Mirko Vogel is a handy guy to have on your team. Like so many in this biz, he wears many hats – sound engineer, production manager, music producer, tour manager as well as being a recording musician in his spare time. Mirko has toured Australia and the world countless times with some amazing bands, including his own band, Sekiden. He recently spoke to us from London via Skype to share what he knows about touring in Australia, North America and Europe/UK and provided essentially a series of masterclasses in touring internationally. You can see his sessions here:
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.