Welcome to our First Nations resource hub
MusicNSW First Nations Music Development Coordinator Kaleena Smith has led the development of this range of resources in consultation with First Nations organisations and artists to provide artists and industry with easy-to-use guides, checklists and templates. We hope these assist you on your musical journey whether you are an emerging, mid-career or established artist.
STARTING OUT: THE ARTIST GUIDE
Here are some things to consider on your journey as a musician building a career.
MUSIC BUSINESS DIRECTORY
A guide to music industry organisations and businesses for First Nations artists and industry.
GRANT WRITING CHECKLIST
This info sheet takes you through the basics of grant writing and things to consider before you press submit.
MARKETING AND PUBLICITY GUIDE
Publicity and marketing are two sides of the same coin in the music industry. Find out how to do both.
Your Electronic Press Kit is your online artist resume and helps present your music to people in the music industry.
HOW TO WRITE A BIO
Your musician biography is a vital tool for introducing yourself to potential audiences and industry stakeholders.
GETTING PLAYED ON RADIO
Find out how to submit your music to radio stations for consideration for airplay.
TEMPLATE: SUBMITTING YOUR TRACK TO RADIO
If you are emailing a station or a presenter directly, you may wish to use this template email as a guide.
Make sure your invoices have all the necessary information so that you can get paid for gigs or other work.
Find out how you can get paid royalties when you write music or create or perform on recordings.