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.

Beth Yen Savvy Seven - Music Industry Inside Out

Beth Yen’s Savvy Seven

Sydney based DJ/Producer Beth Yen partners up with angelic vocalist The Baroness to hit #1 on the ARIA Club Charts with her new house anthem Ocean – making her the first woman in seven years to rise to the top of the Club Charts! Hailing from Nottingham in England, Yen moved to Sydney all the way back …

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Hayley Marsten' Savvy Seven

Hayley Marsten’s Savvy Seven

Gladstone Country Artist Hayley Marsten has just released Wendy, the first single from her upcoming debut album. As an emerging country musician and performer, we couldn’t be more excited to gain some practical wisdom from the Taylor Swift inspired storyteller herself! It’s the first single Marsten has released to the public since debuting her sophomore EP Lonestar (2017) …

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Ocean Alley Savvy Seven

Ocean Alley’s Savvy Seven

                      Between sharing jam sessions, beers and good times in their backyard shed in Sydney’s Northern Beaches circa 2011; to selling out both national and international headline tour dates in 2017, Ocean Alley have surfed a giant wave of momentum raising them up into their place as …

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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… Doug Clarke

It’s been a long time coming but we’re back, baby! Welcome to the first instalment of our ‘Week in the Life’ series for 2019. To get the ball rolling, we’ve picked the brains of Sydney-sider Doug Clarke, a freelance audio engineer whose talent spans across television, live mixing and studio production. Doug’s extensive experience in his field …

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The Dead Love

The Dead Love’s Savvy Seven

This week we have some savvy goodness from three-piece Sydney alt-rockers The Dead Love. The love these guys have received lately is very much alive with their singles ‘Sugarcoat’ and ‘Ordinary’ receiving strong support from Triple J and Spotify and fans flocking to their East Coast headline tour back in August to celebrate the release of their …

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Tia Gostelow’s Savvy Seven

Tia Gostelow started making her mark on the Australian music scene at the ripe old age of 16, when her debut single ‘State of Art’ won Triple J’s Indigenous Initiative of the year, and gained her a place in the 2016 Triple J Unearthed High Top 5. Since then, Tia’s indie dream-pop sensibilities have enticed the nation …

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A Week in the Life of… YoWo Music

YoWo Music, the Melbourne based contemporary music program for young women and gender non-conforming youth, is still on a high after the release of their first album, ‘Work Like That‘ in late November. Completely comprised by current YoWo participants and alumni, the album is the first milestone of many for this entrepreneurial girl group, headed by artistic …

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KWAME’s Savvy Seven

If you’ve been looking for an Aussie hip-hop artist who delivers sensationally crafted beats, thoughtful lyrics and an easy-listening vibe, while still possessing the power to hype up any crowd – your first stop should be Kwame. If you haven’t already heard of him (where have you been?!), Kwame started turning heads in 2016 thanks to an …

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