The Thomas Rome lecture is named after the man who made the oldest known surviving sound recording in Australia. Rome’s recording, made in 1896, was a novelty song called The Hen Convention which featured a shop assistant imitating a clucking chicken.
Established in 2008, the Thomas Rome Lecture gives leading figures in the Australian recorded sound industry an opportunity to present their thoughts and ideas on current issues faced by industry.
2012 Thomas Rome Lecture: Michael Gudinski
Music industry legend Michael Gudinski presents the 2012 Thomas Rome Lecture on Monday 13 August at Melbourne Town Hall. He speaks about current challenges and opportunities for the Australian industry.