19th June, 2013

“Welcome To The Jungle: Getting Started In The Music Business”

Ever dreamt of putting on gigs, managing an artist, or making a record? MusicNSW is here to help!

The peak industry body for contemporary music in NSW, MusicNSW is excited to bring our free workshop series to the Byron Shire on Saturday 6 July. Our Byron Bay workshop will cover topics like recording, marketing, management and more – with three top industry experts on hand.

MusicNSW’s free workshops are designed to give aspiring artists and industry hopefuls access to information and skills by engaging with real world professionals. Download or stream recordings of recent workshops – on topics like Publicity to Production – at www.musicnsw.com/workshops.

“Welcome To The Jungle: Getting Started In The Music Business” will take place at The Brewery, Byron Bay. It’s free and open to all ages and levels: RSVP (see below) to secure a spot!

Topics include:

•        When is an artist ready for management? When to go DIY-style

•        How should you approach an agent?

•        The nitty gritty: agreements, who pays the bills + more

Panelists for “Welcome To The Jungle: Getting Started In The Music Business” are:

Pat Davern (Grinspoon)

With over 500,000 albums sold in Australia so far, Grinspoon guitarist and songwriter Pat Davern demoed the four-piece’s recent seventh LP, Black Rabbits, at Byron’s own Music Farm Studios… which he happens to be co-owner of, alongside good pal Pete Murray.

Chryss Carr (AUM)

Chryss Carr established marketing and PR firm AUM after 20 years in the music biz, following stints at labels Mushroom and Virgin/EMI. Her clients include major festival Bluesfest, events like the National Indigenous Music Awards, and local artists such as Blue King Brown.

Hamish Rosser (The Vines, Wolfmother)

Hamish Rosser is best known as sticksman for Australian garage rock saviours The Vines and more recently stoner rock legends Wolfmother. Hamish has toured the world through music; when he’s not behind the kit he also works as a tour manager, taking international bands across Oz.

WHEN: 12.30pm-3pm
WHERE: The Brewery, 1 Skinners Shoot Road, Byron Bay
ENTRY IS FREE! RSVP TO samantha@musicnsw.com