The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their calling…the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.” - Quincy Jones
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“The people who make it to the top – whether they’re musicians, or great chefs, or corporate honchos – are addicted to their calling…the ones who’d be doing whatever it is they love, even if they weren’t being paid.” - Quincy Jones

What kind of creature is behind that great artist, band, legend? A kick-ass manager, tech, engineer, publicist, label owner, presenter, blogger, film-maker or promoter who appreciates, respects and understands the journey, and is prepared to throw themselves into it – wholeheartedly. Whether you’re a musician or a music-lover, meet up with a montage of talented folk who didn’t ever expect to be in this line of work. Kia kaha!

Media in 2020 & Beyond

Whether you’re managing yourself or a band, this workshop aims to introduce you to the most effective media outlets and debate on whether you need to be connected to all of them or just a fraction. It also looks at the most successful media moments of the noughties.

7 Steps to Independence

No one is an island, we all need other creatives and supporters around us to make the most of our talent. Hear from these exceptionally driven and talented tutors as they share their experiences of self-management, self-producing, self-releasing, self-promotion or all of the above! Guidance & advice from Bandcamp, IMNZ and label owners provide the real-life examples.

Management & Touring

How do you get connected with an agent or manager or both? And how do you organise a tour – and maybe even end up with a profit at the end of it!? With decades of experience between them, these tutors will guide you in these exciting chapters of your musical life.

Music Online: Streaming & Promoting Your Music

Presented by New Zealand Music Commission, this workshop pinpoints the most effective ways to gain global traction with the streaming and promotion of your music on Spotify, Youtube and more. Create your 2019/2020 Marketing Plan with the experts right beside you.

Speed Networking

8 minutes with each tutor on high rotate! Ask those all-important questions about contracts, publishing, videos, touring, funding, licensing, events to the people who have the answers.