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Spotify Talks is a series a monthly panel discussion where we talk about (and celebrate) the big things happening in the music industry. From female trailblazers to ‘Big Data’, music being a key part of mindfulness and tackling issues such as diversity, Spotify Talks is a platform for the entire industry to get together (both in-person and via our live stream), debate and celebrate what we know and love - music.
Spotify Talks: Access All Areas?
Cake Wines, 19th October 2017
The Sound Of Spotify Talks: Access All Areas?
Spotify Talks: Moving Beyond The Cookie
Cake Wines – 27th September -
The Sound Of Spotify Talks: Moving Beyond The Cookie
Spotify Talks: Mindful Music
Cake Wines, 16th August 2017
It’s a no brainer: music can have an incredibly positive impact on our health and wellbeing, yet many of us wouldn’t think to use it in a functional way - similar to the way we use ‘workout’ playlists at the gym.
In partnership with The Indigo Project, our Mindful Music panel set-out to discuss; how music has been used throughout history to improve cognitive performance, reduce stress, anxiety and depression; discuss the difference between ‘active’ and ‘passive’ listening; and illustrate how ‘Mindful Listening’ can be used to improve day-to-day wellbeing.
We also raised the topic of mental health within the music industry - how creatives can be more susceptible to anxiety and depression, and ways in which individuals, industry and health organisations could do to address this issue.
A big thanks to our event partners, The Indigo Project, and panel of guests - Mary Hoang (Founder and Head Psychologist of The Indigo Project), Rich Lucano (Phondupe, The Indigo Project, YOND), Dr Amanda Krause (Research Fellow, Melbourne University), Katy Tsai (Mindful Music composer) and Bertie Blackman (Singer / Songwriter), and our moderator, Andrew Levins
For more info on our Mindful Music panelists, click on the images below.
The Sound of Spotify Talks: Mindful Music
Spotify Talks: Harnessing Data In The Digital Age
Cake Wines, 31st July 2017
For more info on our Harnessing Data In The Digital Age panelists, click on the images below.
The Sound of Spotify Talks: Harnessing Data In The Digital Age
Spotify Talks: Women at the Front
Cake Wines, 21st July 2017
Our second Spotify Talks session ‘Women at the Front’ was a force to be reckoned with - ask any of our panelists, audience members or those who tuned into our live stream and we’re sure they’d agree!
Women and equality across all industries is a hot topic...it feels like there’s either an article or social post about it almost every day. Some may argue that it’s becoming a tired subject, but we wholeheartedly and 100% disagree because it’s only by keeping these conversations alive do we actually start to make genuine change.
That’s what we set out to do with Spotify Talks: Women at the Front. Keep the conversation alive.
We were privileged enough to be joined by some of the best women in the business - both on our panel and in the audience. Hosted by professional dancer/ dance maker, writer and activist, Amrita Hepi, at Cake Wines Cellar Door in Redfern (our awesome venue partner) we were joined on stage by Urban Culture Photographer, Michelle Grace Hunder, Sound Engineer, Writer and Producer, Antonia Gauci, Rappers and Producers, Dawn Laird and Kimchi Princi, as well as Entrepreneur and creator of Everywhere Roadie, Kate Bradley.
Together with these amazing women “behind-the-scene”, but at the forefront of the creative music industry, we shone a light on their (largely) untold stories, and discussed how they are blazing the trail for young female up-and-comers in this space.
Inspiring, insightful and what we hope lit a fire in those who attended, Spotify Talks: Women at the Front was as empowering as we hoped it to be...how could it not with a room full of absolute legends! Bring on our next Spotify Talks session, ‘Harnessing Data in the Digital Music Age’.
For more info on our Women At The Front panelists, click on the images below.
The Sound of Spotify Talks: Women at the Front
Spotify Talks: Women at the Front in the news
Spotify Talks: The More We Know, The Louder We Get
Chauvel Theatre, 25th May 2017
Knowledge is power, right? That’s what we think anyway. We kicked off our inaugural Spotify Talks session at the historic Chavel Theatre in Paddington - a fitting venue for our 250 guests to talk all thing music, technology and innovation.
‘The More We Know, The Louder We Get’ was a testament to just that - how in the past five years has Spotify helped innovate and grow the Australian and New Zealand music scene? What have we learnt along the way has helped us become louder, more driven and passionate than ever before?
Hosted by music activist, Andrew Levins, and split into three sessions over three hours, we were lucky enough to be joined by some amazing guests to discuss topics and answer questions we know artists, fans and the wider industry alike are burning to talk about.
Kicking things off was Professor Peter Keller who showcased recent breakthroughs in the neuroscience of music; uncovering why music has such a unique effect on the brain and why we just can’t stop dancing. The session mixed scientific analysis with a fun exploration of the way in which our brains respond to music, using state-of-the-art neurotechnology and data visualisations. So ladies and gentleman, it’s not just that extra glass of wine that gets you up out of your seat….it’s science, yo!
Following on from Professor Keller was Dr Amanda Krause who discussed how streaming services are changing the way we consume music, turning us all into ‘active listeners’ who create our own personal music experience based on our preferences, behaviours and habits. The session reflected on what we currently know about music consumption and saw Dr Keller present new ideas about how Spotify's platform and data can be leveraged to support listener engagement and well-being.
We were also lucky enough to fly in Spotify's Head of Artist & Label Services International, Kevin Brown, who discussed ways in which Spotify is supporting artists, delivering the best music experience to a global audience and contributing to the growth of the larger music industry ecosystem. Designed as a keynote talk with renown music and culture commentator, Marc Fennell, the two spoke in depth about how Spotify partners with and amplifies artist stories, helps artists better understand their listeners to more effectively grow and engage their fan base, and drives discovery to break artists and connect fans to music around the world.
For the final session of ‘The More We Know, The Louder We Get’, we dug into discussing the case studies, the tools, and the skills needed to market and export music in the streaming age, as told by the people closest to it. Set as a panel discussion with Spotify’s Alicia Sbrugnera, Label & Artist Services Manager at Spotify AUNZ, Tom Mee, Label & Artist Services Manager at Spotify AUNZ and Artist Manager, Scott McLachlan, the three dove into looking at how Spotify is uniquely placed to help music travel by bringing fans and performers closer than ever before.
Needless to say, our first Spotify Talks event had us buzzed and super excited for what’s to come - bring on our next event, Spotify Talks: Women at the Front!
For more info on our The More We Know, The Louder We Get panelists, click on the images below.
The Sound Of Spotify Talks: The More We Know, The Louder We Get
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Spotify 5th Birthday
We came, we saw, we partied. Celebrating 5 years of Spotify in Australia with a little help from our friends.
The Enmore Theatre, 25th May 2017