"If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” And if not? Well, what exactly is it for? The production and consumption of music is a...

Music Tech: The Next Evolution


The Studio
Level 6, Sydney Startup Hub, 11 - 17 York St
2000 NSW

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Glenn Dickinson

Glenn Dickinson

Principal Architect of Convergence, Dolby - Facilitator

Glenn has extensive experience in research, development & implementation of audio signal processing algorithms for professional and consumer applications. Key participant in three successful startups with two companies becoming listed. Leading Research in the Communications Group at Dolby for imminent and next generation multichannel interactive voice user experience.

Nicc Johnson

Nicc Johnson

Founder, Muru Music

Founder & Chief Musicologist at Muru Music, where we've created the A.I. Music brain™ - which powers automagical song categorisation and hyper-personalised music experiences. 
If you manage any sized music catalogue, Muru Music can help you optimise your songs for streaming and voice enabled music experiences.

Shelley Bishop

Shelley Bishop

Studio Manager, Studios 30

Shelley Bishop, Studio Manager at Studios 301. A visionary with a focused understanding of the media economy. Shelly is a thought leader, an innovator, and an entertainment sector professional with global experience across multiple creative industries.

Sorrel Osborne

Sorrel Osborne

Head of Operations and Commercial, Audience Republic

After five years with digital publisher Conversant Media, the last two as COO, Sorrel moved to Audience Republic as Head of Operations and Commercial.
Her remit spans day to day operations, business management and reporting, recruitment and HR, sales support and commercial growth, finance and legal.

Tony Cray

Tony Cray

Audio Engineer

Tony David Cray is an Australian born Grammy award-winning audio engineer/producer with over 30 years’ experience working in the audio and music industry. This includes building lutes, composing music for film, theatre and television and audio software development. Currently working with Monarc Media Labs as product manager on a range of audio products, Tony has also ran recording and production facilities for the Sydney Opera House and works as sound designer for large outdoor events such as Handa Opera on Sydney Harbour. He has composed the music and provided sound designs for many of Australia’s performing arts companies as well as teaching sound design in film and theatre at NIDA and AFTRS. He is a recipient of the Churchill Fellowship.

Heidi Lenffer

Heidi Lenffer

Musician, Cloud Control

Heidi Lenffer from Cloud Control shares her bold vision for how touring artists can take ownership over accelerating the clean energy future. Touring is the core business of artists. Phasing out plastics on tour, but carbon emissions go unchecked. What is the true cost of a band touring Australia?

Event Details

"If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it.” And if not? Well, what exactly is it for? The production and consumption of music is a big part of the economy. The first use to which commercial recording, in the form of Edison's phonographs, was to bring music to the living rooms and picnic tables of those who could not afford to pay live musicians. Today, people are so surrounded by other people's music that they take it for granted, but as little as 100 years ago singsongs at home, the choir in the church and fiddlers in the pub were all that most people heard. - The Economist

Join us at The Studio, Australia's first media technologies incubator, to hear from some of the best Australian Music-Tech minded organisations. As they talk about the evolution of technology and its uses. How the music / audio industry impacts the way companies are looking at not just a visual way to do business but an audio way as well.


6pm - Registration

6:30pm - 7:20 pm - Panel Discussion

7:20 pm - 7:40 pm - Audience Q&A

7:40 pm - 8 pm - Networking

Entry by Donation at door or via eventbrite


The Studio exists to support medi-tech and creative-tech startups in the Australian ecosystem. Help them grow, expand and make connections.

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