Click here to watch some of the fantastic panels from BIGSOUND over the years.
A music business blog and podcast that interviews successful music business professionals who share their histories, strategies and tips for success.
A fantastic guide to copyright and all the different uses of music copyright.
A guide to musical career paths within Australia
I Manage My Music is a day long workshop specifically tailored to the needs of the self-managed artist. The focus is to give participants the tools and confidence to take the next steps in their careers. This business was founded by Melbourne-based singer-songwriter Jen Cloher.
Jazz Australia is Australia’s oldest and largest national website, dedicated to providing news, reviews and information on jazz and improvised music across Australia and beyond.
The Live Music Office works to increase opportunities for live music in Australia by identifying and advocating for better policy, regulation and strategy.
The Push is a Victorian non-profit youth music organisation which was established in 1986. There are a lot of great events, opportunities and resources available on their website.
The Push runs a range of programs and projects such as FReeZA training, mentoring and awards programs, the annual Push Over Festival, hip hop programs such as Push It!, annual music industry conference Face The Music Conference, hip hop event Our Backyard, Push Songs songwriting workshops and FReeZA Push Start state-wide band competition.
This site contains some little tutorial gems. Worth a quick visit.
Thebiz.com.au is designed to be a “go to” resource for music, entertainment and art managers, educators and students. Originally designed to support educators using the Music Business Educational Supplements the site has since expanded to include a variety of new features including new text books, a regular industry news source and in-depth research papers produced by the site principals, Mark Beard and Ben O’Hara.
An integrated music media network
Each week an online panel discussion takes place live via a Google Hangout On Air and is available to watch anytime afterwards on the YouTube channel. The panel consists of 3-5 guests from around the world changing every week depending on the episode topic. Each show is hosted by artist Lee Safar and put together by a support team of artists who have aspiring careers in the music industry.
Music ID is a growing repository of historical and current data from Billboard, GfK Entertainment and many more reporting agencies from over 30 countries around the world. Sales data drives the rankings. Rankings tell the story of the impact of music on society and cultures.
Music Talks is based in Sydney and began to feature Australian and New Zealand artists initially.
Featured artists write their own story directly to the site to enable people and fans to relate to them on a more personal level, therefore creating a better understanding of the person behind the music. We also showcase the artists music, websites, social media and digital links to enable fans to continue to follow their journey. Along with free marketing and promotion on social media, which we are extremely active. ie. 280 posts on average per week. Also have recently been voted by Feedspot as being in the top music sites in the world.
Apart from this feature there is so much more including fortnightly music tips, weekly new independent music releases, video of the week, music courses, music reviews, and most recent is a social media promotional course for musicians, bands, managers and labels which consists of 14 step by step videos, PDF download to useful links and secret Facebook group for continued support with their promotion and marketing efforts, which is for purchase.
Iggy gave a fantastic lecture about the music industry. You should all read the transcript. Here’s an excerpt: “It’s good to remember that this is a dream job, whether you’re performing or working in broadcasting, or writing or the biz. So dream. Dream. Be generous, don’t be stingy. Please. I can’t help but note that it always seems to be the pursuit of the money that coincides with the great art, but not its arrival. It’s just kind of a death agent. It kills everything that fails to reflect its own image, so your home turns into money, your friends turn into money, and your music turns into money. No fun, binary code – zero one, zero one – no risk, no nothing. What you gotta do you gotta do, life’s a hurly-burly, so I would say try hard to diversify your skills and interests. Stay away from drugs and talent judges. Get organized. Big or little, that helps a lot.”
Fantastic blog from industry stalwart Rod Harrod, focusing on song writing.
Brilliant database service from Leave The Label, British Music Marketing service
The blog of Mark Mulligan, where you will find opinion and insight on the music industry’s often painful journey towards creating a new business around music. Mark’s been analyzing the digital music market for over a decade, right from the days when there wasn’t much of one to talk of, and when DRM was ‘Rights Management’ not ‘Rights Protection’.
Brilliant music industry economics blog by David Touve.
This fantastic resource believes that data has the power to transform the music industry as it has transformed the fields of finance, weather and sports before. By tracking every fan interaction across every artist in the world—from social to sales, from purchases to plays—the insights Next Big Sound generate can reshape the way artists are discovered, marketed, and improve the speed with which they can build lasting and prosperous careers.
A DIY music business advice blog by musician Ari Herstand, based on his own experiences managing his music career.
Cyber PR is a New York based digital firm that connects artists to blogs, podcasts, Internet radio stations and social media sites.
Information resource for music industry professionals worldwide.
Grassrootsy offers very simple, practical, step-by-step explanations and tips on what you can do to really make a dent in your world. Believe it, they really spell things out. They’re not going for the big picture here. They’re going for the small details – the things that seem insignificant in and of themselves, but really pay off in the long run.
IOTM is a tremendous resource for self-booking bands and I highly recommend it. It’s currently only available in the US.
Aaron Davison is a Chicago based music marketing and licensing guy. His website is a fantastic one stop shop for all things pertaining to licensing your music.
A comprehensive list of global resources available to musicians and their teams.
Music Industry Jobs for your personality type
E-Book on how to leverage publishing opps from your social media tags
Find a Music Teacher across the USA
Feed music is an intelligent property rights and payment platform
Everything you need to start your own record label and self release your own music
A cool collection of blogs to submit music to, with a great guide on how to do it
Musicness: First School of Music Business in Brazil. Music Business | Music Issue | Trading & Communications | Marketing & Promotion. The Musicness offers courses designed to equip students with the management skills necessary to take on the challenges of working in the music industry by offering solid business skills and a detailed understanding of the production, management, editing, promotion and sale of cultural products involving music general.