FUSE Announce Keynote Speakers for 2012 Festival

Held annually in Adelaide SA, FUSE is the longest running music industry conference and showcase festival in Australia, drawing thousands of people each year. The 2012 FUSE Festival will be held in multiple venues across Adelaide and this year will again run in close association with The Adelaide Fringe Festival.
Fuse 2012 will be running over three days from 22nd  24th February, with the masterclasses and conference running during the day, Adelaide willcome alive with music, across two nights with over 80 bands from interstate and locally showcasing. All FUSE shows this year will be open access (FUSE West& Fuse East), not only for delegates but also for the music loving public!
For the keynote address, FUSE 2012 is proud to announce one of the country’s biggest players in the music industry Brett Cottle – CEO of APRA/AMCOS added to the impressive list of international and local guest speakers with Fuse 2012 promising to be the biggest yet:
Keynote Addresses
Brett Cottle  CEO APRA/AMCOS
Brett Cottle has been the Chief Executive of Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) since 1990, and of the Australasian Mechanical Copyright Owners Society (AMCOS) since 1997. From 1994 until 1999 Brett held the position of Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Committee of CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers). In 2000 he was appointed Vice Chairman of the Executive Bureau of CISAC and in2007 appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of CISAC. Brett is a director of the Australian Copyright Council and a past member of the Copyright Law Review Committee.
Jon McIldowie  The Great Escape (UK)
Jon has been promoting gigs and clubs since the age of 16, first in this home of Birmingham and then Liverpool before moving to London. In 1999 Jon joined the Barfly Club as assistant and then Head Promoter for the London venue. He booked acts including The Cure, Razorlight, The Libertines and Franz Ferdinard. Jon has now moved into the position of Promotions Director as part of MAMA Group.
Alicen Catron Schneider  Head, TV Music – Creative/Vice President, Music Creative Services for NBC Universal Television
Alicen is the head of the creative music division for NBC Universal Television.   Current projects include “Being Human, “Eureka” and “Warehouse 13” for Syfy,  Royal Pains” for USA, GRIMM and NFL on Sunday Night for NBC.  In addition, she supervises select NBC Agency promotional campaigns, including all Olympics, and assists with strategic music partnerships for multi-platform marketing of shows.  She operates as a music liaison between Network and Studio creative executives for stunt casting and on-camera opportunities as well as recommends composers for primetime series.  She also solicits the creation of original compositions and recordings for both promotional campaigns and episodic series.  Before joining NBC, Alicen was an A&R assistant in the Film and Television division of Warner Special Products and was also a college DJ for KXLU-FM, Los Angeles. 
Ariel Hyatt, who founded Ariel Publicity, a social media PR firm. Her Cyber PR ® Campaigns connect musicians with new media makers and coach them to create authentic relationships with fans. Her book Music Success in Nine Weeks <> helps artists navigate the confusing world of social media and online marketing.
National Speakers
David Vodicka – Rubber Records, PPCA Board, ARIA Board
Philip Mortlock – Alberts – Origin Publishing
Jaddan Comerford – UNFD
Ashley Gay – Xelon Entertainment – The Orchard – Dance Music Specialist
Natalie Bell – Casa Del Disco Records – Oh Mercy – Twenty Two Publicity
Basil Cook – ABC Music – Head Of Digital
David Williams – CEO of Shock Entertainment
Andrew Walker – Jazzhead Records – Garden Of Earthly Delights
Glenn Qright – Vitamin Records and Distribution
Maria Amato – AIR's CFO – Media Arts Lawyers – Accountant
Darren Sanicki – Sanicki Lawyers
Ben Strong – Sanicki Lawyers
Chris Johnson – AMRAP
Christie Eliezer
Michael Szumowski – Alberts
Vicki Gordon – VGMedia
Alec Doomadgee – Gadigal Music Label
Cath Haridy –  Catherine Haridy Management
Tom Harris
 Keith Welsh
Greg Carey
With another exciting keynote speaker to be announced soon plus a second round of national music industry delegates.
FUSE Management Masterclass: Wednesday February 22nd, 2012
FUSE Music Business Conference: Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th February 2012
Early Bird Tickets are now on sale for FUSE Festival conference and masterclasses.
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