Mid career music managers from across the country are now encouraged to apply for CONTROL, a five stage program tailored to equip music managers with the business skills they need to become successful and maintain sustainable businesses.
The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN) and supported by the Association of Artist Managers.
CONTROL will feature two workshops which aim to provide music managers with practical guidance on developing their business as a music manager. The first workshop will be held in Terrigal from 25-28 November 2012, and the second part of the program will run in 2013.
The first workshop will go through the different business models found in the contemporary music sector and will be moderated by industry advocate and lawyer Shane Simpson, who has worked with Australian music managers such as Bill Cullen, Catherine Haridy and Andy Kelly.
“CONTROL has really hit its stride,” said Denise Foley, Chair, AMIN. “Past participants sing its praises. They claim its not only changed their businesses for the better, but also their lives.”
“Even after 15 years of managing bands, CONTROL was a real eye opener for me,” said music manager Heath Bradby (Drapht, Karnivool, Papa vs Pretty, Downsyde) “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 to do it.”
CONTROL Guidelines and application forms are available online at www.amin.org.au. Applications close 10 September 2012.