Aboriginal Artists Invited To Free Music Workshop

APRA AMCOS is inviting up and coming Aboriginal songwriters and musicians to Starting Ground, a two-day free development workshop with top artists and industry leaders in Byron Bay on May 11 and 12.

In the upcoming workshop to be held at SAE Byron Bay, the team will cover song writing, artist management, getting gigs, touring, copyright, marketing and promotion, music productions and lots more.

Among the guests that will be present at the event is Triple j favourite and recent APRA Music Award winner Robbie Miller along with award-winning singer/songwriter Sue Ray and hip hop artist Fred Leone (aka MC Rival from Impossible Odds).

They will also be joined by composer and record producer Yanto Browning (The Medics, Kate Miller-Heidke, Jungle Giants); artist manager and publicist Emily Murphy; marketing expert Shane Murphy and APRA AMCOS Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander National Representative Michael Hutchings.

Workshops have previously been held in Tamworth, Byron Bay, Dubbo and Redfern, and artists mentored have included Loren-Jade Ryan, Krista Pav, Athol Munro, Dylan Goolagong and Tom Avery.

Musicians who would like to participate in Starting Ground Byron Bay must contact Michael Hutchings to register at mhutchings@apra.com.au

Starting Ground was established in 2015 with support from the New South Wales Government, to help Aboriginal musicians build their skills, promote their work, develop career pathways and access mainstream music markets.


Published: 13 Apr 2017 by QMusic Newsdesk