flow & Hustle, AUST)

If you’re an Australian electronic musician of any level, EMC is a must do; it gives you the opportunity to meet and connect with other like-minded artists and industry people of all levels, as well as being able to observe and learn from some of your industry favourites – if you don’t have your pass yet, I would recommend getting your shit together asap.

WHAT: EMC 2015
WHERE: The Ivy – 1/330 George Street, Sydney
WHEN: December 1st & 2nd, 2015