Control: Music Managers - MusicNSW

CONTROL, the dynamic new five stage program designed to equip music managers with crucial business skills will be held in Terrigal near Sydney from November 14-17, 2010. Mid career music managers from around the country will participate and you’re invited to join in via twitter #control on 15 & 16 November. Or you can download podcasts from the workshop from late November. Go to

“I did the pilot program in 2008 and even after 15 years of managing bands, it was a real eye opener for me,” said music manager Heath Bradby (Karnivool, Drapht, Downsyde, Snowman) “I’m working smarter, not harder, now. My work/life balance is a lot better. The course was incredibly beneficial, and I would urge my peers to make the time participate.”

CONTROL provides music managers with practical guidance on developing and maintaining sustainable businesses. It will include a comprehensive review of the different business models found in the contemporary music sector.

Music industry advocate and lawyer, Shane Simpson, will moderate the workshop, working with a number of business and music industry mentors including leading UK music manager and educator Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder) and Australian music managers Michael McMartin (Hoodoo Gurus) and Keith Welsh (Icehouse).

The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by the Association of Artist Managers. Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Australian Government. AMIN is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.