OPEN DAY Producers Panel

Producers Panel

On Saturday the 20th of January aspiring producers have the opportunity to get the
inside scoop on what it takes to make a career in the Australian music industry at
the Abbey Road Institute Open Day. Our panelists will be discussing the ins and
outs of production and providing their own analysis and advice on how to carve
your place in todays rapidly evolving landscape. Register now here.


Michael O’COnnell

Michael ‘Mixa’ O’Connell’s career began in the DJ arena and as a specialty vinyl
importer. Swapping the decks for a recording console, Michael began working at
Melbourne’s music mecca, Sing Sing Studios, before establishing himself at his
current West Melbourne production facility. 5 years down the track Michael has
amassed credits like Angus and Julia Stone, The Cat Empire and The Avalanches
amongst others.


Harley Webster

Harley Webster AKA ‘Phrase’, The Melbourne MC behind the 2006 album, Talk With
Force and 2009’s critically acclaimed Clockwork, Phrase has over two decades
working at the coal face of Aussie hip hop. As both an artist and producer his notable
collaborations with artists as diverse as Jimmy Barnes, Ian Kenny (Birds of Toyko),
Kram (Spiderbait) have pushed the boundaries of conventional production earning
him multiple ARIA nominations.


Alexander Braithwaite

Alexander Braithwaite’s career in the music industry started eight years under the
‘Trumpdisco’ moniker, taking him on multiple tours around the world, including
South Korea, Europe and Australia, Canada and South Africa. Alex’s work has been
prominently featured, including in the opening sequence of the MTV VMAs. A
graduate of Abbey Road Institute, Alex has now established himself as a mix and
mastering engineer while continuing to produce electronica as ‘SUB-human’ signed
to Flux Pavilion’s ‘Circus Records’


Julian Davis

Julian Davis is a music industry lawyer and business identity with many years
experience in record label management, tour / event promotion, ticketing
and logistics. Julian is also an accomplished musician and producer in his own right,
who has over a decades experience in delivering music industry business and law
subjects in vocational and higher education environments.

For more information or to register your place at the Open Day this Saturday, please call 1800 274 0338 or email



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