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Mental Health In The Music Industry: A Frank Discussion

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, and unveiled …

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Booking a Gig – The Checklist (Printable)

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 Courses? DOWNLOAD …

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Attracting an Audience: Handy Tips for Managing your Social Media

Social Media isn’t just a place to plaster your t-shirts and gig photos. It is a vital tool, and source of interaction between your brand and the public. You can earn countless fans or lose them through different interactions over different platforms, so it’s important to know how to use each platform to your best advantage. We’ll …

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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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How to Guarantee a Return Invitation: A Guide To Gig Etiquette

Live gigs are a necessary, lucrative and essentially unavoidable part of being a working artist. Most musicians have played a gig or two – or three, or three hundred – in their careers. These moments are often crucial for networking, promotion and, of course, for gaining new listeners. As well as putting on a killer show, it’s …

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The Woodford Experience

The Woodford Folk festival is quite unlike any other festival in the world. Seriously, it’s very special (and much bigger than you think!) and I strongly encourage you to get yourself there – if you haven’t already been – for at least a day or two. At the most recent festival (2014/15), our good friends at Woodford …

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