I’m sure I’m not the only one to have ever rushed an EP release. I recorded, released and even created a band name all in the same weekend. Although it’s my favourite release to date, it wasn’t the powerhouse it should have been. There are very simple reasons why it flopped, and I’m here to […]
An article by Steve Palfreyman, the host of the Music Launch Summit, put on by Music Launch Hub. It’s much more fun when we all succeed together. After all, it’s easy to feel like the odds are stacked against us when we’re building a career in the music industry. What I’ve learned from interviewing 40+ of some […]
It’s time for another guest post by one of our fave guest writers, accredited coach, Viv Fantin! If you like this one, check out her previous articles, ‘Perfectionism: Just ‘Fear In Fancy Shoes’, ‘Time to Give A Shit About Self Care! Looking After #1 in the Creative Industries’ and ‘Coaching Tips For Event Workers‘. How many of us […]
One of the most common catch phrases amongst artists in the music industry is “it’s all about who y’know”. There is some truth to this, although it’s obviously not that simple. What can be said for certain is that forming relationships with the right people can make a huge difference to an artist’s career. As...
So you’ve got the band together for practice and you can finally nail the killer solo in your new song. You’ve got a heap of songs perfected and ready to blow people away with your sweet solos and banging beats. It’s time to play live and finally show people (including that one bloke who thinks […]
In a first for Australia, the Live Music Office has harnessed the power of digital technology to create a national Live Music Map. The Live Music Office has built an online map to help bring the live music sector closer together. Essentially a tool for artists and the broader live music industry, the map highlights everything […]
It’s time for another guest post by one of our fave guest writers, accredited coach, Viv Fantin! If you like this one, check out her previous articles, ‘Perfectionism: Just ‘Fear In Fancy Shoes’ & ‘Time to Give A Shit About Self Care! Looking After #1 in the Creative Industries’. Over to you, Viv. Hey! Are you or […]
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.