After being crowned 2013’s Triple J Unearthed winner, earning her a spot on the line up for the annual St Jerome’s Laneway Festival of that year, Ali Barter became a favourite on the popular youth station with her two singles ‘Far Away’ and ‘Girlie Bits’ swiftly gaining full rotation. Frustrated with the content in her Uni degree and the […]
A common misperception about life as a musician, or even working in the music industry, is that no one ever makes any money. Or not enough to live on, anyway. Not so.
Tim Carroll is a dynamic and experienced music industry creative based in Tasmania (via Brisbane) who, like so many others, wears various hats sometimes all at once. From starting his career as a social worker to becoming an award-winning songwriter of internationally renowned band HOLY HOLY, Tim gives us a peek into his world as a […]
Learning how to book gigs is a daunting challenge so we thought we’d write a handy downloadable step by step checklist for you to keep as you start making those calls/emails. If you need more information on booking gigs why not check out the Booking Gigs Courses or perhaps the Producing and Promoting Your Own Events […]
A guest article by music/arts accountant Scott Maughan with reference to AMIN’s Tax Pack prepared by Ben Fletcher. 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 […]
As much as many of us take part in the music industry because we love it, the bottom line is that it is an industry, and many of us are hopeful to turn our passions into cash. That said, not all of us are Business graduates and, if you’re anything like me, the idea of doing something as banal as […]
Meet Dorothy Markek, Music Director of Double J. Playing an eclectic mix of past & present sonic gems, Double J is triple j‘s new digital baby (or perhaps its cool older sister, as it’s curated more for over-30s who may have listened to triple j in their teens and 20s). Ms Markek has a savvy ear […]
The words “organised” and “musician” are not everyone’s idea of a natural pairing. That needs to change. The music industry is fast-paced and multifaceted, so having your ducks in a row can put you a step above the rest. There are definite challenges involved in managing all the different aspects of your project, especially when […]
DARREN HAWTHORNE is the Event TM for Soundwave Festival, and also Tour Coordinator for Soundwave Touring. Soundwave Festival is an annual event held in major cities around Australia. It originated in Perth, & began travelling to the other Australian capital cities in 2007. It features a number of international and Australian music acts, from various genres including rock, […]
An EPK is your online media/marketing portfolio. Most booking agents, venues, labels, media outlets, etc are crazy busy and get 500+ emails a day. The notion of “attaching” files, especially large size image or sound files has become redundant – now the preferences are for embedded links to an online collection of “assets”. This one link should include access to everything that anyone might need when examining your work: music & web/social media links, bio and/or media release (presser), a range of photos, reviews, any online retail and show information.