Keynote Under Occupation: Indigenous Perspectives on the Global Music Industry


Thursday, 5th September
10:15AM - 11:15AM


Rainbow Room - Cloudland
641 Ann St,
Fortitude Valley QLD 4006,


Since time immemorial, music has played - and continues to play - an important role in the continuation of Indigenous cultures all around the world. 

Although coming from diverse and varied cultures, First Nations artists continue to strengthen their global relationships through shared experience, cultural resurgence and working within settler-led music spaces. Hear from people involved in music operating out of what is now referred to as Australia, New Zealand (Aotearoa), The Pacific Islands and Canada as they share insights into the global music industry from an Indigenous perspective.


Alethea Beetson


QMusic - BIGSOUND First Nations Producer

Neil Morris

Keynote Speaker

VMDO - VMDO First Peoples Manager

Sosefina Fuamoli

Keynote Speaker

Beat Magazine - Music Journalist

Chelsey June

Keynote Speaker

Twin Flames Music - Twin Flames Music Business Owner

Ninakaye Taane-Tinorau

Keynote Speaker

Tikidub Productions - Managing Director/Manager to Tiki Taane