RELEASE: The Business of Independent Label Management – call for applications - MusicNSW

A new five stage program designed to assist independent label owners from Australia and New Zealand grow their businesses, is now open for applications. The program is called RELEASE, and independent label owners are encouraged to apply.

Participants of the RELEASE program will gain practical business guidance and will be presented with a comprehensive review of the different business models found in the contemporary music sector. The program is based on the very successful CONTROL program which has been running for music managers since 2008. There will be two residential labs held near Sydney as part of the program, the first being held from 26-29 November 2013. The first one will be led by music industry advocate and lawyer, David Vodicka.

“We’re delighted that RELEASE has been funded,” said Denise Foley, Chair, AMIN. “It’s a vote of confidence in the industry, and in the great impact that CONTROL has had. Alumni report that it’s not only changed their businesses for the better, but their lives as well.”

“CONTROL improved my skill base. Learning more about business practice really changed my working world, not to mention my outlook on work/life balance. There’s no question label owners will benefit from RELEASE” added Catherine Haridy (Manager of Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Bob Evans/Jebediah, Tigertown), Chair, Association of Artist Managers.

RELEASE application forms and guidelines are available from the AMINAIR and IMNZ websites.

Applications close September 23 2013.

The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR) and Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ). Funding has been provided by the Australian Government and the New Zealand Music Commission.