Festivals

Moaning Lisa’s Savvy Seven

Chances are you probably caught Canberra band Moaning Lisa play recently as part of the brilliant Instagram live music festival – Isol-Aid, helping raise funds for the essential music industry support service Support Act.  The four piece found each other in 2016 after graduating from music degrees, and came together after realising they all shared a love …

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patrick balfe music industry inside out interview

A Week In The Life Of… Patrick Balfe, Booking Agent at The Foundry and Bloodhound Bar

Ever wondered how to be a venue booker? Patrick Balfe has shared with us the ins and outs of a week in his life booking shows for venues, along with other various things that his role entails. Patrick began booking shows in 2012 when he was a music programmer for Backbone’s 2high festival and creative director for “Trainspotters”, …

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phaedra watts interview

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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Bugs band

Bugs’ Savvy Seven

Bugs aren’t the creepy crawlies you’d think of, in fact they are far from! The trio of Brisbane boys have been going from strength to strength in recent years, making tidal waves in the Australian music industry. Check out Bugs music on Spotify! After constant Triple J airplay of their singles ‘Instant Coffee’, ‘Tinnies’ and ‘Best Friend’, …

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What So Not’s Savvy Seven

    What So Not, the artist project name for Sydney record producer Chris Emerson is a global phenomenon in the electronic music world. Formally a duo project with globally-recognised producer/artist, Flume, What So Not has performed at the biggest festivals in the world, including Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Pukkelpop, Ultra Music Festival and Lollapalooza. What …

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craig lock interview

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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Geoff Bell, Laing Entertainment. MIIO mentor.

A Session With Geoff Bell, Country Music Booker & Festival Promotor – Laing Entertainment

A Session With Geoff Bell, Country Music Booker & Festival Promotor – Laing Entertainment You can find Geoff’s content in the following courses: Advice for Emerging Artists Booking Agents How to Book Gigs Applying For FestivalsGeoff Bell is one of the big names in country and blues music. Based in Goulburn where we met up for this …

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Tim Carroll

A Week In The Life Of… Tim Carroll, HOLY HOLY, Panama Festival and Dark MOFO

Tim Carroll is a dynamic and experienced music industry creative based in Tasmania (via Brisbane) who, like so many others, wears various hats sometimes all at once. From starting his career as a social worker to becoming an award-winning songwriter of internationally renowned band HOLY HOLY, Tim gives us a peek into his world as a loving father, …

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