A Week in the busy life of a Copyright/Royalties manager. Simply put, a music publisher represents the rights of songwriter’s and their repertoire of works, this is the copyright in the music and lyrics. We work to exploit these rights, to generate and collect royalties. Generally speaking, my role as Copyright & Royalties Manager at Native Tongue is to maintain our database of works, effectively administer our claims, ensure payment of royalties and resolve any disputes over copyright ownership. It’s a role that requires patience, attention to detail, effective communication, an investigative approach and a tactful personality.
Rob Potts from Entertainment Edge is a legend in the country music world and is one of Australia’s leading concert promoters, with a career spanning more than thirty years in the music industry. As a booking agent, he discovered and worked with a new wave of country artists in the 90s including Keith Urban, Lee Kernaghan, […]
Matt Walters is a Melbourne based singer/songwriter and also the founder of the brilliant Parlour Gigs, the Air BnB of live music. We sat down with him a while back over a cup of tea on a chilly Melbourne day and had an excellent yarn about all things music business.
Filmed on location at the Brisbane site of St Jerome’s Laneway Festival 2017 In the hustle and bustle of the site build for the Brisbane Laneway Festival earlier this year, Danny Rogers agreed to sit down and do a session with me to include in our Putting on your Own Events course. We’d both been running around […]
We recorded this great session with Producer and Engineer Simon Todkill and Studio Manager Anthony Garvin from the legendary Studios 301 a while back and uploaded all their content at the time but in the frenzy of trying to upload the content from the 30-something interviews I shot in that big road trip, we somehow missed […]
When I first started Music Industry Inside Out, back in 2014, I had the purest of convictions that this project MUST provide extraordinary life-changing support and advice for the national Australian music community. For our community and industry to survive, we MUST continue to educate and inspire both ourselves and our emerging aspiring industry workers and musicians. #neverstoplearning! […]
Jen Cloher is a self-managed independent artist based in Melbourne. After graduating from acting at NIDA, she decided to pursue a career in music. Her first album Dead Wood Falls was nominated for an ARIA for Best Female Artist. Her second album Hidden Hands was named as one of the top ten releases of 2009 […]
So a little while back we met up with this lovely bloke Damian Costin at the bustling 123 Agency offices in Melbourne to have a great discussion about the role of bookings agents, what they do exactly, how someone might set themselves up as an agent and common mistakes to avoid. Starting out in the seminal Australian […]
Sarah runs Ditto Music’s Australian office and helps independent artists distribute their music globally to platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Shazam and hundreds of others. Working with more than 100 000 artists worldwide and with offices in London, Liverpool, Nashville and now Melbourne, Ditto Music has helped independent artists break into the top 10 […]
Nicola Pitt works at CAAMA Music, Australia’s oldest Aboriginal record label and her pathway into that role is as diverse as any that I’ve come across! She studied a Communications degree at Newcastle University, then worked for 6 years in Sydney in the book publishing industry as a publicist. She then went travelling, lived in Mexico, […]