In less than three weeks, Australia’s aspiring performers, dancers and songwriters will have the chance to mingle with some of Australia’s most popular musicians and industry representatives at the Musicians Making A Difference (MMAD) conference Access All Areas on Friday 24 January.
Held at the MMAD HQ in Gosford, the day will be filled with panels, workshops and concerts where young people can learn everything from the basics of music to industry secrets. Over 200 people attended the last conference in 2011, with special guests including Bliss N Eso, Prinnie Stevens, Quincy Jones, Dianna Torrinson, Apra, Last Kinection and Radar Radio. This year’s line up will be announced soon.
MMAD’s CEO Dominic Brook says: “The Central Coast is fast becoming a hub for singer-songwriters across Australia, and we believe this conference will grow into a world-renowned event for creative people all over the world. Not only will the conference fuel the Central Coast music industry, but it will also help to create awareness for MMAD, a charity that reaches over 50,000 marginalised young people across Australia.
“We are thrilled about bringing all the talent together on the Coast and beyond, and are very thankful to the Australian Institute of Music, Sea FM and Apra for helping make this conference a reality” said Brook.
One participant from the last conference, artist L-FRESH, added: “As an aspiring and developing artist, I found last year’s Access All Areas conference so valuable. I came away with newfound knowledge, which I immediately applied to my music career. I also met a bunch of artists in the same position as me, and music industry professionals who gave me great insight.”
MMAD is a charity organisation which aims to transform the lives of young people through music, dance and mentoring, especially those who may be homeless, traumatised or underachieving in life. MMAD runs over 1,200 free music and dance programs to inspire young people 8-21 to reach their full potential. Programs are held in Brisbane, Central Coast and Sydney and 100 per cent of all proceeds from the conference will be donated to the charity.
The conference will run from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, culminating in a massive concert by all the artists involved from 7.00-10.00pm. Registration for the day is just $30 and includes a ticket to the concert. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.mmadconference.com or call 02 4322 5350.
For further information about MMAD and its programs, visit http://www.mmad.org.au