Industry Connect is a new program bringing music industry professionals from around Australia to regional Queensland to help anyone interested in building a sustainable career in the music industry. Designed to help early to intermediate career musicians get the knowledge, relationships and opportunities they need to succeed and to provide showcase opportunities throughout the year, for musicians within the program.
Did we mention it’s FREE?
Over 13 sessions you’ll learn how to:
It’s also a great chance to meet other people in your local area that can help you get ahead.
Get Good No matter what your ambitions in the music industry, strong song writing, performance and production remain the most important starting point for creating something that sells. An A&R Exec and successful artist give some tips on honing your craft
Other Industry Connect events
Home Town Heroes Let’s learn from some case studies about the mindset and approach of people from regional Australia who have gone on to make a sustainable living in the music industry. What can we learn from their success? Participants will leave the session with an applicable set of principles to guide their thinking and practice throughout the rest of the program.
Is This Even Possible? In a world dominated by free streaming services, what are the different ways you can actually make money in the music industry these days? A panel of industry professionals discuss the multi-faceted approach needed in 2017 and beyond, and inspires participants to think outside the square.
It’s a Business How do you structure and manage your creative microbusiness so it’s a legitimate enterprise that at least breaks even? A range of industry professionals provide their insights, as well as leaving participants with a basic set of tools for steering the ship. This workshop will firmly embed the critical importance of having a commercial mindset to succeeding in the modern music industry.
Know Your Product You might think you’re a musical genius, but that doesn’t mean anything unless you’re offering something other people want. Participants in this workshop will learn how to think about their musical product in terms of design, brand and aesthetics. Graphic artists, photographers and videographers will speak about creating clear and sellable visual content to partner with musical products. This workshop will be followed by a networking session with local film-makers and other visual artists.
I Get Around Although a lot can now be achieved online, touring remains critically important to regional artists trying to make their mark in the Big Smoke. We explore cost-effective ways of putting together your live show across multiple cities and towns, as well as how to get people along to your show.
Click Here Digital fan engagement is as important as putting on a great live show. Both start with knowing who your audience really is, and finding novel ways to connect with them, as well as influencers that might be able to give your brand an additional push. A Digital marketing expert will discuss different approaches to creating cost-effective digital content that cuts through the social media noise.
Getting It Out There Is it the end of the world if triple j won’t play your song? We explore the different avenues for getting your music out to a public audience.
Meet Your Maker This workshop prepares the uninitiated for making the most of attending or showcasing at events like BIGSOUND, or entering the Queensland Music Awards.
I Heard It On The Television Selling CDs from your merch table is a hard slog. There are other ways to make money from your recordings, like getting your songs on film, TV and videogames. This session will introduce participants to the world of sync, as well as incorporating basic information about royalties and APRA AMCOS.
Building a Team vs. DIY Many early career artists think getting a manager, agent or publicist is going to solve all their problems. We explore some case studies to better understand the benefits and limits of the DIY approach, and how to go about attracting the interest of support people when the time is right.
Why Should I Give You Money? So you know what you want to do, but you don’t have any money to get started. The competition for public arts funding is higher than ever before. What makes for a competitive grant submission or successful Kickstarter campaign?
Saturday 1 April Starting at Zero
Saturday 22 April Get Good
Saturday 6 May Home Town Heroes
Saturday 13 May Is This Even Possible?
Saturday 10 June It’s a Business
Saturday 8 July Know Your Product
Saturday 22 July I Get Around
Saturday 19 August Click Here
Saturday 2 September Getting It Out There
Saturday 9 September Meet Your Maker
Saturday 30 September I Heard It On The Television
Saturday 14 October Building a Team vs. DIY
Saturday 4 November Why Should I Give You Money?
All these workshops will be held at: The Edge, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, Southbank, Brisbane City, QLD 4101 from 12pm – 2pm.
The Masterclass series is a condensed format of the full Industry Connect program across 4 intensive sessions throughout the year.
Saturday 29 April The Basics -Starting From Zero, Get Good, Hometown Heroes
Saturday 17 June Skill Up – Is This Even Possible? Getting It Out There, its A Business, I Heard it on the Television
Saturday 23 September Plug – I Get Around, Click Here, Meet Your Maker
Saturday 25 November Amplify – Building A Team vs. DIY, Why Should I Give You Money, Know Your Product
All these masterclasses will be held at: The Edge, Stanley Place, Cultural Centre, Southbank, Brisbane City, QLD 4101 from 12pm – 4pm
As places are extremely limited please let us know immediately if you cannot attend a workshop that you register for. If you do not inform us, you will be moved to the reserve list for future workshops in this series.
If you have any questions about Industry Connect please email firstname.lastname@example.org