It’s time for another guest post by our fave accredited coach, Viv Fantin! If you like this one, check out her previous article, ‘Time to Give A Shit About Self Care! Looking After #1 in the Creative Industries‘. “We must understand the need for perfectionism is a corrosive waste of time, because nothing is ever beyond […]
A guest article by music/arts accountant Scott Maughan. Tax: the very word is enough to make many musicians eyes glaze over. Unfortunately, if you’re receiving an income from music (woohoo!), preparing your yearly tax return is a necessity. But we’ve got you covered. The below article by guest author Scott Maughan is a fantastic, comprehensive guide specifically for musicians at tax time. Read […]
It’s curious how many of us think self care is for other people. Not us. Or we think it’s indulgent or fluffy.
This is how it often rolls. Something big is looming – a tour, festival, album release, event (conference, launch, awards night) or even a combination of these things at once. Ouch. Frantic deadlines become the all-consuming priority and self care is usually relegated to the bottom of the to-do list. Something’s gotta give and it’s usually our physical and emotional wellbeing.
A guest post by Dan Chisholm, Lawyer at New Zealand’s newest Entertainment Law Office, Trollope & Co. Some of the most memorable music of our time has included the clever use of samples – think The Verve’s ‘Bittersweet Symphony’, Beyonce’s ‘Crazy in Love’ and Vanilla Ice’s “Ice Ice Baby”. Musos, rappers, DJs and producers often […]
What is Green Music Australia? We’re musicians. But we’re also humans, citizens of this planet. And, if we’re to get through the environmental crises we face, we all have to do our bit. We might not be a huge polluter like the coal industry, but we can still contribute a lot by cutting back our energy use and shifting to clean energy, making green transport options available, and reducing the piles of waste that flow from festivals and venues.
Pursuing music as a career can be a long and arduous road. The pay can be terrible, you have to wear a thousand different hats, and the music industry itself is currently in a state of flux. On top of that, most musicians have had to deal with the ‘real job’ discussion from unenlightened friends […]
It’s A Living Thing – will Apple bring music back to my sofa? I have given up my Foxtel, and I now have to find a new solution for my living room. Lucky for me, Apple have a new AppleTV coming out that will solve a lot of my TV issues. And quietly, they’ve brought […]
The Revolution Will Not Be Advertised Happy birthday to Pandora, who turns 10 this week, according to TechCrunch. The service has had a spotty history, but has survived through the ever changing market. To celebrate, Pandora are treating their U.S. users, of which there are 175 million registered, a day of ad-free listening. What is […]
Let’s talk crowdfunding. I know, I know. It’s a sticky topic that no-one really talks about, but when successful, can make you wonder, ‘Why wasn’t it me who gave it a go?’ Does the thought of asking family, friends and people you’ve never even met to prepay for something that has not yet been created […]
In my spare time, I do a lot of social media and website work for some venues and it is astonishing how hard bands make it to help them promote their shows. Here are some basic tips to help you out: **We did a comprehensive article a little while back on how to prepare an EPK, go […]