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MusicIIO is the user-name for Martine Cotton, founder and director of Music Industry Inside Out. Martine founded the much-loved music industry professional development resource after wrapping up her role as Program Manager at QMusic where she managed the state-wide education program, produced the Queensland Music Awards and Little BIGSOUND, and worked on BIGSOUND. She’s been kicking around live music since she was a teen and worn many many different hats over the years, including Splendour in the Grass staffing manager, The Zoo venue manager & booker (1995 - 2000), artist manager, booking agent, festival booker, stage manager, tour promoter, tour manager, professional photographer, event manager, digital marketing manager and consultant, music industry educator, university tutor and mentor. Martine is also currently a Performance Curator at TedX Brisbane. All of these roles have been fuelled by a life-long passion for music, the arts, technology, innovation and the creative community.

Patrick James’ Savvy Seven

Sydney-based singer-songwriter Patrick James has returned, landing his much anticipated EP What We’re Fighting For earlier this month with an accompanying east coast tour right around the corner (deets below). Tantalising the senses with a bedroom pop romance, What We’re Fighting For paints an intimate portrait of a musician navigating the trials and tribulations of his mid-twenties. A …

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A Week In The Life Of… Marihuzka Cornelius, A&R Manager at Ivy League

Marihuzka Cornelius (or MC as she’s better known) has been with Ivy League Records since 2011. In her seven years with the label, her A&R credits include  The Rubens, Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever, Cloud Control and I Know Leopard. MC is participating in the HEAR ME OUT session at next months Changes Music Industry Conference in Melbourne, alongside …

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Session Musicians Licensing Rights

The Curious Case of Australian Session Musicians And Their Unfortunate Licensing Rights

Are you a session musician? You really gotta read this.  Pete Thoms is the head of the Session Musicians arm of the Musicians Union – UK though he grew up in Melbourne, and studied in Sydney at the Conservatorium before moving overseas. He’s racked up a formidably impressive resume of live performances and tours with the likes …

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Jacob Lee’s Savvy Seven

With no label, management or booking agent, Jacob Lee is in a league of his own. Primarily a Singer/Songwriter, at 23, Jacob has embraced the role of entrepreneur, surpassing 21 Million Spotify streams with just 12 songs released. Known for his meaningful, emotive lyricism, powerful melodies & mesmerising live show, Jacob is one of the only independent, …

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New Research To Investigate Harassment In The Music Industry

#metoo, #menomore and #timesup to gain support from new research In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, and with #metoo, #menomore and #timesup galvanising public desire for change, one Sydney based researcher is seeking to create a platform for positive change by conducting original research on the scale and nature of workplace harassment in the music …

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A Session With Ellen Kirk, Look Out Kid Artist Management

A Session With Ellen Kirk, Look Out Kid Artist Management You can find Ellen’s content in the following courses: Advice for Emerging Artists Touring Nationally & Internationally Exporting Your Music Funding Your MusicEllen Kirk is a multi-skilled wunderkind with a typically diverse background in the industry. She has worked with a number of artist management companies, festivals, and …

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A Session With Jemma Burns – Level Two Music Film/TV Music Supervision

A Session With Jemma Burns – Level Two Music Film/TV Music Supervision You can find Andrew’s content in the following courses: Music Synchronisation Music Publishing (Self-Publishing) Advice for Emerging ArtistsFrom Melbourne via the Outback, with a decade in London under her belt, Jemma Burns brings a unique note to her role as one of the most in …

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A Session with Gregg Donovan – Artist and Label Manager – Wonderlick

A Session with Gregg Donovan – Artist and Label Manager – Wonderlick You can find Gregg’s content in the following courses: Artist Management Record Labels Advice for Emerging ArtistsThis one has to be my all time favourite interview ever. Gregg is such a force for good. If you only ever watch one course unit here at Music …

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