SOUND ADVICE x ARIA AWARDS PRESENTS:
More than 120,000 songs get uploaded to streaming services like Spotify & Apple Music every day.
So how can you make sure yours is heard?
Artist manager Elise Naismith (Lemon Tree Music, Budjerah & Kita Alexander), TikTok Music's Content and Programming Lead Rochelle Flack and marketing specialist Mardi Caught (The Annex) will talk tips and tricks on setting up your digital releases for success.
The panel will be followed by breakout groups for more in-depth discussion so you can get a better understanding on how to set yourself up for discovery.
Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from industry experts instrumental in the careers of some artists with the highest number of nominations in this year’s ARIA Awards: Budjerah (5 nominations) and Genesis Owusu (7 nominations).
Artist Manager, Lemon Tree Music (Budjerah & Kita Alexander)
Elise Naismith manages multi-platinum selling artist Kita Alexander and multi-ARIA-award-winning R&B artist Budjerah, on behalf of Australian-based independent management company Lemon Tree Music (Tones and I, Tash Sultana, The Cat Empire). Elise has worked across multiple facets of the entertainment industry over a span of 8+ years including Artist Manager, Director of Talent Agency, Producer (Live Events), Head of Programming (Live Music), Stage Manager, Artist Liaison and Touring Administration.
Content and Programming Lead, TikTok Music
Fuelled by metrics and metadata, Rochelle is currently Content and Programming Lead at TikTok Music. With a background in curation, digital distribution and rights management — she is fascinated with how technology, music and popular culture intersect.
F0under, The Annex
Formerly General Manager for Warner Music Frontline Marketing, Mardi Caught carries a weight of global and domestic experience. She recently launched marketing services company The Annex, which works with talent, management and labels to tailor and deliver marketing strategy and whose clients include Genesis Owusu, The Screaming Jets, Matt Corby, Mallrat and Vallis Alps. Mardi’s past roles in the UK include International Marketing and Promotions Manager for EMI, Vice President of Talent and Music at MTV UK and General Manager of Columbia Music Sony UK (Ting Tings, Mark Ronson, Kings of Leon, Calvin Harris).
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Snacks & refreshments will be provided.
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