First Nations artists and bands, don’t miss our Sound Advice EPK Masterclasses - MusicNSW
Are you a First Nations artist or band booking shows, applying for grants or promoting your music?

Join one of our masterclasses designed exclusively for First Nations artists based in New South Wales. Led by industry expert Travis De Vries (Awesome Black), these workshops aim to help you elevate your music career by creating a professional Electronic Press Kit (EPK).

An EPK provides important information about who you are and what you do, presenting you and your music to industry such as venue bookers, festival programmers, radio presenters, promoters, labels, and funding bodies.

We're offering in-person masterclasses in Sydney and Dubbo, along with an online option accessible from anywhere in NSW.

If you need assistance registering please contact

Online Masterclass

Date: 19 June, 2024
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm (AEST)
Location: Online via Zoom
Learn the essentials of crafting impactful Electronic Press Kits (EPKs) and gain valuable skills to stand out in the music industry.

Dubbo Masterclass

Date: 26 June, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST)
Location: Western Plains Cultural Centre, Dubbo NSW
Join us for an in-person comprehensive masterclass on EPKs. Gain practical skills, take professional headshots, and connect with fellow artists.

Sydney Masterclass

Date: 3 July, 2024
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm (AEST)
Location: MusicNSW HQ, 119 Bathurst St, Sydney
Join us for an in-person comprehensive masterclass on EPKs. Gain practical skills, take professional headshots, and connect with fellow artists.

Spaces are limited! Register now to secure your place.

NOTE: The in-person events will consist of two parts - a workshop on how to create your EPK, and a free photoshoot for your press shots, so rock up looking your best! For bands, one member attends the workshop, while all can join the photoshoot. Registrants will receive more details closer to the event

More about Travis De Vries

Travis De Vries brings over a decade of experience in the live performance and music industry, coupled with his role as an award-winning photographer and multifaceted artist, producer, and curator. Through his leadership at Awesome Black, Travis is deeply committed to uplifting First Nations creatives, evident in initiatives like the Blak Loud playlist in collaboration with Amazon Music AU. This platform amplifies new and emerging Blak music, providing a vital stage for artists to connect with wider audiences and championing the cultural and creative capacities of First Nations communities.

We pay respect to Elders past and present and extend those respects to the First Nations peoples of NSW and beyond. Always was and always will be Aboriginal land.

MusicNSW is supported by Create NSW and APRA AMCOS.

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Recording Notice:

Please be aware that online events may be recorded. By participating, you consent to the recording and to the use of your image, voice, and any contributions in promotional and informational materials related to this event and other MusicNSW activities. If you have any concerns or wish to opt out, please contact MusicNSW via before the event begins. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.