CONTROL, the dynamic five stage program designed to equip music managers with crucial business skills, is now calling for applications. Mid career music managers from around the country are encouraged to apply.

The program is presented by the Australian Music Industry Network (AMIN), and supported by the Association of Artist Managers. Funding for this initiative has been provided by the Australian Government.

CONTROL will incorporate two residential workshops, the first to be held in Terrigal near Sydney from 25-28 November 2012, the second at the end of the program in2013. Music industry advocate and lawyer, Shane Simpson, will moderate the first residential workshop, working with a number of business and music industry advisers including leading Australian music managers Bill Cullen, Catherine Haridy and Andy Kelly.

The program provides music managers with practical guidance on developing and maintaining sustainable businesses. It includes a comprehensive review of the different business models found in the contemporary music sector, as well as deep analysis of each business model brought to the workshops.

“CONTROL has really hit its stride,” said Denise Foley, Chair, AMIN.  “Past participants sing its praises. They claim its not only changed their businesses for the better, but also their lives.”

“Even after 15 years of managing bands, CONTROL was a real eye opener for me,” said music manager Heath Bradby (Drapht, Karnivool, Papa vs Pretty, Downsyde)  “I’m working smarter, not harder, now. My work/life balance is a lot better. The course was incredibly beneficial, and I would urge my peers to make the time to do it.”

“Running a successful music management business isn’t a matter of luck. It takes a great deal of dedication, and a long term strategic plan. CONTROL will give you the tools to get ahead. ” added Catherine Haridy (Eskimo Joe, Adalita, Bob Evans/Jebediah, The Chemist), Chair, Association of Artist Managers.

Music managers Heath Bradby and Catherine Haridy, both of whom are past CONTROL participants, are available for interview, as is Denise Foley from AMIN.

CONTROL Guidelines and application forms are available here. Applications close 1o September 2012.

File-pdf Control Guidelines [pdf]


File-pdf Application Form [doc]


Media Enquiries: Denise Foley, Chairperson AMIN tel 07 3257 0013

About Australian Music Industry Network – AMIN

AMIN is the national network of state music industry associations – Contemporary Music Services Tasmania (CMST), Music NSW, Music NT, Music Victoria, Q Music and the West Australian Music Industry Association (WAM).  AMIN broadly represents the music industry across genres and sectors, and its members provide services to musicians and music businesses throughout their careers, right across the country.