The Live and Local Tweed Music Program hosts virtual workshops designed to help musicians gain exposure and better understand the music industry.
The first free online workshop on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 will offer guidance on Build your brand and pitch to the press.
Having a professional pitch is a minimum expectation for musicians looking to make a career in the industry.
The workshop will provide expert advice to educate musicians on industry standards and tips on how to stand out from the crowd.
It will include a keynote presentation from Beehive PR followed by a panel discussion featuring Katy Williams (Revolutions Management), Sammie Walsh, Liz Browne and Sosefina Fuamoli (Beehive PR) and moderated by Phoebe Rose (Arts Northern Rivers.)
Held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., the panel discussion which will include time for questions and answers from the online audience.
The Zoom meeting link to the Build your brand and present to the press the workshop is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89797859391. The Zoom meeting ID is 897 9785 9391.
The second free online workshop will focus on The music business and will take place on Wednesday, May 18, 2022.
Artists realize that in addition to creating music, they are either running their own business or partnering with others to build a career.
This workshop covers a range of income streams that musicians can consider when considering making a living in the industry.
The workshop will include a keynote presentation by Vyvienne Abla (Vyva Entertainment).
Vyv will also participate in the roundtable with Bobby Alu and Ollie Twohill, hosted by local producer and artist Matt Aitchison.
The virtual workshop will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Zoom with the link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87456702462. The Zoom meeting ID is 874 5670 2462.
While the workshops are aimed at musicians and players in the music industry, they are also open to anyone interested or curious about the workings of the industry.
The Tweed Shire Council has partnered with the Live Music Office, Music NSW and Griffith University to support the local music scene through the Live and Local Tweed project.
In addition to the online professional development workshops, the project will include a free “micro-festival” in Murwillumbah on three Saturdays in May (7, 14 and 21).
The music will take place every Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.
For updates and to learn more about Live and Local Tweed, visit yoursaytweed.com.au/live-and-local-tweed