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 […]
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 […]
Operating under the moniker KLP, Sydney based artist Kristy Lee Peters has gained credible notoriety as a producer, songwriter, vocalist, DJ and radio host, amassing much deserved attention ahead of her sophomore EP release and live tour. With an acclaimed list of festivals under her belt including SXSW, Splendour in the Grass, Field Day, BIGSOUND and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.