A friend of mine once used the expression ‘working for cool points’. As in, ‘I’m not working for cool points anymore’. And it really stuck with me. She was flipping the bird to being underpaid in the creative industries. It was a kick-in-the-guts revelation! We enter the creative industries filled with excitement and optimism. We […]
One of the greatest careers you can be a part of in the music industry today is as a music composer for film, games and television. As a composer, you have the opportunity to work on fantastic projects, compose epic scores, and help to tell truly incredible stories.
If you keep up with current events in music, you’ll know that mental health has been a hot topic of late – as it rightly should be. A study earlier this year by Victoria University, one that The Age called “the most extensive study of entertainment industry workers undertaken anywhere in the world”, made national news, […]
Writer’s block happens to the best of artists! If it’s been a while since you came up with anything you feel showcases your talent (or maybe anything at all), here are some ideas that will get those creative juices flowing again! 1. Get writing as soon as you wake up, or before bed when you’re […]
We explain how endorsements and sponsorships work in the music business.
Music is a tough industry to make a living in, and it’s not uncommon for those who are trying to make it to wonder if it’s time to pack it in. Everyone around you is graduating uni, locking down stable jobs in their desired fields, and just generally getting it all figured out, while you’re […]
A guest post by Dan Chisholm, Entertainment Lawyer at Trollope & Co. So you’re an artist about to sign a deal. It’s exciting, and no doubt the label or manager or producer on the other side are in a rush to get it done. You feel pressured to sign without properly checking it out – they seem trustworthy, it’s […]
A friend of mine recently said to me, ‘I don’t know how you don’t drink Viv Fantin!!!!’ It wasn’t a question. More of a plaintive statement, but the subtext was clear. How the blazes do you get through the day without a drink? Not. One. Drop. I’m in the music industry and no longer drink […]
Learning how to book gigs is a daunting challenge so we thought we’d write a handy downloadable step by step checklist for you to keep as you start making those calls/emails. If you need more information on booking gigs why not check out the Booking Gigs Courses or perhaps the Producing and Promoting Your Own Events […]
Yep, no doubt about it. One of most nerve-wracking parts of building up your music or your music business is the part where you have to sit down and answer a bunch of sometimes thought-provoking questions on the fly, while trying to remain calm and not sound like a blustering fool. If you’ve got an interview […]