NSW - Starting Ground South East NSW

Are you an Aboriginal musician looking to fine tune your songwriting skills? Need tips on music production? Want to build your music industry knowledge? Join us!

Aboriginal songwriters and musicians at any stage in their career and looking to expand their skills, are encouraged to register for the first-ever South East NSW Starting Ground workshop.  APRA AMCOS and South East Arts are coordinating the event.

Over two days, the workshop will be run by a mix of top artists and industry leaders.

Coming along to Eden are NIMA-nominated singer-songwriter Benny Walker, innovative Melbourne hip-hop artist Crystal Clyne aka Lady Lash, publicist and artist manager Danae Effern, and producer Neal Sutherland, who will be setting up a mini recording studio at Jigamy Farm. APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Representative Michael Hutchings will be onground to facilitate the sessions.

The sessions at Starting Ground will explore many facets of the industry:

  • Songwriting

  • Music production

  • Artist management

  • Getting gigs/performing

  • Touring

  • Copyright

  • Marketing and promotion

Artists who have been mentored at previous Starting Ground workshops include Loren-Jade Ryan, Krista Pav, Athol Munro, Dylan Goolagong, Tom Avery and Tamah Williams.

If you want to take your music career further, we'd love to see you at Starting Ground!

Michael Hutchings, APRA AMCOS on (02) 9935 7874 mhutchings@apra.com.au
or Jasmin Williams, South East Arts on (02) 6492 0711 acceo@southeastarts.org.au

Event Info

28 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017

Jigamy Farm, 4305 Princes Hwy, near Eden NSW 2548

28-29 September (2 days)


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