Getting Up To Speed - What you Need to know about the Music Industry, Free Workshop

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  • Location: Black Box, Nambour 4560 Queensland

Q Music's recent Q Song Competition saw the Sunshine Coast submit the highest number of entries for Regional Queensland -- the scene is set for the Sunshine Coast to take off as a creative hub -- especially in music and the music industry.

This workshop will help artists get a idea of how to navigate the music industry.

Speakers on the day will be Brisbane musician, film maker and Q Music Project Officer Kellie Lloyd and Brisbane musician, digital label owner and Q Music Program Manager Deb Suckling accompanied by Sunshine Coast local Laurie Cokell, former Director of London Records in the UK. Together they will spend 2 hours talking about their collective years of experience in the national and international music industry and give insights and tips on how bands and artists can get the best start in the industry.

Some of the topics will include:
* What does your band/act need to get started?
* Joining APRA, songwriting royalties and copyright
* What are the different roles within the Music Industry (booking agents, managers, promoters, record labels etc)?
* Promoting your act/band and what's involved.
* getting a gig
* the importance of NETWORKING
* creating a fan base
* the basics...gear that works/sharing gear, song lists etc

Laurie Cokell Bio:
Former Managing Director of London Records, and Management Board member of Universal UK and Warner Brothers UK.

With over 20 years experience in the music industry around the world, Laurie has been involved with acts as diverse as Pavarotti and The Rolling Stones, through to The Spice Girls, Tom Jones, Elton John and Leann Rimes.

In his time at London Records he has worked with, and been involved in the signing of bands such as All Saints, Fine Young Cannibals and Sugababes; as well as New Order, Joy Division and Happy Mondays with Factory Records; and Faith No More, Violent Femmes and Los Lobos for Slash Records.

Laurie has experience of working in all aspects of a major record company, from sales, marketing and promotion, through A&R, the creative processes and business affairs. He has also been responsible for the worldwide campaigns of many internationally acclaimed artists.

Laurie now lives on the Sunshine Coast and has a label deal with Roadshow Records in Sydney, where he has the opportunity to sign and release the music of local artists through Sony.

Sunshine Coast Regional Council and QMusic are proud to announce a free Music Industry workshop on Thursday July 23 at Black Box Theatre Nambour.

TOPIC: Getting Up To Speed - What you Need to know about the Music Industry.

Where: Black Box, 80 Howard street Nambour
When: Thursday 23rd July, 6pm -- 8pm
Cost: FREE


Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council

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Black Box, Nambour

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