Industry Reviews

A Musician’s Guide to Social Media

A Musician’s Guide to Social Media

As a modern musician your primary mode of promotion is probably social media and if you get it wrong you’re dooming yourself to obscurity, something you don’t want unless you want a fan base of three ironic hipsters and an empty bank account. Get it right and you’ve got the most efficient and effective free worldwide promotion kit at your fingertips. 1.     General Tips Get […]

Jake Ewings

September 25th, 2013

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Musical Breakups and Broken Hearts

Musical Breakups and Broken Hearts

I seem to be discovering that I am not alone in my little musical Universe this week. I have been having some very inspiring conversations with some amazing musicians who have recently left their ventures and bands and have termed it a ‘breakup’. Now I have always found the experience of leaving a band like that of breaking up with a partner but I thought […]

Cameron Bird

September 6th, 2013

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To Be or Not To Be: Centrelink Funding for Artists

To Be or Not To Be: Centrelink Funding for Artists

So my head almost spun 180 degrees when The Australian reported on August 26th that The Greens Party have promised to recognise arts activities such as song writing and performing as legitimate Centrelink activity requirements, thus qualifying many musicians for payments if The Greens win the upcoming election. Did you fall out of your chair too?! I would have killed for something like this when […]

Cameron Bird

August 26th, 2013

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Crossroads: How to choose your new bandmates!

Crossroads: How to choose your new bandmates!

Putting together a new band is always an interesting period in the life cycle of any musician. Forming a new hard rock outfit (currently untitled, why are band names such hard work!!!) has been a very fun, challenging and sometimes interesting, to say the least, experience that has really put the cogs in the old head to work. Seeing a whole new series of oddballs, […]

Cameron Bird

August 22nd, 2013

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Four Things Every Australian Band Needs To Do Today

Four Things Every Australian Band Needs To Do Today

There’s a lot of things every band should do, a lot of them end up too expensive, complicated or time-consuming for us to get them done. Here are four things you can do for yourself as an artist or band cheap and easy right now. 1.     Branding If no one knows who you are it’s your fault, it’s not hard to let people know who […]

Jake Ewings

August 5th, 2013

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CHINESE WHISPERS MUSIC – Groundbreaking new music platform

CHINESE WHISPERS MUSIC – Groundbreaking new music platform

  CHINESE WHISPERS MUSIC  Groundbreaking new music platform   A new online music community has arrived in the form of a whisper… a Chinese Whisper. Taking its cue from the childhood game, Chinese Whispers Music automatically unites three songwriters from around the globe to collaborate and create music together by passing their songs around the circle for interpretation. These collaborations are known as Whispers. The […]

Dave Bruce

July 29th, 2013

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Press Pack – Make sure you get it right

Press Pack – Make sure you get it right

Press Pack – Make sure you get it right Building a good Press Pack might just be the smartest move you make as an independent musician, but speaking from experience a lot of people completely screw it up. Unfortunately in this industry if you don’t have your information in order there’s a good chance your demo, EP or album is going to get put in […]

Jake Ewings

July 25th, 2013

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Darrel Baird – The man behind “The Australian Music Business Management System”

Darrel Baird – The man behind “The Australian Music Business Management System”

Blue Tongue Management - Established 1996  I am Darrel Baird the creator of Australian Music Business Manual and proprietor of Blue Tongue Management. Eighteen years of sustained music business, Blue Tongue Management works with start-up bands through to highly successful musical performers.  This is not a resume. This is my story. A short version anyway because there is too much to tell. It is written so […]

Dave Bruce

April 22nd, 2013

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PARIS IS PATIENT BOUTIQUE PR AGENCY LAUNCHES

PARIS IS PATIENT BOUTIQUE PR AGENCY LAUNCHES

PARIS IS PATIENT BOUTIQUE PR AGENCY LAUNCHES Seam Lam Announces New Public Relations Agency Thursday, March 14, 2013 – Seam Lam, former Promotions and Label Manager for UNFD and Hopeless Records AUNZ, has launched her own boutique public relations agency, PARIS IS PATIENT. “My long-held ambition has been to set up my own business on a creative level and when I parted ways with both […]

Dave Bruce

March 15th, 2013

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Australia vs The World in Triple J’s Hottest 100

Australia vs The World in Triple J’s Hottest 100

With over 1.5 million votes cast this year alone, Triple J’s Hottest 100 is undeniably Australia’s biggest musical opinion poll. Many – myself included – take the voting process more seriously than any state or even federal election. The countdown has become a celebrated element of every Australia Day, and bands and artists the country-over covet a position on the list and the potential few […]

Rhys Thorpe

January 30th, 2013

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