MusicNSW is delighted to present SOUND ADVICE: a series of panels, talks and masterclasses featuring the best in the business. SOUND ADVICE aims to give artists, managers, and emerging industry professionals a leg up into the industry through providing access to stellar guest speakers. Covering a range of topics, SOUND ADVICE will demystify the music industry, identify career pathways for artists, offer free advice from industry professionals, as well as survival tips for coping as a contemporary musician. You can come along to one of our free industry panels, listen to your idols tell-all at an artist talk, or enrol to become a master in one of our masterclasses. The program will roll out over the year so stay tuned to our socials and enews for the lastest announcements.

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UP NEXT: Sound Advice Masterclasses

Tickets $35 via application only.

Sound Advice: Legal Masterclass

with Arts Law Centre of Australia and APRA AMCOS

When: October 28, 11am
Where: The Works Glebe
Applications close October 27
Musicians and the Law, 11am-12:30pm
Writing music can fill the heart with joy, but writing contracts; not so much. Let’s walk you through the legal issues to navigate to successfully protect and market your music. This workshop helps you understand your rights and how to deal with them in growing your music practice. In this workshop we cover what rights you have in your music, things to consider when you are performing in a band, and what to look out for in producer and publishing agreements. This workshop is relevant to all musicians, including solo artists and bands.
*Included in the ticket price is a free take home copy of Arts Law’s Music Contracts Pack valued at over $120! 


Face to face legal advice clinic, 1pm onwards.
FREE one on one appointments will be made available via application. The legal advice clinic from Arts Law provides an opportunity for musicians to strengthen their understanding of the legal issues affecting their arts practice or organisation.
Areas of law that can be discussed include, but are not limited to: Copyright and Moral Rights, Confidentiality, Insurance and Liability, Trademarks, Business names and structures. Please note Arts Law is unable to review contracts and documents at the advice clinic.

Sound Advice: Sound Production Basics Masterclass

With Andy Lyle (Technical Event Services)
When: November 14, 6-9pm
Where: Studio in Marrickville
Applications close November 12
If you’ve ever wondered how a PA works, wanted to mic up your own drum kit or have no idea what foldback is or how it works – then this is the class for you. Come and learn the basics for getting the right sound for your band, from rehearsal to stage to recording. Designed for beginners, this is an introductory class for musicians wanting to ask the questions they’re too scared to ask about gear, sound systems, mics, cables and more.

Sound Advice: Digital Marketing Masterclasses

When: November 18, 11am-2:30pm
Where: The Works Glebe
Applications close November 17 
Beginners Digital Marketing Masterclass
Social media basics, content creation and planning your digital release.
With Mari Stuart (MusicNSW), Melody Forghani (twnty three) and Nikki Brogan (FBi Radio)
 Intermediate Digital Marketing Masterclass
From setup to analytics: Making the most of online tools to deliver your release
With Vanessa Picken (Comes With Fries).

Vanessa Picken, the Founder and Director of Comes With Fries, is Van by name and is a vanguard by nature. Her modular digital agency provides professional services and expertise to those in the music, technology, fashion, and digital industries. From her tenures at some of the world’s leading companies (including EMI Music, Nokia and T-Mobile) Van has developed a wealth of knowledge in marketing strategy, brand development, digital advertising and content management. Comes With Fries is focused on providing creative, dynamic and engaging digital solutions.

All masterclasses are via application only. 

Sound Advice is supported by Create NSW and APRA AMCOS.

Sound Advice: Panel Program

All Sound Advice panels are free but places are limited so make sure you book yourself a seat through Moshtix.

Panels Program:

May 2, 2017

6pm-8:30pm / 107 Projects, Redfern

6pm // Industry Essentials: You’ve written a song – now what? Everything you need to know.

7:15pm// Record and Release: All the advice and expert knowledge you’ll need to know about releasing a record from the legends at Inertia (presented with Inertia)

July 4, 2017

6pm // You Got Played: How to get your music on Australian Radio

7:15pm// Dial-a-Crowd: Touring, marketing, building a fan-base

August 15, 2017

6pm // Funding Fundamentals: All you need to know about funding, what’s out there and how to get it.

7:15pm// SOUNDS AUSTRALIA’s Exporting in 2017 and beyond.

September 26, 2017

6pm // Sound Mind: How to keep your shit together whilst also touring, being broke and dealing with difficult band mates

7:15pm// Deep Web: Make the most of online platforms incl. social media and streaming services 

PLUS more to be announced for November and December.