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Making Your Instagram Work For Your Brand (and Band)

I was recently fortunate enough to attend the first ever VidCon to be held in Australia. Now for those who aren’t obsessed with the digital realm, VidCon is a multi-genre conference relating to all things online. For those with an industry pass, there are countless seminars held to break down different platforms, and how to use them …

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Music Industry Inside Out studio gear

DIY vs Studio

The process of recording your music for a professional release entails a broad range of methods, each with their benefits and downfalls. We’re going to take a quick look at the pros and cons of music DIY vs studio recording. One of the most notable variances between the two is time. DIY effectively gives you unlimited time …

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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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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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Tips for sustainable practices in the industry: feat. Tim Hollo

Festivals and gigs, regardless of how big or small they are, are loads of fun – we go to meet up with friends and family, escape the humdrum of daily life, and to be exposed to new music and culture or simply to be entertained. But we rarely consider the demands our events make of our environment. …

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Music Industry Inside Out reviews

Book Review: Andrew Watt’s Welcome To The Jungle – Navigating the Music Business in Australia

Detailed, well-researched guides to the music industry are hard to come by, but what is even rarer is a volume devoted to the contemporary Australian context. This is what makes Andrew Watt’s Welcome To the Jungle: Navigating the Music Business in Australia so special. Watt is an entertainment lawyer, writer and educator by trade, and is currently …

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