Australian popular music is taking the world by storm. At the recent BIGSOUND music conference, some in the industry suggested local music is in a new golden era. Paul Barclay discusses the state of the billion dollar Australian music industry with a panel of industry insiders. The discussion ranges over how Australian music is exported overseas, the new platforms for music consumption and distribution, the collapse in sales of recorded music, the future of music festivals, and the future of the album in the digital age.
Andrew Stone: director, Chugg Music
Nathan McLay: founder, Future Classic
Jessica Ducrou: co-founder & co-producer, Splendour in the Grass festival; co-producer, The Falls festival; co-owner, Village Sounds
Claire Collins: founder, Bossy Music
Mardi Caught: MD, Atlantic Records, Warner Music Australia.