CONTROL: The Business of Music Management is a dynamic new five stage program designed to equip music managers with crucial business skills. The program provides music managers with practical guidance on developing and maintaining sustainable businesses.
CONTROL features respected local and international music managers and business specialists. Mentors in the program will include leading UK based music manager Keith Harris (Stevie Wonder) and Australian based managers Michael McMartin (Hoodoo Gurus) and Keith Welsh (Boom Crash Opera, rooArt, Rough Cut, The Music Network).
And now AMIN is proud to present a series of exclusive online podcasts recorded over the recent residential workshop held in regional NSW. This month you can hear from digital expert Jennifer Wilson and an informative discussion between Michael McMartin and Keith Welsh.
About the featured presenters:
Jennifer Wilson is a Director of The Project Factory (a multiplatform media company), teaches Multiplatform Content for the Australian Film, Television and Radio School and Transmedia for MetroScreen; lectures in mobile and convergent media for the University of Western Sydney; and has taught on the Asia Australia Media Emerging Leadership program (AAMELP).
Jennifer is co-author of “The Writer’s Guide to Making a Digital Living” (Australia Council) and author of “Getting in the Digital Frame – a screen content producer’s guide to the digital landscape”; and “The Digital Deadlock – a paper that looks at how content and clearance issues are keeping Australian content offline”.
Jennifer is fascinated by the intersection of creative concepts, their technical implementation and the commercial reality that underpins this in the digital space.
To listen to Jennifer’s CONTROL presentation, just click HERE.
Keith Welsh began his career in the music industry as a founding member of Australian international success story Icehouse after which he managed artists, staged events and ran an indie label until the mid-1990s. Thereafter he was co-publisher of Australia’s influential weekly music/record/radio/retail trade magazine, The Music Network, (until its acquisition by Peer Group Media in 2009) and partner in Rough Cut Music Publishing. All this has led him to work extensively in the US, Canadian and UK markets.
He serves on the Board of MusicNSW and formerly served as Chair of AMPAL (Australasian Music Publishers Association Limited) and on the Board of AMCOS (Australasian Music Copyright Owners Society). Keith is currently managing the musical interests of his long-time friend Iva Davies /Icehouse and provides consultancy services to a range of music industry organisations.
Michael McMartin moved to Australia from Canada in 1971 where he started Trafalgar Records, recording and publishing artists as diverse as Radio Birdman, Robyn Archer, 1927, Gyan and many others. In 1983 he formed Melody Management and signed as his first clients the Hoodoo Gurus, whom he manages to this day. As well as representing a number of artists and bands who have performed and released albums throughout the world Michael manages producers including his long time associate at Trafalgar, Charles Fisher (1927, Savage Garden, Hoodoo Gurus etc), Tim Whitten (Powderfinger etc) and Wayne Connolly.
Michael was a founding member of the Music Managers’ Forum in Australia and is presently Vice Chairman of the International Music Managers’ Forum, the umbrella organisation for managers from some 15 countries, He was made an Honorary Lifetime member of the MMF (Australia) in 2002.
To listen to Keith and Michael’s CONTROL presentation, click HERE.
CONTROL 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. AMIN is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts.
For more on the CONTROL program, click here.