In conjunction with this year's 11th AIR Awards, UK indie music conference Indie-Con is set to launch in Australia.
Established in the UK to address issues facing self-releasing artists and indie record labels, the conference will head to Adelaide's Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute on 27-28 July.
"Indie-Con Australia will feature unrivalled networking opportunities, workshops, panels, presentations and interviews with key industry players," conference programmer Stu Watters said.
"One of the things that makes the independent sector truly appealing is that the business models are all quite diverse and they don't fit a mould, they are cutting their own track along the way and this conference is all about sharing those stories."
Subject matters to be discussed across the two days include what is really important in Australia's indie music sector, key developments affecting local and international indie artists and the safe harbour policy.
The conference will feature a string of notable speakers including Portia Sabin (Kill Rock Stars/Future of What), Richard James Burgess (A2IM), Paul Pacifico (AIM), George Howard (Berklee/Forbes), Amy Dietz (InGrooves), Merida Sussex (Stolen Recordings/Paradse Motel) Jen Cloher and Briggs, while Sebastian Chase will offer the opening keynote.
The annual Indie-Con event will be held in Australia's UNESCO City Of Music through to 2019, thanks to support from the South Australian government.
For more details on the event, including tickets and a look at all of the Indie-Con Australia speakers, click here.