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Music industry who's who headline Careers in Music Symposium


Sharlene King
8 August 2017

Harry Angus (The Cat Empire and Jackson Jackson) and Emily Lubitz (Tinpan Orange) are the feature panelists at the Careers in Music Symposium being hosted by the Southern Cross University School of Arts and Social Sciences at the Lismore campus on Friday 1 September.

The free event will bring together renowned musicians, music professionals and academics for an engaging day of presentations and panels, giving the lowdown on the industry and to discuss how to carve out a sustainable career in music.

“There are so many paths available to musicians to build a sustainable career yet so many options can seem overwhelming,” said Symposium organiser and the University’s contemporary music lecturer Dr Matt Hill.

“This Symposium will lift the lid on where the opportunities are and provide a forum to hear first hand how things are being done amidst a rapidly changing digital environment.” 

Fresh from Splendour in the Grass, WHARVES front man (and contemporary music alumnus) Matt Collins will join the panelists, including touring artist Lucie Thorne, Bluesfest venue manager Brenden Meek, Mullum Music Festival director Glenn Wright, Andrew Tuttle from APRA Brisbane and music producer Christian Pyle. More names will be announced in the coming weeks.

Topics include: 

• music publishing and copyright
• event management: running your own gig or festival
• how to survive as a session musician
• studio and live sound production
• navigating a portfolio career
• how to get an original music project off the ground.

The event is aimed at artists, academics, students, music industry personnel, educators and careers advisers or anyone wanting insights into the industry.

The Careers in Music Symposium is free but registration is essential. Register here

Careers in Music Symposium
Friday 1 September 2017
9.30am – 3pm
Studio One29, D Block, Southern Cross University Lismore Campus
For more information, contact Dr Matt Hill on [email protected]