If you're an emerging artist, getting a manager might feel like the next logical step forward for you and your career, but that's not always true. Whether it be that the timing isn't quite right, or that keeping hold of the reins yourself is just a better fit your career, self-management could be the stronger option for you.

But how do you know if it is? And if it is, how the heck do you do it yourself?

Lucky for us, award-winning self-managed artist Fanny Lumsden is going LIVE for the next instalment of SOUND ADVICE to answer these questions and more with a special focus on regional NSW.

Hailing from Tooma in the Snowy Mountains, and having achieved success both with a manager and without, Fanny is perfectly placed to guide you through the rugged but rewarding terrain of life as a self-managed artist.

Catch Fanny and MusicNSW Regional Music Officer Michael Simic on Facebook Live from 6:30pm Thursday 17 September and join in the conversation.


FANNY LUMSDEN has two ARIA nominated albums, three ARIA chart-topping albums, three Golden Guitar Awards, an AIR award, a CMC award, an APRA PDA award, runs her own touring brand called 'Country Halls Tour', and has started her own record label and production company – Red Dirt Road. Her third studio album 'Fallow' is out now.

This event will be streamed from the land of the Ngarigo people, and we pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. Always was, always will be.

Photo credit: Dan Stanley Freeman
Thanks to our production partners dplr
SOUND ADVICE is supported by Create NSW and APRA AMCOS