In the face of torrenting, streaming radio, mobile hardware and the ever-growing phenomenon of viral sharing, the entertainment industry has some challenges to face and some very interesting problems to solve. And who better to put their minds to the task than young professionals who live and breathe the Australian entertainment industry, and who work with the cutting edge of technology in high-level, strategic roles.
The Australian Institute of Music has gathered together some of the brightest young minds in the entertainment industry to form its inaugural TILT (Tomorrow’s Ideas Leading Today) forum, the first of a series of events inspired by the fascinating formats of TED Talks and ABC’s Q&A.
Hosted by television presenter James Mathison, the forum will see experienced and innovative entertainment professionals argue for a big idea they feel passionately about in a 20 minute talk in front of an audience. The talks are then offered up to the room, forming the backbone of a think-tank style open forum where speakers and attendees alike can debate and share their opinions.
The event will also feature industry ‘speed dating’ workshops where attendees can talk one on one with experts from the fields of A&R, Touring, Marketing, Production and Management within the entertainment industry. Attendees will be offered a fantastic opportunity to learn some tips and tricks of the trade straight from the source.
Head of Entertainment Management at AIM, Rob Cannon says TILT is an opportunity to gather like-minded industry professionals and student together, to consider future challenges and opportunities.
“Often this type of event discusses things that have happened in years gone by. But TILT is going to be an interactive discussion on where we are now as an industry, where we want to be in the future and how we get there. It’s about getting together leaders and free thinkers to talk about the future,” he says.
TILT aims to inspire participants with fresh perspectives on the entertainment industry with a focus on technological innovation and rethinking processes and conventions in the light of new technological developments.
The speakers so far include:
Ianto Ware – National Live Music Coordinator for Sounds Australia – the new federal government music marketing initiative, speaking on economics and emo: music scenes, audiences and the digital age.
Colin Blake – CEO of the Australian division of global digital music giant – Rdio, in speaking on consumption, ownership and interaction: the impact and value of streaming services in the next decade.
Rhys Thomas, Senior Agency Manager for Google, who works with Australia’s top ad agencies to consult and develop effective digital strategies using Google products, will talk on the current and future Google world.
Luke Hopewell, Australian editor of top technology and consumer electronics news and reviews site Gizmodo, will talk on the breakdown of audience and the new way people will pay for music online.
Danny Yau – head of Foxtel’s digital department for music and lecturer in Digital Marketing at AIM will also have plenty to say about music in the digital age.
More big-name speakers and industry heavyweights are expected to be announced in June so make sure to book your place now, as tickets are limited. Stay tuned into AIM’s website: http://www.aim.edu.au/ for more information.
TILT is hosted by the Australian Institute of Music (AIM)
When: Friday July 5th, 2013, 10:30am – 5:00pm
Where: 1-55 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Tickets: On sale Friday May 10th, eventbrite.com.au: $35 General Admission / $10 Students