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6 Real World Tips To Successfully Start Your Own Music Festival

DIY Music Festival Tips! We all love attending music festivals – seeing live music, having fun with friends and escaping everyday life. It’s a special experience! But have you ever wondered how it all happens and what goes on behind the scenes? Do you want to be a part of making the magic happen? Music Industry Inside Out …

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A Week In The Life Of… Phaedra Watts, Festival Director

This week we caught up with an incredible industry powerhouse: music festival director Phaedra Watts! With her love of music and passion for the industry, it’s no wonder Phaedra was awarded the Golden WAMi at last years WAM Awards. By shining a light on the community and supporting emerging and indigenous artists, she is offering much needed exposure …

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A Week In The Life Of… Craig Lock, Co-Owner of Five Four Entertainment

Adelaide-based Craig Lock has merged his marketing background with experiences as a musician and made it a winning concept in music stable Five Four Entertainment. As a master multitasker, Craig provides a wide range of skills and experience pertaining to many parts of the music industry. Read on to see what a week as an artist manager, …

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A Week In The Life Of… Joel Edmondson, Executive Officer at QMusic

Joel Edmondson is the executive officer at Queensland’s music industry body, QMusic. His job takes in a heap of different positions, including BIGSOUND promotor, government lobbyist and much more. Read on to get a glimpse into his hectic worklife! Job Description I would have what I would consider to be a very unique job in the music …

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A Week In The Life Of… Rob Walker: CEO of the Australian Music Association, Director Of The Melbourne Guitar Show And Sydney Drum And Percussion Show

Rob Walker has been involved in the major events and member organisations management, marketing and promotions fields for over 25 years. He was at the forefront of the development and production of major events such as the St Kilda Festival, Melbourne Music Festival, Australian International Music Shows, AMAC Conventions, the Audio Engineering Society Conventions and many others. …

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A Week In The Life Of… A Boutique Festival Founder, James Birrell

James Birrell is founder and creative director of Maroochy Music & Visual Arts Festival, a boutique festival in its very first year. The festival  mixes equal parts art and music, and is years in the making. James’ excitement at finally seeing it come to fruition was palpable as I spoke to him on the phone recently. It’s …

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A Week In The Life Of… A Concert Arena Marketing Manager, Melissa Appleby

Meet Melissa Appleby, Marketing Manager of Allphones Arena. Allphones Arena is a BIG concert arena venue – 21,000 capacity big – located in Sydney’s Olympic Park. It’s been consistently ranked amongst the top 10 worldwide venues, and often houses the shows of giant touring acts (the likes of Fleetwood Mac, KISS, Miley Cyrus and Neil Diamond). It takes a special kind of moxie …

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