The Media have sold global fear about COVID19 since it appeared in December 2019. We in Australia, knew it was coming. All we could do was watch. And now finally it is here. How will COVID19 The Musical impact the Music Industry in Australia? Information about COVID-19 changes course each day. Right now, people are […]

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Music Business Marketing is like the Fifth Beatle. It’s an equal partner in importance to what happens ON STAGE. Without it, nothing you do ON STAGE matters. If you find that you struggle with producing market worthy posters, organising your digital assets, scoping a photo shoot, providing publicity photos, building Social Media and expanding market value, […]

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As gigging Artists, you may be exposed to Coronavirus at a show. These are our tips for you: WASH YOUR HANDS If you touch a contaminated surface, your hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick. That’s why the […]

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There is the story of Robert DeNiro giving advice to a wannabe young actor. DeNiro said, “You’ve got to practice. When I play the part of, say, a cop, I practice being that cop from the time I get up in the morning to when I go to bed at night.” At any gig, it […]

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I 100% agree with the sentiments in this article. https://theindustryobserver.thebrag.com/songmakers-tina-br…/ The connection between schools and the real music industry is vital. And when I say REAL, instead of limiting this connection to the small handful of Industry Organisations funded by government purporting to represent the music industry, why not amplify it to include the real […]

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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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