This week’s news feed has been jammed with blogs about Don’t Kill Live Music. I’ve been swamped with petitions, rallies, protests, threats and lots of outrage. Here we go again. Lock Out Laws anyone? After a lifetime in the Music Industry as a performer, event manager, agent, artist manager and with 13 years of producing one […]

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The performing bug stretched its little wings early for me. My parents were horrified that I would never get a REAL job. They did not value the creative expression of a musician as a career option and saw no possible reward in financial fair exchange. Stubborn Capricorn ignored their wishes as usual and now this […]

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What happens when you finally get to a point in your Music Business when YOU MEAN BUSINESS? You have a day job. You do cover gigs on the weekend. You have a family. When you can squeeze time, you write and record your own songs in your home studio. You dream of a better life. […]

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It’s April 2016 and the Queensland Parliament votes on Lockout Laws. Go ahead! Close every pub, bar, club and restaurant. Stop all festivals and sporting events. Close every movie theatre and shopping centre that sells wine. Shut every chemist and pharmacy that sells drugs. Will that stop violence? No of course not. The violence is […]

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If we are fit, thin, eating well, exercising, happy, productive, low blood pressure, normal blood sugar, meet all benchmarks of health, follow all guidelines for bringing up children, behavior, have balanced relationships, wide social networks, wealthy bank accounts and profitable businesses and attend a designated spiritual brand regularly and follow all rules — then how do you […]

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I was a sucker for spending all my money on my children. The scars of my own childhood drove me to feel like I needed to pay for everything to keep them happy. Once I looked at my budget and my balance sheet – yikes – I decided to make some long needed changes. What […]

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The media coverage has freaked everyone out into not spending, going direct, undercutting and cutting costs. This is already impacting on the business of every Venue and Musician in this country. Remember the natural law — there is never a loss without a gain. When the sun is setting in Italy it is rising in Australia. There […]

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If I were a fish and swam in a creek would my entire universe look two dimensional? I could swim forward and backwards – one side and then the other. Would I conceive of an UP – beyond the surface of the water? So if I were a fish and I mentioned to the other […]

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Everyone of us has carefully constructed patterns and cycles to use in the vast human behaviour that we call our lives. One cycle that we each play with is the Create and Destroy cycle – in essence a cause and effect pattern – perfectly balanced and a real pain in the butt at face value. […]

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