RELEASE PODCASTS by David Court, Julia Kosky and Andy Bryan

The following podcasts were recorded at the RELEASE Workshop in late 2015 at Hepburn Springs. The RELEASE program is a business sustainability program for Independent record labels run by the AMIN, in association with the Australian Independent Record Labels Association (AIR), and Independent Music New Zealand (IMNZ), with support from the Australian Government.

The podcast content is relevant to not only independent record label owners but to anyone working in the contemporary music industry.

AMIN is pleased to share these podcasts with the Australian music industry and if you are a manager that is interested in participating in AMIN’s CONTROL management program  in November, keep an eye on our website in the second half of 2016 for updates and have a listen to the 2015 CONTROL program here.

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David Court is Subject Leader, Screen Business at the Australian Film Television & Radio School. He has been involved in the financing of more than a dozen film and television productions including John Weiley’s Antarctica, Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom, Dean Cavell’s The Wiggles Movie, Jerzy Domaradski’s Lilian’s Story, Robert Connolly’s The Bank, Guy Gross’s Old Tom, Andrew Horne’s The Animated Leunig and Don Featherstone’s The One Percenters.

Podcast content: David explores the arguments for growing a music business and elaborates on the economics of scope and scale, including building bargaining power, visibility, income smoothing and horizontal integration.

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Julia is an entertainment lawyer with the firm, Brett Oaten Solicitors.  Julia previously ran her own management company for eight years and looked after singer/songwriter, Andy Bull and producer, Tony Buchen as well as acting as secretary of the board of FBi Radio for 10 years and running her own independent record label.  Before that, Julia worked at the Sydney law firm Gilbert + Tobin.

Podcast content: Julia talks about fundraising and funding label activities, including the better long term value that streaming can offer music businesses.

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Andy Bryan has been working within the Australian Music business for over 25 years. During his 15 year tenure at EMI, Andy spearheaded Virgin Records through their most successful period, accumulating more Aria Awards than any other label during his 5 years as a label head. Andy has delivered key marketing strategies for artists as diverse as The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys, Ben Harper, Silverchair, Missy Higgins, The Cat Empire, You Am I and the Spice Girls amongst hundreds of others. Since his departure in 2008, Andy immediately set up the management/marketing consultancy company “Fingerless Glove Projects” alongside being  owner & CEO of the Sydney based indie label Stop Start Music and co-founder of PR company Six Boroughs Media.

Podcast content: Andy examines alignment and the importance of artist, management and label all working together on releases to get the most out of all value propositions. (Craig Pearce and Terry McBride also make contributions to the topic)

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