Closing Keynote : An Interview with the Godfather of Australian Music

The most powerful and influential figure in the Australian music industry, Michael Gudinski, will be the closing keynote at the Mumbrella Entertainment Marketing Summit next month.

Gudinski, who’s been responsible for touring some of the biggest international artists in Australia including The Rolling Stones’ controversial 2014 tour, became a household name in the seventies with his label Mushroom Records, and Frontier Touring.

Today, Mushroom Group is the largest independent music and entertainment group in Australia and New Zealand, comprising of companies covering the full spectrum of services within the music industry, including live venues, concert promoting, merchandise, publishing, artist management and marketing.

Gudinski has previously been awarded the Australian Marketing Institute’s (AMI) “Marketer of the Year Award”.

He will share the story of his 40-year journey to the top in an interview with Stuart Coupe – the veteran Aussie rock writer and former band manager of the Hoodoo Gurus and Paul Kelly. Last year, Coupe released his biography of Gudinski – “Gudinski – the Godfather of Australian Music”.