Members of the central west music industry will have the chance to boost their understanding of key industry topics, when three workshops are held next week.
The workshops, giving the chance for small groups to learn from industry experts, are the latest stage of the ‘Live and Local’ campaign, aimed at creating a thriving live music scene.
Three different workshops will focus on key industry topics: copyrights, royalties, publicity tools and live music marketing.
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Orange City Council’s Employment and Economic Development Committee chair, Cr Tony Mileto, said he’s pleased to see events that will encourage local musicians and promoters to learn more about their business.
”These workshops, led by so many talented members of the music industry in Australia, are the perfect occasion to expand artists’ skills. These areas like copyright, marketing and royalties are key areas of the music industry that musicians and songwriters need to fully understand to be successful,” Mileto said.
The free workshops are scheduled for Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 September. They last for an hour and are followed by a 30-minute Q and A session. For more details about the events and to register click here.
The ‘Live & Local’ campaign began last week (Wednesday 31 August) with an industry forum. 35 members of the local music scene shared their ideas on the future of the local music industry.
The forum heard that Orange has more music venues than any other central west centre. To create an even more thriving live music scene locally, a number of options were floated including building an online platform to facilitate exchange between musicians and venues to produce live music shows.
The culmination of the Live and Local campaign will be a Micro Festival held in local music venues over the weekend of 23 to 25 September.
The Live and Local program has been funded by $20 thousand from the Australia Council for the Arts, through the Live Music Office and APRA AMCOS.