I signed up to music industry inside out because I was starting out as a young artist and I really needed some help understanding how everything worked. It covers all aspects from managers to booking shows and it’s been so amazing to have successful industry members share their knowledge through such an easy to work platform. I’ve watched all the videos I can and I can safely say I wouldn’t be in the great position I am as an artist if I hadn’t had such an awesome and easy music business and artist education system there to help me along!
There are a lot of courses that you can do and books that you can read to assist your music career. Few of them though, are written by people actually involved directly and regularly in the Australian music industry (and a lot of them cost a lot of money). This site has SO much information that is directly relevant, current and practical and considering what you’re getting it’s very very affordable. I’m a business owner and a mentor as well as a writer and performer and I recommend this site constantly to my clients and can’t recommend it enough – as musicians and teachers we’re incredibly fortunate to have a resource like this at our fingertips!
I was invited to share some of my reflections, thoughts, and advice on artist management not too long ago with Music Industry Inside Out. As I reached the decision to take extended leave from artist management, I watched my video contributions and thought, “Hey, there is some really great advice there!” I would encourage anyone taking the baton and entering the music business to subscribe and learn from not only me, but so many generous, clever and insightful people.
Music Industry Inside Out is an invaluable resource for emerging music industry professionals. Martine Cotton (previously Program Director of QMusic) has utilised her wealth of experience in the music arena to gather wisdom from some of the biggest successes in the Australian industry. The result is Music Industry Inside Out – Australia’s one-stop music industry webworld, vital for anyone wishing to get in the know. Personally, I find the site simple to use, and enjoy the easy-to-digest educational content on everything to do with music. MIIO is also interactive, with forums on a variety of topics – and you can even request your own ideas for courses, if there’s anything missing you want to know about. With premium membership costing only about the same per week as a tall soy latte for an individual, MIIO is a great investment for your future in music. Thanks so much, Martine!
Music Industry Inside Out has been an invaluable tool for me during the release of my first EP. Planning the release details was a lot easier after watching the various courses on understanding copyright, artist management, DIY music releases and promoting and producing your events, which really educated me on how to successfully plan and put on my EP launch show. Other than just helping with issues I was currently dealing with in my career, MIIO helped me to understand things I didn’t even consider researching on my own. And has consequently allowed me to be more concious and focused of issues that may effect my career in the future . I would encourage any independent musician or emerging music industry professional to join this community if you are serious and committed to making smart, educated decisions in your career. Honestly, it’s better than sliced bread, and I reallllly like bread.
I am an independent songwriter and musician and in partnership with my artistic collaborator, Geoffrey Datson, we run Stickylabel – our artist label, and The Greenroom recording studio up on the Sunshine Coast. We are self managed artists and for the past three years we have been working on a large project for our duo Datson+Hughes – a studio recording of our best work. If we were visual artists, it would be a major retrospective. We have invested a frackload of cash in the project, engaging an awardwinning record producer. Music Inside Out has been incredibly helpful. I scoured the site for information, mined it for contacts, and more than anything, it gave me the reassurance that I am on the track with timing, production, marketing and promotion. It is a fantastic resource.
Music Industry Inside Out is a great resource, especially for young folks like myself who want to get a handle on the industry. It’s not often you find a heap of useful information in one easy to access place and MIIO provides just that. Prepare to spend more time than you anticipate soaking in the knowledge and repeatedly having lightbulb moments.
You never know what you don’t know. But Martine and MIIO know exactly what you don’t know. Don’t ask me how they do it, but they seem to post exactly the thing I didn’t even know I needed, right when I need it. Then that leads me down the worm hole to the rest of the content again… there is so much here.. all good… Sure, you can sit in your little cave, blissfully unaware of what you don’t know that you need to know, or just sign up and dive in.
How have I only just discovered @musiciio? Amazing site for musos – their blog is a wealth of info (especially for those of us in Australia)
Martine and her team have created something incredible. The content is fresh, relevant and helpful – and the level of people contributing their time and expertise is off the charts. I would recommend anyone wanting to connect with the industry and doesn’t know just how to approach it sit down and binge-watch this in the same way you would seasons of The Walking Dead or your favourite show.
Martine Cotton has been a pleasure to deal with and we’re looking forward to introducing Music Tasmania’s members to the valuable industry knowledge available at Music Industry Inside Out.
Just wanted to say – as a teacher I have found the site a great resource and will be trying to get my school to subscribe for next semester. I joined up last month to access a video I thought my student’s might find useful.
MIIO provides useful Info for those desirable to take their music career to the next level. It proves that success in music is not a mistake, giving all round information on rights paths to follow. Kudos.
I just wanted to let you know I’ve spent the last hour watching over some of the videos on your website and to say thanks. I’ve been feeling a little swamped, doubtful and critical of if I can succeed in such an Industry, flying completely solo all the time! While liberating, it can also be such a strain constantly steering a ship with no or limited crew. The vids helped pull me out of my pity party I was throwing. lol. It’s given me back some motivation to keep on trucking, so thanks!
I couldn’t believe my luck when I found out about Music Industry Inside Out. It was the perfect timing for me as I am just getting started on launching my own music promotion company. The short courses and videos are a great resource and we’re so lucky to have all of this at our fingertips. To be able to access artists and experienced industry people is invaluable and is really helping me on my way to making music part of my everyday life.
Every music business venture is a risky business venture. There are few industries as “tough” as this one. As a lawyer in the music business, I’m privy to some great successes… but also accustomed to cleaning up the mess from some pretty epic failures. After keeping a close eye on Martine’s MIIO journey in its first few months of life, I have every confidence that it’ll fall fairly and squarely on the success side of the scale as it continues to grow over the next few years. The site is an incredibly user-friendly and all-encompassing music education portal that has innumerable gems for every person forging a path in this business, regardless of where he/she falls in the pecking order. I am a firm believer that one of the greatest lessons in life is that we can achieve our goals soooo much quicker if we strategically choose mentors who have already walked the path we’re traversing. This site offers access to an eclectic and very talented selection of mentors through a variety of channels. I have no hesitation in highly recommending the site to anyone who is serious about carving out a career in this wild and wonderful industry.
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